Committed to the health of your feet, podiatric medicine focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing foot and ankle problems, such as incorrect foot biomechanics.

Your podiatric physician (podiatrist) is highly trained through years of study and clinical practice, including a bachelor’s degree program and four years of podiatric medical school.

In addition, most podiatric physicians have from one to four years of specialized residency, training at a hospital in foot and ankle surgery.


Once in practice, podiatric physicians continue to stay informed about the latest research and developments in the field by taking continuing medical education courses that are required to maintain their license.

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