Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz - President of Manasota Podiatric Medical Association

Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz Elected President of the Manasota Podiatric Medical Association

West Coast Podiatry Team Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton, Press Releases

Leading area Podiatrist is the first woman to be elected to lead the organization, which serves as the Manatee & Sarasota County component to the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Sarasota, FL — April 5, 2016 — Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz of West Coast Podiatry Center has been unanimously elected to lead the Manasota Podiatric Medical Association, making her the organization’s first female President. …

What’s Lurking On Your Shoes?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Our feet are truly a marvel. They carry us faithfully from place to place, day in, day out.  But, the question for today is: What are our feet carrying beside us? And not just our feet, but more importantly, our shoes? Answer: Some of the biggest transporters of bacteria are our very own feet and shoes…yuck. Multiple studies have borne out …

A callus on the bottom of the foot could indicate more serious problems.

Plantar Callus: Should You Be Worried?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

We’ve all experienced calluses and know what a nuisance they can be. Calluses are usually formed when there is pressure or friction, like a new shoe rubbing on your heel. This area of pressure on the skin will form a callus, or hardened skin, to protect the skin from breaking down. The most common areas for callus formation are near a bunion or …

Should you bare your soles in the summer?

Savvy Summer Foot Tips

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

It seems summer came early this year to our beautiful West Coast because it’s HOT! Soaring temperatures, increasing humidity, and afternoon thunderstorms all signal the start of summer. There’s one other tell-tale sign of the summer and that is people are baring their soles everywhere! Yes, it’s barefoot season! Floridians everywhere are ditching their shoes in favor of bare feet …

What Does This Tattoo Mean for Diabetes Patients?

Diabetes and Tattoos

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

What in the world do these two words have in common? Thanks to inventive nano-engineers, more than you might imagine! Diabetics have the critical task of monitoring their blood sugar levels throughout the day. Without this practice, their life is in jeopardy. The finger prick method of testing has been the standard for this practice. Unfortunately, many patients find this method painful …

How Peripheral Artery Disease Affects Your Feet

How Peripheral Artery Disease Affects Your Feet

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Simple foot problems like hammertoes, bunions, ingrown or fungal nails can become worse when peripheral artery disease (P.A.D) is present. Because the legs and feet of someone with P.A.D. do not have normal circulation, this impedes the healing process and simple problems can become serious complications. To complicate things further, having systemic disease like diabetes or rheumatois arthritis and P.A.D.is a double whammy! This combo …

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

  The West Coast Podiatry team would like to wish all of you a day filled with family, friends, and love…Merry Christmas! The West Coast Podiatry Staff  

Sweets and Your Feet

Sweets and Your Feet

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Diabetic Foot Care, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Tis the season to stuff your face—fa la la la la la la la la! It might sound funny, but it’s true. Christmas season is a month-long barrage of sweets, treats, desserts, and more. Everywhere you go you are faced with food laden with sugar and more sugar. Usually, this is not a problem. Most individuals can binge a little and get …

What Is Peripheral Artery Disease?

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Peripheral Arterial Disease or P.A.D. is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Excessive plaque build-up in the body’s arteries is known atherosclerosis. Over time, this plaque can harden and narrow the arteries. This impedes the flow of  blood to your organs and other parts of your body.  It’s just …

Dos and Don'ts of Podiatry Visit

The Dos and Don’ts of Your Podiatry Visit: Part 2

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Going to see the podiatrist for the first time? Here’s Part 2 of the Dos and Don’ts of Your Podiatry Visit! Do: Let me know what medications you are taking, have been taking, as well as any allergies you may have. It’s important for me to know this as I assess your foot health. Do: Bring in any orthotics or walking device you …