How to Choose a Podiatrist

Choosing a Podiatrist is like choosing any other doctor. It is likely that you are looking for the best podiatrist possible who could understand your problem, diagnose you correctly and give you the right treatment.

Of the primary prerequisites of choosing a podiatrist is to see if the Podiatrist is a member of American Podiatrist Medical Association or the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

When you meet a podiatrist you should try to communicate with him. Express freely without hesitating your problems and your fears. If the doctor is approachable and makes you feel comfortable while the conversation.

He should be able to explain to you correctly how your treatment is going to be. What are its consequences and limitations.  It is also important to also discuss with your doctor, the cost of the treatment and  the mode of payment expected, early on before the treatment begins.

Before your consultation, make sure you know what to ask your doctor. Prepare a list of all the questions you need to ask him during the consultation.

If the Podiatrist has impressed you with his expertise and if he makes you comfortable, then you are at the right place. If your gut feeling tells you he is wrong, give him another chance. If you still aren’t impressed, look for another one.