About Us – Belmont Anderson DPM Las Vegas Podiatrist (2022)

Health Professionals and Specializing Physicians Scholarship Program

Dr. Belmont Anderson DPM understands that dreams of becoming a medical professional and specializing in a field of training cannot come true without financial resources. Luckily for Dr. Anderson, college was paid for by his incredible ability to dribble, pass and shoot a basketball. We are all born with gifts and talents, but some of these are less obvious methods for paying for school! Through hard work, diligence, and by using scholarship opportunities like this, Dr. Anderson was able to become the Podiatrist he is today. After receiving his education and training form notable institutions such as Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and specializing in advanced techniques for treating diseases of the foot and ankle, Dr. Anderson envisioned ways that he could give back to the community and assist young students achieve their dreams of becoming a medical professional.

“The best part about being a doctor is working with people and genuinely helping them live a more fulfilling and comfortable life. I help relieve my patients’ pain and suffering in their feet and ankles. But, more than this, I help them in a small way to walk, play, travel, work and live a happier life. Each specialist gives value in each of his or her focused area of practice, and that is what keeps us enjoying what we do.” Dr. Anderson said.

The Health Professionals and Specializing Physicians Scholarship Program will award $500 each year to a student striving to achieve their dream of studying to become a medical professional.
To apply, submit a 300 – 850 word essay along with your contact information topodiatristlv@gmail.com.

Official Rules and Terms

The essay should cover topics such as (it is not required to address all below suggestions):

  • The student’s passion and commitment to entering the podiatry or health professional medical field
  • Challenges they have overcome in pursuing their dream
  • The type of physician the student wants to be and why
  • A fun and interesting story related to the above
  • Goals in the next 5-10 years related to the medical field
  • How you plan to give back

Timeline:
Submission Opens October 15, 2021
Submission Closes October 14, 2022

If your essay is selected as the winner, we will contact you to receive:

Supporting Documents Required of Potential Winners:

  • One copy of Official High School or College Transcripts
  • Publicity/Liability Release
  • Copyright Assignment
  • IRS Form W-9
  • Copy of United States Driver’s License
  • Headshot photograph in high-resolution, digitally as a JPEG or TIFF file

FAQs:

When does the submission process begin and end?

Essays may be submitted between 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 15, 2021 and 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 15, 2022. The scholarship recipients will be notified by email on or about October 16, 2022.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any student currently attending a college, university, medical school, or specialization school, or will be attending within 1 year, and hopes to enter the medical field in the future.

How are essays judged?

Essays are judged by creativity, specificity, and basic grammar. We are looking for future physicians, or other medical professionals with a vision to help others and the medical community.

How is my personal information used?

A minimum amount of personal information is needed to verify your submission and provide us with a means of contact should you become a scholarship recipient. This personal information is used for our internal records only and we will not share your personal information with any third-parties.

What scholarship awards are available? How do I redeem a scholarship?

The winner will receive a $500 scholarship that will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient’s college or university.

Belmont Anderson’s Future Physician Scholarship Program Rules

SPONSOR:Anderson and Associates Podiatry (“Sponsor”)

Timeline:
October 15, 2021 Submission Opens
October 15, 2022 Submission Closes

Requirements:

  • Submit an Essay
  • Official Transcript will be request from the selected winner.

Supporting Documentation that the Potential Winner Must Provide:

