Podiatry Associates of Beaufort, the practice of Drs. Michael Edwards, Jr., and Trenton Statler, has added a new physician to its staff.
Dr. Derek Barker is now seeing patients in the practice’s Beaufort and Bluffton locations.
Board-certified and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr. Barker is a member of the medical staff at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. He comes to the Lowcountry from Michigan, where he has been practicing with Metro Health, an affiliate of the University of Michigan Health System, for the past six years. He was also a clinical assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
A graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical science, Dr. Barker received his medical degree from William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Ill.
He completed his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Mich., where he was chief resident and received extensive training in both conservative and surgical treatment of foot and ankle deformities, as well as wound care.
While completing his training, Dr. Barker worked part time at a clinic for uninsured patients in the community.
With offices at 1084 Ribaut Road in Beaufort, and 167 Bluffton Road in Bluffton, Podiatry Associates of Beaufort provides a full range of foot and ankle care, including foot reconstruction, joint replacement and diabetic foot care, as well as treatment of fractures, heel pain, bunions, corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, hammertoe and other foot injuries and ailments.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker, or any of the practice’s providers, call 843-524-0232.