3 Facts About Podiatrists
Before you make your next appointment with a podiatrist, here’s a short list of facts about the profession. The doctors at the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group join podiatrists across the country who help patients with their foot and ankle pain.
Podiatrists are doctors.
While you may not see a podiatrist in traditional medical school, they attend their own specialized school. Instead of “MD” after their name, each podiatrist has “DPM,” which stands for doctor of podiatric medicine. You’re in great hands with a podiatrist. They are part of professional organizations and have dedicated their lives to their specialty.
Podiatrists have specialized training.
To be a podiatrist, many students prepare by taking college courses in physics, biology, and other science classes. They then attend an accredited podiatry school for four years. While in school, they learn about bones, nerves, muscles, and movement. It’s all about understanding how the body moves. After graduation comes residency for three years — followed by additional experience and certifications.
Podiatrists are in your neighborhood.
If you’re having foot and ankle pain, you’re not the only one. That’s why we’re happy to share that a podiatrist is in your neighborhood. Just start with a quick search on our website. Show your appreciation to your feet by giving them the attention they need. Foot pain is not normal, and we are here to help.
At the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, there are almost 30 foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, and doctors. With more than 30 locations, from Newark, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, we value convenience and excellent service for our patients. We offer compassionate, cutting-edge care across our network, and we specialize in treating the following conditions: ankle and sports injuries, heel pain and plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, diabetic foot care complications, children’s foot problems, skin conditions of the feet, and fungal nails. Our group is considered among the best foot and ankle providers in the country. To schedule an appointment, first find a podiatrist in your area.