BWMH adds foot doctor

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Advanced Foot Health Centers, Inc. of West Alabama have announced their newest location at the Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis.

This is the fourth “Foot Center” they operate in West Alabama.

The “Foot Centers” are already in Eutaw, Greensboro and Northport, Alabama. “WE have a tremendous need for Podiatry in this area,” said Dr. Stanford Rosen, medical director. “Our foot care patients were traveling from Linden, Demopolis and even further, to techniques, services, along with that one-on-one caring treatment, to this area.”

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Dr. Rosen is joined by Dr. Samuel E. Riase, who specializes in Podiatric Surgery as well as general foot care. Raise has been specialty trained in “Minimal Incision Foot Surgery.” He formally was in practice in Demopolis/Linden about 12 years ago. Raise left to join Dr. Rosen in Tuscaloosa.

They combine to offer over 50 years of experience for patient foot care.

“The “Foot Centers” have grown with their input and now have another podiatrist joining them from Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Ted Piano. Dr. Piano brings other expertise to the practice and will enhance the treatments already available. Piano has been in practice for over 10 years.

Rosen and Riase are board certified in podiatric surgery by the American Podiatric Specialties Board. At the “Foot Center” they believe that surgery is the last resort, and conservative foot care can usually give the results their patients need. If surgery is needed they keep patients ambulatory and back to work in a short period of time.

All three doctors have been specially trained in the newest techniques in “Ambulatory Foot Surgery” and continue to bring those advances to West Alabama.

Rosen is also boarded in Pain Management, Primary Care/Podiatry, Wound Care, and is a Disability Analyst. He was the first podiatrist to be given any type privileges at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

He is the former Chief of Staff/Podiatry at the Diabetes Hospital at UAB in Birmingham. He has written many articles published in medical journals, and he has lectured throughout the world and sits of man advisory councils for podiatry.

At present, the podiatrists are only seeing patients in the outpatient department on Thursdays in Demopolis, but they are working very closely with the administration to add a Podiatry Suite to the Doctors Clinic. Hopefully that will be done shortly in order to increase their days in Demopolis. If this is not possible, a new facility will be finalized near the hospital.

Appointments can be made by called either 1-334-422-1111 or 1-866-308-3668.