HJAHC Offering Stability and Support Through Podiatry Services

  • Trenton, NJ. – Feet require expert care. They do not just get us from place to place, but they stabilize us, absorb shock, and are complex physical structures that are crucial for overall health. Dr. Marc Kamenitz, the podiatrist at Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC), specializes in podiatric dermatology and wound care. On average, Dr. Kamenitz sees 15-30 patients onsite and has worked tirelessly to make telehealth a viable option for them based on visit type.Podiatrists are medical specialists and doctors who help with conditions that affect feet or lower legs. They can treat injuries such as fractured or broken bones, as well as sprains and strains. A podiatrist sees to the comprehensive care of all general problems of the foot and ankle, including treatment of athlete’s foot, blisters, toenail fungus, inflammation, ingrown nails, cracked heels, plantar fasciitis, structural abnormalities, foot odor, bunions, warts, corns and calluses.  Furthermore, podiatrists look for foot complications in patients with chronic illnesses or other underlying health issues, especially diabetes. Patients with diabetes need to get a screening for foot problems. Diabetic foot screenings at HJAHC involves regularly checking the health of the feet regarding circulation, ulcers, high-pressure risk areas and nail care. People may not know they should see a foot doctor until there is a pressing issue. Dr. Kamentiz proclaims, “Preventative care is at the heart of Henry. J Austin. We set up a range of visits to cover the progress of a patient’s health. I work closely with primary care providers such as the eye doctor and pediatric providers. If a patient is seen for one issue and diabetes or any other issue is detected, they will receive a referral and appointment to see me.” 
  • As construction at the main HJAHC clinical site, 321 North Warren Street, is underway, Dr. Kamenitz is excited to expand his staff and operating space He adds, “I think the awareness for foot doctors is increasing. This can only be a good thing for the future of integrative care at Henry J. Austin.” 

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