In the end, we all find a way of dealing with behaviors that are different from our own. Rather than try to “fix” those patients who we find challenging, our goal as professionals should focus on treating them (yes, even the more difficult ones) with compassion and respect while making a genuine effort to understand and appreciate their uniqueness. After all, think how boring life would be if we all had the same personality!
This should improve recognition that the education and training of DPMs is comparable to MDs and DOs. Therefore, podiatrists should be recognized as physicians, and have parity with our allopathic and osteopathic colleagues.
I greatly encourage my colleagues to be open to their patients seeking second opinions. It does not mean your care is subpar. In fact, with clear patient communication and thoughtful treatment planning, additional opinions may actually enhance or validate your care.
Looking at my residency training, I can honestly say I am not sure how we could add further subspecialty training to the curriculum, let alone justify the time spent doing so. It is my belief that, at this time, residency is primarily for surgical training, but all residencies incorporate a well-rounded curriculum including dermatology, pediatrics, trauma, limb salvage and many other areas. To limit the curriculum to just one of those areas, in my opinion, would not result in a very comprehensive training program.
The American Society of Podiatric Dermatology is an education, research and advocacy organization which promotes understanding of the skin and nail diseases with respect to the foot.
We seek to serve the whole of the profession of chiropody and podiatric medicine.
Our members include; chiropodists, podiatrists, podiatric surgeons, academics and podiatric scientists – employed and self-employed.
The AMIFAS educational mission is to advance the art and science of podiatric medicine by providing quality clinical learning experiences to members and non-members, and shall include a variety of instructional sessions aimed at significantly enhancing patient care, treatment protocols, and practice efficiency.
The Academy, known as ''the friendliest group in podiatry,'' exists to advance the study of podiatric practice management and promote success through sharing knowledge.
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine serves to advance the understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries.
The American Association for Women Podiatrists, Inc. (AAWP), a related organization of the APMA, provides leadership in the advancement of the educational, political, financial, social, and emotional well-being of our members.
The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine's (AACPM) mission is to enhance academic podiatric medicine. AACPM's membership consists of eight colleges and more than 200 hospitals and institutions that offer postdoctoral training in podiatric medicine. The Association serves as a national forum for the exchange of ideas, issues formation and concerns relating to podiatric medical education.
The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) strives to protect and improve the health and welfare of the public by advancing the art and science of foot and ankle surgery.
The American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) exists to protect the health and welfare of the public through an ongoing process of evaluation and certification of the competence of podiatrists in the specialty of podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine by offering podiatric physicians a comprehensive board qualification and certification process.
ACPM will enhance and advocate for the practice of podiatric medicine by providing innovative education and promoting podiatric physicians in public health and welfare.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is a medical specialty society whose members are orthopaedic surgeons specializing in surgical and medical treatment of injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle.
The American Podiatric Medical Association is the premier professional organization representing the nation's Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (podiatrists). The APMA represents approximately 80 percent of the podiatrists in the country.
The American Podiatric Medical Students' Association (APMSA) is the official national organization representing all students enrolled at the seven colleges of podiatric medicine across the U.S.
Our services include providing a common organization representing Sports Podiatrists in Australia and New Zealand,
prescribing and examining qualifications of members who apply for Fellowship of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine...
The Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons (ACPS) is the peak body responsible for the training, accreditation and monitoring of the practice of podiatric (foot and lower extremity) surgery in Australia.
The Australian Podiatry Association is an independent, member organisation with a long history of service both to the profession and the community. The Australian Podiatry Association (APodA) is the peak representative body for our profession and boasts a membership of 70% of registered podiatrists in South Australia.
''It is the mission of the California Podiatric Medical Association to promote, advance and protect the profession of podiatric medicine, to preserve the rights of the patients it serves and to seek continuous improvement in the quality of patient treatment and care.''
The Canadian Podiatric Medical Association is a non-profit organization working on behalf of its 250 members '' Canada''s premier foot specialists. We are dedicated to enhancing the profession of podiatry and increasing awareness among Canadians about the importance of good foot health care.
The Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards' mission is to be a leader in improving the quality, safety and integrity of podiatric medical health care by promoting high standards for podiatric physician licensure, regulation and practice.
The mission of the corporation is to develop and administer examinations of such high quality that the various legal agencies governing the practice of podiatric medicine may choose to license those who have successfully completed such examinations for practice in their jurisdictions without further examination.
For over 60 years Podiatry New Zealand (PNZ) has been representing podiatrists, helping to maintain standards of practice, advance podiatric education, and improve patient access to increased treatment options within podiatry.
The Podiatry Association works with governments and educational bodies to ensure that a quality podiatry service is available when and where it is needed. Foot health should not be trusted with just anyone — make sure that your podiatrist is a member of the Podiatry Association of South Africa.