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At Michael K. Block, DPM, LLC our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Quality Care
When you have a problem with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds, an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs, a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Dr. Block and Dr. Cooney represent all of these qualities and more. They dedicate their time to every single patient and won't leave the exam room until you have had all of your problems addressed and questions answered.

Informed Patients
We believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their well-being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this website covering the full array of topics associated with podiatric diagnoses and treatments. Some of our services include ankle arthritisfoot pain, heel pain, bunions, ingrown toenails, and more. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting
The best care in the world doesn't mean anything if you can't access it. At Michael K. Block, DPM, LLC, we strive to make our office as efficient and welcoming as possible. Included in these web pages are information about our office, directions, hours, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling.

We hope you find this website useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.

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Michael K. Block, DPM

  • Michael K. Block
    DPM

    Dr. Michael K. Block has provided comprehensive foot and ankle care in Harford County for 20+ years.  In August of 2012, he opened his own practice in Abingdon, Maryland. Dr. Block treats common foot ailments, such as ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, bunions and hammertoes, Plantar Fasciitis, and Achilles Tendonitis. Additionally, he treats fractures, sprains, injuries of the foot, ankle and heel, chronic and acute infections, and provides comprehensive diabetic wound care. He offers conservative treatment options as well as surgical intervention for the correction of both congenital and traumatic deformities of the foot.

    Dr. Block's mission is to see his patients walk pain-free and continue to remain active. Feeling your best can sometimes start from the ground up, literally! That's why it's important to not wait until the pain in your feet prevents you from living an active lifestyle. For you can be rest assured that 'early recognition provides faster recovery and prevents advanced problems.”

    Arthritis

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    Bunions

    What are Bunions? Also known as a hallux valgus, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe. Bunions are a common toe disorder that affects about a third of all adults in the US. They form due to the big toe pointing inward to the other toes of your feet. As a result, the metatarsophalangeal ...

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    Bunions

    What are Bunions? Also known as a hallux valgus, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe. Bunions are a common toe disorder that affects about a third of all adults in the US. They form due to the big toe pointing inward to the other toes of your feet. As a result, the metatarsophalangeal ...

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    Gout

    What is Gout? Classified as a type of metabolic arthritis, gout is one of several common types of arthritis that cause severe inflammation, pain, and swelling in the joints it affects. Gout occurs due to deposits of uric acid crystals in joints around the body—most commonly joints in the big toe and ...

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    Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by round, reddish, dry scaly patches covered by grayish-white or silvery-white scales. Lesions are most commonly found on the nails, scalp, elbows, shins and feet. In the foot, psoriasis can be difficult to distinguish ...

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Patient Testimonials

  • "Very thorough and knowledgeable. Staff very friendly. Would highly recommend."
    Sallie M
  • "Dr.Block is very nice. He's very good at working on your feet. When he works on my feet it doesn't hurt at all. I'll never ever go to see another podiatrist. Dr. Block is the best!"
    Hilda N
  • "I had a consultation with Dr.Block! Very thorough. I did not feel rushed. He took his time explaining and showing me my options. Great experience!! Staff was very friendly as well!!"
    Cindy K
  • "I called yesterday inquiring about an appointment as a new patient. I was scheduled for an appointment TODAY! Amazing. Such a pleasant experience from scheduling to checking out. Highly recommend Dr. Cooney. She was very thorough and gave so much helpful information. I left with some immediate relief, and some devices to use to help continue to get my plantar fasciitis under control. I couldn’t be happier! Thank you!"
    Jennifer M

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Michael K. Block, DPM, LLC

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (1st, 3rd, and 5th)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (2nd and 4th)

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed