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What is the definition or description of: podiatry?

What is the definition or description of: podiatry?

Foot Specialty: Podiatry (or podiatric medicine) is the field devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by his/her doctorate level education and residency training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Podiatry (Definition)

Podiatry (or podiatric medicine) is the field devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by his/her doctorate level education and residency training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ...Read more


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Does medical insurance cover podiatry?

Does medical insurance cover podiatry?

Yes: In the majority of cases, most podiatry services are covered. Keep in mind that certain individual services may not be covered, even though others provided by a podiatrist might normally be paid for by your insurance plan. ...Read more

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Is there a national body which regulates podiatry?

Board Certification: If you are wondering if podiatrists are board certified. The answer is most of the time; dependent of course on whether the particular provider has actually passed those examinations and whether or not he/she chooses to be board certified. The most widely recognized boards are american board of podiatric surgery and the american board of podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine. ...Read more

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I am interested in seeing someone in podiatry and need specialty information?

See the APMA: Podiatry is the study of the foot and ankle. You can get much more information from the apma (american podiatric medical association. ...Read more

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Where can I find infogram or videos on podiatry?

Websites: There are multiple websites that host videos on podiatry. One of them is www.Apma.Org. ...Read more

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What can I expect for my first podiatry appointment?

It all depends : In what you are going in for and how good the doctor is. Give a good history and ask around as to who is good in your area. ...Read more

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In podiatry, what does MS mean after dpm?

In podiatry, what does MS mean after dpm?

MS: Ms is not specific to podiatry but rather to any individual that has obtained a 'masters of science' degree. ...Read more

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