Podiatry: Expert Care. Patient Centered.

About Gregory L. Barbour, D.P.M.

Steven R. Lindheim, M.D.Dr. Gregory L. Barbour earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1982.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a surgical podiatrist from 1984 to 1998. Dr. Barbour had tours in Illinois, Mississippi and finally here in Dayton at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he spent nine years. He was consultant to the Surgeon General for podiatry and was heavily involved with diabetic wound care and hyperbaric treatments of lower extremity ulcers.

Dr. Barbour has had advanced training in Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for heel pain and the use of apligraf and other biomaterials for wounds and diabetic ulcers. He treats a variety of conditions and employs innovative treatments to improve the well-being of his patients.

He joined Wright State Physicians Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2005 and continues to serve the needs of patients in the greater Dayton area. He is a member of the executive committee of the professional staff at Samaritan North Surgery Center, the American Podiatric Medical Association and Ohio Podiatric Medical Association.

Wright State Physicians Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to offer the podiatric services of Gregory L. Barbour, D.P.M., who focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle.

Dr. Barbour and his staff will provide the necessary and appropriate information to assist you in making an informed decision on your treatment options. We are committed to providing patients with the same quality care we would give our own family members. We can provide treatment in the office as well as in the hospital as appropriate.

Conditions we treat include forefoot, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, tendonitis, soft tissue masses/cysts, heel/arch pain, ankle sprains, diabetics, ulcers, tarsal tunnel, athletes feet, warts, neuropathy, nail fungus, non-displaced foot fractures and sports injuries. (See: Glossary of Conditions of the Foot and Lower Leg.)

What Is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a health professional who specializes in the medical diagnosis and treatment of lower limb and foot conditions. Podiatrists are the only health care clinicians who specialize in foot care. Podiatrists must complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. This training is similar to that of other doctors.

What Do Podiatrists Do?

Podiatry is the dedicated study, diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Podiatrists care for people of all ages and apply non-surgical and surgical treatments. Podiatrists also specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems in and rehabilitation of the lower limb. This includes treating sports injuries, providing orthotic (biomechanical) therapy to improve walking and running, addressing complications of diabetes and arthritis, treating common foot problems, giving footwear advice and performing nail and skin surgery.

What Sorts of Treatments Are Available?

  • Sports podiatry — treatment of foot and ankle injuries
  • General podiatry — assessment of any foot or ankle condition
  • General foot care — including corns, callous and nail care
  • Minor surgery — ingrown toenails and verruca (plantar warts)
  • Diabetic foot care — assessment and treatment of diabetic feet
  • Children’s feet — assessment of feet and advice regarding care
  • Major surgery — surgical care of foot problems, including bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, soft tissue masses and heel spurs.

We perform the majority of our surgical procedures at outpatient facilities. In south Dayton, we use the Far Hills Surgical Center inside Miami Valley South Hospital. In north Dayton, we use the Samaritan North Surgery Center. Both facilities are committed to making your surgical experience a pleasant one. Other surgical facilities include Kettering Medical Center, Good Samaritan/Good Samaritan North, and Sycamore Hospital.

New treatment for diabetic ulcers: for chronic diabetic foot ulcers that have not responded to conventional ulcer therapy, Graft Jacket has shown great promise to total healing and closure. Dr. Barbour has successfully integrated this synthetic graft into his practice and is ready to offer this to you. For more information, visit the Graft Jacket website or call our office.


Contact:

Good Samaritan Health Center
6251 Good Samaritan Way, Suite 120
Huber Heights, OH 45424

    • Office hours: Monday — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday — 8 a.m. to noon

Miami Valley Hospital South Campus
2350 Miami Valley Dr., Suite 210
Centerville, OH 45459

    • Office Hours: Wednesday — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Patient Appointments: (937) 208-2091
Fax for Patient Use: (937) 208-6141