Your Health Matters – Is a Podiatrist a real doctor?

Is a Podiatrist a real doctor

06th
Mar

Your Health Matters – Is a Podiatrist a real doctor?

Bill: Is a podiatrist a real doctor?

Steve: What is a real doctor? A podiatrist…

Bill: Grab the stethoscope.

Steve: … is a doctor. We have over here is a stethoscope which is used by medical doctors.

Bill: Medical doctors, yes.

Steve: And physios, too, by the way.

Bill: That ’s another story. So, I think the question is “is a podiatrist a medical doctor or a real doctor?” Not a medical doctor. What are they a doctor of?

Steve: They’re a doctor of podiatry. And a podiatrist will look at feet, shin and the leg. Pretty much from the hip down. That’s a podiatrist scope of practice.

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