FORT SMITH, Ark. – Scott Bird, DPM, a podiatric surgeon, recently joined Baptist Health Foot and Ankle Clinic-Fort Smith.
Dr. Bird earned his degree at Midwestern University of Health Sciences in Glendale, Arizona in 2018. He completed a residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California this year.
As a podiatrist, Dr. Bird treats common ailments of the foot and ankle including arthritis, tendinitis, fractures, tendon ruptures, bunions, hammertoes, foot and heel pain, infections, ulcers, ingrown toenails and peripheral vascular disease.
“I was drawn to podiatry because of the opportunity to help people get back to an active lifestyle,” said Dr. Bird. “I love to walk, run, hike, bike, and do all sorts of activities on my feet, so I feel passionate about enabling my patients to do the same.”
Dr. Bird believes keeping his patients active, in motion and on their feet will directly improve their health and wellbeing. When it comes to avoiding foot pain, he says the best offense is a good defense.
“You can’t afford to cut corners on footwear,” he said. “Protect yourself with the right orthotics and shoe wear and your feet will stay healthy and take you where you want to go.”
In his spare time, Dr. Bird enjoys hiking, biking, running and fly fishing. He is married with three children. Dr. Bird and his family are excited to live in the area and explore Western Arkansas.
Baptist Health Foot and Ankle Clinic-Fort Smith is located at 5428 Ellsworth Road. For more information on services, call 1-888-BAPTIST or visit Baptist-Health.com.
For 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit baptist-health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.