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THE CENTRE

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Ankle and Foot Medical Centre Inc. exists to provide the most excellent and total care of the lower extremities possible. 

OUR VISION
We strive to be at the forefront of technology and innovation while still offering traditional compassionate, holistic and caring service to our patients.  We will provide healing and comfort to the foot and body by offering podiatric care and providing footwear, foot, skin and wound care products, hosiery and related items in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

OUR STAFF

Our Doctor of Podiatric Medicine is Dr. Karen C. Padmore, B.S. (Magna cum Laude, Howard University, Washington D.C), DPM, APMA.  Dr. Karen, a 1988 Barbados Scholar, is a 1997 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, (now Temple School of Podiatric Medicine).  After completing her residency in podiatric medicine at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Buffalo, New York, she returned to Barbados to offer her services to the community.  She therefore, has 13 years experience in podiatric medicine.

 

OUR FACILITIES
* Fully wheelchair accessible with handicapped parking near the ramp
* Ample parking at rear of building
* Covered, breezy veranda where you can wait either to be seen or for your pickup
* Spacious, air-conditioned, homey waiting room
* 2 large treatment rooms – one for primary care and second for wound care
* Work room where in-shoe devices and shoes can be modified or manufactured onsite
* Shoe room

Additional information on Dr. Padmore

WORK EXPERIENCE
Private practice, 1998 – present

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
Rotating Podiatry Residency (RPR), July 1997 – June, 1998
Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
Erie County Medical Centre (Emergency Room), Buffalo, NY, USA
Sheehan Hospital, Buffalo, NY, USA

EDUCATION
Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), Philadelphia, PA, USA,
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, June 1997
Honours     Early Admission Entrant (1993)
                   Merit Scholarship (1993)

Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA,
Bachelor of Science, 1994 (Magna cum Laude)

Harrison College, Crumpton Street, St. Michael, Barbados

CERTIFICATION
Laser Surgery, December, 1997
Internal Fixation Techniques, January 1998
American Podiatric Medical Specialties Board in Diabetic Wound Prevention
and Management, September 2000
Train the trainer Programme, Healthy Athletes, Special Olympics, November, 2004

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member     American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
                   Barbados Association of Podiatrists (BAP) - Public Relations Officer
                   Barbados Association of Rehab Therapists (BART)

APPOINTMENTS
Clinical Director, Special Olympics, Southern Caribbean “Fit Feet” Programme, November 2004
Paramedical Council, Ministry of Health, December, 2006

INTERESTS
Soroptimist International of Barbados – Past President, Past Secretary,
New Dimensions Ministries – Member
Lecturing to community groups and diabetes educators on foot care
Author, Novel (A Sound of Rain), 2005, NIFCA Bronze Award, 2004 and Silver 2006
Writing (poetry, short stories, podiatry articles), reading, listening to music and travel

VISION
To see diabetic foot amputation rates greatly reduced; and to significantly improve general foot care in Barbados by offering the best podiatric care possible through impartation of empowering knowledge and providing caring management using latest techniques and technology