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After dealing with a few months of severe pain from a misdiagnosed plantar wart, I was referred to Dr. Light. He identified the problem and after informing me of the various options I had to get rid of the thing we began with the least invasive process. Dr. Light is very nice and takes time to listen and answer my questions. He was upfront about the length of time this process can take and was very respectful of my choice and finally, after the third application, I am pain free! We're not finished yet, but I am very thankful to Dr. Light and his staff. I highly recommend East Cobb Foot & Ankle.
Posted: 5/24/2013 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
This was, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the best doctors visit I ever had. I was in a great deal of pain, and I was able to get immediate relief. The staff was extremely helpfull, polite, and friendly. I cannot overstate this at all. If every doctors office was run as efficiantly and effectively, it would be fantastic. I was in and out in less than an hour, and received the best treatment possible. If you need a Podiatrist, this is the place to go. They really "raise the bar" in medical professionalism...
Posted: 5/07/2013 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
We experienced just average service, bedside manner and feedback (no real results and we were seeking results). We are people who appreciate bedside manner that is more than average. Dr. Light wasn't rude, but he seemed under-the-weather (maybe he was), disheveled and gave us feedback that really didn't rectify the problem. We were looking for answers and just didn't get them. And, if he didn't have them, he wasn't very apologetic or comforting about not giving any hope or direction. We will not go back to this doctor. We are seeking another podiatrist.
Posted: 5/07/2013 • Last edited: 12/28/2015 • Link to this review
I saw Dr. Light for a neuroma in my foot and had been receiving cortisone injections over the past few years to manage the pain. The staff was always very friendly and caring. Dr. Light was very considerate during the cortisone shots to ensure they were not painful. I eventually needed surgery on my foot and Dr. Light was excellent at letting me know my options and what to expect. His office also got me in for the surgery very quickly (2 days after!). The surgery was a great success and thanks to Dr. Light I am able to walk my dog, ride my bike and get back to living :) I highly recommend this practice! Thanks Dr. Light & the staff at East Cobb Foot & Ankle!
Posted: 10/23/2012 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
Dr. Light and his team are extraordinary! I had a hammertoe and other problems that Dr. Light successfully treated, and am now pain-free. His reception/front office staff members are so warm and friendly, and went out of their way to accommodate my difficult schedule. I'm very impressed with the efficiency of the entire practice, as I have never been in their waiting room for more than 5 minutes. Overall, I highly recommend East Cobb Foot and Ankle Care.
Posted: 3/01/2012 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
I was very impressed with the reviews that Dr. Light received and that he cared enough to take the time to respond to some of the comments. I needed a minor procedure done but I was afraid of the pain and had been putting it off. (A co worker had this done and said it was extremely painful). Dr. Light sprayed by toe, then numbed it, and it was virtually pain free. I was impressed with his professional manner, his warmth and compassion, and the fact that he accepted my fear and did not try to belittle it. He explained everything fully and I trusted him right away. He is a great Doctor and as a patient and a Nurse, I recommend him highly.
Posted: 10/11/2010 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
I live about 40 minutes away from the office, but went to see Dr. Light because I heard of him through a relative. My son had an in-office procedure that went smoothly with no further complications. I recommend him highly and think his staff is terrific.
Posted: 8/18/2010 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
I can honestly say Dr. Light is a truly amazing doctor in every aspect. He is also a very sweet and you can tell he really cares about your situation and will help you in any way possible. When I had an infected toe caused by diabetes and we thought he was going to have to cut off my toe, but he performed surgery on it and succesfully saved me from loosing it. Upon my most recent visit he found blockages in my legs and was very shocked none of my previous doctors had noticed this. He referred me to a vascular doctor and upon that visit the doctor found i had a blockage in my brain, as well as both sides of my neck which were 99% blocked. They said it was a miracle I didn't have a stroke. Without Dr.Light finding those blockages and referring me to the proper doctor I may not have been here today. I appreciate him and he is a doctor I will never forget. Thank you Dr.Light you are a life saver.
Posted: 3/04/2010 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
A great doctor- very friendly and diligent. My foot problem was difficult to diagnose, but he worked with me over the weeks and months, trying ever mode of treatment available, test, and technique. Truly, a fantastic doctor, very knowledgeable, patient, and kind; he won't stop until your comfort level returns and activities can resume; he goes the extra mile x 1000; very highly recommended!!
