Podiatry 101

My Foot Doctor is here to help you ease your foot and ankle pain. Most people suffer with lower leg, ankle and foot pain for years. Here are some important things to understand before choosing the right podiatric care provider:

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a type of medicine dedicated to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg.

Is there a difference between my family care physician and a podiatrist?

Yes, a podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). It takes years of training to become a podiatric physician or surgeon. Dr. Barry Schulman has years of experience as a podiatrist and can help you find the solutions to your foot and ankle problems.

Why is it important to go to a member of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery like Dr. Schulman?

Podiatric foot and ankle surgeons certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) have successfully completed an intense board certification process comparable to that undertaken by individual MD and DO specialties.