FORA.tv Speaker - Bill Releford
Dr. Bill J. Releford, D.P.M., founder of the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program, begin this project October of 2007 out of the need to address health care disparities among African Americans.
As a podiatirc surgeon based in Los Angeles, Dr. Releford specializes in diabetic limb salvage to help reduce the extraordinary high number of diabetes-related amputations experienced by African Americans. With the number of new diabetes cases on the rise, its only a matter of time before a Tsunami of cardiovascular disease complications could devastate the already fragile African American community.
Dr. Bill Releford, a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, established The Releford Institute for Limb Salvage and Wound Care at Miracle Mile Medical Centerto exclusively address diabetes-related amputations in high-risk populations around the world. Dr. Releford is recognized both domestically as well as internationally as a leader in the field of limb salvage wound care.
06.16.08 | 00:46:54 min
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