January 9, 2016

What is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist or doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) is the only healthcare professional whose total training focuses on the foot, ankle and related body systems. As a specialist in footcare, the podiatrist receives extensive training in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot and ankle disorders by medical and surgical means.

The podiatric physician cares for people of all ages and treats any foot problem. The common disorders treated by a podiatrist include: bunions, heel pain and spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. Podiatrists also render care of sprains, fractures, infections and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel.

If your podiatric surgeon is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, he or she has successfully competed a credentialing and an examination process, ultimately demonstrating knowledge of podiatric surgery. This includes the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of foot diseases, deformities and trauma of the foot, ankle and related structures.

Credentialing Officers from hospitals or surgery centers may request a copy of “A Guide to Practicing Podiatric Medicine in the Hospitals of Texas” by calling the TPMA office at 1-800-TEX-FOOT. For a clinical definition and licensing information, please go to the TSBPME resource document.

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For Sale: Refurbished Xi-Scan mini C-Arm fluoroscopy unit with Digitizer still in the box. Works great. Only used a handful of times. Paid $18,000 for both. Asking $9500 for fluoroscopy unit, Digitizer, rolling cart, and printer. Posted 03/01/19

Dripping Springs Medical Space for Lease: We have a building with excellent exposure for lease on Hwy 290 in very fast growing Dripping Springs, Texas. A dentist is already under construction and we would really like another medical practitioner to join them. All the details are on and many excellent pictures on LoopNet. Just search “for lease” in Dripping Springs on LoopNet. Feel free to call. Kevin Katz 832-573-6013 Posted 12/19/18

For Sale: X-Cel P-750 X-ray. New Stand meeting ADA requirements. $1500.00. For more information, contact Dr. Knecht at 409-256-7199. Posted 12/13/18

Practice for Sale in San Antonio, TX: Well-established, fully equipped, turn-key, successful solo podiatry practice in downtown San Antonio, TX. 1700 sq ft, 5 exam room office suite net to a major San Antonio hospital. All aspects of podiatric medical care for adults and children including surgery. Excellent opportunity for referrals and continued practice expansion. 80% commercial 20% other. Please contact Celeste Borchers at 210-422-4688. Posted 11/05/18

Practice for Sale Dallas Area: Long standing practice for sale in Dallas, TX. Fully equipped. Excellent location. Nearby major hospitals and easily accessible. North Dallas. Contact at Posted 10/31/18

Practice in Corpus Christi For Sale: Well established general podiatry practice for sale, at same location over 28 years on the sunny Gulf Coast of Texas. Very busy practice with low overhead located not far from large medical complex. Excellent growth potential. 4 day work week. Large active patient base. Lots of pathology. Large physician and patient referral base. Family practice residents rotate through office, great referral source. All equipment, instruments, surgery center instruments sets. Price negotiable. Many insurance contracts and DME. Immediate sale available. Contact John Gouin at and Doug Maguire at doug@optirova.comPosted 10/22/2018

X-ray machine and processor available for sale in Irving Texas: Konica Film Processor Model SRX-101A and a X-Cell X-ray unit. Both are in working condition. Photos available upon request.  Please call for more details 214-492-1970.

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