As podiatric physicians, we received conventional medical training plus special training on the foot, ankle, and lower leg. We have been well trained in foot and ankle surgery through our hospital residencies, and are experts in delivering care for complex foot disorders suffered by diabetic patients as well as common foot problems including bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis (heel pain), and shin splints. We specialize in diabetic and Charcot foot disorders and have extensive knowledge and experience in flatfoot and arthritic foot reconstruction.
For problems outside our field, we will assist you in finding the appropriate specialist. As a patient, you will have your own treating physician. In the event that your podiatrist is not available, another one of our physicians will be glad to see you so there is no loss in the continuity of care.
Because continuing post-graduate education is essential in providing the best state-of-the-art care for our patients, we may be out for several weeks each year for the purpose of learning the latest treatments in podiatric medicine and surgical techniques. In the event of our absences, another podiatric physician in our practice will be available for your emergency care or questions.
In addition to our highly trained physicians, our office is staffed with devoted personnel who provide the best of care during all phases of your treatment.
What is a Podiatrist?
A Podiatrist, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is the only health care professional whose total training focuses on the foot, ankle and related body systems. After obtaining an undergraduate degree, the podiatric doctor spends four years in a college of podiatric medicine to obtain a doctorate degree. Many podiatrists further their education by participating in a post-graduate residency program at an approved hospital or university. Following their doctorate degree, each podiatrist must pass national and state examinations in order to be licensed by the state in which he or she will practice.
The podiatric physician cares for people of all ages. Common disorders of feet include bunions, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns, calluses, sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries. If your podiatric surgeon is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, he or she has successfully completed a credentialing and examination process and has demonstrated knowledge of podiatric surgery. This includes the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of foot diseases, deformities, and trauma of the foot, ankle and related structures.
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