5 minutes with Dr. Veronica Marrochello
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Dr. Veronica Marrochello is a board-certified podiatrist at Cortese Foot and Ankle Clinic, where she sees patients in the Bloomington-Normal, Clinton, and Pontiac area. She is also currently the vice president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA).
Dr. Marrochello was born in India and raised in Nigeria, where she lived for 14 years. She came to the U.S. to pursue her medical training and has been in practice since 1996.
Dr. Marrochello is married with three adult children. She enjoys traveling, mission work and spending time with her family. She took a few minutes to talk more about her background, what she enjoys most about being a podiatrist, and what she thinks is the biggest misconception about podiatrists.
How did you first get interested in podiatry?
I have always been interested in medicine. I wanted to do medicine and surgery but not be married to a hospital, and I also wanted to be able to be a wife, a mom and be involved in our church. Podiatry has allowed me to do all of that.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love my patients. I love that I can help people of all ages and with all different podiatric pathologies. I take care of all facets of podiatry, including dermatology, vascular, orthopedic, and neurologic issues, and from anything as simple as nail trimming to surgeries for hammertoes, bunions, and amputations.
With kids, I mostly treat ingrown toenails, warts, and apophysitis to athletic injuries. With adults, I address orthopedic issues, with plantar fasciitis being the most common issue. With the elderly, I provide routine as well as preventative foot care.
I also address diabetes through routine foot care, wound care, amputations, and diabetic shoes and inserts.
I am a runner, so I also love runners and all the pathologies runners get, as well as offer advise on shoe gear.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about podiatry or podiatrists?
That we only trim nails!
What’s one piece of advice you would give the general public when it comes to foot and/or ankle care?
I would like the general public to know that we have extensive training and are educated and trained to address and treat all different pathologies of the foot and ankle.