Podiatrist Stanley Katz of Bel Air, along with 9,000 other doctors of podiatric medicine across the country, sponsors the Foot Care Information Center at (800) FOOT-CARE.
The toll-free telephone number has been established by the American Podiatric Medical Association withthe cooperation of members like Katz and corporations that have helped it finance the service.
The program is designed to provide consumers with pamphlets covering a wide variety of foot health information.
Foot Care Information Center has been in operation since May, which was Foot Health Month, and has provided information to more than 5,000 consumers. The literature series has 12 topics, ranging from children's feet and plantar warts to aging and foot care services under Medicare.
The association soon expects to have more pamphlets.