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Dubuque Podiatry, P.C.

WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?

Podiatrist, often referred to as “foot doctors”, specialize in the medical care of the foot, ankle and lower leg. They must have a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) degree from a college of podiatric medicine. They are also occasionally referred to as foot and ankle surgeons or podiatric surgeons.

They must pass both written and oral board examinations and must obtain a state license to practice podiatric medicine.

Podiatrists work in private practices, hospitals, and clinics, and may become professors at colleges of podiatric medicine, department chiefs and hospital administrators.

To further their education and abilities they are able to receive a Board Certification in podiatry which requires advanced training, intense written and oral examinations and practice experience.

To receive a certification by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery requires graduation from podiatric medical school; completion of an approved podiatric surgical residency; practice experience, including surgical case submissions; and written and oral examinations.

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WHAT SERVICES DO OUR PODIATRISTS OFFER?

Complete care of foot and ankle disorders from infants to elderly
Surgical and non-surgical treatment of athletic injuries
Biomechanical analysis and functional orthotic fabrication
Diabetic shoes and insoles
Wound care to the foot, ankle and lower extremity
Diagnostic Ultrasound Services
X-rays—In office
Hospital Inpatient and outpatient care
In house surgical suite
Nursing home footcare
On call physician 24/7

 

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF:

Arch Disorders
Arthritis
Bunions
Burning Pain
Corns and Calluses
Diabetic Foot Care
Hammertoes
Heel Pain
Heel Spurs
Infections and Ulcerations
Ingrown Toenails
Neuromas
Soft Tissue Masses and Tumors
Sports Injuries
Tendon and Joint Pain
Warts
Foot and ankle injuries of all types