Isabel Woods

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Senior Podiatrist

War Memorial Hospital

“As a podiatrist, I look at a part of the body that a lot of people don’t really notice. We can pick up problems from the feet that can have a really significant impact on somebody’s health.  Once I found melanoma under a lady’s toenail, which is a very rare thing. Because I was seeing her regularly, I was able to get her to go back to her GP and then to see a specialist.  She had her toe amputated, but we caught it early and it hadn’t spread anywhere else in her body.

What stands out in my mind is when someone comes in with pain and you’re able to help them immediately and they walk out saying they feel better. It’s very rewarding to work in a job in which you can have an immediate impact on somebody’s health and function.”