Podiatry


Dr. Jeffrey LiebmanPodiatry care at Lions’ Gate Wellness is provided by Jeffrey Liebman.

Jeff, who also has a practice in Toronto called the Alvin Avenue Foot Clinic, attends his North Bay clinic for two days every six-to-eight weeks, so please be prepared to book ahead.

Learn more about Jeff Liebman on our Meet the Team page.


Conditions

Prescription Orthotics
Palliative & Diabetic Foot Care
Chronic Ingrown Toenails
Warts and Other Skin Infections
Ankle Sprains

Bunion and Hammertoe Deformity
Ganglionic Cysts
Neuroma
Plantar Fasciitis

Jeff treats men, women and children of all ages. All procedures are performed under a local anesthetic and on an outpatient basis. Certain procedures, such as neuroma excision, bunion removal and hammertoe deformity correction, are performed at Jeff’s Toronto clinic.


Jeff Liebman answers your FAQs

What is a Podiatrist?
What kind of training do Podiatrists receive?
When should I go to a Podiatrist versus my family doctor?
Do I need a referral?
What conditions do you treat?
Do you do house calls?
Will the treatment of my foot condition hurt?
How long is it likely to take?
Who pays?


What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist is a doctor of Podiatric medicine, a specialist who provides medical diagnoses and treatment of foot and ankle problems.

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What kind of training do Podiatrists receive?

Podiatrists require an undergraduate degree prior to completing a four-year Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in the United States. They are required to pass both provincial and national exams and are licensed by the province in which they practice.

I am licensed by the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association and my practices are also governed by the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association.

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When should I go to a Podiatrist versus my family doctor?

According to the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems Canadians face today. For any kind of pain specific to the foot you should see a foot doctor.

I receive a lot of referrals from general practitioners, because they are not specialists and are not accustomed to performing procedures such as nail surgery or wart excision on a regular basis.

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Do I need a doctor’s referral to come see you?

No, a doctor’s referral is not necessary.

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What conditions do you treat?

We are specialists of the foot, which can include muscles and soft tissue affecting the foot. The majority of conditions seen in our office are forefoot, which include bunion deformity, hammertoe

deformity, neuroma, chronic corns and callouses, and chronic ingrown toenails. We also treat the biomechanics of the foot with custom orthotics made from a plaster impression of the foot.

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Do you do house calls?

Regrettably, I do not. I am only in North Bay for two days every six or eight weeks and time does not permit me to do house calls.

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Will the treatment of my foot condition hurt?

My objective is to alleviate your pain and discomfort through pain-free foot and ankle care. My patients are generally pleasantly surprised at how little

discomfort they experience when they are treated. And of course the treatment itself relieves the pain of the condition they are suffering.

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How long is it likely to take?

It depends on your problem, but often it only takes one session to make your feet feel better. Excision of warts or corns can be performed in less than an hour. Soft tissue surgeries are performed using local anaesthetic and on an outpatient basis.

Full recovery following certain procedures such as bunion removal or hammertoe correction can take much longer, however. I will be sure to discuss this with you prior to treatment.

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Who pays?

OHIP pays a portion the visit. Be sure to bring your health card along when you come. You pay the remainder (see

Fees.) However, in some cases podiatric services are covered under employee benefit programs. Ask your employer.

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