Recently Dr. Grebing visited Seattle. He was there to do more than catch fish at Pike Place Market and enjoy views of the Puget Sound. He was visiting the coffee capital of the world to attend the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society’s Annual Meeting. The conference features numerous informative presentations, as well as Guest Speaker Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Mount Everest, former CEO of REI, and award-winning author.
This year’s conference also highlighted the campaign, “Look for the ‘O.’” This campaign stresses the importance of seeking medical attention from a foot and ankle orthopedic
surgeon. We wanted to share with everyone why it’s in your best interest to “look for the o” when it comes to your foot and ankle health, as stated by AOFAS:
- They are fully trained medical doctors. Grebing is a fully trained medical doctor. He takes a patient’s overall health into consideration when diagnosing a foot or ankle problem, as it could be a sign of a more complex problem.
- They are highly specialized. Grebing completed more than 14 years of training. This was a combination of undergraduate, medical school, an orthopedic surgery residency and a fellowship in foot and ankle orthopedic surgery.
- They don’t just operate. Just because he’s a surgeon doesn’t mean Dr. Grebing always recommends or only sees patients needing surgery. In fact, the most conservative approach is always taken to avoid surgery when possible.
- They know how to treat complicated cases. With one-quarter of the entire body’s bones located in the feet, plus 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles, MD’s are bound to come across complicated cases from time to time. Foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons, like Dr. Grebing, can rely on their vast, specialized training to correctly diagnose and treat your pain.
- They’re great for second opinions. Don’t gamble when it comes to your health. It’s always advisable to get a second opinion from a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, especially when surgery is a possibility.
Make sure your ankles and feet and in good hands by seeking a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Grebing strives to provide the best care to all his patients. Schedule an appointment by calling 618-288-9460 or visit www.c4ao.com for more information. For more information about AOFAS and the Look for the “O” campaign, visit: http://myfootcaremd.com.