Austintown Podiatry Associates is a locally owned medical practice that has provided their patients with the finest medical care available from 3 locations. Serving the area for many years, Drs. Karlock and Flauto stay "a step ahead" of their contemporaries in providing state-of-the-art facilities with a hands-on, family-like caring environment. Over the years their patients have come to expect the finest and highest quality foot care in northern Ohio. The reason is simple. Austintown Podiatry Associates has the finest trained podiatric foot and ankle specialists and staff in the are. Change, however, in the form of improvement is always on the horizon.
In 2007, the practice offered expanded hours in order to better serve their ever-growing family of patients. The new hours include evenings and Saturdays. Other key improvements included additions to the existing staff of doctors. They include Dr. Lawrence Karlock, Dr. Catherine Karlock, Dr. John Flauto, Dr. Joseph Arters, and Dr. Darlene Abadco. Together these professionals work to provide a family-like environment equipped with the most up-to-date technology, but also with old-fashioned values.
"We take pride in our employees", Dr. Lawrence Karlock points out, "and our doctors all have the benefit of advanced podiatric surgical residency programs, including wound care fellowships." The staff of professionals at Austintown Podiatry Associates all embrace new and improved techniques that allow patients to obtain relief from foot and ankle discomfort, and return to an active life in a shorter period of time. Keeping patients at ease during the time of the office visit is an important element in providing the best care, and that responsibility is eagerly undertaken by the capable front secretarial staff as well as the medical assistants. The practice also provides in-office minor surgical procedures, including non-invasive Shockwave procedures for patients with chronic heel pain. Dr. Karlock says, "We also provide state-of-the-art surgical procedures at the Surgery Center of Canfield and all local hospitals and surgery centers."
Looking toward growth opportunities within his field, Dr. Karlock speaks with anticipation regarding new high-tech skin graft substitutes that will enable podiatrists to save more diabetic limbs. New treatments are also available for patients with painful peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage to their feet. In describing the overall nature of the practice, the doctors, staff and patients all agree that Austintown Podiatry Associates continues to be the premier podiatric foot and ankle practice in the area.