Welcome to Family Foot Care.
We have exciting news!
Family Foot Care is pleased to announce that we are now a proud certified provider of PinPointe, a leader in podiatric light based therapy and creators of the PinPointe FootLaser intended for use for the temporary increase of clear nails in patients with onychomycosis, or nail fungus. PinPointe FootLaser is the first & currently the only laser to receive clearance from the US FDA to treat the symptoms of patients suffering from onychomycosis, and Family Foot Care is the only practice in Whatcom & Skagit Counties to offer this clinically proven treatment.
Fungal infection is estimated to affect more than 10% of the U.S population, or 35 million Americans. The PinPointe FootLaser is designed specifically to meet the needs of the podiatric community. PinPointe FootLaser typically requires only a 30-minute treatment performed in the comfort & privacy of our office. Nail fungus, Onychomycosis, is an embarrassing chronic condition that impacts a person's quality of life and can lead to other health problems for patients with diabetes, poor ciculation or immune disorders. The treatment of nail infection is difficult because the infection is under & inside of the nail, which makes it hard for other treatments to reach & destroy the fungal organisms. Treatments such as medicated liquids/creams or oral medications may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies such as bleach, vinegar, Vicks Vapo-Rub, mouthwash or household cleaners to resolve the problem are often tried, but ultimately fail to resolve it.
After a single treatment, between 78-88% of patients experienced an increase in clear nails at 6 and 12 months, and 81% of all patients sustained improvements at 12 months. If you would like to know more about our exciting new treatment for toenail fungus or would like to make an appointment, please call us at (360)738-9797 or click on appointment request. More information can be found in the Patient Education tab.
At Family Foot Care, we believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individuals feet. Dr. Sherwin spends time listening to your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that pain is relieved, problems are resolved and your health improves.
We also want our patients to be informed about podiatric problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being. That is why we've included a section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and foot/ankle diagnoses & treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet.
We also know that convenience in Bellingham is important to your selection of a podiatrist. In these web pages you'll find information about Family Foot Care's office, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to request an appointment. We hope you'll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a physician.