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Dr. Gerard Kerbleski

Podiatry
Albuquerque, NM
34 years experience male

Locations

Sandia Foot and Ankle of Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM

Address

8224 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

5057171879

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Presbyterian Health Plan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Lovelace Sandia Health System/Lovelace Health Plan

Medicare

Medicaid

Aetna

Podiatry associates of New Mexico, Ltd.

Albuquerque, NM

About

Bio

I am a foot and ankle specialist (Podiatrist) board certified in Foot surgery. There is no category for this on Health Tap. I am not an orthopedic surgeon. I founded Podiatry Associates of New Mexico, LTD in 1990 which now functions under the tradename, Foot and Ankle Associates of New Mexico. I have been a Diabetes Foot Consultant for Sandia National Labs Disease Management Clinic since 2001. Prior to that I also worked as a consultant for ten years at ACL Hospital in San Fidel, NM as director of their Foot Clinic.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Wound care

Doctor Q&A

55 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Cold & numb : A toe that is cold and numb is a very dangerous situation and should be evaluated immediately. A cold and numb toe is usually the result of decreased ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
there are several: In icd9 coding book. If you look up ulcer, stasis, then it leads you to with varicose vein 454.0, without varicose vein 459.81 or inflamed or infected... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fascia: Yes. It is just an inflammation of its attachment. With proper care it will go away. In chronic cases, a partial surgical release may be needed. This... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Ignore: Haiku. Daily exercise, will help to keep you smiling , each and every day!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Usually not chronic: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Usually not chronic: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Foot Ulcer Stages: There are different systems for classifying foot ulcerations. The most commonly used one is called the Wagner Ulcer Classification System. In that s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
compression: Short term: adequate and properly applied compression will reduce the drainage and get the ulceraton to close faster. Long term: need to address t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Prevention needed: Need adequate compression and properly applied compression in the form of support hose. Long term: need to address the underlying pathology and ta... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Need to to both: Short term: adequate and properly applied compression will reduce the drainage and get the ulceraton to close faster. Long term: need to address t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
When symptomatic: Custom devices have a prescription built into them to help control biomechanical pathology. Over time, your biomechanics may change enough that your ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Consider diet change: Look for a low purine diet. You may be greatly surprised at the number of foods that are high in purines that could trigger gout: oatmeal, mushrooms... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Low purine foods: Uric acid (ua) in the blood stream is there as a breakdown product from a certain protein (purine) in foods. Some foods are higher in purines- eating... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
40% Urea lotion : an over the counter lotion with 40% urea is often effective if used twice daily for at least 2 weeks or until all cracking resolves. Then as needed ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
With: With any surgery important to check references and certifications. Consider 2nd opinions if need be.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
A: A soaking each week will make caring for your feet a welcome relief.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
usually not chronic: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar is location: Plantar is a direction. It means the bottom of the foot. The opposite is dorsal which refers to the top of the foot. Plantar fasciitis just means i... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
an arch support would be helpful but since the majority of the population has a low arch, there are not many that work for a high arch. often need t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Compression Levels: Compression stockings (support hose) are graded based on how much compression they provide, and will be labeled with this as a range stated: xx-xx mm... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Think SIzing and Fit: This question comes up frequently with patients who state they have worn or been prescribed support hose in the past, but have since stopped. The siz... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
yes : Short term: adequate and properly applied compression will reduce the drainage and get the ulceraton to close faster. Long term: need to address t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Toenail aftercare: That depends on what type of surgery you had for the ingrown toe nail. Most of the time, that type of surgery requires some soaking of the toe followi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Ignore: Ask for clarification on the difference between a temporary and a permanent ingrown procedure.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Ignore: If a toenail continues to be painful, consider having a partial or total permanent nail correction.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Consult nutritionist: Diabetes is a disease of metabolism. If you are underweight, starting an exercise program and considering dietary changes, you really need to consult ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Consider Treatment : Yes. But it usually resolves much more quickly with treatment. Oftentimes, simples changes including: change of shoes/arch support; stretching; ice m... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning might help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Bending: Bending like rubber; gets you in shape, another; way to shed the flubber.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
3200 mg /day: 3200 mg /day is the maximum allowable dose based on an average person. May be different for you based on your weight, health status and other medicat... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fascitis: If related to injury need exam to rule out stress fracture. Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fas... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the bottom on... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fascitis: If related to injury need exam to rule out stress fracture. Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fas... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Resistance condition: Resistance stretching should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your t... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Low purine foods: Gout is the result of too much acid (ua) in the blood stream. Ua is there as a breakdown product from a certain protein (purine) in foods. Some food... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Ignore: Permanent corrections for recurrent ingrown toenails provide much better long term relief.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the bottom on... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Different areas: They are both an inflammation but the pain is in different areas of the foot. Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the achilles tendon which atta... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
No: Any unusual changes in the coloration of your skin following an iinjury need to be evaluated by your treating physician. Please call them immediately ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Plantar fascitis: See a podiatrist. Plantar fasciitis is, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs includ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Getting to fungus: Tea tree oil will kill fungus...If it gets to it. The fungus under a nail is most active at the interface between good and bad nail. If the medicatio... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Getting to fungus: Clotrimazole will kill fungus...If it gets to it. The fungus under a nail is most active at the interface between good and bad nail. If the medicatio... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 34 years experience
Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kerbleski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kerbleski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks doc
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dr. Wm. M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, IL
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Clinical instructor
Thought Leader, Third Place, Albuquerque Region, NM - Summer
2013
Top Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, First Place, New Mexico - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Sandia National Labs
American Podiatric Medical Association
American College Of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
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