To be clear, Northwest indicates a general location in our area, specifically Catalina, Oro Valley, Marana, and Tucson. It does not mean a particular building or group of buildings. Likewise “clinics” designates wherever two or more are gathered. Whenever possible, it is recommended for a client to invite and schedule a nearby friend or neighbor or gather several folks in need of foot care at the location that is agreeable to all. There’s a handy discount in these situations because the time saved driving provides additional time to care and I insist on providing respectful, compassionate care. Granted, the typical appointment time averages around 20 to 30 minutes per individual –not per foot :+)
An initial appointment, however, may require additional time depending on the previous condition of a client’s nails . For example, very thick nails require additional time to trim and thin and if it’s been longer than 90 days, an average amount of time since the previous foot care appointment, chances are the Initial fee may not be waved because a longer appointment will be necessary. When maintenance foot care occurs (approximately every 8 weeks) before the 90 day time frame, the Initial fee is waived.
Learning of the great need in our community for regular foot care especially in those unable to reach and visualize their own toes and nails, many in pain from the pressure of untrimmed callus or corn formation, and others unable to drive themselves to appointments, Denise studied, trained, and certified in the specialty of foot care nursing. She has volunteered foot care service to our precious Veterans and assisted a local foot care nurse since 2012.
Meet Denise Ferrell
Certified Foot Care Nurse
A registered nurse with over 22 years’ experience in hospital nursing and home health including a Wound Care unit and hospital-wide wound care, Denise received professional training to perform lower leg and foot assessment and routine foot care on diabetic and high risk feet from Dr. Julia Overstreet, DPM, Podiatric physician and surgeon and wound care specialist. Happily married, she and her family has lived in Arizona since 2000. She's enjoyed the hiking trails with a well trained weimaraner while sporting orthotic inserts in her shoes thanks to Arizona Limb and Brace and friend Hanne Owens, RN, CFCN.
As a wound care nurse, she has cared for many a diabetic and neuropathic foot and feet with decreased sensation in danger of wound development and infection. Also experienced and certified as a wound, ostomy and continence nurse, over the past four years she has gained experience and certified in foot care nursing through the WOCNCB® , the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society certification board which is independently accredited by two agencies: the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). She is an active member of the Tucson Affiliate of the WOCN and American Foot Care Nurses Association.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you are in need of assistance taking care of your feet, contact us today. We offer group discounts, so if you have friends or family members that need foot care too, let us know.