Podiatry is a branch of medicine that studies, diagnoses and treats disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. A podiatrist (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or DPM) is a specialist who is qualified by education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists can further specialize in areas of podiatry such as: surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, primary care or biomechanics (the study of the way the muscles, bones and joints in the foot, ankle and lower leg work together in the actions of impact absorption and propulsion).
Why choose us?
Northwell Health Podiatry Services offer expert diagnosis, as well as nonsurgical and surgical treatment of foot, ankle and lower leg disorders. Patients choose us for many reasons.
Comprehensive treatment options
Our podiatrists provide comprehensive services ranging from reconstructive foot surgery to diabetic limb preservation in both ambulatory and hospital environments. We also provide a wide range of podiatric surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and prosthetic treatments.
Numerous subspecialty areas
Our board-certified podiatrists have received advanced training in the subspecialties of surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics and primary care.
State-of-the-art diabetic wound care
Our Diabetic Foot Care Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center offers the latest in ulcer prevention and wound care for high-risk diabetic patients. We're proud of our role in dramatically reducing the need for lower extremity amputations.