Podiatry is a field of medicine that strives to improve the overall health and well-being of patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are physicians and surgeons who practice on the lower extremities, primarily on feet and ankles. Established in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association is the premier professional organization representing the nation's Doctors of Podiatric Medicine.
We understand not every patient has insurance. Therefore, we have a self-pay price list. Not all procedures are listed. Payment is due at the time of the visit. Please speak to the staff if you have any questions, prior to scheduling your appointment.
Please read our handout on Common Foot Problems and Services available.
DeLand Foot and Leg Center believes in giving our patients the best care. That is why we have incorporated several innovative technologies including an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. Practice Fusion provides our patients the ability to sign-up for Patient Fusion. Patient Fusion gives you 24 hour access to your our office and medical record. Look up an appointment, review past diagnoses, see a list of prescribed and known medications or make sure immunizations are up to date.
Dr. Pulapaka and her staff are now using a new, customized, paperless system with tablet computers. We know you will enjoy the benefits of the new EHR system.
Wound Care: Astonishing changes are occurring
Our fundamental mission is to heal chronic wounds. With proper care, we expect all wounds to heal. We are a leader in providing wound healing treatments and management. Chronic wounds affect 6.5 million patients in the U.S. in a growing epidemic fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diabetes, obesity and cancer treatment side-effects which are often underlying causes.See how we can improve your life.
Cosmetic Procedures: We all strive for self-improvement
"Everyone has the right to be able to feel good about him or herself". Dr. Pulapaka believes cosmetic podiatric procedures and surgery is a highly personal choice, and as a surgeon, she strives to support every patient’s goals for self-improvement. Every woman or man deserves to feel confident about their appearance and Dr. Pulapaka believes strongly in your right to feel complete and comfortable with yourself, inside and out.
Cosmetic Procedures: Spider Vein Treatments
Dr. Pulapaka first began treating spider veins in Tallahassee, Florida while working with a plastic surgeon from 1992-1995. Her interest in spider vein treatment carried over as she completed her advance surgical training for the lower extremity. Although most podiatrists can perform surgery on common foot conditions, here at DeLand Foot and Leg Center, we also pay special attention to the cosmetic appearance following our procedures. Our patients not only enjoy relief from painful conditions but are thrilled at the cosmetic result achieved by our experienced cosmetic foot surgeons.
Arteries bring blood from the heart to the extremities, veins, which have one-way valves, channel blood back to the heart. If the valves don't function well, blood doesn't flow efficiently. The veins become enlarged because they are congested with blood. These enlarged veins are commonly called spider veins or varicose veins. Spider veins are small red, blue or purple veins on the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are larger distended veins that are located somewhat deeper than spider veins.
There are two general treatment options: conservative measures, such as compression stockings, and "corrective" methods such as sclerotherapy. The cost for treatments runs approximately $250.00/50 injections. A consultation is required, but will be deducted if a treatment plan is established that day.
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