What does a podiatrist do?

People are sometimes confused about what podiatry is and what conditions a podiatrist treats. When podiatry first became a separate specialty, it was called chiropody. It basically was nail and callus care and conservative therapy for aches and pains — and some shoe modifications. Flash forward to 2016. Podiatric medicine has advanced to the point where

Dr. Bill: Why I chose to be a podiatrist

Choosing to be a podiatrist was not a difficult decision. Medicine is something into which I was born. My father, mother, brother and sister are all medical professionals across a wide spectrum of specialties. The choice for me was not whether I would go into medicine, but rather what specialty I would choose. From a very