A Podiatrist, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is a health care professional whose training focuses on the foot, ankle and related body systems in addition to ones overall health. After obtaining an undergraduate degree, the podiatric doctor spends four years in a college of podiatric medicine to obtain a doctorate degree. 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. Patient Education of feet includes bunions, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns, calluses, sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries. Podiatric surgeons are certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, once 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.
The doctors at Alliance Foot and Ankle clinic have had extensive training in all areas of foot, ankle, and leg ailments and continuously update their knowledge.