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Features Health & Wellness Smoky Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic, PA adds foot and ankle surgeon

Dr. Gretchen LawrenceThe Smoky Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic, PA announces the addition of Dr. Gretchen Lawrence to its practice.

Dr. Lawrence is a native of Greensboro, N.C. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, where she graduated with a degree in Biology in an impressive three years.

Dr. Lawrence attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn., where she earned her doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. During her time at Temple, she was awarded the prestigious James V. Ganley, DPM scholarship in Podopediatrics (childrens’s foot care).

Upon completion of her doctorate, Dr. Lawrence obtained a residency position at the University of Pennsylvania/ PENN Presbyterian Medical Center residency program where she completed four years of surgical training in foot and ankle surgery. This program is one of only two residency programs in the country that offer four years of Podiatric Medical and Surgical training.

“She is exceptionally trained in surgery of the foot, as well as the ankle. Her experience in ankle arthroscopy, foot and ankle surgery, trauma, diabetic limb salvage and wound care will be a valuable addition to our practice,” said Dr. William Banks, CEO. “We are very proud and fortunate to have Dr. Lawrence join our group.”

Dr. Lawrence enjoys running, horseback riding, swimming and spending time with her children and husband Tom. Dr. Lawrence says she is excited about joining the Smoky Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic, PA and is currently accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling (828)349-4534.

The Smoky Mountain Foot and Ankle Clinic, PA is a full service facility, providing foot and ankle care for all the western counties of North Carolina. The practice consists of four Podiatric Physicians, a Certified Pedorthist (special shoes, orthotics and braces) and 12 support staff members. Some of the conditions and treatments available include: diabetic wounds, foot and ankle trauma including fractures and sprains, corrective surgery of the foot and ankle, diabetic shoes, braces and inserts, children’s foot problems, nail care and callus trimming, bunions and hammertoes, arthritis of the foot and ankle, skin problems, heel pain and nerve conditions of the foot.


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