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Dr. Mark Birmingham

Podiatry
Glenview, IL
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

Gurnee, IL

Address

36100 N Brookside Dr, Ste 105, Gurnee, IL
Directions

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Great West Healthcare

Humana

No Value

Tricare

Office

Glenview, IL

Office

Lake Forest, IL

About

Bio

My interests include running, traveling and enjoying time with my family.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
1 Agree
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
MRI: Best to ask the doctor that ordered it for you or the radiologist who read the study.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Big toe pain: The big toe is a very important part of the foot. Pain to this toe or the large joint that connects it to the foot can come from many different source... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
I : I agree with the above comment. With continued pain, i would readdress your ankle with your physician and have it re-examined. Some types of fractur... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Gout!: My personal doc is Clinoril (sulindac). It has less GI side effects than the historically used Colchicine (taken until symptoms resolve or GI upset). ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Bent toe: Typically after a broken toe that is malaligned (bent in a direction that is different than straight) heals that way, it stays that way. Most often, t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Smelly feet: In most cases, I have seen it work as quickly as a week, but most often 2-3 weeks.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Leafy greens!: The broad food categories to decrease inflammation are leafy green vegetables as well as other foods that increase the body's alkalinity. I would defe... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Ankle fracture: There are many, many exercises to address strength recovery following a fibular fracture. This is best addresses by a physical therapist to give you a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Big toe infection: Sounds much like an infection from either an ingrown toenail or possibly a blister, both of which are from your new shoes. Either your shoes don't fit... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Toenail fungus: There are many reported homeopathic remedies for toenail fungus. I cannot say that one is better than the other or if any are proven to work at all. S... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Stress fracture: Stress fractures typically are painful through out activity, including simple walking or standing. There is also swelling overlying the area where the... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Eczema swelling: Some autoimmune diseases, of which eczema is classified, can lead to excessive swelling of the lower extremities. I often do not see much swelling wit... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Bee sting: Typically, with most bee stings, one will notice localized redness and swelling to the affected site. Oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) ice and/or a to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Get ankles evaluated: Sharp pains in the ankles with activity can be caused by numerous issues. This can be either a bone and joint issue or soft tissue, such as a tendon p... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birmingham
Podiatry 16 years experience
Red meat and alcohol: There is actually an extensive list of food items that can flare a gout attack. The most common are red meats and alcohol. The list can even include c... Read More

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Birmingham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Birmingham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I thought I was going nuts. You answer gives me a little piece of mind
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Thank you doctor Mark. The point you made about getting the right shoes is very insightful an helpful
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

Affiliations

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatric Medical Association
Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
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