  • Official Transcripts (copy)
  • Publicity/Liability Release
  • Copyright Assignment
  • IRS Form W-9
  • Copy of United States Driver’s License
  • Digital picture
  • ELIGIBILITY:The Health Professionals and Specializing Physicians Scholarship Program essay contest is open only to those legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of submission and who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university or who will be enrolled by March 1, 2022 and aspire to a career in the medical field. Current employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor and its related companies and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the same address are not eligible to be awarded this scholarship. Void where prohibited.
  • HOW TO APPLY:Beginning October 15, 2021, submit an essay online at the Sponsor’s Website (www.podiatristlasvegas.com) no later than October 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time. Entries submitted by any other method (i.e. email, postal mail) will not be considered. Limit one (1) Submission per person. Your essay must be written in English, with correct spelling and grammar, and it must be no less than three-hundred (300) and not more than one thousand (1,000) words. No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be accepted once you have submitted your original essay. Written responses that are obscene, pornographic, libelous or otherwise objectionable will be disqualified. All submissions become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or unintelligible entries. By submitting the essay, survey, and online form, you fully and unconditionally accept and agree to these Official Scholarship Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.
  • SELECTION OF POTENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:By November 15, 2022, a judge designated by Sponsor will select one winner from all of the submissions that meet the requirements listed in section one (1). Writing ability, creativity, originality, and overall excellence will be taken into account. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail, at which time they will be required to sign further documentation as explained below. Sponsor shall have no liability for any potential winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential winner for any reason. Sponsor reserves the right to choose different Scholarship Prize Recipients if initial recipients do not respond to accept Scholarship Prize within 7 days of notification. Sponsor reserves the right to extend the call for submissions if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified submissions. Portions of the Prize Winning submission may be posted on the Sponsor’s Website, and may be used in other marketing materials, without further compensation or notice to the winner.
  • SCHOLARSHIP PRIZES:One (1) winner will receive a Scholarship Prize in the amount of five hundred dollars and zero cents ($500.00). The Scholarship Prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the Scholarship Prize Recipient. Scholarship Prize Recipients must submit proof of enrollment upon notification of awarded scholarship. Scholarship Prizes may not be assigned, transferred, or changed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. No cash equivalent prizes will be awarded. The awarding of any Scholarship Prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Applicants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any Scholarship Prize Recipient fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide a high-resolution headshot photo digitally, refuses to provide required affidavit, refuses to complete and provide any requested tax forms (including IRS W-9 form), is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, Scholarship Prize will be forfeited and the Applicant who submitted the essay with the next highest score will become an alternate potential Scholarship Prize Recipient. Applicants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this Scholarship Program and acceptance, possession and use of Scholarship Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Scholarship Program or in the announcement of the Scholarship Prize. Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of Scholarship Prize Recipients. Scholarship Prize Recipients will be issued 1099 tax forms.
  • PUBLICITY:Except where prohibited, by accepting a Scholarship Prize, the Scholarship Prize Recipients agree that Sponsor may, without any limitation or further compensation or notice, use his or her name, voice and/or likeness in any and all media, worldwide, for the purpose of advertising and promoting the Website, the Sponsor, the Scholarship Program, or any other promotion sponsored bypodiatristlasvegas.com.
  • OWNERSHIP:By submitting an essay, survey, and form, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) Sponsor will own your submission, including your essay, and (b) Sponsor will own all publishing rights in and to the essay. Each Applicant hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, assigns and conveys to the Sponsor, its successors and assigns, all present and future right, title and interest of every kind and nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and all rights incidental, subsidiary, ancillary or allied thereto (including, without limitation, all derivative rights) in and to the submission and the survey responses for use of any kind, without limitation in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised (the “Rights”). Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter, the submission and survey response for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable, and each Applicant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have in the submission and survey response submitted by him or her. Each Applicant hereby acknowledges that such Applicant does not reserve any rights in and to the submission and the survey responses.
  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION:Except where prohibited, by participating, Applicant agrees that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and Sponsor and their agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Applicant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Scholarship Program, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Utah and Applicant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Scholarship Program, Applicant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Scholarship Program, or awarding of the Scholarship Prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Scholarship Program but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
  • REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION.Each person who enters this Scholarship Program represents and warrants to Sponsor as follows: (i) the submission, including the essay, is the Applicant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the written response submission neither infringes upon nor violates the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; (iii) the written response submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and meets the Submission Requirements set forth above. Each Applicant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of Applicant hereunder.
  • SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:Upon notification of being the Scholarship Prize Recipient the winner will be required to complete and return an (a) Affidavit of Eligibility, (b) Publicity/Liability Release, and (c) Copyright Assignment, (e) IRS W-9, and to submit (f) a copy of their United States Driver’s License, (g) Headshot photograph in high-resolution, digitally as a JPEG or TIFF file no later than three weeks after notification, or the Applicant with the submission with the next highest score will become an alternate potential Scholarship Prize Recipient. If notification to a potential Scholarship Prize Recipient is returned as undeliverable, the Applicant with the submission with the next highest score may become an alternate potential Scholarship Prize Recipient.
  • NO OBLIGATION TO USE:Sponsor shall have no obligation (expressed or implied) to use any winning submission or continue the development, production or distribution thereof, and Sponsor may at any time abandon the use of the winning submission for any reason, and the Scholarship Prize Recipients shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.
  • IMPORTANT:PLEASE READ – GENERAL RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY. By entering the Scholarship Program, each Applicant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor, its related companies, affiliates, and each such company’s respective employees, officers, directors and agents are not responsible for any costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with: (i) incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive submissions due to any cause, including without limitation human, transmission, or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions of any kind, whether originating with sender, or otherwise, that may limit an Applicant’s ability to participate in the Scholarship Program; or (ii) any injury or damage resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Scholarship Program and/or the use of any prize, including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the Applicant’s rights of publicity or privacy, or the Applicant’s claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an Applicant’s computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or participating in the Scholarship Program, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. This scholarship program is subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  • SPONSOR’S RIGHT TO MODIFY, SUSPEND OR TERMINATE. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Scholarship Program by any event beyond its reasonable control, then Sponsor shall have the right in its sole discretion to modify, suspend, or terminate the Scholarship Program.
  • GENERAL PROVISIONS.Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the application process or the operation of the Scholarship Program or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, to be submitting responses dishonestly or inaccurately, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. If a submission is confirmed by Sponsor to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, the entrant’s sole remedy shall be another submission, if time permits. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or of any other provision.
  • GLIST OF SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE RECIPIENTS:The names of the Scholarship Prize Recipients of this Scholarship Program will be posted on thepodiatristlasvegas.comwebsite.
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Anderson and Associates Podiatry
1416 South Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

