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What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a physician and surgeon who treats conditions of the foot and ankle.

How is a podiatrist trained?

Podiatrists complete four years of medical school at a podiatric medical school and three years of surgical residency training. Podiatrists may go on to complete fellowship training following their residency.

Are podiatrists board certified?

Podiatrists can earn board certification after completing their residency, having clinical experience, and by ultimately taking an exam. The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine are the certifying boards for the specialty.

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