Podiatry Added to Patient Care Services
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center’s clinical services for adults in Oklahoma City now include podiatry.
Podiatrist Kiersten B. Weber, D.P.M., provides foot care, general wound care, and educational services to help patients mitigate diabetes-related complications. Under the auspices of OU Physicians, she practices in HHDC’s Adult Clinic on the third floor of our flagship building at N. Lincoln Blvd. and NE 10th Street.
“When I sit down with a patient for the first time, I screen for circulation and sensation issues,” Dr. Weber says. “Patients sometimes don’t realize they’ve lost sensation in their feet.” She aims to educate patients about their risk factors and help them identify diabetic complications before they worsen.
“I also look for ulcerations, a complication that, if not treated, can create the need for a foot to be amputated. With the right podiatric care, we can reduce a patient’s risk for amputations by up to 85 percent.”
Dr. Weber has been in private practice as a podiatrist in Edmond since 2000. She earned her doctorate in podiatric medicine at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Iowa. She completed a podiatric surgical residency at The Cambridge Hospital, Boston. She is a member of the Oklahoma Podiatric Medical Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the International Aesthetic Foot Society.
In addition to podiatry, the Center’s comprehensive patient care services for adults include general type 1 and type 2 diabetes care, lifestyle education, behavioral psychology, exercise education and more. For more information or to make an appointment, call (405) 271-7000.