After obtaining an undergraduate degree, the Podiatric Physician spends four years
in a college of Podiatric Medicine completing the doctoral degree: Doctor of Podiatric
Most podiatrists further their education by participating in a post-graduate residency
program at an approved hospital or university. Following their doctorate degree,
each podiatrist must pass national and state examinations in order to be licensed
by the state in which he or she will practice.
We offer a full array of Podiatric Services to help you maintain healthy feet. However,
if you believe you are experiencing a true medical emergency, you should call 911
immediately. The following is a guideline for contacting our office.
Call us at (214) 618-3750 when you notice:
Persistent or extreme pain in your toes, feet, or ankles.
Dramatic changes to your nails or skin (cracking, scaling, or peeling on the foot,
heel, ankle or leg).
Blisters or warts on your feet.
Injury or trauma to your feet or ankles.
Changes in the odor of your feet.
The cardinal signs of infection: increased pain, swelling, redness, or heat about
the lower extremity.
Red streaks rising from the affected area up the leg.
Discharge or pus from an area on the foot.
Foot or ankle symptoms that do not improve after about two weeks of over-the-counter
Spreading of a problem from one toe to another or from one foot to the other.