Beaver Valley Foot Clinic Focuses on Patient Care, Giving Back to Community
For more than 16 years, Beaver Valley Foot Clinic has been at the forefront of podiatry care, providing a variety of cutting-edge options to patients suffering from heel pain, bunions, diabetic neuropathy, sprains, strains and more. The family-run business, which includes board-certified foot surgeon Dr. Christina Teimouri, her brother and office manager Richard Fleis, and brother Mark Fleis, who runs Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa, prides itself on treating patients with the respect and care they deserve.
“I think what sets us apart is the fact that we take the time to listen; we really care about our patients and how they are feeling,” explained Dr. Teimouri. “Unlike some other places, we don’t just offer standard treatments; we don’t keep trying the same old thing if it isn’t working. If the patient isn’t getting better, we explore other options.”
Beaver Valley Foot Clinic is able to offer patients alternatives because of its size. “Because we are so big, we are able to share technology among all of our offices,” explained Dr. Teimouri of the practice that now has five locations. “This enables us to have the newest, most advanced technology available to our patients, and we are able to offer it at a reasonable cost.”
At Beaver Valley Foot Clinic, for example, patients are able to take advantage of the latest advancements in cryosurgery to treat neuromas and Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) to treat heel pain. “No other practice in the area does cryosurgery, which we have been offering for the last seven years,” said board-certified surgeon Dr. Derrico Quattrone of the technology that can also be used to treat pain caused by plantar fasciitis, fibromas and other peripheral nerve issues. “We are also the only provider of ESWT in the area.”
Accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Certified Vascular Laboratory, Beaver Valley Foot Clinic is also one of only two practices in Pittsburgh to use a laser to treat toenail fungus.
While the practice tries to offer patients every nonsurgical option available for treatment first, if surgery is necessary, patients can be confident in the abilities of Beaver Valley’s three board-certified medical doctors and two board-certified podiatrists. “Since we have the newest technologies and equipment available, procedures are even easier to perform,” said Dr. Quattrone. “Bunion surgery, for example, used to be avoided by patients because they’d heard horror stories; now, while it is still an invasive procedure, most patients have minimal pain after surgery, and after six weeks, can go back to work.”
Patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy can also take advantage of the expertise of Dr. Quattrone, who received advanced training in this area from world-renowned nerve specialist Dr. A. Lee Dellon at Johns Hopkins University.
This same fusion of technology and personalized care can be found at Beaver Valley’s related businesses—the Advanced Vein Center, which treats spider and varicose veins; the Advanced Liposuction Center; and Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa.
“What sets the Advanced Vein Center apart is that we believe in getting to the cause of the problem; not just treating its symptoms,” said Dr. Teimouri. “At other places, patients may receive injections for years, but the fact is, you won’t keep developing spider veins if you find and treat the primary cause.”
As the premier day spa in the area, Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa is able to offer a wide variety of treatment options. “Most of our competitors have one laser that can perform up to six different treatments; we have 11 lasers than can perform up to 45 different treatments,” explained Chief Operating Officer Mark Fleis. “This enables us to provide the most accurate, least painful and best results.” Services at the medi-spa include laser hair removal, skin and wrinkle tightening, tattoo removal, microdermabrasions, teeth whitening, acne, stretch mark and scar removal and more.
Having been a part of the community for so long, Dr. Teimouri and her brothers believe strongly in giving back to the areas that they serve. Both brothers are members of the Knights of Columbus, and Dr. Teimouri has donated her time to the American Diabetes Association, twice served as the president of the Aliquippa Rotary Club, and was voted Beaver Valley Business Woman of the Year by the Beaver Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club. Since family is so important to them, it is no surprise that their latest charitable endeavor is in support of mothers and unborn children. Working with the Knights of Columbus, the company is donating two ultrasound machines to the Knights of Columbus’ Ultrasound Initiative.
“As a Roman Catholic entity, our goal is to place as many ultrasounds in women’s health centers as we can,” explained Paul Herbert, the Knights of Columbus pro-life project leader. “Abortions are morally unacceptable to our faith. Reports indicate that up to 90 percent of women considering an abortion choose to have their babies after seeing an ultrasound image.” Currently the Knights are working with the Slippery Rock Pregnancy Center for an initial ultrasound unit and the Women’s Choice Network in Wexford to place a new machine in one of their four urban locations.
The Knights of Columbus have been raising money for the initiative through direct donations, soup sales, pancake breakfasts, bingo and more, which will be matched dollar for dollar by the Knights of Columbus national headquarters. For more information, visit www.kofc.org/un/en/prolife/ultrasound/index.html or email Herbert at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Women’s Choice Network, visit www.mypregnancycenter.org, or visit the Slippery Rock Pregnancy Center at www.pregcenterinslipperyrock.org.