According to the American Podiatric Medical Association a podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. This training is similar to that of other doctors.
Podiatrists can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics (children), and diabetic care.
Dr. Randall Kline is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
What is Foot Health?
Your feet must last a lifetime, and most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50. Regular foot care can make sure your feet are up to the task. With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented.
Common foot problems can be related to:
- Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease
- Injury to the foot and ankle
- Muscle and Tendon problems
- Skin disorders
- Toenail problems
This is a general list of problems that podiatrist can help with. If you are unsure if your problem requires an appointment with Dr. Kline, please contact our office and we would be happy to assist you.
Dr. Kline treats patients in our South Bend office, as well as Nappanee and Bremen. You may contact our office at 574-247-4667 to schedule an appointment at any of these locations.
Dr. Kline and his staff look forward to working with you and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.