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Dr. Payam Rafat

Podiatry
Lancaster, TX
24 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

Saturday: Closed
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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
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Podiatry

Aesthetic Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Sports Medicine

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English, Persian, Spanish

Doctor Q&A

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
It is possible: Sprains are common injuries resulting from playing basketball. If you continue to have pain and swelling have it evaluated by a professional.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Bunion deformity: A bunion deformity with an external rotation of the big toe.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it looked at: See a professional. Cracking sounds may be a sign of an injury to the area. Have it evaluated. You may need x-rays.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Uric Acid / Trauma?: Sprains are usually associate with some type of injury. With gout one may have elevated uric acid levels which can be determined by a simple blood te... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Some causes of painful “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, localized swelling or inflammation and cysts. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it x-rayed.: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on the cause: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reacti... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes b... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, v... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on the cause: 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor circulation, allergic react... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilitis: Non unions can lead to pain, deformity, and abnormal function.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma,... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on severity: Depends on the severity of the fracture. If may need to be reduced and immobilized. If displaced or not reducible it may need to be surgically repai... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Can last a long time: Swelling may last a long time following a an injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it evaluated.: A diabetic foot ulcer is best diagnosed with a physical exam. Your physician will ask you to remove your shoes in order to inspect your feet. They w... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes and No: It is common for one to experience pain and swelling for several months following an ankle injury. If the pain and swelling persist have it evaluated... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
It depends: It depends on the size and depth of the wound. For minor superficial abrasions you may not need any. Some may require an oral antibiotic. For deepe... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it evaluated.: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reacti... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Friction blister: Blistering can be due to an infection or due to friction. A friction blister forms as your skin rubs against some material. The skin may become red a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, v... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
It is possible: Have it evaluated as you many have a more involve injury. Consult with your orthopedist. With calf pain you also have to make sure that you do not h... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause itchy bumps. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Point of contact.: May affect any point of contact.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bact... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Cause of pain may include tight shoes, sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possible causes: 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
No : There is no quick fix other than seeing the doctor.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it evaluated.: You have a few different conditions going on. See you primary physician and get the appropriate referrals.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it evaluated: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal o... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Take care of it.: On occasion a small piece of nail may be left behind that can be source of you pain and discomfort. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatmen... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes....: Pain can radiating through the nerve.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Can be: People with sarcoidosis may develop joint pain. Joint pain however can develop due to a variety of different reasons.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumpt... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities.: The black discoloration may be due to fungal debris, bacterial growth, underlying dry blood or external debris like lint from black socks or other ext... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Trauma: It is common for one to experience pain and swelling for several months following an ankle injury. Swelling results form soft tissue damage.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Common: Blood blisters and bruising is commonly seen following a calcaneal fracture.
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Dpends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, a... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Possible.: If a sinusitis leads to an infection, an infection could progress to sepsis.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it looked at: There are many types and causes of blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma,... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Some causes of painful “lumps and bumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a pr... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
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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
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This was a good thing to read on in regards to actions I should take myself. I'm having a similar case and now I have a better understanding
HealthTap member
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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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