Chicago Podiatry Group Leading the Way for Foot and Ankle Health in America
CHICAGO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Chicago based Advanced Foot & Ankle is leading the way for single specialty medical groups in America. When the group first formed in the mid 90′s, the board of directors never knew it would become the largest group of podiatrists in the nation.
Advanced Foot & Ankle (AFA) has been recognized as one of the 25 largest medical groups in the Chicago market by Crain’s Chicago Business. AFA’s goal has been to increase the clinical outcomes while reducing the overall costs, without sacrificing quality. They have been able to document increased patient accessibility satisfaction every year since the organization’s inception.
Advanced Foot & Ankle was established in 1995 by a group of independent podiatrists, who wanted to improve the way foot and ankle care was being delivered to patients. The organization has grown to over 250 locations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs, including a presence in both Wisconsin and Indiana.
AFA podiatrists have repeatedly delivered over 95% approval ratings from their patients. As a group, AFA has demonstrated a 30% health care savings without lowering the fees to the doctors or reducing the quality of care to the patient when contracted as a plan provider and employers “preferred” podiatry network.
“When it comes to foot and ankle health care needs, most patients do not realize that a board certified podiatrist can handle all of the ailments, issues, and preventative care in the comfort of a well managed neighborhood office. Recent studies even indicated that podiatrists are the best suited doctors to handle issues with diabetes related ailments,” commented Dr. Neal Frankel, President of Advanced Foot & Ankle. “Something as simple as a correctly fitted pair of orthotics for your shoes can change the overall health of the entire body,” continued Frankel.
As one of the most active medical groups in Chicago, Advanced Foot & Ankle along with Chicago based non-profit Share Your Soles, hosted the annual Holiday Shoe Drive. AFA was able to raise national awareness for Share Your Soles. In addition Advanced Foot and Ankle collected hundreds of pairs of shoes through the shoe drive boxes within their Chicago and suburban locations; making this holiday giving season one of the most successful in Share Your Soles history.
For more information about Advanced Foot & Ankle visit http://www.CompleteFootHealth.com
SOURCE Advanced Foot & Ankle (AFA)