NY Podiatrist Volunteers to Treat Horse Track Workers
According to Nancy Underwood, Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) Saratoga program director, "We’re currently working on a B.E.S.T. Steps Forward campaign. The goal is to give new work shoes to all backstretch workers who have diabetes-related or chronic foot problems. The program was launched this spring at Belmont Park and in Saratoga... So far more than $10,000 has been given to the program, which will provide workers with high-quality, water-resistant shoes and socks. Backstretch workers quite often have to work in wet conditions, from bathing and cleaning horses."
Dr. Mark Buthorn
"We treat more than 300 diabetics at our two primary care clinics. Most suffer from severe foot problems as a direct result of their illness. These “diabetes-approved” shoes were selected by Dr. Mark Buthorn, B.E.S.T.’s Belmont-based podiatrist to provide workers with a shoe that will keep their feet dry and avoid irritation from previously existing foot sores," says Underwood.
Source: Paul Post, The Saratogian [8/11/15]
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