Many of you are familiar with Sheri's smiling face since she's been with us a year now - helping Dr. Kussel in the back office. You might be aware that for the past 6 years she's been working in the travel business and has her own travel agency. Her business had slowed down quite a bit in this economy and so Dr Kussel asked her to come help in the office while her office was slow (they've been friends for years).
But what you might NOT know is that Sheri is a podiatrist too! When Dr. Sheri started her travel agency she retired her podiatry license, but on Dr. Kussels' urging - she asked the state board for her license back and it was granted on April 1st!
This is really exciting because Dr. Sheri will be having her own office hours on Thursdays and Fridays and sharing office time with Dr. Kussel on Wednesdays. That means if you want to see her specifically - you can by letting Alyce or Licia know at the front desk. We are very excited to make it easier for you to book an appointment, especially if you are having a problem on a Friday, right before the weekend (doesn't everything typically go wrong on a Friday afternoon!).
Dr. Sheri used to practice in St. Petersburg right by St. Pete General Hospital on 66th St N. Back then, she was the director of the surgical residency program at the hospital and taught surgery for 5 years. She was the first double boarded podiatrist in both surgery and orthopedics in St. Pete and served her profession as secretary, treasurer and then president of the Pinellas Country Podiatry Association. When she left the profession she was sadly missed.
Dr. Sheri loves all aspects of podiatry but especially enjoys children (of all ages), sports medicine, orthotics, holistic & alternative medical treatments (for those who dislike traditional medications), and aesthetic foot care (she likes using the fillers we use in the face in the feet). She will also be offering laser treatment for fungus nails and the usual podiatric care for our esteemed senior patients and diabetics. However, she will not be doing hospital surgery and will be referring all those cases to Dr. Kussel.
So - we need your help in getting the word out that Dr. Sheri will be seeing patientssince we need to keep her very busy! Feel free to take our newsletter home and give it to a friend whose feet are in need of some loving care. If you have any questions about Dr. Sheri, please ask us!