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I had been suffering from increasing pain from a neuroma in my left foot for a number of years. I finally broke down and went to Dr. Light on the recommendation of my wife who had been treated by him several years ago. Over the course of a 10-week period of treatment which ultimately led to surgery, my foot is as good as new. I no longer have pain. Three weeks after the surgery, I went backpacking for the first time in a couple of years, hiked 15 miles and had no trouble at all. All I can say is that I wish I had done this three years ago. Thank you Dr. Light and your staff.
Posted: 5/01/2014 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
Dr. Light removed my bunion. He was honest from the first visit and not pushy. Always professional and informative. The surgery was a complete success. The office staff was friendly and helpful. Couldn't have asked for better.
Posted: 2/02/2014 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
I'm nominating Dr. Mark Light as the best physician this side of the moon, and his staff too. Dr. Light is professional but cordial. He is very honest and lets you know precisely what your options are. He is not condescending like a lot of other doctors, but caring and compassionate. His staff is competent, caring, and consistent, and works with your schedule in every way possible. I had gone to several orthopedists who refused to do surgery on my foot to correct a bone misalignment, but Dr. Light knew exactly what to do, and the surgery was a success. Thanks to Dr. Light, my gait has been successfully corrected back to normal. I highly recommend this physician and staff. Sincerely, Rosanne Mayo
Posted: 9/10/2013 • Last edited: 11/19/2014 • Link to this review
Dr. Light was brusque, unhelpful, and told me to put my very sore and swollen tendon in water and keep the water cold with ice cubes. He never even palpated the lump on the tendon, or actually touched the area that was in pain. I finally went to an orthopedist who told me I had tears in my tendon, that it could rupture, and put me in a "boot" for almost two months. My advice is to stay away.
Posted: 6/28/2013 • Last edited: 12/28/2015 • Link to this review
I am very disappointed with this patient's experience. My staff and I strive every day to exceed expectations in regard to professionalism and quality of care. The multitude of positive posts here in Kudzu and on many other sites are an indication of how serious we take this issue.
Touching the foot is one of the main things that I believe sets myself apart from other doctors. It is always one of the first things that I do to identify the location of the problem. The location is often one of the main indicators as to what the underlying pathology or problem is. I cannot imagine not placing my hand on their area of concern unless it was not made clear to me where their problem was.
Icing is one of the more common anti-inflammatory forms of therapy. Ice soaking is often a more effective form of icing. When I review treatment options, I will always discuss a range of options. Immobilization in a boot is a common form of treatment for many problems and is often discussed as an option.
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
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
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
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.
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