COVID-19 Latest Updates

  • Printer Friendly Version
  • Decrease Text Size
  • Increase Text Size
  • PDF

Diabetic Foot Care Program

Request An Appointment | Call 845.987.5067

Diabetes can be a serious condition, and it’s important to stay on top of managing it. Check your blood sugar, eat healthy, stay active, take your medication, and visit the doctor.

If your body is not cared for properly, something as small as a cut, blister, or open sore could develop into a larger problem, such as an ulcer or worse. Reduced blood flow, commonly found in people with diabetes, may also slow the rate of healing and exacerbate the issue.

Diabetic Foot Care Team at St. Anthony's Community Hospital

Pictured above: Bruce Fischer, DPM, FACFAS, Director of the Diabetic Foot Care Program, St. Anthony Community Hospital, and Anita Volpe, DNP, RN, VP/Hospital Administrator, St. Anthony Community Hospital, join members of the new team as they welcome patients.

Diabetic Foot Care

If you have diabetes, your feet may be susceptible to complications, especially if they are rarely seen or seldom checked. The newly created Diabetic Foot Care Program at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY, can help provide you with the care you need. We bring a trusted partnership to our patients with the help of highly skilled staff through world-class care coordinated close to home.

Almost half of all patients with diabetes exhibit some form of nerve damage in their body from disease complications. The foot is most often affected.

The services that our program provides will help safely and quickly identify the problem so that you or your loved ones can get back to living an active, pain-free lifestyle.

We pride ourselves in offering comprehensive, advanced technology, coupled with leading treatments, for the common and uncommon impediments of the foot, including ulcers, open sores, wounds, deformities, Charcot neuroarthropathy, osteomyelitis and more.

After scheduling an appointment at St. Anthony’s Diabetic Foot Care Program, you will receive a full screening from our highly skilled onsite team consisting of board-certified podiatrists, wound care nurses, nutritionists, a diabetes educator, and other medical professionals. Each individual will receive a treatment plan tailored to his or her personal healthcare needs with the goal of promoting healing and preventing complications.

Our Services

The program offers a full scope of services, including surgical and noninvasive treatments, including:

  • Hemoglobin A1C testing to monitor blood sugar levels 
  • Ultrasound/vascular studies to check for peripheral arterial disease or poor circulation
  • Hyperbaric therapy (where applicable) for chronic wounds that won’t go away
  • Diabetes and nutritional learning through The St. Anthony Community Hospital Center for Diabetes Education

How To Get Help

Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on three Thursday mornings each month with Bruce D. Fischer, DPM, FACFAS, Medical Director of The Diabetic Foot Care Program, and Dr. Crystal Haskin-Cole, DPM.

Referrals accepted with discounts for self-pay patients. 

Assistance for uninsured patients available upon request.

To learn more or make an appointment, please call 845.987.5067.

Tune In

Listen to Dr. Bruce Fischer, Director of the Diabetic Foot Care Program at St. Anthony Community Hospital, on WALL Radio to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot problems.

Bruce Fischer, DPM, Medical Director of the Diabetic Foot Care Program, and Marisa Elliott, RDN, Clinical Lead Dietitian, both from St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, were interviewed on WTBQ Radio's weekly talk show, Health Matters,” about nutrition, diabetes and our Diabetic Foot Care Program.

Bruce D. Fischer, DPM, FACFAS
Director of the Diabetic Foot Care Program

Dr. Bruce D. Fischer has been practicing podiatric medicine and foot surgery for more than 30 years with board certifications in podiatric medicine and foot and surgery. His areas of expertise include diabetic foot care, foot injury, geriatric foot care and podiatric sports medicine. Dr. Fischer received his medical degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine with residencies at its affiliated hospitals in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Rockland County and the Bronx. He has been published in the Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association and is affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association and New York State Podiatric Medical Association.




Crystal Haskin-Cole, DPM

Dr. Crystal Haskin-Cole is board certified in podiatric medicine with a fellowship in Wound Care. She specializes in podiatric foot deformities and diabetic limb salvage. Dr. Haskin-Cole is certified in hyperbaric medicine and trained in advanced care treatment methods including the use of advanced biologics/stem-cells. Surgical and nonsurgical treatments are available for foot issues like plantar fasciitis, hammertoe toes, bunions, calluses, corns, ulcers, achilles tendonitis, sports related injuries, neuromas, neuropathy and fractures. Additionally, Dr. Haskin-Cole provides shoe modification, offloading, custom foot orthotics. She received her medical degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine with residencies at Forest Hills Hospital and New York City VA Hospital. Dr. Haskin-Cole is affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association and New York State Podiatric Medical Association.