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

Pedicurist vs. Podiatrist

One of the most common questions is what is the difference between a pedicurist and a podiatrist?  The most basic answer lies in education.  Pedicurists go to cosmetology school and podiatrists go to medical school.  Perhaps the basis of the confusion lies in one of the tasks that a podiatrist does.  A podiatrist makes sure … 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