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Podiatry - DPM

Becoming a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), a specialist in lower leg, ankle and foot problems, typically involves 10-12 years of postsecondary education and training. If you enjoy helping people and would like to practice a broad spectrum of medicine, read on to explore career options.

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A podiatrist is a doctor who focuses primarily on the feet and ankles. Podiatrists treat a varied list of foot maladies, from injuries to infection. Common tasks performed by podiatrists include corn removal, treatment of arch problems, routine diabetic foot care and lower extremity surgeries. A podiatrist generally works between 30 and 60 hours a week in either a medical office or hospital.

The road to becoming a podiatrist may be long, but it can be a rewarding and lucrative career. Study.com has the information you need to learn more about this field.

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