Savannah, Georgia, April 22, 2015 – If you have an elderly loved one, or if you, or a family member have diabetes, you know how important it is that medical treatment is received from a caring, well qualified doctor and medical team. Those persons who are intellectually disabled often are faced with practitioners that are not trained to provide service to this segment of our community. Athletes need a doctor that is uniquely qualified to treat their injuries and train them in prevention. Antioch Foot and Ankle Group, is pleased to welcome Dr. Daalia M. Jones and Dr. Patrick J. Nunan into the Antioch family. Both are uniquely qualified in their respective areas to meet these special needs.
Dr. Daalia Jones treats a wide variety of foot and ankle problems with an emphasis on conservative (non-surgical) and therapeutic care. She has professional interests in limb salvage, especially the prevention of amputations in diabetic patients, wound care and general preventive diabetic foot care. Since diabetes is the leading cause of toe, foot and leg amputations, her specialty will be a blessing to Antioch’s diabetic patients. Dr. Jones also provides palliative conservative foot and ankle care to aid in pain relief for a large number of elderly and debilitated patients, as well as those patients residing in long-term care facilities.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Jones is still considered a “Georgia Peach” being raised in Lilburn, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of West Georgia and earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York. Dr. Jones completed her comprehensive three-year training program in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Saint Vincent Medical Center in New York, where she had the distinction of serving as the Chief Resident. Dr. Jones is a member of the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
In her free time she enjoys travelling and is eager to explore Savannah and the Low Country Empire that she now calls “home”. Her expertise will be a valuable asset to Antioch patients.
Dr. Patrick Nunan brings 30 years of practice experience to Antioch Foot & Ankle Group. He has a passion for athletics and currently competes in Master’s swimming, open water swimming, triathlons and running events. Dr. Nunan was the Podiatry Consultant to all of the sports teams at Wilmington (Ohio) College for 15 years. He has lectured students, athletic trainers, physicians, and podiatrists nationally and internationally. Dr. Nunan is also published in several scientific journals. He is proud of his chapter in the book “Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine” edited by Matthew B. Werd and E. Leslie Knight. He is uniquely qualified to treat foot and ankle injuries involving athletes.
Dr. Nunan is an innovative, caring professional with a passion for making things better for the people that he serves. He started a program called “Fit Feet”, and serves as the programs’ Global Clinical Advisor. Fit Feet is one of 7 disciplines in the Healthy Athletes program of the Special Olympics. With more than 1.4 million free health examinations in more than 120 countries, the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program offers health services and information to athletes in dire need. Special Olympics have become the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Nunan has travelled and examined athletes in China, Japan, South Korea, India, El Salvador, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, and numerous states in the US. He is proficient in surgery of the forefoot, rear foot and ankle, sports medicine, disability medicine, wound care, muscular skeletal and children’s deformities. His experience and professional training qualify him to treat patients with complex orthopedic deformities of the lower extremities, both children and adults. His years of service with the Special Olympics demonstrates his passion for working with the intellectually disabled, which are one of the most underserved populations in medicine. Dr. Nunan’s expertise is this area will be beneficial to this identifiable segment of the population and their families. Antioch is sensitive to their needs, as well, and welcomes the expertise that Dr. Nunan will bring to our practice.
Dr. Nunan received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and his medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at the Foot Clinic of Youngstown (Ohio) and affiliated hospitals. He is a member of the majority of Podiatric professional associations and a Fellow of several. Dr. Nunan is the past President of the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He has the distinction of serving as the former Chief of Podiatry at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio. He and his wife Maggie are animal lovers. Their dogs and cats are a part of their family.
Dr. Jones and Dr. Nunan bring an abundance of knowledge and experience to Antioch and will enable the practice to serve a broader spectrum of patients, especially intellectually disabled patients and their families, athletes, children, the elderly, and persons with diabetes. Both doctors promise to be a blessing to the feet of Antioch patients.