-Mitzi Hazard, PT, CDE, C.Ped
Mitzi Hazard, PT, CDE, C.Ped. graduated cum laude from California State University at Long Beach with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1992. She received her national board certifications as a diabetes educator from NCBDE in May of 2003 and as a pedorthist from BCP in June 2005. Her professional passion is the achievement of techniques and programs that maximize the healing of wounds. Ms. Hazard has dedicated a major portion of her career to studying effective treatments for wound care and to the prevention and treatment of diabetic neuropathic wounds. She worked for Olympic Medical Center (OMC) in Sequim, Washington from May of 1999 until 2004. She was the manager of rehabilitation services and a diabetes educator in the OMC ADA-accredited diabetes self-management education program. She served as a wound care resource for both rehabilitation and nursing staff consulting on difficult wound cases of arterial, venous and neuropathic origin. She has developed staff education programs related to diabetes, wound care, custom foot orthotics and the diabetic foot in the geriatric population. In November 2004, she opened her own private practice, Feet First Custom Orthotics, specializing in custom foot orthotics and diabetic neuropathic ulcer management. Mitzi Hazard joined Jefferson Healthcare?s team of medical professionals in 2009 as a Physical Therapist. She is also the Clinical Supervisor and part of an expanding staff of highly skilled physical therapists in demand in eastern Jefferson County.