Chiropodist vs. Podiatrist

We provide chiropodist, podologist care for Seattle, plus a whole lot more.  With many top companies in the area such as Amazon, Google, Facebook we have people here from all around the world, who may be familiar with the care provided from these practitioners.  As a podiatric physician and surgeon, we provide these services here, … Read more

Orthopedic Surgery vs. Podiatry

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry?  There are more commonalities than there are differences.  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and treated by virtually all medical insurance companies and government entities as such.  Its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and … Read more

Shoe and Arch Support Stores vs. Podiatry

Presently, there is a television commercial from a shoe insert company featuring a wife who is happy that her husband found relief from their product, and an athlete who testifies to the same. As a podiatrist, however, I have had patients who complain to have spent hundreds of dollars on their products, stating salespeople and … Read more

Pedicurist vs. Podiatrist

One of the most common questions is what is the difference between a pedicurist and a podiatrist?  A pedicurist is a cosmetologist and a podiatrist is a doctor of the feet. Pedicurists focus on procedures mentioned in this link, though some may have experience in sterilization and detection of disease. A podiatrist does none of … Read more

Wound Care Nurse/Podiatrist for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Wounds and Ulcers from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. One common question that is asked is does a patient need a wound care nurse for an ulcer?  What is the difference between what services podiatrists offer as opposed to wound care nurses? A wound care nurse or physical therapist may work in a multi-specialty … Read more

Physical Therapy vs. Podiatry for Foot Injuries and Problems

“Dr. Hoy helped me with my foot issue. He was even able to diagnosis and give me advice on an ankle problem that no physical therapist had been able to crack. Highly recommend.” -Patricia M. Physical therapists and podiatrists are two groups of providers that render treatment to patients with foot and ankle injuries or … Read more

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry?  There are more commonalities than there are differences.  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and treated by virtually all medical insurance companies and government entities as such.  Its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and … Read more

What is the Difference Between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?

I recently had a patient ask me this question.  Immediately I answered her, “About 50 years.” The history of my profession is interesting.  Until the turn of the 20th century, chiropodists—now known as podiatrists—were separate from organized medicine. They were independently licensed physicians who treated the feet, ankles and related leg structures. The first society … Read more

Getting It Right the First Time

Most primary care physicians agree that cases of foot pain are among the most problematic they see.  The problems tend to defy treatment and become nuisances.  Sometimes they require numerous return visits for nagging pain that won’t go away. What’s more, patients with foot pain are decidedly unhappy campers.  For most everyone, walking is a … Read more

Dr. Hoy’s Medical and Residency Training

Click here to view Dr. Hoy’s credentials. The quality of medical school and residency training makes a difference in practice.  Dr. Hoy’s podiatric medical school education and residency was based out of a world-class medical school and hospital system, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). During Dr. Hoy’s medical school years at the California … Read more