DMU partners with Polk Co. Health Dept. for free foot care clinic

December 2, 2008 —

Students from DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and physicians from the DMU’s Foot & Ankle Institute will provide foot assessments, simple treatments and diabetes-screenings December 16, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Polk County Health Department, 1907 Carpenter Ave. in Des Moines. They will also offer foot braces, shoe inserts or referrals for further care if necessary.

The care is free with no qualifications for participants. There are a limited number of patient slots so you are encouraged to call 515-287-3798 for a timeslot.

Whether you need your annual diabetic foot exam, have pain in your feet or fungus problems, the DMU docs and students will be happy to help.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

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