What is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a physician and surgeon who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Unlike most other types of physicians, a Podiatrist begins their specific area of study on day one of medical school, which makes them different than “MD’s” or “DO’s”.

A DPM completes years of rigorous foot and ankle training including four years in a podiatric medical school (there are only nine in the US) and three years of hospital-based residency training, similar to that of other types of physicians. While many people think Podiatrists only ‘cut toenails on seniors’, they do much, much more including treat fractures, sprains and perform surgery! Take a look at the ‘Treatment’ tab for a more comprehensive list.

Important Announcement:

We are currently accepting new patients at both our locations, any age, infants – seniors!

New Poughkeepsie Address:

We are happy to announce the opening of our new location on the South side of Poughkeepsie (near the Spackenkill border). We are 1.5 miles from Vassar College (Raymond Ave) directly across from the Vassar Temple.

143 Hooker Ave
Poughkeepsie , New York 12601

For easiest access, park in the back parking lot which is accessible using Marian Ave (the second driveway is our parking lot entrance). Additional parking is available on both Hooker Ave and Marian Ave.

(Route 376 becomes Hooker Ave when you reach the City of Poughkeepsie)

For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 845.897.3338

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