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A 27-year-old female asked:

Where should you see a podiatrist versus a dermatologist? i have these two formations on my foot but not sure which to see.

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Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 41 years experience
Both are qualified: Both specialists are qualified to treat your condition. However, podiatrists are specifically trained for conditions affecting the feet and therefore may have more experience in doing so.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Podiatrists: Are well trained in skin conditions of the skin but it come down to what makes you feel more comfortable with. Dermatologist is certainly the experts.
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 conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Practitioners may focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, orthopedics, biomechanics, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, primary care, and wound care.

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