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Doc suggests a podiatrist for injury to toes on rt foot. 2d/3d toes painful spread after sports mishap. Any advantage to podiatry as opp to ortho md?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Specialist
The same principles are employed in treatment of foot and ankle conditions regardless of whether you are seen by a podiatrist or a foot and ankle orthopedist.
It is important that you have a a good rapport with whomever you choose. If your pcp has suggested a particular doctor it may be because he or she has a good working relationship with that physician.

In brief: Specialist
The same principles are employed in treatment of foot and ankle conditions regardless of whether you are seen by a podiatrist or a foot and ankle orthopedist.
It is important that you have a a good rapport with whomever you choose. If your pcp has suggested a particular doctor it may be because he or she has a good working relationship with that physician.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Interest
Orthopods dont have much to add for lesser toes podiatrist treats this everyday.

In brief: Interest
Orthopods dont have much to add for lesser toes podiatrist treats this everyday.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Either is fine
Either Dr. is adequate for this problem. You must be comfortable with the doctor treating you.

In brief: Either is fine
Either Dr. is adequate for this problem. You must be comfortable with the doctor treating you.
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
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Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry
In brief: Podiatry
Either doctor can help you, Podiatry is specialized for foot and ankle problems.

In brief: Podiatry
Either doctor can help you, Podiatry is specialized for foot and ankle problems.
Dr. David Tobin
Dr. David Tobin
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Dr. Ali Elkhalil
Podiatry
In brief: Either is fine
Podiatry has more training per residency since they spend 3 years to treat feet where Ortho is 1 year fellowship.
So tell me who knows better in foot treatment

In brief: Either is fine
Podiatry has more training per residency since they spend 3 years to treat feet where Ortho is 1 year fellowship.
So tell me who knows better in foot treatment
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Have it evaluated.
A podiatrist is qualified by his or her education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
Podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the foot and ankle based on their education, training, and experience.

In brief: Have it evaluated.
A podiatrist is qualified by his or her education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
Podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the foot and ankle based on their education, training, and experience.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Ortho
It is wrong to say that many orthopaedists don't see foot problems.
We take great pains to ensure all orthopaedic surgeons get excellent training in foot and ankle pathology. They understand the biomechanics of the entire musculoskeletal system better than any providers out there. Podiatrists have their place and this is an area of overlap, but had to correct misstatement seen in other answer.

In brief: Ortho
It is wrong to say that many orthopaedists don't see foot problems.
We take great pains to ensure all orthopaedic surgeons get excellent training in foot and ankle pathology. They understand the biomechanics of the entire musculoskeletal system better than any providers out there. Podiatrists have their place and this is an area of overlap, but had to correct misstatement seen in other answer.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: No
This is an area of overlap where a good podiatrist may be able to help.
My bias is obviously for you to see a foot and ankle trained orthopaedic surgeon.

In brief: No
This is an area of overlap where a good podiatrist may be able to help.
My bias is obviously for you to see a foot and ankle trained orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Podiatrist v Ortho
Nowadays many orthopedic drs do not see much of foot disorders since podiatrists exist.
Either an orthopode who does foot surgery or a podiatrist who does foot surgery will be adequate.

In brief: Podiatrist v Ortho
Nowadays many orthopedic drs do not see much of foot disorders since podiatrists exist.
Either an orthopode who does foot surgery or a podiatrist who does foot surgery will be adequate.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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