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What are our feet are telling us with Dr. Paul Kinsinger

March 8, 2014


Dr. Paul Kinsinger, a Board Certified Family Physician and inventor of Dr. Paul's Piggy Paste who practices at llini Family Medicine in Washington, Illinois joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and News Channels. Dr. Kinsinger discusses how to gauge our wellbeing and understand exactly what our feet are telling us.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest discuss Dr. Paul Kinsinger the following:

  • When it comes to our health, our feet are usually the last thing on our mind. What are some trouble signs we should look out for?
  • A lot of people tend to ignore these types of symptoms. If unattended, can these lead to serious problems down the road?
  • Why is foot fungus so common and what can we do ourselves to treat something like this?
  • Can our feet tell us anything positive about our health?

Duration: 7:10

Paul Kinsinger, M.D. is a Board Certified Family Physician practicing at Illini Family Medicine in Washington, IL, and the mastermind behind Dr. Paul’s Piggy Paste, a product that revolutionizes the age-old problem of unsightly toenails caused by toenail fungus.

Kinsinger developed the idea for Piggy Paste to meet demands from patients who came to him with questions regarding embarrassing and unsightly toenails, a problem that affects one in ten Americans. He knew from medical school that you could soak your toenails in white vinegar and water to improve the appearance of toenails affected by toenail fungus, so he took it upon himself to develop a more efficient alternative to this home remedy. Kinsinger worked with a local compounding pharmacist to develop a product that contains acetic acid (vinegar) and thymol in an easy-to-use gel. With once-a-day applications of Piggy Paste, people could cut time and cleanup from the traditional vinegar toenail regimen – a huge advantage for today’s busy world.

After seeing successful results in improving the toenail appearance due to toenail fungus in his own practice, Kinsinger decided to sell Piggy Paste to local stores in the Peoria area in early 2010. He was the runner up in 2010 for the Innovation Illinois Business Award.

Walgreens put Piggy Paste in over 250 stores in the St. Louis and central Missouri and central Illinois area stores in April 2011. Based on the success of the product selling there, Walgreens gave the thumbs up to put Piggy Paste in over 7,500 of their stores across the U.S. in October 2011.

Kinsinger, an Illinois native, received his degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-founded the family medical practice with his brother, Lee Kinsinger, M.D. in 1991. His practice ranges from seeing patients in his clinic to being co-medical director of the Hospice program at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. When he’s not working, Kinsinger enjoys spending time with his family as well as golf, tennis and basketball.


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