WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns, and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot and heel. In addition to undergraduate medical school training, podiatrists must also attend graduate school for a doctorate degree in podiatry. Podiatrists are required to take state and national exams, as well as be licensed by the state in which they practice. They are also required to complete a hospitalbased residency program. Podiatrists must fulfill annual state continuing medical education requirements.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are an estimated 15,000 practicing podiatrists in the United States. Podiatrists are in demand more than ever today because of a rapidly aging population and an increase in diabetes. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country.
When problems in your feet occur, you need a podiatrist who is experienced and knowledgeable in the podiatric field who can effectively diagnose and treat your personal needs. You will want a friendly podiatrist who listens carefully and will counsel you on the best ways to maintain and improve your foot health.
Dr. Jonathan D. Kaplan meets and exceeds all of these criteria. As a patient, you will benefit from a devoted team of highly trained professionals who will give you the individual attention you desire.
If you are looking for a podiatrist or sports podiatrist for your Diabetic Foot Care, Orthotics, Heel Pain or Bunion needs, we welcome you to our practice.
Kaplan Foot Care
Jonathan D. Kaplan, DPM, FACFAS
Fellow, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Chief Podiatrist of the Boston Marathon
65 Walnut Street | Suite #360
Wellesley, MA 02481
Office (781) 416-FOOT (3668)
Fax (781) 431-TOES (8637)
Monday: 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Tuesday: By appointment only
Wednesday: 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Thursday: 12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Friday: 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.