“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”– Leonardo da Vinci

Expert Podiatry Services for Comprehensive Foot Care

Did you know there are 52 bones in your feet and ankles combined? Podiatrists are the most qualified providers to care for your feet. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. Providers of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) focus on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle.

Our providers offer a full range of podiatric treatments and services including:

  • Diabetic foot care
  • Diabetic Shoe Gear Program
  • Non-surgical treatment of athletic injuries
  • Custom-molded orthotic shoe gear
  • Reconstructive foot surgery
  • Work-related injuries
  • Minor in-office surgical procedures
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for plantar fasciitis

You don’t have to live with pain. We can provide solutions to a variety of conditions including:

  • Foot pain
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Arch disorders
  • Heel spurs
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Trauma and athletic injuries
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment for neuromas
  • Tendon and joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Diabetic care
  • Infections and ulcerations
  • Burning pain
  • Warts
  • Soft tissue masses and tumors

Full Service Podiatry Care

If you need specialized foot or ankle care, look to the team at Memorial Hospital for treatments and solutions customized for you.

Dr. Richard Sowlles

Richard Sowlles, DPM, served as a dedicated practitioner in Hamilton, IL, prior to joining Memorial Hospital. With a wealth of experience spanning over three decades, Dr. Sowlles provides expertise in general podiatric care, surgery, and wound care. Dr. Sowlles earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside before pursuing his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL. He also contributed significantly to the Wound Clinic at Keokuk Area Hospital from 2006 until 2022.

Dr. Sowlles provides podiatric services at Memorial Medical Clinic Broadway located at 951 Broadway Street in Hamilton. To make an appointment, call 217-551-3100.

Douglas Freel

Dr. Douglas Freel

Douglas Freel, DPM, of Quincy Medical Group, served in the United States Navy as a Naval Hospital Corpsman. As a full-time pre-medical student, he worked at the Western Michigan Burn Center as a burn technician. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1979, he was accepted into the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1980. He then completed the four-year medical college program and was accepted into a two-year surgical associateship in Macomb, Illinois. Dr. Freel is board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

Dr. Freel offers a clinic every other Thursday in the Memorial Medical Building located at 1450 N. County Road 2050 in Carthage. To make an appointment, call 217-223-3668.

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