New Patients Welcome
We are currently accepting new patients. As a new patient a thorough podiatric evaluation will be conducted and a course of management will be recommended, as necessary.
Click on the Foot Care page for details.
A major focus of my practice is providing the most basic of podiatric care; the evaluation and management of problematic nails.
This encompasses the routine management of problematic nails for Cape Cod seniors as well as care of nail problems that affect all age groups.
"Emergency" nail care ( e.g. Infected toenails ) same day as determined by need.
Concerns, such as, Heel Pain, Flat Foot pain, Tendinitis, Arthritis, 'Neuroma', Corns and Callouses, Hammertoes and Bunions, or for ANY undiagnosed foot problem.....call and come in. Please check out the ever changing Healthcare Tips page.
Custom Orthotics And Modified Inserts
Custom inserts or modified aftermarket inserts fabricated on site.....allows for what you need in a matter of days instead of weeks.....and at much lower cost.
EMERGENCIES....OR PROBLEMS THAT CAN'T WAIT.....I encourage my established patients to call me if the office is not open......508-394-0013.
Prevention and Wellness
I transited that nebulous non-biological chronological marker, my 65th birthday, this year. How did that happen? I didn't make a big deal of it. I wasn't sad, although, I wasn't particularly happy about it either (although finally being on Medicare is pretty cool ). It is the middle birthday celebrated by our culture... In there between the other big deal birthdays, 21 and 100.
100 for many of us is an achievable goal, that is, to be 100 years of age and relatively healthy in body and mind. I've known all along that this necessitates, along with some luck in the gene pool, a plan to be healthy and a commitment to that plan. Although I am always trying to improve it, I started down this path a long time ago.
Every day I see more patients that are closer to my age. I always notice the 1949's. There is considerable variation on who has been pursuing a healthy lifestyle and who hasn't. But the way I look at it, one's outlook and commitment to improve their health can change for the better at any time. How about now?
Don't you remember Mick Jagger singing, in the summer of 1966, "what a drag it is getting old"? Well, .."things are different today"...and it doesn't have to be a drag if you're healthy and not constantly attending to well-established health problems. Not infrequently, I hear from older patients, weary of this burden, making the general statement, 'don't get old!' Damn! That doesn't make any sense to me! I'd like to get really old; but old and healthy.
I hope that there is something that anyone can do to improve their health and well-being independent of their age. However, the earlier one starts the better.
My practice is not atypical of most medical practices on the Cape in that most of my patients are north of 60. One of my goals in establishing this website is to encourage my contemporaries, whether they are my patients or not, to become dedicated to improving their health and well-being. Please, look ahead. How can you not do this? I will be providing health tips myself and links to other local websites, including those of Cape Cod Healthcare, that provide valuable information, motivation and support.
Our Podiatry Practice
Dr. Ritchey and his office administrators, Karen and Lori, welcome you.
Orginal text and photographs Rob Ritchey DPM © 2014.