Monday, May 30, 2016


NC/SC Podiatrists Collaborating With CDC on an Infection Prevention Project

Wrote by
 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

InStride Foot and Ankle Specialists(IFAS) is one of ten medical practices in the United States selected to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) and the Joint Commission on a research project designed to prevent and control infections in ambulatory healthcare settings. The goal of this three-year program will be to create model infection control plans to be used to prevent infections across the country. Gary Laio, DPM is the leading investigator for InStride Foot and Ankle.

Kevin McDonald

IFAS is based in Concord, North Carolina but has seventy-six podiatrists and over sixty locations spread across North and South Carolina. IFAS President Kevin McDonald, DPM stated, "We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of this important initiative to decrease the incidence of infections in outpatient settings in America. The access to the latest protocols and procedures by working with the CDC fits in perfectly with our best practices program."


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Athlete's Foot Treatment

If untreated, skin blisters and cracks caused by Athlete's Foot can cause serious bacterial infections.

The treatment of Athlete's Foot depends on the type and extent of the fungal infection, so it is important to consult your podiatrist before choosing a therapy.

Athlete's Foot can usually be treated with antifungal creams. Re-infection is common, so it is important to continue the therapy as prescribed, even if the fungus appears to have gone away.

Lasting cases of Athlete's Foot may require foot soaks before applying antifungal creams.
Severe infections that appear suddenly (acute) usually respond well to treatment.
Toenail infections that develop with Athlete's Foot tend to be more difficult to cure than fungal skin infections.

For additional questions, contact our InStride Family Foot Care at 704 -786-4482 or visit at