If you have any problems with your feet, run or (hobble) to this doctor. I have been a patient at Capital Podiatry for 6 or 7 years. He is a brilliant foot doctor, a super-skilled surgeon, an experienced diagnostician, and seems to be constantly researching and thinking about foot medicine. He does not have phony “bedside manner,” because he is just naturally a calm and reassuring person interested in your health and will always take the time to ask questions and listen to you.
When you are in his office, you see he also has assembled a well-trained and skilled team that focuses on the patient’s needs. Dr. Gilmore and every single staff member from front desk to surgical assistant has been consistently smart, kind, cheerful, patient, and attentive. When there is a patient who needs extra help, they are there. They ask if you need something—with a smile. Dr. Gilmore himself will always ask for your feedback or warn you or apologize if some procedure hurts.
My primary care physician recommended Dr Gilmore several years ago. She always had a knack for recommending the best. Thank goodness! When I first came to Dr. Gilmore, I had some painful problems that I thought I was just going to have to live with. I thought constant foot and toe pain was a part of growing older, or perhaps side effects of some chemo I had decades before. After consulting Dr. Gilmore, I was free of pain in my feet. When another condition developed, he solved that problem as well.
From one problem to another, you can see that Dr. Gilmore is not only a foot doctor, but a scientist at heart, so he is interested in your condition and knowledgeable about the latest research about it. He will share that knowledge with you, and teaches and reviews papers on the science of podiatry. A couple of times, he asked me if it was OK if he videoed a procedure to the Philippines for teaching purposes. He has tackled my foot problems methodically and carefully. Since he is skilled and highly ethical, you can be confident he will recommend the most conservative treatment first, and recommend you take the time for it to work. Expensive and painful surgery is the last step if possible.
He and his office staff are also helpful with medicines. He would never just toss you a medicine as some doctors do that the last pharmacy rep brought by. He has always helped in obtaining the best medicine at the best price, and has asked me several times what I was paying for some at the pharmacy. A couple of times, he and his staff went to the trouble to help me obtain medicine at a more reasonable price.
Dr. Gilmore’s office has recently begun offering spa treatments as well. I can’t wait to go as soon as I am recovered from another medical condition. I have never gone to a strip mall for a pedicure because I am wary of possible infection. What better to place than a foot doctor so you have confidence that everything is clean and every treatment is proper?
Do not waste your time and money with any other podiatrist. Just go to the best, Dr. Gilmore at Capital Podiatry!
Chantal F. (via Google)