Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a Primary Care Doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care is the flagship Center of Excellence in the highly respected and widely acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy in Baltimore offers on-site gait analysis. Our foot and ankle specialists may request a gait analysis to examine how pressure is distributed across the foot. The results of a gait analysis are used to develop the best treatment plan for the individual patient.
A gait analysis is a non-invasive evaluation to measure foot function. There can be pathologic conditions of the foot that are visibly quite obvious during a physical examination but the planning of specific treatments may not be easy due to abnormal biomechanics of the foot.
The biomechanics of the foot are obtained by conducting a computer gait analysis. Reviewing the biomechanics of the foot can assist in developing the best treatment plans for various foot conditions.
A gait analysis is performed by having the patient walk across a walking pressure sensitive mat that is buried into the floor. As the patient walks across the mat, tiny optical sensors read the pressure of the foot in a time-force integral.
The pedobarograph image produced shows the areas of the foot that are bearing the most pressure. Understanding how the pressure is distributed across the foot can help determine the best treatment option for the patient.
The top rated team of doctors and surgeons at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is recognized as one of the region’s best programs for foot and ankle reconstruction and injury. Our surgeons offer pioneering surgical care and innovative, one-of-a-kind treatment for foot and ankle conditions, including osteoarthritis, sprained ankle, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendinitis, flat feet, heel pain, foot and ankle trauma, nerve problems and problems of the big toe. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Gary Pichney is a podiatrist specialized in advanced surgical techniques with expertise in forefoot, rear foot and ankle surgical reconstruction, sports medicine and amputation prevention in the diabetic foot.
Nurses tend to know doctors and this nurse knew just the right doctor to call when she ran into serious trouble with her foot.