Charlotte Covello, DPM

Pamela Eernisse, DPM

Anna Garbula, DPM

Stacey Oaks, DPM

 

Chicago Office
30 N Michigan Ave

Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60602
312-701-0770
312-701-0705 fax

Justice Office
9050 W. 81st Street
Suite 500
Justice, IL 60458
708-325-1050
708-594-3524 fax

 

PARK FOREST OFFICE
231 MAIN STREET
PARK FOREST, IL 60466
708-748-3338
708-748-4332 FAX


 

 

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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts   Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

heel spur/ plantar fasciitis
...  Chronic plantar fasciitis/ heel spur syndrome have left him unable to comfortably play basketball for more than 20 minutes at a time and sometimes he has even been unable to play at all, leaving the Bulls without one of their star players...

Pamela Eernesse, DPM
...Eernisse DPM SC 9050 West 81st Street Justice, Illinois 60458 Position: Owner - DPM ______________________________________________        1999 - 2008          680 North Lake Shore Drive Suite 1305 Chicago, IL 60611 Position: DPM _______________________________________________      1999 - 2004          Ridgeland Podiatry Berwyn, IL Position: DPM                   _______________________________________________ 1998 - 1999          Norwegian American Hospital Podiatric Surgical Resident (PSR-12) _______________________________________________ Surgical experience:   Digital and Forefoot Rearfoot and Ankle-traumatic and reconstructive Arthrosopy and Endoscopy Amputations Laser Clinical Experience: Diabetic/wound care and limb salvage Orthopedics and general medicine Microbiology/pathology Anesthesiology/radiology Emergency medicine Private practice _________________________________________________   Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations   2011-present     Weiss Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) _____________________________________________________ 2006 - present Rehabilitation Institute at Northwestern Hospital (Chicago, IL) _____________________________________________________ 1999 - present   MacNeal Hospital (Berwyn, IL) _____________________________________________________ 2004 - present   Forest Med-Surg Center (Justice, IL) ______________________________________________________ 2000 - present   Same Day Surgery ( 25 East Washington Chicago, IL) _______________________________________________________ Certifications   2011       Recertification in Foot Surgery -American Board of Podiatric Surgery 2009       Certification in Ankle Arthroscopy 2006       Certification in Cosmetic Aesthetic Foot Procedures 2002       Board Certified in Foot Surgery- American Board of Podiatric Surgery 2001       Certification in Shockwave/Ossitron therapy for chronic plantar fasciitis 2001       Certification in MBA implant surgery _________________________________________________________________________ Honors and Awards   1996       Scholl Distinguished Scholar Award 1994       Scholl Merit Scholar Award ___________________________________________________________________________ Professional Affiliations   2000 - 2002          American Podiatric Medical Association 2000 - 2002          Illinois Podiatric Medical Association ___________________________________________________________________________ Community Service/Volunteer Work   2006 - present   Founder/Director of "Community Foot Health" providing free foot care and distributing shoes and socks to Chicago's homeless and uninsured...

Charlotte Covello, DPM
  Education     May 1999 1995-1999 Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Doctor of Podiatric Residency Honors: Merit Scholarship     May 1995 Purdue University at Indianapolis Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Graduated with Honors Training/Work Experience May 2007 - Present Practitioner in private practice, Michigan Avenue Podiatry Position: Owner and Physician     April 2005 - April 2007 Windy City Foot and Ankle Physicians, Chicago, Illinois     2001 - 2005 Near North Podiatry Chicago, IL Staff: Rehab Institute of Chicago       2001 - 2003 TLC Foot Doctor Chicago, IL     1999 - 2000 2000 - 2001 Loretto/Hugar Podiatric Residency Program, Chicago, Illinois Rotating Podiatric Residency Program Podiatric Surgical Residency Program   Surgical experience: Digital and Forefoot Rearfoot and Ankle-traumatic and reconstructive Arthrosopy and Endoscopy Amputations Laser Clinical Experience: Diabetic/wound care and limb salvage Orthopedics and general medicine Microbiology/pathology Anesthesiology/radiology Emergency medicine Private practice Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations 2008 - present Grand Ave Surgery Center (Chicago, IL)     2007 - present Forest Med-Surg Center (Justice, IL)     2001 - 2006 Surgery Center     2005 - 2009 Loretto Hospital (Chicago, IL)     2005 - hospital closure Lincoln Park Hospital Certifications 20011 American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, Board Certified     2006 Certification in Cosmetic Foot Procedures Research and Publications August 2006 "Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis" Foot and Ankle Quarterly   April 2006 "Statistical Method for Quanitifying Mobile Phase Selectivity in One-and Two-Dimensional Overpressure Layer Chromatography" Journal of Analytical Chemistry   August 1996 "THF as a Constant Strong Solvent in a Binary Mixture Used in the Chromatographic Separation of Twenty Amino Acids" Fellowship Thesis, Purdue University Academic Presentations October 2000 "Drug Treatment for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy" Presented at Zone One IPMA Conference       March 2000 "Plantar Fibromatosis, Etiology and Treatment" Presented at Loretto Hospital Quarterly Staff Meeting Professional Affiliations 2005 - present Member of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association     2005 - present Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association     1999 - present Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Community Service/Volunteer Work 2006 - present Founder/Director of "Community Foot Health" providing free foot care and distributing shoes and socks to Chicago's homeless and uninsured...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
...A variety of foot injuries or improper foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis...

Heel Problems
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
...More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Heel Surgery
...Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot)...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave
...Clinical studies show a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Baseball
...Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repeated motions lead to the most common foot problems that occur among baseball players, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and bone fractures...

Basketball
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and sesamoiditis...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...

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