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podiatrist vs orthopedic foot surgeon

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Sports medicine doc: Well, sports medicine docs focus more on sports related injuries such as strain/sprains, tendinitis/tenosynovitis/bursitis etc...Some will do surgical ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience Podiatry
Tendonitis: Both podiatrists and orthopedics are capable of treating this issue. And, tendonitis or tenosynovitis are not necessarily, easy to treat. It may take ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Individual strengths: 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

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Training: An orthopaedic surgeon with a foot and ankle fellowship has undergone many more years of training than a podiatrist. In addition, a podiatrist is gen ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
That all depends on: Who you ask. You didn't state the podiatrists credentials. Hence, even as a podiatrist i'd give the nod to the orthopedist with the fellowship trainin ... Read More
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
The difference is...: A fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon is an M.D. Who has completed a 5-6 year residency in orthopedic surgery followed by a year specializing in t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: An orthopedist is an md who does an orthopedic residency and then a fellowship for 6-12 months of the foot. A podiatrist is a dpm who does a residenc ... Read More
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
On average...: A podiatrist has been specializing in feet and ankles all their time in training (mandatory 3 years of residency as well), while the orthopedic surgeo ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
An orthopedist 1st..: ...Takes 4 yrs 2 become an md. Then 4 years 2 become an orthopedic surgeon. After that 2 become a foot ; ankle specialist, they take a 1 yr fellowship ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Start from pediatric: Podaitrist. If he 'll find more complecs problem , he will refer child to orthopetist and pt.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
A foot and : Ankle surgeon can be a podiatrist or an orthopedist who specializes in foot and ankle.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
43 years experience Podiatry
Podiatrist: Surgical podiatrists generally do a higher volume of these surgeries and therefore have more experience.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Feet: Poditrists only work on feet but not all perform surgery. Orthopedists work on the entire body and some specialize in feet.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Velimir Petkov
18 years experience Podiatry
Heel Pain?: It depends on the problem you have. Would you be willing to describe your symptoms so that I can better assist you. If it is heel pain, then probably ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Dermatologist ?: Nail condition are commonly seen by Dermatologists.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Ankle Specialist: I would check with the medical schools in each of the cities. Chicago and st. Louis have multiple medical schools. In the orthopedic department look ... Read More
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