Foot infections are a possibility for anyone getting a pedicure, but for diabetics that risk is heightened sometimes deterring them from heading to the spa.
Local doctors Richard Galperin and Maryam Raza have teamed up to provide “hospital-grade” preventative foot care especially to patients with diabetes and hepatitis, according to The Dallas Morning News.
At their Oak Cliff mani and pedi business, Nail MD, they can prevent foot infections before they turn more serious and costly.
“This is my living, looking at these wounds … and I don’t want to see them,” Raza told The News. “I want patients to take care of their feet. That’s where the idea came from.”
According to The News, the nail salon is one of a handful run by clinicians in the nation and possibly the first in Texas.
“Thinking preventively and collaboratively is a paradigm change, but that’s what’s got to happen in health care,” said Joan Colgin, a Dallas-based certified diabetes educator who serves on the Texas Diabetes Council.
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