FAQs

What problems do podiatrists treat? ›

What Does a Podiatrist Do?
  • Diagnose foot problems like skin and nail diseases, congenital (at-birth) deformities, tumors, and ulcers.
  • Treat conditions like corns, arch problems, heel spurs, shortened tendons, bone disorders, and cysts.
  • Make flexible casts to hold foot and ankle injuries like sprains or fractures steady.
Jul 6, 2021

What does DPM after a podiatrist name mean? ›

Podiatric medicine was born and has become an elite specialty, particularly in California. Once known as chiropodists and later podiatrists, these specialists are now known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs) or podiatric physicians.

Do you address a podiatrist as doctor? ›

They may not be professionally active – but they still have the rank of doctor and are still addressed orally or in writing as 'Dr. (Name)'. These forms work for anyone with a doctorate as well as physicians such as dentist, chiropractor, military doctor, veterinarian, optometrist, or osteopath.

Is a podiatrists a doctor? ›

Whilst a Podiatrist is not medically trained and therefore not a Doctor, extensive Postgraduate training enables Podiatrists to perform foot surgery. Podiatric Surgeons are highly specialised only operating on the foot rather like a Dental Surgeon who will only treat your mouth.

What is the most common problem treated by podiatrist? ›

The most common foot problem that a podiatrist treats is heel pain. Heel pain can be caused by a variety of different conditions, such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. Treatment for heel pain often includes things like stretching exercises, orthotic devices, or cortisone injections.

What is the best painkiller for foot pain? ›

Oral analgesic medications such as acetaminophen (paracetamol) or aspirin are often the first line choice for quick relief of foot pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen are also often recommended and can help to reduce inflammation at the same time.

Why is a podiatrist not an MD? ›

Podiatrists are doctors, but they don't go to traditional medical school. They have their own schools and professional associations. They also have "DPM" (doctor of podiatric medicine) after their names instead of "MD" (medical doctor).

