Did you know?
- Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD) and diabetes are the leading causes of non-traumatic amputations.
- Amputations can be prevented without surgery!
- You can get screened and treated for PAD before it is too late.
- Vascular Screening is free at MINT – Call and schedule your free screening and evaluation today! 314 380 3099
Who is at risk for PAD or Amputation?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about 20 million people in the U.S have PAD. This is why it is important to screen for PAD.
You are at risk for PAD if:
- You are over the age of 65.
- If you smoke or have smoked (major risk factor)
- Have diabetes (major risk factor)
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Prior history of heart attack or stroke.
You may have PAD if you have the following symptoms or conditions:
- Wound on your foot that is slow to heal
- Dry foot or thickened toe nails
- Pain or cramping when you walk, which is relieved by rest
- Tingling in your toes or feet
- If you have diabetes or you smoke, you are of extremely high risk.
If PAD is not treated it may lead to leg ulcers, infection, amputation or death. Therefore, it is important to screen for this common condition!
There is a non-invasive technology that can screen for PAD within 10 minutes during a regular office visit. Call us today to schedule!
Dr. Goke Akinwande (Dr. A) is an extensively published, board certified leader in minimally invasive procedures. His training at prestigious institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as his prior faculty position at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital provided him the best foundation and ability to deliver optimum care to his patients. He has delivered presentations nationally and internationally and trained several medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. A’s core practice is rooted in increasing patient education and awareness, reducing health care disparities and improving access to care.
Contact us today to schedule your free screening. To schedule, fill the appointment request below or call us at 314 380 3099.