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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Nov 5th, 2020
Amputation Is Preventable

Effecting 15 percent of patients with diabetes, a foot ulcer is an open sore or wound commonly found on the bottom of the foot. Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer, and approximately 20 percent of patients ...

Aug 9th, 2016
Treatments for PAD

Peripheral arterial disease, P.A.D., is a condition in which your arteries become clogged due to a buildup of extra cholesterol and fat. Normally seen in the lower limbs, P.A.D. can be seen anywhere in the body.

Jul 13th, 2016
PAD- Are You At Risk?

Peripheral arterial disease, known as P.A.D., develops when arteries become clogged due to extra cholesterol and fat. PAD usually occurs in the lower limbs, such as the legs and feet, but can be seen in other areas of the body.

Jun 16th, 2016
Relief For Swollen Legs

If you’re experiencing swelling in the legs and feet this summer, you may find that it is not only embarrassing but uncomfortable and impractical. Leg swelling or edema affects many older adults due to a variety of reasons.

May 30th, 2016
Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins (commonly referred to as spider veins) are common in older women. By the age of 50, approximately 41% of women experience varicose veins. In addition to cosmetic concerns, they cause pain and fatigue and ...

Mar 16th, 2016
Foot Ulcers and PAD

Foot ulcers can be a common occurrence in diabetic patients, but they may pose a greater health risk for those who also have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). At Heart Vascular and Leg in Bakersfield, CA, we offer diagnosis and treatment for PAD and ...

Nov 24th, 2015
Venaseal: Exciting New Option For Venous Disease

Venous and vascular diseases affecting the limbs can have an impact on the quality of daily life and present a real risk of limb loss if it is left untreated long enough. Advances in technology provide interventional physicians like Dr. Vinod Kumar ...

Oct 27th, 2015
Avoid Limb Amputation With Vascular Treatment

Until recently, patients suffering from vascular insufficiency in their legs due to a variety of health concerns and systemic diseases like diabetes were at risk of losing a limb to address the problem.

Sep 27th, 2015
Amputations Are Preventable

There are more than 80,000 non-traumatic lower limb amputations in the United States every year. Sixty percent or more are in patients suffering from diabetes.

Jul 20th, 2015
Treatment Options for P.A.D.

The goal at the Vascular and Leg Center is to treat Peripheral Arterial Disease quickly and conveniently in an outpatient setting. After a screening and diagnosis, our doctors will develop a treatment plan to ...

Jul 19th, 2015
Why Are My Feet Swollen?

There are many factors and conditions that can cause swelling in the legs and/or feet, including ...

Jul 19th, 2015
Are You at Risk for P.A.D?

Did You Know… Adults over age 50 with diabetes are at a 3X greater risk for developing peripheral arterial disease.

Apr 27th, 2015