George Sich, III, DPM
Dr. Sich is an Assistant Professor of Podiatry at Augusta University. He has been serving the Aiken and surrounding communities since 2002. He specializes in surgical treatment of foot disorders and non-surgical treatment of foot, ankle, and lower extremity disorders. Licensed in South Carolina and Georgia. Originally from Ohio, he received his premedical education, engineering degree and US Army commission at the University of Cincinnati. He then attended the Dr. William M. Scholl, College of Podiatric Medicine, earning his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1998. Dr. Sich completed both a podiatric medical and surgical residency at the St. Luke's Hospital System, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. While on active duty, he supported the 3rd Infantry Division, family, and retirees of the Ft. Stewart community. Dr. Sich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is Board Certified in Foot Surgery. Dr. Sich has privileges at Augusta University, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Edgefield County Hospital, and Aiken Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Sich focuses his care on all parts of the foot and related structures in the ankle and lower leg. This includes dealing with foot and lower extremity pain being caused by foot deformities, arthritis, and infections. In addition, overuse injuries, trauma, low back arthritis, neuropathy and circulation problems can also be a source of the foot problem. Dr. Sich treats wounds in the foot and lower leg being caused by complications from diabetes, poor circulation and swelling. And, of course, he can treat your stubborn ingrowing toenail!
Dr. Sich also specializes in the Lapiplasty surgery for midfoot stabilization and bunion reduction. He is a Center of Excellence in this 3-dimensional bunion correction.
Dr. Sich is unique in that he provides the surgical residents and medical students at Augusta University billing and coding instruction necessary to work in the medical field.
As of 7/1/2022, Dr. Sich will become Residency Director of the Podiatric Surgical Residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (VAMC). Dr. Sich is unique in that he not only provides instruction and guidance on clinical and surgical podiatric care, he provides the residents and medical students at Augusta University and at the Charlie Norwood VAMC billing and coding instruction necessary to work in the medical field.
Dr. Sich provides surgical and non-surgical care. His philosophy is to focus on why your problem exists and to provide the best treatment options for the cause. It could be as simple as shoes being the wrong length, width, or shape! He takes into consideration multiple variables including your history, age, medication, other health conditions, social and employment factors. He uses information from x-rays, CT, MRI, and nuclear studies, as well. Sometimes, the problem is coming from above the foot. In these cases, Dr. Sich likes to refer his patient's to the appropriate specialist to provide the most focused and cost-effective care.
Medical School: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. 1998.
Residency: St. Lukes Hospital, Allentown, PA
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