Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Hammertoes

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry for the condition of hammertoes?  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists work side by side in hospitals and in the same group practices. The main … Read morePodiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Hammertoes

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Bunions

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry for the condition of bunions?  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists work side by side in hospitals and in the same group practices. The main … Read morePodiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Bunions

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Plantar Fasciitis

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry for the condition of plantar fasciitis?  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists work side by side in hospitals and in the same group practices. The … Read morePodiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Plantar Fasciitis

Bone Healing

Bones usually take 6-8 weeks to heal. For patients who sustain a fracture or have surgery where the bones were cut with internal fixation placed, weight bearing may need to be protected or avoided. Dr. Hoy will advise. After a month there may not be any pain and the weight bearing restrictions may not seem … Read moreBone Healing

Seattle Malignant Melanoma of the Foot Doctor

Malignant melanomas and other cancers can occur in the foot. Podiatric care is very important as suspicious soft tissue lesions can be identified and biopsied as soon as possible. We work with other specialists to provide total care for patients who have been diagnosed with these conditions. What Is Malignant Melanoma? Melanoma is a cancer … Read moreSeattle Malignant Melanoma of the Foot Doctor