A Podiatrist, or 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, a podiatric physician spends four years in a college of podiatric medicine to obtain a doctorate degree. Podiatrists also further their education by completing a postgraduate residency program for an additional 2 to 3 years 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 we treat include bunions, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns, calluses, sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries.
At Council Bluffs Foot & Ankle Care, our doctors are certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery. This means that we have successfully completed a credentialing and examination process and have demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of podiatric surgery. This includes the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of foot disorders, deformities, and trauma of the foot, ankle and related structures.
It is our education, experience, and commitment to excellence in foot care that sets us apart from any other medical profession in the treatment of foot conditions. Often, we can help solve your foot problem with one or two visits whereas it may take months of repeated visits with a different medical professional.
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