Podiatry: Expert Care. Patient Centered.
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?
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.
Good Samaritan Health Center
Miami Valley Hospital South Campus
Patient Appointments: (937) 208-2091