Base your choice of a podiatrist on the medical problem you have because the field of podiatry has various specializations. Research online to find a list of podiatrists available in a preferred location on a physician directory such as Healthgrades. Request a referral from a general physician, or ask other patients about their experiences with a podiatrist. Ensure the podiatrist has board certification, and schedule an initial appointment to determine whether he is compatible with you.Continue Reading
You can find the insurers that a podiatrist accepts, the procedures he performs and conditions he treats on Healthgrades. Compare the selected podiatrists��� credentials on the site to find a doctor who fits your needs. You can also view the profile of a selected podiatrist on the site and check customer reviews. However, The Podiatry Center cautions against relying entirely on patient reviews while selecting a podiatrist because some patients only review physicians when they have negative experiences, which skews search results.
Inquire about a podiatrist���s hospital affiliation to determine the quality of care you can expect. Look for a board-certified podiatrist by requesting a recommendation from the American Podiatric Medical Association or your state���s Department of Health. Consider your compatibility with the doctor by evaluating the way he addresses your concerns, listens to you, and explains treatment and diagnosis.Learn more about Customer Service