Is an MD better than a DPM? ›

Medical Doctors (MDs) Have a Broader, Less Focused Education

With over 26 bones, 33 joints (20 of which are actively articulated), and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the human foot alone, podiatrists have a much better idea of what might be wrong with their patients with foot and ankle problems.

Is an orthopedic doctor better than a podiatrist? ›

As a general guideline, if you have an injury, condition, or symptoms affecting your foot or ankle health, it's best to see a podiatrist. If you have an injury, condition, or symptoms affecting any other part of your musculoskeletal system, it's best to see an orthopedic physician.

Are podiatrists covered by Medicare? ›

Yes it is!

Your podiatry visit may be fully or partially covered by a Medicare rebate if you meet specific criteria set out by Medicare and are approved by your General Practitioner through their clinical assessment and professional discretion.

What does a podiatrist do on first visit? ›

When you are called the Podiatrist will bring you in to the clinical room and discuss the problem and any underlying issues that are present, including a detailed medical history.

What do podiatrists do for diabetics? ›

A podiatrist is an important part of your diabetes health care team. Podiatrists are specifically trained to assess the nerve damage in your feet, identify your specific foot health risks, and help you come up with a treatment and prevention plan.

Do podiatrists treat toenail fungus? ›

Your podiatrist can help you take care of not only your feet and ankles, but also your toenails. One very common condition that podiatrists treat are fungal toenail infections.

Can podiatrists prescribe? ›

Podiatrists have the same rights to prescribing, administering, and dispensing medication that all licensed physicians do. However, podiatrists are limited to prescribing medications that treat their patients' foot conditions.

Does a podiatrist cut toenails? ›

While you may be able to care for your toenails at home, you can also schedule a visit with the podiatrists at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists to trim your toenails properly. It is during this visit that many overlooked preventive measures are performed.

What are common foot problems in older adults? ›

Some of the most common foot problems in older adults include bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, ingrown, thickened or discolored nails, diabetic foot conditions, poor circulation, and heel pain. Regular visits to a podiatrist can help you maintain your foot health as you age.

What causes feet to be painful underneath? ›

Pain in the bottom of your foot is often caused by exercise, such as running, wearing shoes that are too tight or a condition, such as Morton's neuroma. Some people also have a foot shape that puts extra pressure on the bottom of the foot. Hard or cracked skin or a verruca can also cause this type of pain.

What is the most common foot type disorder? ›

The following are some of the most common foot conditions:
  • Bunions. ...
  • Plantar fasciitis. ...
  • Gout. ...
  • Ingrown toenails. ...
  • Corns and calluses. ...
  • Stone bruises. ...
  • Morton's neuroma. ...
  • Diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a group of foot conditions caused by diabetes.
Apr 10, 2019

What are three of the newest drugs for arthritis pain? ›

The newest drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis are the Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, which are FDA approved under the brand names Rinvoq, Olumiant, and Xeljanz.

What is the best thing for arthritis in your feet? ›

Foot and Ankle Arthritis Treatment
  • Steroid medications injected into your joints.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs to help with swelling.
  • Pain relievers.
  • Pads or arch supports in your shoes.
  • Canes or braces for support.
  • Shoe inserts that support your ankle and foot (orthotics)
  • Physical therapy.
  • Custom-fitted shoes.
Mar 31, 2022

Is heat or cold better for foot pain? ›

Generally, cold therapy should be used for acute injuries and foot pain as ice constricts blood vessels and swelling. Heat has the opposite effect. Applying heat to an area increases blood flow and relaxes the muscles and encourages an extended range of motion.

Are podiatrists respected? ›

Yet, podiatrists currently find themselves far more established and respected in mainstream health care and society than chiropractors.

Which podiatry school is best? ›

The Best Podiatry Schools in the US
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine (New York, NY)
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Dr. ...
  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Western University College of Podiatric Medicine (Pomona, CA)
May 11, 2021

What is a foot surgeon called? ›

A podiatrist is a comprehensive foot and ankle physician and surgeon. An orthopedic surgeon is bone and joint surgeon for all body parts.

