Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic Podiatrists Give Back to the Community

Osterman Homeless Connect

Dr. Howard Osterman (far right) and his staff pose for a photo during Project Homeless Connect

On October 9, 2015, Dr. Howard Osterman of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic’s Silver Spring/Fenton, DC-Eye Street, and Chevy Chase/Barlow Divisions, participated in Project Homeless Connect. The event served as a one-day resource fair for participants to access legal services, employment services, podiatry, medical and dental checkups, housing services and more – services that might normally take weeks or months to obtain. This was the first Project Homeless Connect event in the District of Columbia, organized by United Way NCA and held at Central Union Mission in Washington, DC. The doctors (Howard Osterman, DPM, Saylee Tulpule, DPM, Jennifer Gerres, DPM, and Vinay Matai, DPM) and staff had a wonderful day giving back to the community. Sheila Somashekhar, the event coordination, gave a special thank you to the FASMA team for their professionalism and quality of service. She said, “In speaking with participants and reviewing the participant evaluation forms, podiatry was amongst the most popular and well-received services, and I believe your services and medical expertise may have saved some lives.”

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) is a diverse group of foot and ankle specialists, dedicated to providing advanced and comprehensive foot and ankle care to all patients in a warm and caring environment. FASMA doctors provide a full scope of surgical and non-surgical treatment options, emphasizing open communication and education. It is FASMA’s aim to relieve every one of our patients of pain, and allow a return to a high level of function as quickly as possible. FASMA works with our patients’ other doctors to ensure good health and continuity of care for each patient.