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National Foot Care Awareness Month Observed at Harlingen Medical Center: Diabetic Foot Hygiene, What You Need to Know

Harlingen – Diabetes. It affects so many people in the Rio Grande Valley. It can affect your health in so many ways – your kidneys, your heart, your vision, and/or your feet. Most podiatrists will agree that you have to take care of your health when you live with this disease – and for them – taking care of your feet, in order to prevent amputations, is a must!

One Valley podiatrist and surgeon, Raul Maldonado, DPM, has taken his advice to his patients to a whole new level by developing, and mass producing “Dr. ROM’s Foot Wipes,” which are designed to nurture foot health and hygiene. And, he is bringing his message of healthy feet, and his product, to the next Harlingen Medical Center Doc Talk Lecture on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Medical Office Building (MOB) Conference Room of the hospital.

“My goal is to raise awareness about foot health, educate people on how to take care of their feet – when they suffer from diabetes, and to take care of people. That’s why I am a physician and do what I do,” said Dr. Maldonado, a Partner-In-Care to Harlingen Medical Center. “I have seen too many patients undergo amputations and I want to help decrease that statistic. It does not have to happen. Diabetic patients need to be in preventative mode at all times.”

April is National Foot Care Awareness Month and the Doc Talk Lecture at Harlingen Medical Center will feature Dr. Maldonado as the key note speaker/educator – presenting “Diabetic Foot Hygiene.”

“With this Doc Talk Lecture at Harlingen Medical Center, I want to raise awareness, bring education, and ensure that people understand that they must take action to prevent the full effects of diabetes, especially on their feet,” said Dr. Maldonado. “I want the members of my community to understand that they must change their behavior, so that they can keep their feet healthy and intact. No one wants to have an amputation. It can be prevented.”

Dr. Raul Maldonado is a podiatrist and surgeon based in Harlingen. His medical practice is located at 597 Sesame Drive, (Harlingen, Texas 78550) and may be contacted at (956) 365-3334.

To RSVP for the Doc Talk Lecture, featuring Dr. Maldonado, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at the Harlingen Medical Center Medical Office Building (MOB), please do so at (956) 365-1027 or at [email protected].

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