Dr. Millicent Brown’s medical practice is all about feet. Hurting feet, big feet, little feet, pretty feet…and feet that may not be so pretty. As a podiatrist, Brown specializes in foot and ankle problems.
Brown has joined Dr. Patrick Ricotta at The Foot and Ankle Institute to provide full-time podiatry services in Laurinburg. The practice also has an office in Lumberton.
Originally from New York, Brown says she considers North Carolina her second home. With her mother and various other family members living in the Durham area, she is excited to be joining a medical practice that is so close to her family members. Dr. Brown will make her home in Laurinburg.
“I see a variety of age groups, both pediatric and adult patients and have an emphasis on diabetic foot care,” Brown said. “I’m very excited about the fact that I will also be one of the providers at Scotland Health Care System’s Wound Center. I think this service is instrumental in helping many people with their foot problems.”
Ricotta, who has been in practice in Lumberton and for Laurinburg 12 years, says he is delighted that Dr. Brown has joined The Foot and Ankle Institute.
“I’m very glad to have a provider of her caliber in our practice,” Ricotta said. “With the addition of Dr. Brown the Laurinburg practice can now be staffed full time. I believe our patients will find her a very pleasant person and that appointments are readily available. Dr. Brown is highly trained in all aspects of simple and complex foot surgery.”
Brown earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Howard University in Washington, DC.
“I then completed four years at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, followed by a three year residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Michigan,” she said. “With only about nine podiatry schools in the United States, there are few physicians who specialize in podiatry.”
In her Laurinburg practice, Dr. Brown offers treatment for the following problems: Foot surgery; heel pain; Achilles tendonitis; broken bones in the foot and ankle; hammer toes; bunions; diabetic foot care; toenail problems; orthodics; and elective surgeries of the foot along with complex foot reconstructive surgeries due to trauma and systemic diseases.
“Podiatry is a very helping profession and I chose to specialize in it because I can spend more of my time in the office one on one, helping my patients,” Brown said. “The specialty actually offers the best of two worlds – I get to spend time in the office with my patients, but I also spend time in the operating room, which I love. By specializing in podiatry I have an impact on the quality of life of my patients.”
Outside of podiatry, Brown enjoys exploring interior design. She often incorporates her acrylic paintings into her decor. Dr. Brown also enjoys staying healthy through group fitness classes during her spare time. Traveling with friends and family within the US and abroad is also one her most valued interests.
The practice is located at 130-A McAlpine Lane, Laurinburg. Call 910-266-9900 to schedule an appointment.