Anderson Podiatry

Foot and Ankle Clinic Dr. Anderson is in Mount Vernon M-W-F and in Monroe on T-Th.

Operating as usual

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[11/10/20]   Happy birthday Dr. Anderson, have a great day
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10/07/2020

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[04/03/20]   Anxiety, Fear, Panic. These are all things occurring in our country/state today. It's no wonder given how the Covid 19 is being reported by the media and repeated (and enhanced) on social media. So what can you do to help yourself? First of all start using critical thinking. According to the latest figures I have found (3:38PM 04/03/2020) there are 7367 people in WA state diagnosed with Covid 19!! Concerning numbers. 273,409 people diagnosed in the USA again scary numbers! 1,088,878 souls diagnosed world wide! As testing increases those numbers will go up!! Now lets apply some prospective. In WA state the population of the state is 7,792,095 which means that less than .0009% of Washingtonians have this virus. The population of the US is 330,097,117 which means less than .0008% of the US has this virus. World wide less than .0001%. How about deaths? A bit harder but in WA state there have been 292 deaths attributed to Covid 19 that is 3.9% of those who have had the virus, In the US 7064 deaths which is 2.5% of those that have had the virus. Now as testing continues the positives and deaths will increase but most likely not to the extent that will significantly change these numbers. Keep in mind the number of people who recover ( a statistic that is not collected) will also increase. In the first post regarding this crisis I related that Seattle Infectious disease had said that 80% of those infected will have a mild case (flu/pneumonia), 15% will have severe case (respiratory distress probably hospitalized) and 5% will have respiratory collapse (ICU high fatality). So take the time to apply some prospective the the numbers that are being presented. So what should you do? Wash your hands, cover your coughs, if sick definitely stay at home, and follow the recommended social distancing rules the government has put out there. They will help bring this to a more rapid conclusion. Anxiety Fear and Panic are toxic and even more contagious than Covid 19. Hope this helps!

[03/24/20]   Not to take anything away from the gratitude shown to those of us in healthcare and first responders but I do need to say this, this is the job we signed up for; want to know who I am grateful for? All the support people who are behind us, receptionists, ward clerks, food service, house keeping, maintenance, office managers, supply personnel and all the rest of you, a huge THANK YOU!!

03/23/2020

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In medicine when I read studies and reports there are several things I keep in mind. Knowing that you can get statistics to say just about anything you want, the first question is; Who paid for the study? No surprise but every sales rep gives me studies showing how well their product works! The second is what kind of numbers are we looking at. 1000 or 10,000 may seem like a lot, but if it is out of 1 million or 10 million then maybe it's less impressive. So lets look at the Corona virus currently on everyone's mind.

I must preface this with this simple fact: viral pneumonia is a serous life threatening medical condition and should never be taken lightly. All precautions should be taken to protect oneself and the public. Panic is also a serious problem.

This comes from Johns Hopkins University https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

The world population is 7.8 billion people (Worldometers.info)
There are 372,563 cases of corona virus world wide
There have been 16381 deaths world wide
100,885 people have recovered world wide

Which means; much less than .001% has this disease.
4.3% of those that have had it died (no note of their health)
27% of those who have been diagnosed have already recovered.

In this country
US population 332,856,306
Confirmed cases US 41,708
Deaths US 552
Again much less than .001% has this virus
1.3% of those that have it have died (no note of age or health)

Now the number of diagnosed cases will go up over the next few weeks as more people are tested. Unfortunately more people will die from this pneumonia.

As in my last post the infectious disease specialists predict that 80% of those who catch it will have a non-severe pneumonia.

So keep this in mind when you hear the news reports and the second, third and fourth hand stories in the coming weeks. Ask yourselves, What do these numbers really mean?

Please continue the safety steps; cover your coughs, wash your hands, avoid crowds and if you are sick stay at home.

This too shall pass.

Take care God bless!!

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[03/20/20]   To all our patients. We here at Anderson podiatry want to reach out to our community during this uncertain times. We are still seeing patients in our offices.

First some simple facts. As of 03/18/20 at Skagit Valley hospital there have been 835 patients tested. 299 tests are still pending. Out of the 536 tests that have been completed 33 are positive, that is roughly 6%. The data from Seattle infectious disease is that out of those people who contract the covid virus 80% will have non-severe illness (mild pneumonia), 15% will have severe illness (hypoxia or low oxygen, respiratory distress) and 5% will have critical illness (respiratory failure). The experts predict the number of cases will increase (this is expected with any illness) over the next few weeks then will start to decline. The measures the state is putting in place is in preparation for this increase. Elective surgeries are canceled to preserve open beds and to preserve the supply of masks and gowns needed when treating patients with an airborne illness, not because it is more dangerous. Cancellation of events and closure of places people gather is to give the virus less opportunity to spread person to person so it will burn itself out more rapidly.

So the bottom line is this: Covid is a respiratory viral pneumonia that has a greater than average ability to spread (contagious). Pneumonia is a serious illness that kills people every year. But we have viral pneumonia every year. You must take reasonable steps to protect yourself; cover your coughs, wash your hand frequently, avoid crowds and gathering of people, and if you are sick stay home do not expose others. If you have other health issues; respiratory illness, heart problems diabetes advanced age then you must be doubly careful to protect yourself. The treatment for this illness is supportive, rest, fluids, good diet. Only those with severe illness are going to need hospitalization. Turn off your TV Unfortunately our news providers are pushing the most sensational stories they can, it is unfortunate and irresponsible of them in my opinion, but it sells advertising.

So what are we at Anderson Podiatry doing? We are seeing patients. We are spreading out the appointment times so that we do not have people sitting in our waiting room. We are keeping our office clean, and we are seeing patients. So please give us a call if you are having foot or ankle issues.

