Important COVID-19 Updates

Published On: March 18, 2020


Werkman, Boven & Associates have cancelled all appointments until April 14, 2020. If you are experiencing foot-related issues that need immediate attention call 905-845-4817.

Examples of emergency conditions include infections, ulcerations, wounds, gout, diabetic foot complications, minor trauma and foot pain that cannot be managed by over-the-counter medications.

In order to continue to support our current clients, Rick Werkman, D.CH., B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine, will be available to discuss and advise. Please leave a message or email and your request will be answered within 24 hours.


After consulting numerous sources and colleagues, I have decided that it is in the best interest of my staff, patients and the public, that Werkman, Boven & Associates Foot Clinic will be closed, effectively immediately, until at least March 30, 2020.

As you are already aware, COVID-19 is an imminent threat to our population’s health and lives. Protecting our vulnerable patients, the majority of whom are over 65 or medically or immunologically compromised, is a major priority.

Perhaps even more importantly, making difficult decisions today, rather than waiting until tomorrow, we can play our part in social distancing by closing the clinic. By having staff and patients stay home, we can do our part in limiting the number of cases of COVID-19, slow the spread and lessen the anticipated major strain on our healthcare system.

As the majority of the procedures and services we carry out on a daily basis are elective in nature, I am certain this decision, although difficult to make, is for the best of the overall health of my staff, patients, and community.

If you have an appointment at our clinic in the coming weeks, be assured we will do our best to be in touch with you to reschedule. We will be available by phone Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Fridays, 9:00 am to noon.

We sincerely value your understanding and wish you all wellness during this uncertain time.

Rick Werkman
Owner and Chiropodist at Werkman, Boven & Associates Foot Clinic


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