Podiatrists are health professionals who diagnose and treat medical
and surgical problems and injuries of the feet and ankles, such as corns,
warts, plantar fasciitis, bunions, or hammer toes. They also perform
Podiatrists provide extended care for people who need it, such as
those who have foot problems caused by diabetes.
A podiatrist completes a degree at a college of podiatric medicine after undergraduate college. After receiving
his or her podiatry degree, a podiatrist typically spends time in a
hospital-based residency program.
Podiatrists can be board-certified through
the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Certification is not required in
July 9, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.