A podiatrist, or doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and lower leg conditions. Podiatrists, like medical doctors and doctors of osteopathic medicine, have a rigorous school curriculum before becoming a doctor. Podiatrists attend 4 years of undergraduate college education where most major in science and also take pre-medicine classes (pre-requisites for podiatry school). After graduating with a BS degree, there are 4 years of podiatry school. In the first two years, podiatry students take general basic science classes just like medical school students (sometimes even the same classes). The second two years are lower extremity related, which differentiates us from the general medicine practitioners. After 4 years of podiatry school, there is further residency training. In recent years, podiatry school graduates are required to do a 3 year medical/surgical residency, which prepares them for the real world in both podiatric medicine and surgery. Once completing residency, we have the opportunity to become board certified. Both of your Doylestown, PA podiatrists are board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine which is a major certifying agency. When looking for a doctor to treat your foot, ankle or lower leg ailments, there are many options. However, if you want expert care by doctors who ONLY treat the lower extremity, look no further than your local podiatrists in Doylestown, PA.