Doctors of podiatric medicine are podiatric physicians and surgeons, qualified by their education, training, and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
Doctors of podiatric medicine have the education, training, experience, and licensure to:
Doctors of podiatric medicine receive basic and clinical science education and training comparable to that of medical doctors:
The education, training, and experience podiatrists receive in the care and treatment of the lower extremity is more sophisticated and specialized than that of broadly trained medical specialists.
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