Mayo & Landing Team up for Foot Care Clinic

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(ABC 6 News) – It was huge turnout at The Landing MN Saturday afternoon for a free foot clinic provided to the underserved community in Rochester.

“We’ve had not only people that are landing participants or clients here at The Landing, but we also advertised to the community as well,” said Medical Navigator Kari Lampat.

People coming for the clinic received a foot bath, new socks and were fitted for new shoes, they also received a consultation from Mayo Clinic doctors if they had any questions about foot care. The clinic was helpful for many reasons, one of them being that in the winter many experiencing homelessness can go days without taking their shoes and socks off.

“You know that’s residence for bacteria, for fungal infections for like trench foot or really distressing foot conditions,” said Zhenya Knyazhamskaya, a second-year medical student at Mayo Clinic, which is why providing this free clinic is critical to health of those in need.

“There are things that are more treatable once you catch them early or are preventable even. Giving people some of those resource saying these are things to watch out for. It’s really important,” said Catherine Gao.

As for the Mayo Clinic medical students helping out at the clinic. The experience is irreplaceable.

“This is real life. So, this is what matters, this is what we need to know how to do. That’s why this experience is really special and we get to serve an under served population and that’s really awesome as well,” said Knyazhamskaya.

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