Podiatry is the specialty focused on the care and treatment of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. At Riverside Medical Clinic, we believe proper foot care is instrumental to your overall health and wellbeing. After all, your feet act as your stabilizer, shock absorber and even an engine to propel the rest of your body. In an average day, a doctor of podiatric medicine may…
- Diagnose foot ailments such as fractures, ulcers, skin or nail disease, and weak feet.
- Use innovative methods to treat conditions ranging from shortened tendons and arch problems to bunions, heel spurs and ingrown toenails.
- Design flexible casting to help heal foot and ankle fractures and sprains.
- Recommend orthotics to correct a foot problem such as heel pain when running.
- Correct walking patterns and balance.
- Refer patients to other physicians when symptoms observed may indicate diabetes, arthritis, heart disease or kidney disease.
- Perform minor procedures in their office. This allows you to go home as soon as the procedure is completed.
- Perform procedures in Riverside Medical Clinic’s surgery center.
Our doctors are also happy to help educate you in proper foot care. Referrals are required from your primary care physician in order to see our podiatrists.
Meet our Podiatrists
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM). After four years of rigorous foot and ankle training in podiatric medical school, DPMs must receive a minimum of two years of postgraduate residency training. A residency provides a combination of medical and surgical experience and may be combined with other subspecialties such as internal medicine, sports medicine and infectious disease. Both of our podiatrists are board-certified and lead an experienced staff at our three podiatry departments.
Because we are a multi-specialty clinic, our podiatrists work closely with each patient’s primary care physician or endocrinologist to ensure complete, quality foot health.