The Podiatry Clinic at UConn Health renders services to over 1,000 patients per year and is an integral aspect of the dermatology services offered at UConn. Dermatologic and general complaints of the foot are managed by full-time UConn faculty and residents in the clinics of the Department of Dermatology. Diabetic foot care and general preventative care services are emphasized in the clinic while special procedures including nail and skin reconstruction are also available.
Special services are available to children for the care of ingrown nails and warts. Adults are offered focused care directed towards treating the complex array of structural problems which can develop in this age group. Elderly patients receive optimized care of diabetic, vascular and neurologic foot problems and are followed closely to prevent development of complications.
There are three main causes of foot disease in the United States:
- Infectious - Viral (warts) and fungal (athlete's foot) infections are highly common.
- Structural - Changes in the bony structures of the foot often lead to ingrown nails or heel pain.
- Diabetes - The leading cause of limb loss in America is a serious disease which lends itself to multiple changes in the foot.
The Podiatry Clinic at UConn is designed to deliver optimized care for both common and rare foot disorders. Doug Albreski, D.P.M., provides specialist care that is outstanding in the greater Hartford community. Dr. Albreski is actively involved in research related to diabetic skin disease, fungal infections and eczematous dermatitis. His modern perspective lends itself to the cutting-edge medical therapeutics offered in the clinic.