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Dr. Payam Rafat

Podiatry
Lancaster, TX
22 years experience male

Locations

A Step Ahead Foot Care, P.C.

Lancaster, TX

Address

2600 W Pleasant Run Rd,, Lancaster, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Medicare

Aetna

Beale Wound Care Center

Mount Vernon, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Payam Rafat is a podiatric surgeon who is in private practice in Lancaster, TX. Dr. Rafat is certified in Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine, Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology, and Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry. He has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally and has presented several scientific posters. For his achievements, Healthtap has recognized him as "Top Podiatrist" nationally in 2013 and 2014.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Aesthetic Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Sports Medicine

Wound care

Languages spoken

English, Persian, Spanish

Doctor Q&A

4.6K Answers
2.3K Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
It can: If the blister is open with raw exposed skin underneath it, it could be painful.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Get an x-ray: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle swelling, pain... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
It may help.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Can be removed.: They can be removed if they are causing you any discomfort or if they are backing out.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bit... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Due to: Due to or as a result of pneumonia.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, an... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Itchy skin: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vira... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, inse... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause a rash on the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor circulation, allergic reactions, b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Rest and elevate.: You need to rest and elevate you foot. Try to limit your ambulation. Contact your surgeon is pain is not adequately controlled with the prescribed m... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
May be of benefit.: Conservative management may include splinting.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, inse... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, vi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Yes, possible.: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bact... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Get it treated!: If an infective agent travels to the blood stream and spreads, it could cause what is called sepsis. With sepsis the body is greatly challenged to fig... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many causes: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain ma... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-infla... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
No: There must be fungus to cause a fungal infection. Sweat alone will not cause an infection. Sweaty feet however may provide the ideal environment for... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bit... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
It is possible: Try over the counter arch supports, but you may need more supportive custom orthoces.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated: Pain and swelling are common after any injury. Itching may develop at areas of skin abrasions or injury. If symptoms persist have it evaluated.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
See a podiatrist: A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm) who is qualified by his or her education and training and experience to diagnose and treat condit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-infla... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Within a day: Minor sprain can resolve within a day.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Yes: Casting is sometimes use for sever ankle sprains.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bit... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bit... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Ask your surgeon: It is normal to have pain the first day following bunion surgery. Try to avoid excessive medication. Rest the foot. Elevate the foot, ice the foot. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Connections: It may be connected to another adjacent area inside or around the wound.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: It is not common to get an infection due to an ankle sprain unless there is an open wound. If indeed it is infected you would need antibiotics to tre... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
It is possible.: Some causes of nail separation may include trauma, infection, and reaction or side effect of certain medications. Have them evaluated by a professio... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are nee... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Some causes of painful “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Get it under control: Control you blood sugar. Have it evaluated by a professional. In case of an infection, you may need an antibiotic. Have an x-ray taken and make sure... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: The pain can be due to many things such as gout, infection, inflammation of the bursa, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it ev... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Genetic trait, but: Not all the children will inherit the trait. I must admit that if you are identical twins this is rather unusual.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Healing times vary: Each individual has a different healing time. You will be ready to go back to a regular shoe when your foot is ready and the swelling is at a minimal... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Limit activity.: Rigorous activity should be limited to allow for optimal healing. The use of a brace may help support an area during activity, but they have their li... Read More

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Mar 29, 2014
Very thoughtful. Extremely knowledgeable. A great doctor. A great human being. It is my pleasure to be able to write this recommendation.
Mar 23, 2014
Dr. Rafat provides excellent information on Podiatry to the public via Healthtap.
Dr. Dave Burns
Mar 29, 2014
Dr. Raft enjoys his practice and wants to share his knowledge-Dave
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

ST BARNABAS HOSPITAL

Residency

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL

Awards

American Society of Podiatric Dermatology / MEDICS/ORTHO PHARMACEUTICAL Gold Award (2003)
Dermik Laboratories Award for Outstanding PPMR, (2002-2003)
Orthopedics Award – St. Barnabas Hospital, (2001)

Affiliations

Crescent Regional Hospital
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital

Publications

“The Relationship of Synostosis of the Middle and Distal Phalanx of the Fifth Digit with Symptomatology of the Fourth Interspace (Presented at the Ame...
“An Alternative Dispersion Pad for the Reduction of High Pressure Areas Beneath Diabetic Neuropathic Sub-metatarsal Ulcers” (Presented at the American...
“Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Review and Report of a Rare Advanced Case Presenting in the Sole of the Foot”- Maria A. Rokkas, DPM, Payam Rafat, DPM, and En...
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