God bless all,

Dr. Randy Anderson

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Morning is God's way. - Lessons Learned in Life

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lessonslearnedinlife.com Morning is Godโ€™s way of saying one more time, go make a difference, touch a heart, encourage a mind, inspire a soul and enjoy the day.

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Image: Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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07/09/2019

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Hitting the trail for a pre-cookout workout? Be sure to take care of your feet. Here's what to consider: https://www.apma.org/runningshoes

05/25/2019

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Looking for a nice boost to give your teen when school lets out for the summer? A new pair of shoes always does the trick. What should you be looking for in your teen's next pair? Glad you asked. https://www.apma.org/teenfootwear!

apma.org 05/20/2019

Corns and Calluses | Foot Health | Patients | APMA

apma.org Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin that develop to protect that area from irritation. They are usually caused by rubbing or excess pressure against part of the foot.

04/24/2019

Hey ladies! Your feet should not hurt like this! Dr. Anderson can fix this! ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Data suggests hammertoe repair is one of the most common surgeries Todayโ€™s Podiatrist performs. If your shoes are causing pain at the top of the bent toe, find a podiatrist today. #OperateLikeaDPM Read: www.apma.org/foothealth

04/20/2019

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Hearts, kisses, color, full bloom, a bit of rain, and plenty of smiles - everyday is a good day at RoozenGaarde!

04/19/2019

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Every spring, the love of Tom and Jeannette DeGoede comes into full bloom, just as it has for 60 years.
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04/01/2019

Happy National Foot Month ๐Ÿ‘ฃ keep them healthy!

As the calendar flips to April, National Foot Health Awareness Month begins! Follow us all month long as we take you behind the scenes with Todayโ€™s Podiatrists. Learn how they #OperateLikeaDPM by identifying the individual treatment plan thatโ€™s best for every patient. Visit and bookmark www.apma.org/foothealth for a plethora of resources!

03/21/2019

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Put a new spin on spring cleaning with your kids. Have them search closets for old shoes that may have signs of uneven wear in the tread or midsole. If the shoes bend at the ball of the foot, it's time for a new pair! https://www.apma.org/Patients/HealthyFeetTips.cfm?ItemNumber=9862&utm_source=March%202019%20Social%20Media&utm_medium=Facebook

03/20/2019

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Those with flatfoot may experience back or leg pain, making it difficult to stand on the toes. Flat feet, tight tendons, or arthritis are all risk factors for tendinitis. Don't wait, see your DPM at the first sign of discomfort!

03/20/2019

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Here you go parents! ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

The warmer weather means your kids may be meeting with their coaches to begin planning for the sports season ahead. Check out our guide for athletes and make sure they're properly equipped!

03/19/2019

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Tendinitis often results from overuse or lack of proper stretching prior to physical activity.

"An injury to the Achilles tendon is one of the most common injuries that presents to a podiatristโ€™s office," APMA-member podiatrist Alex Kor, DPM, says.

When should you see Today's Podiatrist? Read: https://www.apma.org/Patients/FootHealth.cfm?ItemNumber=1952&utm_source=March%202019%20Social%20Media&utm_medium=Facebook

03/16/2019

The daffodils ๐ŸŒผ are coming up!

The fields had a golden hue this morning + lots of activity...
I think there is a good chance we will see color next week.
#dailydaffreport

02/27/2019

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

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Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nerves--those which travel to your arms and legs. People with peripheral neuropathy have decreased or abnormal sensation in their toes and fingers. Studies suggest the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in the US is diabetes. Any change in sensation in the toes means it's time to see your DPM! Read:

02/21/2019

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Did you know? The two certifying boards for podiatrists are the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Your Doctor of Podiatric Medicine--DPM for short-- is a rigorously trained physician and surgeon who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Foot pain is never normal. Find a podiatrist today! http://bit.ly/2OIvE3R #WednesdayWisdom

02/20/2019

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Abnormal balances in the muscles of the toes may lead to the development of a hammer toe. More common in females than males, hammer toes place pressure on the tendons and joints of the toe. You can stop the progression of a hammer toe by avoiding shoes with narrow or pointed toe boxes that can compress the toes. Read: http://bit.ly/2SosxCs

[02/12/19]   Anderson Podiatry is closed today, Tuesday, February 12 to keep it safe!

[02/08/19]   Anderson Podiatry has closed for the day (Friday, Feb. 8) due to snowy weather! Please be safe and stay home!

02/06/2019

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The great Joost van der Westhuizen has passed away after a lengthy battle with motor neuron disease. He was 45. #RIPjoost

[02/04/19]   Anderson Podiatry is closed today because of snow. Be safe!

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02/01/2019

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Those secret signs......

Athlete's foot is sometimes mimicked by eczema and psoriasis. These conditions may spread to areas other than your feet. Try reducing moisture and perspiration by using talcum powder. Don't forget to change your shoes and socks regularly!

01/30/2019

Enlighten Your Mind, Body And Soul

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Albondigas, Mexican Meatball Soup

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01/12/2019

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Your feet ๐Ÿฆถ are important so is your heart โค๏ธ

High blood pressure is also known as hypertension, and it can affect the function of your feet. It may lead to decreased circulation or even more serious complications. If you have symptoms, see your podiatrist!

12/21/2018

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

Peripheral Arterial Disease is more common in people who are 65 or older, but all ages are at risk! Smoking and high blood pressure increase your susceptibility. If you have pain in your toes or feet while resting, it's time to see #TodaysPodiatrist! http://bit.ly/2OIvE3R

12/20/2018

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Anderson Podiatry provides foot and ankle care to the Mount Vernon and Monroe, WA areas.

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120 S 15th Street, Suite B
Mount Vernon, WA
98274-4500

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
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