Dr. Barry Swedlow is a podiatrist practicing in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Swedlow is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Swedlow diagnoses and treats conditions of the feet. The feet are key body parts that give a person stability, absorb shock, allow for walking and standing and are necessary for overall well-being. So, the feet need expert care. Podiatrists can specialize in surgery, wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care and pediatrics.
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- Diabetes vs. Science: Who’s Winning?
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- Plantar Fasciitis Exercises and Remedies
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- Being Diagnosed with Diabetes
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- What Is Sever's Disease: Causes and Treatment
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