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Dr. Amy Degirolamo

Podiatry
Miami, FL
21 years experience female

Locations

Florida Foot and Ankle Associates

Miami, FL

Address

Amy M. DeGirolamo, DPM, 1609 NW 14th Ave, Miami, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(305) 324-0057

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Medicaid

AvMed Health Plan

CIGNA Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Originally from Cleveland, OH. My office is located next to the University of Miami Hospital. Specializing in diabetic feet and their associated complications. Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as the American Professional Wound Care Association.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
40 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Antibiotics/surgery: A bone biopsy can be performed of the probable infected bone to determine the exact bacteria. You can then be treated with IV antibiotics to cover th... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
It depends: Without an exam, it is difficult to tell. Sounds like posterior tibialis tendon pathology or possibly plantar fasciitis. You should see a podiatrist... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Blood blister: It sounds like it could be a blood blister. If you have any other medical problems or it persists, you should see your doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
See a doctor: Other reasons can cause a wound not to heal such as poor circulation, poor nutrition, elevated blood sugars.
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Neurologist: there are many causes of neuropathy. Diabetes is just the most common. You should get a full work up by a neurologist to see if a cause can be determi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Further work up: See a podiatrist. It may be a plantar fibroma but could also be many other possibilities. It can be evaluated with xray and/or ultrasound as well as... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Yes: depends on the area of your body. Get it checked out if you are concerned.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on how limited the circulation is. There are tests that can help predict if you have enough to heal the surgery site such as transcutaneou... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Many factors: The most common reason ulcers may have trouble healing: due to uncontrolled blood glucose levels, underlying infection, poor circulation, poor nutrit... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Infection: Most commonly would be an infection requiring IV antibiotics. Also may require surgical drainage or debridement of infection. If ulcer is due to poo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
ER ASAP: This can be very serious. Sounds like he needs admitted to the hospital.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Callous: Most likely you have a hammertoe, though a full exam is needed to be sure. If it rubs against shoegear, you develop a thick skin (callous). This is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Well: Pins can be used in surgery to hold bones in place so they heal properly. They don't actually straighten the toe. They are an attempt to hold the t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Sick: Your body needs nutrients to operate and heal. It depends on how long you go without eating but your body will start to deteriorate without fuel. It... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Podiatrist: The podiatrist is specialized in everything involving the foot. I would see a podiatrist immediately, they can prescribe antibiotics if needed as wel... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
It's possible: I would see a podiatrist and they can check. It's not very common but it can happen. Get it checked out so you don't have to worry...And if it is yo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Maybe: There are many different reasons you can get numb toes....Thyroid issues is just one possibility. Numbness can be caused by lower back problems, diab... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Yes: If the burn is bad enough it can cause swelling just like any other kind of burn.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Need more info: Are you diabetic? Have you been checked for diabetes.? Is the hurt a burning, tingling, numbness or sensitivity? Are your hands and feet swollen? ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Special bandages: They sell some special bandages in the store. Some are called knuckle bandages. It depends on where the cuts are. One thing that works well is coba... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Yes: It is actually quite common.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Got to podiatrist: This does not sound like a typical problem. It sounds like it could be a blood blister or pre-ulcer. If you are diabetic, this could be serious. You... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Not sure: just numbness to the side of your big toe makes me think you have injured the nerve in that area, usually from shoes pressing against the bunion area.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Probably: The nail is considered dirty. If it actually breaks the skin you usually get an infection. This can become an abscess if not treated. There may als... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Further work-up: If your feet are swollen, you should see a doctor for further work-up. In addition to foot or ankle problems it could be due to heart, liver or kidne... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Yes: If you have poor circulation or an infected ingrown toenail that is not taken care of you could get gangrene. It depends on your other medical proble... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, it could be. Liver disease can be a cause of swelling.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Further workup: The swelling may be due to a heart condition, lung condition, liver disease or kidney disease as well as many other possibilities. Blood work can hel... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Its possible: I would return to the doctor for a follow up or get a second opinion. It should be healed by now. You need to be evaluated for infection or poor cir... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Depends: Scoliosis alone should not necessarily keep you from touching your toes. Though it depends on the severity. Some people just can't touch their toes,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Yes: If you are diabetic, it is very important to keep your blood glucose controlled. If your blood sugar is elevated, healing will be delayed. If your bl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Not normal: Definitely get this checked out. Keep looking until you find the cause, this is not normal for a 29yo. Could be anything from neurologic to vascular ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Not sure: You should see a podiatrist as there a many reasons/causes. They can do a thorough exam, history and take x-rays to determine the cause.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Yeast: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the foot. Nystatin will work for yeast (occasionally happens in between the toes). The typical athlete's foo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Podiatrist: I would suggest a podiatrist that is board certified in foot surgery.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Well...: You will need an antifungal lotion or cream to apply to your feet. Athlete's foot is a fungus and fungus likes dark, warm, moist places.....So you ne... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Inflammation: Prednisone is a potent anti-inflammatory that acts on the entire body. You are young, you should see a lymphaedema specialist to make sure you are ap... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Have it evaluated: It could be a fungal infection, a yeast infection or a soft corn...Among other things. I would suggest you have it evaluated to resolve the issue and... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
It's possible: It's possible but more likely to occur around the heel and ankle. Make sure you get an x-ray to make sure you don't have a broke bone. Sometimes peop... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Podiatrist: I would recommend a podiatrist. This is a common problem they often treat whether it is the skin or nail.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Probably not: Its possible but would need more info to determine that. If it is a dark discoloration on the inside of both ankles it is most likely due to venous i... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Nerve damage: It is usually due to nerve damage....most commonly from a stroke or injury to the lower back. Nerves are what make your muscles work.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Further exam: Cramping can be due to using muscles that you don't normally use. Sometime from doing activity that uses the small muscles in the foot not used in dai... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Many possibilities: It could be many things, including but not limited to athlete's foot, an allergic reaction, poison ivy, or severely dry skin. If needed, a skin scrap... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
See a doctor: This can get out of control quickly. See a doctor immediately.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Venous return: This is most likely due to the vein blood collecting in your toes. Gravity pushes the blood toward the floor, when you raise your legs and straighten ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
See your doctor: There could be may different causes, see your doctor for a full work up so it can be treated
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Dermatitis: Sounds like some kind of dermatitis. It could be from insects, it could be a fungus but most likely it is a dermatitis. It could be that you are al... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Podiatry 21 years experience
Technically yes: Though this typically only occurs in people with severe medical problems such as severe diabetes and other conditions that weaken the immune system o... Read More

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Dr. Degirolamo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr. Amy, this happens only upon waking in a horizontal position. and also my hamstrings and calves to the same> I am going to try to get the suggested vitamins /than...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, I will seek to make an appointment with one.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ty doc

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Maryland Healthcare System- Baltimore VA Hospital

Awards

Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Top Podiatrist, Third Place, Florida - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
American College Of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
American Professional Wound Care Association
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