Scope of Podiatric Medicine

Scope of Podiatric Medicine
Podiatrists are America’s premier foot and ankle physicians.  As such, their scope of practice allows them to diagnose and treat a myriad of diseases, symptoms and disorders.  Podiatrists are often first to identify systemic diseases in patients, such as diabetes and heart disease, through associated complications.

Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) complete a four year undergraduate degree, and then spend four years in a college of podiatric medicine to obtain a doctorate degree.  Many podiatrists participate in a post-graduate residency program. 

Podiatric physicians provide a vast array of medical services to their patients.  They can perform complete medical histories and physical examinations, prescribe drugs, perform surgeries, set fractures and treat sports-related injuries.  Our physicians also prescribe and fit orthotics, order and provide physical therapy, take and interpret x-rays and other imagining studies.  There is a strong role for podiatrists in public health, and the Ashton brothers are valued members of their community’s health care team. 

As you navigate through the topics below you will find a wealth of information about podiatry and about available treatments.  We invite you to call our office to schedule an appointment to discuss your foot condition and treatment options with one of our doctors.

Whatever your foot trouble, we will work together with you to find the answers that will bring you relief and comfort.

A few of the foot & ankle issues that are treated by Podiatrists:

Heel Pain
Leg Cramps
Nail Problems
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Podiatric Medicine
Rearfoot Surgery
Women's Feet

Aging Feet
Athletes Foot
Children's Feet
Diabetic Wound Care
Foot & Ankle Injuries
Forefoot Surgery
General Foot Health