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TrueCare™ Steps Up With New Podiatry Services

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San Marcos, Calif. May, 2023) —TrueCare,™ a nonprofit community health center serving North San Diego and South Riverside Counties, is now offering podiatry services for foot and ankle care. With a focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, TrueCare’s podiatry care offers specialized services for improving the overall health and well-being of patients and is available at TrueCare’s Older Adult Health Center in San Marcos.

Healthy feet keep people moving and active. With proper care, most foot and ankle problems can be alleviated or prevented. TrueCare is focused on providing specialized care to help its patients stay as mobile and pain free as possible.

“Our patients come from backgrounds where specialized care has not always been available,” says Dr. Marie Russell, TrueCare’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operations Officer. “We’re committed to breaking down those barriers to specialty care by offering services like podiatry, acupuncture, and chiropractic for those who may have gone without such treatment.” 

Dr. Deborshi Dasgupta has joined TrueCare to provide compassionate, expert foot and ankle care. Dr. Dasgupta is a board-certified podiatrist. He earned his doctorate in podiatric medicine in 2013. The same year, he contributed three articles to a nationally distributed publication of podiatric studies. Dr. Dasgupta has a heart for patient care, evident through his extensive background in community service.

Abnormalities and musculoskeletal impairments in the feet and ankles can be the key to the identification of more serious conditions. Since launching podiatry services, Dr. Dasgupta notes that many TrueCare patients suffer from musculoskeletal conditions, which can indicate over 150 different diseases and conditions. These conditions also cause pain and limit mobility. 

Dr. Dasgupta adds, “I’m excited to be providing care at a community-based health center that not only understands the importance of addressing foot and ankle health ailments as part of a whole-person approach to preventive care but prides itself on making specialty services a great equalizer.”

Podiatry services at TrueCare include comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning, including minor surgical treatments, diabetic preventative care, wound care, heel and joint injections, and prescription orthotics. Other common ailments being addressed by Dr. Dasgupta includes plantar fasciitis, neuropathy conditions, arch issues, ingrown toenails, sprains and fractures, wounds and infections, arthritis, inflammatory diseases and more.   

Medical massage at the foot in a physiotherapy center. Female physiotherapist inspecting her patient.

TrueCare’s podiatry services are available by referral at the Older Adult Health Center (1595 Grand Avenue, Suite 100) from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

TrueCare is committed to providing accessible and affordable services that are culturally responsive and inclusive. Patients should consult with their primary care provider or pediatrician to learn more about the benefits of podiatric care and to see if a referral is right for them. 

Podiatry is covered by most insurance plans, including Medi-Cal, specific Medicare supplemental plans, and select commercial insurance policies. 

To learn more about TrueCare’s podiatry services, visit www.truecare.org or connect with your provider.

About TrueCare

For over 50 years, TrueCare has remained steadfast in its commitment to patients, their families, and its communities. As a nonprofit community health center, TrueCare is dedicated to delivering a superior and compassionate healthcare experience to nearly 60,000 patients every year, reducing barriers and increasing accessibility to quality care. TrueCare serves its communities in North San Diego and South Riverside Counties through its 20 health centers and WIC offices, providing primary care, pediatric, women’s health, behavioral health, chiropractic, dental, and cardiology services to everyone, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. In addition, TrueCare offers many other support services such as transportation to clinic appointments, insurance enrollment assistance, food distribution, and nutrition programs. For more information, please visit https://truecare.org/

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