Not every foot problem requires surgery. In fact 80% of podiatric practice is non-surgical. Many podiatrists are only certified in surgery and will promote foot and ankle surgery.
Other methods of treatment besides surgery include:
- Biological–such as medications,
- Biomechanical–such as orthotics and padding,
- Rehabilitative–such as physical therapy, and
- Behavioral sciences.
In addition to surgical certification, Dr. Hoy is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. This is the highest level of training and education available in non-surgical foot and ankle care. Board certification provides the assurance to both the public and health professionals that the highest level of achievement has been attained in the specialty area.
“I found Dr. JOHN HOY very knowledgeable, passionate and willing to understand and cater to the needs of his patients during treatment. His staff is nice and welcoming with good customer service. I got a pimple like stuff on the outer side of my right foot, which I mistakenly thought to be a corn/callus for 2 months. When it started becoming painful and causing problems in walking for me, I went to Dr. John Hoy’s office which is close to my workplace in downtown.
Dr. Hoy was quick to identify that it was a Wart and not any corn/callus. He answered all my questions pertaining to treatment and clearly told me the treatment options with timeline for each. I have been going to his office for treatment 3 times so far over past 1.5 months, and I am seeing lot of improvement & recovery in my foot by now.” -Gurpreet S., 6/18/2015