Milwaukee Foot& Ankle MARCH 2018

Mequon 10945 N. Port Washington Rd. Mequon, WI 53092 414-228-6444

Oak Creek 7001 S. Howell Ave. Oak Creek, WI 53154 414-622-1574

414-257-0676 www.milwaukeefoot.com

FANCY FOOT WORK

Wauwatosa 10125 W. North Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53226 414-257-0676

MARCH 2018

New Berlin 3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Dr. Suite 110 New Berlin, WI 53151 262-821-1588

WATCHING MY KIDS FOLLOW IN MY FOOTSTEPS Years later, I’m a licensed podiatrist working at an incredible practice here at Milwaukee Foot & Ankle. Though I only started at the clinic last January, I’ve already fallen in love with the atmosphere of the place and with the wonderful patients I get to see every day. It feels incredible to achieve tangible, positive outcomes with so many different individuals. Whether I’m helping someone literally back onto their feet so they can walk again or simply alleviating a small issue nagging at the back of their mind, I relish the opportunity to help those suffering from foot and ankle pain. Every podiatrist knows that the feet are the most neglected, underestimated part of the human body, but when they become injured or dysfunctional, there’s little else a patient can think about. It’s a good feeling to restore my patients to a better state than they knew before they even had an issue. In the couple of months since I joined the Milwaukee team, I’ve been constantly impressed with the dedication and compassion of the entire staff. It’s become clear to me that there’s a reason so many people entrust Milwaukee Foot & Ankle with their care. The high standards of treatment and the supportive, family atmosphere speak for themselves. I may not have always planned to be a podiatrist, but I couldn’t be happier. Surrounded by such a kind, talented team, helping patients address issues that have plagued them for years — I can’t imagine any work I’d rather do. I’m thrilled to be part of the Milwaukee team, and I look forward to the years to come. –Dr. Seema Fatima MY PATH TO PODIATRY

People get into podiatry for a variety of reasons, but my introduction to the field was a little more personal than most. When my father was admitted to the hospital with a terrible bout of cellulitis — a large diabetic sore opening up on his foot — relief seemed far away as the issue became more serious by the day. The doctors wanted to give him antibiotics and send him on his way rather than providing any lasting solution to give him back the ability to walk. But when he went to see a podiatrist, they asked questions, did a much more thorough examination, and provided him with a number of treatments that had a dramatic healing effect. Overall, it was a much more detailed approach than I’d seen from the physicians who were so pressed for time and resources. At the time, I was fascinated with molecular genetics, but seeing the effect a podiatrist could have on a person’s life made me reconsider my career path.

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