What should you look for in a podiatrist?

Knowing what to look for in a podiatristYou want an experienced and caring podiatrist to manage your foot health, so there are a few things you should look for in your foot specialist. First and foremost, you need a doctor with a DPM degree: a doctor of podiatric medicine. These foot specialists attended a four-year podiatry school after receiving their bachelors, and then went on to complete a multi-year podiatry residency. You should also make sure your doctor is board certified—the two main certifying boards for the field at the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. You need a physician with certification from one or both of these.

In general, though, you want to look for a podiatrist who listens to your concerns and wants to work with you to resolve them. He or she should be friendly and understanding of your pain. He or she should also be able to answer your questions and freely discuss all of your treatment options with you. At Podiatry Associates, P.C., this is what we strive for. We’d love to meet you so you can see for yourself. Just contact our Parker, Cherry Creek in Denver, and Castle Pines, CO, offices for an appointment by calling (303) 805-5156.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC