Foot, ankle health topic of wellness forum

SEQUIM — Dr. Dekker McKeever, a doctor of podiatric medicine, will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness forum on foot and ankle health Nov. 8.

The presentation, “Big Foot, Small Town: Foot and Ankle Health,” will be at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

McKeever was drawn to foot and ankle surgery when, as a college basketball forward, he injured his foot and suffered Jones fractures, surgical repairs and arduous rehabilitation. His respect for his doctor led him to pursue podiatry.

He will talk about arterial, venous and neuropathic issues manifesting in the lower extremity; common soft tissue injury and common bone and joint pathology; and wound care and limb salvage.

From 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., volunteer nurses from the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic will be available to check the blood pressure of anyone who might be interested.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of Sequim’s free clinic, which provides basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured community members.

The clinic is supported by more than 70 volunteers, including physicians, other professional health care providers and laypersons, as well as private and public donations.

The Basic Urgent Care Clinic is open to patients Monday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5.

Those interested in supporting the clinic can call 360-582-0218.

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