Posted: 1/18/2010 • Last edited: 9/24/2010 • Link to this review
When I started having pain in my foot/ankle, I thought it was due to an earlier break of my 5th metatarsal that required a screw and a bone graft to heal. I came to Kudzu to find a new doctor. I live in Norcross and and have a 35 minute drive to see Dr. Light but his skill and caring manner are worth the drive. My injury turned out to be a torn peroneal tendon and required surgery to repair it. Dr. Light let me try conservative care (a cam walker boot) but it didn't help much. When I researched my diagnosis on the internet, the consensus was it would take surgery for my foot to heal. The 8 weeks of non weight bearing and another month of partial weight bearing was longer than I expected and I didn't really get well until I had a month of physical therapy. but once I started the PT, the pain and swelling finally resolved.
Posted: 11/02/2009 • Link to this review
I knew I had plantar fasciitis before I went and had done some research on the internet. When I went to Dr. Light, he basically gave me the same options I had read about and asked me to pick the ones I wanted to try. He refused to give any advice, just statistics and prices. I tried several of his options but did not find relief. I switched doctors to Dr. Heden (this was before they combined offices) - he gave advice but still didn't help (he was distracted by a plantar wort - I didn't care so much about that). I finally went to Dr. Perry Julian who HELPED me.
Posted: 9/04/2009 • Last edited: 12/28/2015 • Link to this review
Heel pain is an incredibly common problem and there are about 10 common conservative treatment options. It is my routine to review these options when I meet a patient and "start simple" and incorporate different treatments depending on the success or failure of the initial treatments. I am happy to give shots and place patients in casts but find that many people do not need these and do not want to have the lifestyle issues that go along with various treatments. I also cannot look at a patient and know what treatment option ultimately will "fix" their problem. I wish I would have been more successful in fixing this patient's problem in their first visit but unfortunately this in not how heel pain often works. I am happy that they ultimately were able to gain comfort, and this is also often common. I keep about 95% of my patients more comfortable with one or more forms of conservative treatment options for heel pain. Only after 3 to 6 months of treatment and failure of at least 3 different treatments is surgery or shock wave therapy considered.
Dr. Light and his staff are great. I have never been more impressed by a doctor's office -- I was in and out the door in under 20 minutes each time I went in for an appointment. The treatment plan that Dr. Light outlined was straight-forward and has worked. I recommend this office for any foot or ankle problems.
Posted: 6/05/2009 • Last edited: 9/24/2010 • Link to this review
For the first time in my life, I decided to see a podisatrist and went to see Dr. Light. I had a fabulous experience and walked out pain-free. Dr. Light's staff was friendly, pleasant and efficient. Dr. Light came right in after I got my room and listened to my description of what was bothering me. Boy, he is a good listener and it was clear that he cared about my situation and giving me all my options so I could decide what was right for me. I am thankful that I went to see Dr. Light and highly recommend him to anyone who needs a doctor who knows what he is doing and cares. Not many doctors are such good listeners and explain things so well to their patients.
Posted: 3/11/2009 • Link to this review
After much research I consulted Dr. Light last year about bunion problems on both feet. He clearly explained my conditions & the range of options for treating them, including the likelihood of success & possible complications. Based on his recommendation & my own investigation I chose somewhat different procedures for each foot (because of different conditions)& had the surgery 4 mos. apart. After observing my very positive experiences, my daughter recently had similar bunion surgery by Dr. Light with the same excellent results. Not only was Dr. Light very detailed with his pre-op exams, but also he was precise & careful when it came to care during the recovery process. My daughter & I were extremely pleased with the professionalism, friendliness & concern of both Dr. Light & his wonderful staff, Denise & Kendra. We recommend him without hesitation.
Posted: 3/09/2009 • Link to this review
Poor service, poor accounting staff and all they want is your money. YES!!! Dr. Light was very professional and courteous. His surgery just didn't work out for me. Fine. But it's the staff that I've had problem with. First time I went in for check-up and pre-op, they were very friendly and courteous. Different story after I got my surgery. My foot never healed (scheduled for another surgery elsewhere) and their customer service just sucks. It's surprising how they were so quick to send my bill but I had to request for my record 3 times until I finally got it. They don't care about you, all they want is your money. They sent my account to legal recovery resourse after few months for such small amounts and I started getting harassed by them. It is the worst doctor's visit I have ever had!!! EVER. Dr. Light, if you are really concerned about your business, you should reconsider your staff. really.
Posted: 1/06/2009 • Last edited: 12/28/2015 • Link to this review
Anytime I do any procedure my goal is to fix the problem 100%. Not every surgery obtains this level of success. The potential for complications and expected success rates are discussed prior to any surgery.
The volume of positive comments posted on this Kudzu site regarding the quality of our care and concern for each patient speaks for itself. I believe that my staff provides the same quality of care that I expect from myself every day for every patient.
Patients are only sent to collections after 3 bills are sent and multiple phone calls are made to try to address any financial concerns or special situation. Payment arrangements are always allowed. Our preference would be to never have to send anyone to collections. Mark Light, DPM FACFAS
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