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Do abps certified podiatrists do clincal podiatry or surgery?

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13 doctors agree

In brief: Both

They actually perform both.
They will see patients in the office for clinical podiatry issues or even perform in office procedures. They also perform surgery on patients in office, outpatient surgery centers or hospitals.

In brief: Both

They actually perform both.
They will see patients in the office for clinical podiatry issues or even perform in office procedures. They also perform surgery on patients in office, outpatient surgery centers or hospitals.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Both

But they tend to concentrate on foot surgery

In brief: Both

But they tend to concentrate on foot surgery
Dr. Richard Taddeo
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Abps

They usually do both.
That designation just means they r board certified in foot surgery or foot and ankle surgery.

In brief: Abps

They usually do both.
That designation just means they r board certified in foot surgery or foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Rudolf Zak
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Certification

Board certification in podiatry in completely optional and there are many different boards that can certify podiatrists.
This does not mean that they are better than any other podiatrist at either clinical or surgical podiatry, just that they have taken optional exams for additional credentials.... But, yes - all of us do both!

In brief: Certification

Board certification in podiatry in completely optional and there are many different boards that can certify podiatrists.
This does not mean that they are better than any other podiatrist at either clinical or surgical podiatry, just that they have taken optional exams for additional credentials.... But, yes - all of us do both!
Dr. David Hettinger
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2 comments
Dr. Marybeth Crane
ABPS certified is considered the highest level of board certification for podiatric foot and ankle surgery in the US.
Dr. David Hettinger
ABPS Certified indicates that a podiatrist has demonstrated a cognitive knowledge of podiatric surgery, not NECESSARILY a talent for it.
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both

Board certified podiatrist do both general & surgical podiatry.

In brief: Both

Board certified podiatrist do both general & surgical podiatry.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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2 doctors agree

In brief: board certified

As another doctor stated , there are different boards.
The reality is that it is an exam. It does not necessarily indicate competence with your hands. Sorry to disappoint the abps folks , but it is true. All of us do office based work including procedures like other doctors of other specialties as well as in-hospital procedures.

In brief: board certified

As another doctor stated , there are different boards.
The reality is that it is an exam. It does not necessarily indicate competence with your hands. Sorry to disappoint the abps folks , but it is true. All of us do office based work including procedures like other doctors of other specialties as well as in-hospital procedures.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can do both

Certification in foot surgery indicates that a podiatrist has demonstrated a cognitive knowledge of podiatric surgery, including the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of foot diseases, deformities, and/or trauma, and those structures which affect the foot and ankle.

In brief: Can do both

Certification in foot surgery indicates that a podiatrist has demonstrated a cognitive knowledge of podiatric surgery, including the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of foot diseases, deformities, and/or trauma, and those structures which affect the foot and ankle.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Trevor Neal
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgically trained

Abps is a certifying board that indicates a level of expertise in foot and ankle surgery.

In brief: Surgically trained

Abps is a certifying board that indicates a level of expertise in foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Trevor Neal
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In brief: Both

They can perform surgical procedures in outpatient settings, hospitals, and even the office.

In brief: Both

They can perform surgical procedures in outpatient settings, hospitals, and even the office.
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
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Dr. Lee Stein
Podiatry

In brief: ABPS

Usually ABPS (ABFAS) do both surgery and clinical podiatry .
It can vary from DPM to DPM my.

In brief: ABPS

Usually ABPS (ABFAS) do both surgery and clinical podiatry .
It can vary from DPM to DPM my.
Dr. Lee Stein
Dr. Lee Stein
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In brief: Both

We do both.

In brief: Both

We do both.
Dr. Steven Frydman
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