podiatrist is a physician whose practice focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot and ankle. Achieving the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree (DPM) requires four years of training in an accredited podiatric medical school, followed by a hospital-based residency.

Information provided by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

“Podiatrist.” Foot Health Facts, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2018, https://www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/podiatrist.