Wellness forum takes on foot, ankle health

Dr. Dekker McKeever presents a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum entitled “Big Foot, Small Town: Foot and Ankle Health” starting at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim.

McKeever was drawn to foot and ankle surgery when as a college basketball player he injured his foot and suffered fractures, surgical repairs and arduous rehabilitation.

“Dr. D” will talk about arterial, venous and neuropathic issues manifestations in the lower extremity; common soft tissue injury and common bone and joint pathology; and finally, wound care and limb salvage.

Anything and everything about feet and ankles will be covered.

From 1:45-2:15 p.m. volunteer nurses from the clinic will be available to check the blood pressure of anyone who may be interested.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic—Sequim’s free clinic.

The clinic provides basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured community members. Work is supported by more than 70 volunteers, including physicians, other professional health care providers and laypersons, as well as private and public donations from the Sequim community and beyond.

The Basic Urgent Care Clinic is open to patients on Monday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

Individuals interested in supporting the clinic may call 360-582-0218.

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