What is Board Certification?

 

Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) are the only health care professional whose total training focuses on the foot, ankle and related body systems. The podiatric physician cares for people of all ages. Common disorders treated include foot and ankle pain; fractures, sprains and dislocations; infections and injuries of the foot and ankle; biomechanical  abnormalities; structural problems including bunions, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes; neuromas, tumors, diabetic neuropathy; nail problems; dermatological problems of the foot and ankle, plantar warts, corns, calluses, diabetic foot care and wound management. 

If your podiatric surgeon is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery he or she has successfully completed a credentialing and examination process and has demonstrated knowledge of foot and ankle 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. Foot and ankle surgeons are the surgical specialists of the podiatric profession. 


Foot and ankle surgeons provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions including common to complex disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages.


ABFAS members are uniquely qualified to detect the early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease, and manage foot conditions which may pose an ongoing threat to a patient's overall health.

 

 

 

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Monday         9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday         9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday  Closed

Thursday      9:00am-5:00pm

Friday            Hospital Surgery                         1:00pm-4:00pm*

 

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Phone  219.769.3381
Fax  219.769.3880
420 East 86th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410

 

 

Patient Care and COVID-19

Our absolute priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, community and our staff. We have and will continue to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in our communities and across the world. 

 

We will continue to follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and other local and national health agencies to support quality care and the safety of our patients. We are following social distancing guidelines regarding patient scheduling and have instituted appropriate precautions in our office. 

 

 

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