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 moreOrthopedic Surgery vs. Podiatry

Wound Care Nurse vs. Podiatrist for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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 wound care center in a hospital which also includes podiatrists, … Read moreWound Care Nurse vs. Podiatrist for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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 morePhysical Therapy vs. Podiatry for Foot Injuries and Problems

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 morePodiatrist vs. Orthopedist

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 moreWhat is the Difference Between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?

7 Reasons to See a Podiatrist for Your Foot or Ankle Problem

 Here are seven reasons why you should see a podiatrist for your foot and ankle problem: 7. A podiatrist can prescribe antibiotics and perform surgery. When a person has a wound on their foot, it is important to see the podiatrist.  The problem is in most areas of the foot and ankle, unlike the abdomen or the … Read more7 Reasons to See a Podiatrist for Your Foot or Ankle Problem