Got sore legs?   Got Poor Circulation?   Leg pain?   Leg cramps?   Cold feet?   Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer from Ohio, describes the different imaging options to discuss with your doctor to determine if you have blocked arteries in your legs (Peripheral Artery Disease | PAD) and have a…

best vascular surgeon youngstown ohio , Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer

Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer: New Information for Patients Our patients are very important to us! Many have serious health concerns that require expeditious evaluation and management, in many cases requiring outpatient or inpatient surgical procedures. In the best interests of our patients, and in consideration of the current public health concerns and advisories regarding the COVID19…

Leg Pain and Swelling

  In my practice, the most common reasons for a patient referral are leg pain and swelling.  So many people have problems with their legs, but often these difficulties seem to take a back seat to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health issues. Many times patients hesitate to mention these problems…

waffles and me blog post

In my profession, there are everyday challenges that I come face as I care for patients and navigate through the world of healthcare. Some days, I find myself exhausted from the physical, mental and emotional toll it takes, both on me and my patients. When I am done, I am able to return home to…

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