Do podiatrists treat ankles? ›

Both podiatrists and orthopaedic surgeons are qualified to treat foot and ankle conditions, surgically and non-surgically.

Are physical therapists doctors? ›

So, since 2015, physical therapists are doctors, but they're not physicians. They undergo additional schooling as required for their specific professional practice just like any dentist, nurse, doctor, surgeon, optometrist, orthodontist, or therapist.

What does Facfas mean after a doctors name? ›

The designation of FACFAS indicates that the physician is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and has been certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, an independent, non-profit certifying agency.

Who is the best foot surgeon in the United States? ›

Alan MacGill, Named One of U.S.'s Top Foot & Ankle Surgeons in 2020 by BECKER'S. Alan A. MacGill, DPM, our board-certified foot and ankle surgeon at Spine & Orthopedic Center, has been named one of the Top 38 Foot & Ankle Surgeons to Know in 2020.

Can a podiatrist help with foot pain? ›

What can a podiatrist do to help my foot pain? A podiatrist will usually be able to diagnose the cause of your foot pain and offer a treatment plan. Podiatrists have specialist knowledge with managing pain related to musculoskeletal problems, where abnormal mechanics in the foot lead to tissue damage and pain.

Should I see an orthopedist or podiatrist for broken toe? ›

The general guideline to follow when you experience a foot or ankle problem is to reach out to a podiatrist first. On the other hand, you should visit your orthopedist if you have any issues with other parts of your musculoskeletal system.

Is toenail removal covered by Medicare? ›

En español | “Routine” foot care means toenail clipping and the removal of corns and calluses. Medicare doesn't cover these except in specific circumstance. But it does cover treatments that Medicare considers medically necessary.

Is toenail fungus covered by Medicare? ›

Medicare will cover treatment for fungus within your toenail. Another term for this treatment is nail debridement. To be eligible, you must have severe, debilitating pain. Evidence of several infections caused by the fungus may also qualify you.

Can I claim orthotics on Medicare? ›

Orthotic services are not included in the Medicare Benefits Schedule and this significantly restricts access to these essential services for persons with chronic disease. This results in substantial problems for those with diabetes, arthritis and stroke survivors.

What happens at a podiatry assessment? ›

The podiatrist will then give you an expert examination of your foot and lower leg to check your blood flow, feeling, sensation and strength. They will identify any area of concern, including deformities such as bunion or hammertoes, muscle weakness and skin and nail changes.

What should I wear to a podiatrist? ›

If possible, try to wear clothes that you feel comfortable in and will allow your Podiatrist to assess as far as your knees. Pants that you can roll up are particularly handy if you can't wear shorts.

What questions should I ask a podiatrist? ›

SEVEN QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PODIATRIST
  • Why Do I Have Foot Numbness? ...
  • Why Do I Have Cold Feet? ...
  • Why Do I Have Itchy, Flaky Skin on My Feet? ...
  • Why Do I Have Heel Pain? ...
  • Why Do I Have Discolored Nails? ...
  • Why Do I Have a Painful Big Toe? ...
  • Why Do I Have a Hammer Toe?

What are 3 things you should never do to the feet of someone with diabetes? ›

Avoid soaking your feet, as this can lead to dry skin. Dry your feet gently, especially between the toes. Moisturize your feet and ankles with lotion or petroleum jelly. Do not put oils or creams between your toes — the extra moisture can lead to infection.

What are the first signs of diabetes in feet? ›

Your feet can often present warning signs of diabetes such as numbness in your toes or feet, tingling, burning, swelling, lack of feeling, or change of skin color in your feet, open sores that won't heal, ankle pain, and more.

Should diabetics soak their feet? ›

Use a mirror if you can't see the bottom of your feet, or ask a family member to help. Wash your feet every day in warm (not hot) water. Don't soak your feet. Dry your feet completely and apply lotion to the top and bottom—but not between your toes, which could lead to infection.

