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Why do podiatrists need to have good math skills?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry
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Just as any other physician.
We write prescriptions and have to be able to calculate dosing. A lot of measurements are made with ulcers, etc. That require math skills along with other formula calculations as any other physician. Don't forget, we need to be able to count to 10 for the number of toes.

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Just as any other physician.
We write prescriptions and have to be able to calculate dosing. A lot of measurements are made with ulcers, etc. That require math skills along with other formula calculations as any other physician. Don't forget, we need to be able to count to 10 for the number of toes.
Dr. Randy Lisch
Dr. Randy Lisch
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Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry
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In brief: To prevent overdosin

You need to be able to calculate amounts of medication used for children and adults, based on their wweight in kilograms.
Also, many medications are given in various % concentrations and you need to calculate how much medicine you can inject or give orally before reaching toxic doses.

In brief: To prevent overdosin

You need to be able to calculate amounts of medication used for children and adults, based on their wweight in kilograms.
Also, many medications are given in various % concentrations and you need to calculate how much medicine you can inject or give orally before reaching toxic doses.
Dr. Frank Kase
Dr. Frank Kase
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In brief: Math is important

For all skills no matter what it is you do.
It's the basis of logical thinking.

In brief: Math is important

For all skills no matter what it is you do.
It's the basis of logical thinking.
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Dr. Richard Taddeo
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Pre-requisite

Most professional jobs have some math as a pre-requisite.
Math may be use in calculating pediatric medication dosages.

In brief: Pre-requisite

Most professional jobs have some math as a pre-requisite.
Math may be use in calculating pediatric medication dosages.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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