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Dr. Robert Hadfield

Podiatry
McKinney, TX
14 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Foot and Ankle Center

McKinney, TX

Address

4501 Medical Centet Dr, Suite 300, McKinney, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

972-542-1688

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare

Tricare

Cigna

About

Bio

When I was fifteen years old, I had a terrible accident where my horse fell on me, shattering my leg bones. After nearly six months of rehab, I was able to walk normally thanks in great part to excellent care and medical technology which lead me into a career in medicine. I received an English degree from the University of Utah and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Temple University. I then trained for 4 years at the University of Pennsylvania, with an emphasis in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. I am well versed in all conditions of the foot and ankle. I treat all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics.

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Podiatry

Doctor Q&A

183 Answers
50 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Scar cream or pad: There are several scar treatments and the best ones are silicone based, coming in both cream and pad form. If the scratch is long and narrow, a silic... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Hard to say: There are few possibilities, including a sprain, stress fracture, a bruise, arthritis or tendonitis. Often when there is pain without an injury it is... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
You need rest: Sprains need rest to heal. I recommend you not go biking for 2-4 weeks to allow it time to heal. You can wrap it with an ACE bandage or use an ankle... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Could be a few thing: A black spot can be anything from a freckle, to a mole, to melanoma. Most likely it is a freckle or a mole but it is important to get it checked by a... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
May need MRI: You may need an MRI to check for a crack in the cartilage on your ankle bone. This is often not seen initially on xrays and can cause the symptoms yo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Neuropraxia: You may have a condition called neuropraxia which means that the nerve is injured and not sending the proper signals to your brain. This is usually t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a doctor: Bullet wounds are very serious and need to be treated by a doctor as soon as possible. Most bullets are still made of lead, which can make you very s... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a podiatrist: You need to have an xray to make sure it isn't broken. Even if it is sprained it needs treatment to get you back playing as soon as possible.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends on direction: If the ridges are horizontal (directed toward the sides of your feet), they will usually grow out with the nail over time. If they are vertical (dire... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Chicken Soup: HFM disease is caused by a virus which is self limited (meaning that it will be taken care of by your immune system). There is little information abo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
No: Wrapping it is a good idea. Use an ACE bandage. Rest, ice, elevation and compression (the ACE bandage) help. I recommend you see a podiatrist for e... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: I recommend you see your surgeon right away. Shooting pain from your back down is usually an indicator of a nerve irritation in your spine and it sho... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
It depends: Depending on the severity, recovery from an ankle sprain can range from 2-8 weeks. Minor sprains heal quickly. Major sprains, such as high ankle spr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Flexible arches: You may have flexible arches, which can cause your arch to collapse when you stand, causing pain and cramping because your muscles have to work extra ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Very doubtful: Unless your father has been to Africa or southeast Asia recently it is highly unlikely. Swelling in the foot and weakness can be caused by a multitud... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ignore: See a podiatrist for ingrown nails. Many need to be removed but some can be treated with clipping.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain casting can be a treatment option. There are several ligaments that hold your ankle together and when e... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See your doctor: It is possible you have nerve irritation in your spine or leg that is causing the pain and numbness. But if you continue to be lightheaded I recommen... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
No: It is highly contagious and a child that has it should stay home and avoid contact with others.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Hand Foot ; Mouth : This could be many problems, including a cold or the flu. But it could also be hand, foot ; mouth disease which causes rashes in each location and ca... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
There are a few: There are several conditions that can cause the foot to turn inward. Metarsus adductus is one where the long bones of the foot turn inward. High arc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Curling your toes: I have had two patients in my career with this issue and both said they curled their toes a lot, which lead to muscular fatigue and cramping. Muscle ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a doctor: The tick needs to be completely removed and you need antibiotics to prevent Lime disease.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Bone Spur: It is possible that you have a bone spur in your Achilles tendon, which can cause it to be prominent and hard. The vein sticking out is not likely du... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Not directly: Sciatica is irritation of your sciatic nerve in your back or thigh so it has no direct effect on your ankle. However, the pain and numbness can cause ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis an... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ignore: Wash feet every day do not cut toenails too short use good arch support.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: There are many treatments and all are aimed at keeping the foot hydrated. There are several over the counter creams that work well. In my experience... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a Podiatrist: A bulge in this location could be a plantar fibroma (a thickening of the ligament on the bottom of the foot) or it could be from an injury. Either wa... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: A brace is a good idea. But I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. It sounds like the ligaments may have healed a little loo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a podiatrist: I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation. It normally should take about 3 months for the pain of sprain to resolve completely. If it hasn't r... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
No: Bruising is for 4 years is not normal, however it is possible what you are seeing is not bruising. There is a muscle on the top of the foot that can ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Treat them: The best way to prevent warts is treat the ones you have. This can be done be a few methods. I recommend you see a dermatologist for evaluation and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
It depends: It depends on the ligament that is torn and the severity of the tear. Every time an ankle ligament is torn it weakens the ligament and can make the a... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
MRI is pretty good: MRI is not 100% diagnostic for all conditions but it is pretty definitive for Achilles tendon ruptures. Even most partial tears are visible. You may... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See your surgeon: I recommend you see the surgeon who operated on your foot to discuss this concern. There may be other things that can be done including a steroid inj... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Plantar fibroma: The balls on the bottom of your foot sound like plantar fibromas, which are a build up of tissue within the ligament on the bottom of your foot. They... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Many causes: This could be from many causes, including one leg being longer than the other, flat feet, high arched feet, tibio varum (bow legs) and problems with o... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons for indentations and lines on the nails, but the most common cause is trauma. Injuring the nail bed especially at the base of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Could be a few thing: This sounds like pompholyx (dyshydrotic eczema) but it could be a variety of skin conditions. Pompholyx is a skin condition without a known cause but... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Most Likely: If you dropped that much weight on your toe it is almost certainly broken. I recommend you see a podiatrist right away for an x-ray and treatment.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a Podiatrist: If you have frostbite it is important to seek treatment right away. There are other types of cold injury that are less severe than frostbite, such as... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
DME supplier: There are many DME (durable medical equipment) suppliers in CA. However, I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for e... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a specialist: If you have foot problems, see a foot specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist). They have many years of training in foot and ankle conditions and can h... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
No*: There is no current way to regrow hyaline cartilage (the type that is on joint surfaces). When joint cartilage is damaged, it is replaced with less s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a urologist: A wound in this location can become infected and be a serious health issue. I recommend you see a urologist as soon as possible for evaluation and tr... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: Skin grafts are used to help open wounds heal but it depends on the type of wound and location of the wound. There are some areas that are not good p... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Leave them alone: The best way to fix the skin around the nail is to leave it alone. Trauma caused by cutting or pushing back the cuticle causes it to grow larger and ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a specialist: If you have unexplained swelling on the side of your foot it could be one of several issues including an ankle sprain, tendinitis, a bone spur or a fr... Read More

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May 28, 2014
I would highly recommend Dr. Hadfield to anyone suffering from foot and ankle conditions. He is humble, well trained and well versed in all foot and ankle conditions. He has a great bedside manner a...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hadfield is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hadfield is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Your answer was very helpful I have very little arch I will follow up
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for answering both questions! Saw Dr., no break on xray.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thanks i have one question how serious dose ingrown toenail have to be

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

PENN PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2012

Awards

Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society
Stirling-Harford-DiPrimio Honorary Anatomical Society
Golden Key International Honor Society

Affiliations

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