What are reasons to see a podiatrist? ›

10 Reasons to See a Podiatrist
  • You're starting to run regularly. ...
  • You feel joint pain in your feet or ankles. ...
  • You have diabetes. ...
  • Heel pain is limiting your activities. ...
  • You have a stubborn ingrown toenail. ...
  • You suspect a sprain, strain, or broken bone. ...
  • You need foot surgery. ...
  • You have a bothersome corn or callus.
Sep 7, 2021

Why would you see a podiatrist? ›

If you have any issues that involve the foot and or ankle—a sports injury, arthritis/joint pain, skin problems, etc. —a visit to the podiatrist is your best bet. A podiatrist is a specialist who manages and treats almost all symptoms that involve the ankle and/or the foot.

What does a podiatrist do on first visit? ›

When you are called the Podiatrist will bring you in to the clinical room and discuss the problem and any underlying issues that are present, including a detailed medical history.

When should I see a podiatrist or orthopedist? ›

As a general guideline, if you have an injury, condition, or symptoms affecting your foot or ankle health, it's best to see a podiatrist. If you have an injury, condition, or symptoms affecting any other part of your musculoskeletal system, it's best to see an orthopedic physician.

What do podiatrists do for toenail fungus? ›

If you recognize the symptoms of toenail fungus, you must meet with the right doctor, a podiatrist, for proper treatment. Podiatrists will treat toenail fungus by using topical creams, removing part of the nail, and or using more modern methods like laser therapy to eliminate the infection.

Can a podiatrist order an MRI? ›

A podiatrist can administer medication and order tests.

They can order tests such as MRI's, CT's to establish a diagnosis, give medications as needed for pain, immobilize the structure or perform surgery if needed. They may also direct a physical therapist if this treatment is needed.

Is podiatrist covered by Medicare? ›

Yes it is!

Your podiatry visit may be fully or partially covered by a Medicare rebate if you meet specific criteria set out by Medicare and are approved by your General Practitioner through their clinical assessment and professional discretion.

Why are podiatrists not doctors? ›

Podiatrists are doctors, but they don't go to traditional medical school. They have their own schools and professional associations. They also have "DPM" (doctor of podiatric medicine) after their names instead of "MD" (medical doctor).

Does a podiatrist cut toenails? ›

While you may be able to care for your toenails at home, you can also schedule a visit with the podiatrists at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists to trim your toenails properly. It is during this visit that many overlooked preventive measures are performed.

What happens at a podiatry assessment? ›

The podiatrist will then give you an expert examination of your foot and lower leg to check your blood flow, feeling, sensation and strength. They will identify any area of concern, including deformities such as bunion or hammertoes, muscle weakness and skin and nail changes.

What should I wear to a podiatrist? ›

If possible, try to wear clothes that you feel comfortable in and will allow your Podiatrist to assess as far as your knees. Pants that you can roll up are particularly handy if you can't wear shorts.

What questions should I ask a podiatrist? ›

SEVEN QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PODIATRIST
  • Why Do I Have Foot Numbness? ...
  • Why Do I Have Cold Feet? ...
  • Why Do I Have Itchy, Flaky Skin on My Feet? ...
  • Why Do I Have Heel Pain? ...
  • Why Do I Have Discolored Nails? ...
  • Why Do I Have a Painful Big Toe? ...
  • Why Do I Have a Hammer Toe?

Who is the best foot surgeon in the United States? ›

Alan MacGill, Named One of U.S.'s Top Foot & Ankle Surgeons in 2020 by BECKER'S. Alan A. MacGill, DPM, our board-certified foot and ankle surgeon at Spine & Orthopedic Center, has been named one of the Top 38 Foot & Ankle Surgeons to Know in 2020.

What is the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon? ›

The main difference lies in the body systems they treat. Orthopedic surgeons are concerned with bones, muscles, ligaments and joints throughout the body. They are bone and joint doctors and surgeons. Podiatrists are foot and ankle doctors and surgeons.

Are podiatrists respected? ›

Yet, podiatrists currently find themselves far more established and respected in mainstream health care and society than chiropractors.

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