How To Choose A Foot Health Professional
Podiatrist (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or DPM) – Diagnoses, treats and helps prevent foot diseases and conditions. May also provide toenail care and maintenance and works with people with diabetes and other medical conditions who have foot issues. May perform surgery and often prescribes special footwear.
Orthopaedic Surgeon (Orthopedist, Orthopaedic Physician) – A medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and correcting issues with the musculoskeletal system. Corrective measures may involve surgery. Many specialize in the foot and ankle.
General Practitioner, Family Physician or Primary Care Physician – A medical doctor who diagnoses and treats a variety of medical problems in patients of all ages. May not have specialized knowledge of the feet, but can make referrals to an appropriate foot specialist.
Foot Care Nurse – Specializes in the care of the feet, and often provides general foot care, nail care and basic diabetic foot care.
Certified Pedorthist (C.Ped) – Trained in the manufacturing, fitting and modification of foot appliances and footwear. Does not diagnose, but often takes prescriptions or recommendations from medical practitioners to develop footwear solutions for specific problems.
Certified Orthotist (CO) – Specializes in providing mechanical devices to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.
Certified Prosthetist (CP) – Specializes in the replacement of missing limbs and other body structures with manufactured substitutes
Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) – Combines the two disciplines of the orthotist and prosthetist.
The podiatrists at Podiatry Group Of Georgia are well-versed and experienced in treating many different foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, flat feet, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, misaligned feet, plantar fasciitis, toenail fungus, and more.
Podiatry Group of Georgia has been working with patients to provide the best podiatric care for patients in the Marietta and Atlanta Area. Dr. Gephart ‘s experience in podiatry is coupled with genuine concern for his patients. All our staff members are dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our goal is to help you maintain healthy feet.
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