Lighthouse Foot and Ankle Center is a podiatry practice serving patients throughout the Scarborough, Maine community.
We provide medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems such as flat feet, bunions, heel pain and spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. We treat also diabetic patients with the aim to ease and avoid severe foot damage as a result of the disease, and we provide a variety of advanced orthotic treatments.
Michele Kurlanski, DPM
Dr. Michele Kurlanski is an experienced podiatrist and a caring clinical professional. She is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Care. Dr. Kurlanski is a graduate of the University of Rochester and received her medical training at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. From there, she completed her residency in foot and ankle surgery at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. She is also a board certified wound care specialist and has surgical privileges at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Kurlanski is a former president of the Maine Podiatric Medical Association and Division Chief of Podiatry at Mercy Hospital.
OUR PODIATRY STAFF
Cheryl - MA
Cheryl has been a valuable member of our team since February of 2016. She started at the front desk and transitioned to medical assistant. She is a Portland native and former Marine. She recently moved to Miami and will be working with us virtually. Her goal is to provide excellent customer service to each and every one of our patients. When not at work she loves spending time with her two children and going to the beach.
Crystal F. - COC, CMPE – RCD, Revenue Cycle Director
Crystal comes to Lighthouse Foot and Ankle Center with over 20 years experience in the health care industry. Crystal is an AAPC certified coder and a certified medical practice executive.
She has a wealth of knowledge regarding payer policies and insurance regulations. Her passion for compliance and the revenue cycle adds value to our practice. She keeps it plain and simple when communicating complex issues with our patients.
Please contact Crystal with your billing needs.
Michelle D. - Front Desk
Do I need to see a podiatrist?
When you are trying to establish if you need to see a podiatrist, you need to begin by asking whether you have any ankle or foot pain. If the answer to this is “yes,” then you should definitely make an appointment with our office. Keep in mind that pain and discomfort is never normal. Pain is how your body tells you that something is wrong. Another reason to support this answer is the fact that many ailments are easily treated in early stages, but become harder when left untreated.
If you are living with diabetes, you should visit a podiatrist even if you are not experiencing any pain at present. Diabetes is often accompanied by various conditions that could become serious and it’s best to be proactive about your feet. We will establish a diabetic foot care plan that can help head off issues before they arise.
When you need expert diagnosis, care, and treatment for foot and ankle issues, Lighthouse Foot and Ankle Center is here to help.
When should I take my child to a podiatrist?
A key component of effectively managing children’s foot care is understanding when it is time to bring your son or daughter in to Lighthouse Foot and Ankle Center. The best answer is, if you have a concern, make an appointment as soon as you can. The reason for this is simply that most ailments have a higher rate of successful treatment when care is administered early. Additionally, we are experts in kids’ foot pain and can provide an accurate diagnosis as to what is actually happening. There are a variety of foot and ankle conditions that have similar symptoms but different root causes and treatment methods.
Lighthouse Foot and Ankle Center is here to treat every member of your family, from young to old. We are the leading podiatric practice in the greater Portland, ME community and will provide the same level of care and treatment that we would for our own family. Don’t wait for your child’s foot problem to get worse. Contact us today!