Why is a Podiatrist on staff at Hacker Dermatology?
The answer is simple.
The foot exam is part of the dermatology full skin exam.
At Hacker Dermatology, during our skin exam, we often notice problems with the feet, ankle, toe and toenails.
Once we find the problems, we want the most appropriately trained specialist to fix it.
That’s where the podiatrist comes in to play.
Why Should I See a Podiatrist at Hacker Dermatology?
To get help with:
Bunions, Corns and Calluses, Hammer Toes, Ingrown Toenails, Fungus
Custom Orthotics, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfeet, Heel Spurs, Warts
Foot pain, heel pain, toe pain, Stress Fractures, Morton’s Neuroma
Feet are complex anatomical structures, all-in-one stabilizers, shock absorbers, and are instrumental to your overall health and well-being. They require expert care. And Hacker Dermatology offers just that.
At Hacker Dermatology, you’re seeing the most qualified health-care professional to treat your feet. Qualifications of a podiatrist is noted by looking for the letters “DPM” after his or her name, like at Hacker Dermatology, where our podiatrist, Andrea Aedo, DPM, ABFAS resides. Dr. Aedo has completed years of rigorous foot and ankle training in podiatric medical school and hospital-based residency training, she is uniquely qualified to care for this part of the body. And the ABFAS stands for board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
As a patient at Hacker Dermatology, you can book an appointment with a board certified podiatrist, Dr. Andrea Aedo, to address any of your foot, ankle, toe or toenail problems, often same day as your dermatology appointment or available for scheduling an appointment at your convenience.
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a physician and surgeon who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
How is the Podiatrist Trained that works at Hacker Dermatology?
Two words: intensively and expertly.
Hacker Dermatology’s Podiatrist’s complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. Training is similar to that of other physicians. Podiatrists may go on to complete fellowship training following their residency.
Podiatrists can focus on many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, and diabetic care.
Is the Podiatrist at Hacker Dermatology Board Certified?
At Hacker Dermatology,m our Podiatrist’s have earned board certification with advanced training, clinical experience, and by ultimately taking an exam. The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine are the certifying boards for the field.