As you all know, Dr. David Farnen has now joined the exceptional team at Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle. We got to sit down and ask him a few questions.
Why did you choose Podiatry?
Well, it’s because I love the field and everything we do. NO, I do not have a foot fetish. I don’t have a crazy professional athlete story where I was doing to play pro basketball or baseball and hurt my foot or ankle. Mine is really simple actually. I chose Podiatry because I have never seen a doctor happier from doing what they love. When I was able to shadow my mentor pre-medical school, I saw literally how happy he was and all of his patients were that saw him. To me, that was incredible.
True or False: You are a Diabetic?
Absolutely 100% true! My story is actually pretty interesting. I was not born with diabetes, and do not have a family history of type 1 diabetes. I was in my first year of surgical residency when I literally thought was Superman. I never slept, stressed all the time, worked out and had the body of Ryan Reynolds (haha..jk) I was over eating, not gaining any weight, I was thirtsy all the time and exhausted all day. My body was telling me something and I was not listening. Turns out, I left on medical leave to get medical attention where the news was given to me that I would have to be giving myself insulin to live. I
What are you passionate about in our field?
Really anything foot or ankle. But if I have to choose a niche, I really love limb salvage, wound care and preventative foot care. I could count the number of times that I could have prevented a limb loss, a hospital admission or just saved a limb and a life. When I evaluate and treat patients in the office or wound care center, I can sleep at night knowing I am providing the best care imaginable and doing my best to heal each and everyone of them. I strive to treat all my patients like family. I am excited to be a part of the wound care family at Tristar Centennial hospital where I will be working.
So when you are not working, what do you like to do?
I am obsessed with my family! I am the epitome of a girl dad. My daughter and beautiful wife have my attention and my heart. I love to waltz across our kitchen floor with my daughter to Beauty and the Beast. I love to be her make up doll and exclusive guest to her tea parties and join her as the main lifeguard in my unicorn floaties. I would love to travel more, which we will get to soon. I love Nashville. I love the community and volunteering my time at local charities and businesses as much as I can. I love Country music and everything it stands for.
Dr. Farnen will start seeing patients in our Skyline Medical Plaza office at 3443 Dickerson Pike, Suite 740. Come make a same day appointment for any and all foot or ankle issues.