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A podiatrist is a doctor who practices podiatric medicine, a medical specialty dealing with conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related leg structures. Podiatrists, also known as podiatric physicians or surgeons, diagnose and treat these conditions.
Podiatrists complete four years of education in a podiatric medical school followed by residency training, which is similar to other physicians. Following this training, a podiatrist can specialize in a number of different fields such as surgery, sports medicine and diabetic care.
Podiatrists earn board certification with advanced training, experience and examination. Dr. Nicholas Tabor, DPM is certified by the American Board of Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
Disorders of the foot and ankle are among some of the most widespread and most neglected health care problems today. There is no need to continue suffering with any foot pain or disorder when we have the experience and skills to offer you compassionate care and treatment you deserve.
Dr. Nicholas Tabor, DPM is a Board Certified Foot Surgeon who has been helping patients with foot pain and foot ailments since 1988.
By age 50, most Americans have logged over 75,000 miles on their feet. With proper intervention and care, most of the common foot and ankle problems can be either prevented or lessened.
The feet and ankles are subject to a wide variety of ailments, almost all of which can be treated by podiatric medicine. From an inflammatory disease such as arthritis, which can affect the lining of the joints and the cartilage of the foot's 33 joints, to peripheral arterial disease or diabetes which can cause vascular and circulatory problems with your foot's blood flow, to injuries sustained during the course of your work or during a sports activity - all can be treated successfully with podiatry.