Christina S. Long, D.P.M.
Diabetic Foot Care, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Wound Care
New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-8092
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Dr. Christina S. Long is a specialist in podiatry. Below is a brief profile about her:
Christina S. Long, DPM
Medical Plaza - Miller, 1st Floor
336-716-WAKE or 888-716-WAKE
Medical Degree: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Question: What brought you to Wake Forest Baptist?
Answer: I was definitely interested in the area - lots of fun things to do around Winston-Salem and in North Carolina/Virginia. Also, I was attracted by the strong healthcare community that Wake Forest Baptist provides. The people are so friendly both in the community and within Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Q: What are your clinical specialties?
A: I specialize in foot and ankle medicine and surgery. Some of the common foot/ankle problems that I see involve bunions, hammertoes, tendinitis, neuritis or neuroma issues, flat foot, lateral ankle instability, achilles tendinitis, tendon tears, fractures or dislocations, toenail/skin pathology of the foot, diabetic foot care, diabetic/vascular wound care, arthritis. The scope is very broad when dealing with the foot and ankle...
Q: Why did you decide to become a specialist in podiatry?
I see "primary care" podiatry because I like to handle a broad range of anything that comes into my office. Even if the patient does not need surgery, I work with the patient conservatively to not only help fix the problem but also to prevent pathology from occuring or getting worse. Prevention is a huge part of my practice.
Q: What is your patient care philosophy?
My philosophy is to really listen to my patients and help them maintain a healthy active lifestyle.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working with patients?
The best part of my job is simply the interaction with them, getting to know them and helping them become more active and pain-free.
Q: What type of volunteer and/or community activities are you involved in?
I like to give lectures and hold seminars or foot exams through BestHealth. I try to get involved whenever I am given the chance.
Q: What fun facts should we know about you?
I am an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast. I love to bike, hike and snowboard/ski. I love being outside and being active. I also paint and take pottery classes.
The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.
I came to the office upon a referral from my primary care physician for pain in my foot associated with possible plantars fascitis. The best way for me to describe my visit is distant. The doctor did not necessarily do anything wrong, but she didn't seem overly invested in my issue either. When talking about the pain in my foot, I mentioned I had a cortisone injection 9 years ago. She immediately said she could do that today and that was the path taken; however, I did not feel as if she provided me other solutions for my problem other than a handout of stretches and of course the shot. Moreover, she had to pull my x-ray back up when I mentioned the issue with my bunion and arthritis between toes and casually dismissed both. The shot itself was very painful; most likely this was not her fault, but it after it was done she left abruptly despite the fact that I was in an excruciating amount of pain. Yes, I did express extreme pain during the shot. In fact, a nurse came barging into the room to make sure everything was alright. From the anxiety of the shot and pain, I was sweating and felt as if I was going to pass out, yet the doctor just told me to stay in the room as long as I needed and I could check out when ready. She didn't explain what I was to expect over the next couple of days or months and simply told me since I am familiar with my condition, I could just call with a follow up appointment if necessary. Maybe I frightened her by childish reaction to the shot, but hey, I am weak when it comes to pain. I would be willing to go back again because maybe she was just having an off day. My one request is to spend a little more time knowing a patient's issue and helping with possible solutions.
I won't go to another PODIATRIST I've found the best.
Like everyone there got to go have mri and see test on march 3rd. Like Doctor she nice. Hope they help with ankle problem. thanks for asking.
I believe at this time I and my family are going to be very happy with this Dr. and office.
Staff was extremely happy and helpful ... Very nice facility
We love *Dr. Long - she was very kind & patient.
Doctor was in a hurry to leave.
I am a nurse and was able to discuss my issues with her on a higher level than the average patient and I consider myself more medically educated than the average patient
Dr. Long is personable, caring and obviously knows her practice.
Doctors was not knowledgeable about problems I was referred for.
Professional and caring.
I peppered her with questions - I am not sure I would have received as much crucial information if I had not been aggressive in asking her a list of questions about my current condition, treatments to continue, and expectations as to eventual outcome of my injury.
I love my doctors
Very good experience.
I really appreciate the care Dr. Long provides for me.
maybe the problem was with me. I was talking about hammertoes and pick up my son's left foot. Showed place on end of toes. I stated the toes had places on them. Only received pads for the left foot. Didn't realize till later that the right foot was not included. Maybe I was being through with my questions and or statements. I assumed she would check out the toes on both feet.
Don't change a thing.
Friendly, Courteous, efficient. Explained test results from previous visit, plan and what to do if I had any concerns.
Dr. Christina S. Long was a model of how a physician should take the time to discuss the problem, the treatment, the likely outcome, and address the fears of the patient. One of the best experiences with a doctor that I can remember.
First visit to this provider - very impressed with her will definitely recommend her.
Satisfied thus far.
one of the best care provider today,knowledge and caring
Best ever experience
The best ever
very good experience.
She was very kind & knowledgeable.
Nice and friendly nurses!
I did not get to see the doctor, they never came in and I left after waiting 30 minutes.
The doctor was very good, but this was the first time that I had seen the doctor. I will see her again in September .
The doctor gave me instructions for cleaning my wound - soak it in a mixture of Betadine and water. However, she did not tell me the ratio of betadine to water. I tried to call the office and get the info post-visit but that didn't work out (see prior comments in this survey).
she is a wonderful doctor I would recommend her to anyone
Keep up the good work.
Kind & competent & good humored *Dr. Long is excellent - she has treated me and my husband & we both respect her medical ability.
This has been a new experience for me...but at my age, bodies are changing...the time and effort shown was much appreciated.
I don't feel like Dr. Long really listened. I felt like the visit was very rushed. She consistently acted like she was in a hurry, and I was her first appointment. Dr. Long really didn't act like my questions were really important and I felt like she was just trying to get me in and out.