Open House welcomes Podiatry Clinic to SBAMH
An open house and ribbon cutting welcomed the new SBA Medical Group – Podiatry Clinic to Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital last Wednesday afternoon.
Dr. Nicholas Posge is offering podiatry care at SBA in Suite 105.
Dr. Posge has been working with Dr. Larry Abraham, who announced his retirement this year, when he first came to El Dorado a few weeks ago.
“What we have enjoyed most about El Dorado so far is how friendly everyone is,” Dr. Posge said. “When we go on walks, people wave and ask how we are doing, and are very genuine. While El Dorado is a smaller city, it still has plenty to offer us.”
Dr. Posge, who is from Cincinnati, Ohio, recently completed his surgical residency at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, recognized as one of the top hospitals in the United States. He received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University and his graduate degree from Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine.
“I am the first person in my family to have a career in medicine,” he said.
He got interested in medicine at a young age when he received his First Aid merit badge while in Boy Scouts.
“That merit badge was one of my favorite to work on, and one of the most practical ones that was required for me,” he said. “In high school, I took an elective anatomy class and knew that medicine was what I wanted to work in.”
During college, Dr. Posge shadowed a number of physicians of multiple specialities, but it was the variety that podiatry offered that interested him the most. It allows him to do a little of both medicine and surgery.
“Feet are often taken for granted, but once someone is experiencing pain it can often be very debilitating,” Dr. Posge said. “Being able to return people to activity and relieve pain through various conservative surgical means is very rewarding.”
Dr. Posge and his wife, Katherine, along with their two children, Emmett and Elena, will be moving to El Dorado. In his spare time, Posge, enjoys reading books, going on hikes, playing guitar and woodworking.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 316-322-9813.