Ringgold County Hospital offers foot care led by a board-certified foot care nurse through our Specialty Clinic office. We work collaboratively with your primary care provider (PCP) with a physician referral. A nurse performs routine foot assessments involving foot inspection and nail trimming. During the foot inspection, the nurse looks for color changes, foot/ankle swelling, temperature changes, decreased sensation, cracks in the skin, bone formations, calluses, ulcers and ingrown toenails. Sterilized equipment designed for foot care is used to treat foot issues. To grind thickened nails and calluses, a Dremel is used. To maintain patient safety and prevent infections, equipment is not reused from patient to patient.
- Foot inspection
- Nail trimming
- Callus paring
Call (641) 464-4409 to schedule an appointment. All patients are to check in at the main registration area. Once you are established with the clinic and choose to return, you will be scheduled every 8–12 weeks for routine care. Some insurance covers nail trimming. We recommend you check with your insurance company for more information.