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Provider Spotlight – LaWanna Monday Harden, DPM, Lithonia, GA

May 23, 2021

Dr. Monday-Harden is a native of Eatonton, Georgia. She graduated with honors from Putnam County High School earning a four-year basketball scholarship to Augusta State University where she received a B.S. in Biology. She graduated at the top of her class and earned the distinction of the university’s all-time leading scorer in women’s basketball. Dr. Monday-Harden earned her doctorate at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine where she received the Samuel N. Ulevitch Dermatologic Award for her academic achievements. She completed a three-year surgical residency at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur, GA serving as Chief Resident in her final year. She is currently a surgical instructor for podiatric residents at the Atlanta Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery in Sandy Springs.

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Dr. Monday-Harden’s special interests are advanced diabetic limb salvage and sports medicine. As a sports enthusiast involved in running and basketball, she understands the foot and ankle healthcare concerns of athletes and active adults. She is an active lecturer and podiatric resource for hospital-based Diabetic Resource Centers in the metro Atlanta area. In addition to being a dedicated physician to her patients, Dr. Monday-Harden is married and the mother of two young sons. She and her family currently reside in Covington.

Interested patients can learn about Dr. Monday-Harden's approach with Siren Socks and begin the enrollment process by clicking here.

About Siren Socks

Siren Socks are innovative smart socks that detect potential issues with your feet. Siren Socks are an FDA-registered Class I medical device and are for people with neuropathy.

The socks measure your foot temperature. Temperature monitoring has been shown to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers in multiple clinical studies clinical studies over the past 20 years and is considered the gold standard in diabetic foot care.

The information from the socks is monitored by licensed nurses who contact you regularly to check on your health and the status of your feet. Your doctor review any issues that arise and determine if a clinic visit is necessary.

Siren Socks are covered by Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and many private insurance plans.

Interested patients can find a Siren-Certified Provider near them and begin the enrollment process by clicking here.

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Provider Spotlight – Carolyn McAloon, DPM, Castro Valley, CA

May 10, 2021

Carolyn McAloon, DPM, is a board-certified podiatrist at the Castro Valley and Pleasanton, California, locations of Bay Area Foot Care. She is also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a passionate care provider. Patients and colleagues alike note her continuous pursuit of improvements in the modes and quality of care that she provides.

Dr. McAloon completed requirements for the pre-medicine program and earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She uses her background in psychology to provide compassionate, understanding attention to her patients.

After finishing her undergraduate education in 1991, she attended the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland. She went on to complete surgical training with a residency at the Veteran’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

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Soon after finishing her formal education and training, Dr. McAloon started working in private practice in Castro Valley and opened a second location in Dublin, California, in 2008. From 2014-2015, she served as president of the California Podiatric Medical Association.

Today, she continues to use her expertise to advance the next generation of podiatrists. She mentors pre-med students and podiatric medical students at the California School of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. McAloon’s dedication to her work is clear. Her main objective is to help patients live an active lifestyle and overcome the foot pain that’s holding them back.

Interested patients can learn about Dr. McAloon's approach with Siren Socks and begin the enrollment process by clicking here.

About Siren Socks

Siren Socks are innovative smart socks that detect potential issues with your feet. Siren Socks are an FDA-registered Class I medical device and are for people with neuropathy.

The socks measure your foot temperature. Temperature monitoring has been shown to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers in multiple clinical studies clinical studies over the past 20 years and is considered the gold standard in diabetic foot care.

The information from the socks is monitored by licensed nurses who contact you regularly to check on your health and the status of your feet. Your doctor review any issues that arise and determine if a clinic visit is necessary.

Siren Socks are covered by Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and many private insurance plans.

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Provider Spotlight – Gavin Ripp, DPM, Carmichael, CA

April 26, 2021

Dr. Gavin Ripp joined the practice in 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. While at BYU, he had additional studies in Spanish and Portuguese. After college, Dr. Gavin Ripp obtained his doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University, where he graduated in the top 10 of his class and was president of the local chapter of the Pi Delta National Honor Society.

He completed a three-year surgical residency program at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. It has long been considered one of the elite foot and ankle training programs in the U.S. During this time, he worked with some of the top foot and ankle surgeons in the country, including both the orthopedic and podiatric communities.

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In addition to routine foot and ankle training, he has received advanced training in:
- Microneurovascular Surgical Training in San Francisco, CA, at the M.O.E.T Institute
- Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Chicago, IL
- External Fixation of the Lower Extremity at the Orthofix Institute in Dallas, TX
- Foot and Ankle Reconstruction and Traumatology at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, CA
- Total Ankle Replacements in Seattle, WA, and in San Francisco, CA

Dr. Gavin Ripp enjoys treating all aspects of the foot and ankle. Special interests include reconstructive lower extremity surgery, sports medicine, and pediatrics. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

He is married with three children, and is an avid sports fan who loves the outdoors. Born in Texas, he has a passion for BBQ and football.

Siren Socks are innovative smart socks that detect potential issues with your feet. Siren Socks are an FDA-registered Class I medical device and are for people with neuropathy.

The socks measure your foot temperature. Temperature monitoring has been shown to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers in multiple clinical studies clinical studies over the past 20 years and is considered the gold standard in diabetic foot care.

The information from the socks is monitored by licensed nurses who contact you regularly to check on your health and the status of your feet. Your doctor review any issues that arise and determine if a clinic visit is necessary.

Siren Socks are covered by Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and many private insurance plans.

Interested patients can learn about Dr. Ripp's approach with Siren Socks and begin the enrollment process by clicking here.

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Provider Spotlight – Jacob Reinkraut, DPM, FAFCAS, Ridgewood, NJ

April 11, 2021

This month we are talking to Dr. Jacob Reinkraut, DPM, FACFAS. Dr. Reinkraut practices in at Complete Foot & Ankle in New Jersey.

Jacob Reinkraut, DPM, FACFAS is a Bergen County native, who opened his private practice in familiar territory. He helps the people of Ridgewood, New Jersey, get back on their feet at Complete Foot and Ankle. Dr. Reinkraut or as his calls himself “Jake” is a physician who is known by his patients to be compassionate and caring because he believes that the patient’s well-being always comes first, and he treats every patient like family.

Dr. Reinkraut earned his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College and received his doctorate from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Jacob Reinkraut completed his surgical residency at St. Michael’s Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident. Then, to finish his medical training, he earned his board certification from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Reinkraut’s expert medical and surgical training allows him to diagnose and treat foot and ankle disorders using the most advanced techniques. Because of his training, Dr Reinkraut treats all age groups starting with pediatric patients to adults.

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Interested patients can learn about Dr. Reinkraut's approach and begin the enrollment process by clicking here.

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Dr. Rimi Statkus Explains Tech Behind Siren Socks

May 13, 2020

Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists are offering cutting edge technology and care delivered by a top notch team to distinguish themselves in the field of podiatry. We are thrilled to have them integrate Siren in to their practice. Watch as Dr. Statkus explains how Remote Patient Monitoring technology and the Siren Sock System is keeping high risk patients monitored from the safety of their own home.

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