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Diabetic foot care/who does it best?
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7 doctors agree
In brief: Podiatrist
It depends on what your foot problem is.
Most podiatrists see many diabetics in there practice for a variety of foot problems from neuropathy, pvd, nail care. Infections , corns and calluses, and ulcers. I like to see diabetics on a regular basis to keep them from having ulcer and other foot problems.

In brief: Podiatrist
It depends on what your foot problem is.
Most podiatrists see many diabetics in there practice for a variety of foot problems from neuropathy, pvd, nail care. Infections , corns and calluses, and ulcers. I like to see diabetics on a regular basis to keep them from having ulcer and other foot problems.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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5 doctors agree
In brief: A well-trained podia
Podiatry has come to the forefront of medicine in treatment of diabetic foot complications.
There is a team approach at most institutions today consisting of internists (including endocrine), vascular surgeons and podiatrists for total management of this lifestyle-threatening disease which is becoming more prevalent in this country.

In brief: A well-trained podia
Podiatry has come to the forefront of medicine in treatment of diabetic foot complications.
There is a team approach at most institutions today consisting of internists (including endocrine), vascular surgeons and podiatrists for total management of this lifestyle-threatening disease which is becoming more prevalent in this country.
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
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5 doctors agree
In brief: You do
A podiatrist can help you but it's your responsibility to take care of your foot.
You should check it every day make sure your shoes fit well and if there any problems get help as soon as possible.

In brief: You do
A podiatrist can help you but it's your responsibility to take care of your foot.
You should check it every day make sure your shoes fit well and if there any problems get help as soon as possible.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Linda Gromko
I couldn't agree more! My husband was a diabetic on kidney dialysis. One day, he got his foot caught in an elevator door as it closed in on his wheelchair. That night, we found a quarter sized blood blister on his big toe. Within a month, he had his leg amputated - in spite of the best of care. But even a pebble in a shoe can cause a life-threatening foot ulcer in someone whose sensation is limited because of diabetic peripheral neuropathy! LGromkoMD
3 doctors agree
In brief: Podiatrist
Podiatrist

In brief: Podiatrist
Podiatrist
Dr. Michael Genkin
Dr. Michael Genkin
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Diabetic care
Best foot care is by podiatrist as a team approach with pcp and endocrinologist.
Podiatrists can treat wounds and prevent wounds from occurring by getting diabetic shoes with special inserts.

In brief: Diabetic care
Best foot care is by podiatrist as a team approach with pcp and endocrinologist.
Podiatrists can treat wounds and prevent wounds from occurring by getting diabetic shoes with special inserts.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. David Hettinger
The "team" approach is best, as stated above.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Podiatrist.
A podiatrist is a very important member of your health care team, along with your primary care physician, endocrinologist, etc.
We can provide nail care, check ups, wound care, write antibiotic prescriptions if necessary, perform surgery, and get you custom diabetic inserts and shoes to avoid future problems.

In brief: Podiatrist.
A podiatrist is a very important member of your health care team, along with your primary care physician, endocrinologist, etc.
We can provide nail care, check ups, wound care, write antibiotic prescriptions if necessary, perform surgery, and get you custom diabetic inserts and shoes to avoid future problems.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Podiatrist
A podiatrist is well versed in all ailments affecting the foot and ankle realted to diabetes.

In brief: Podiatrist
A podiatrist is well versed in all ailments affecting the foot and ankle realted to diabetes.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Various "best"
Diabetic foot care can be performed by a variety of physicians.
Seek a physician who is well experienced in the treatment of the diabetic foot.

In brief: Various "best"
Diabetic foot care can be performed by a variety of physicians.
Seek a physician who is well experienced in the treatment of the diabetic foot.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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