Podiatry


 

Podiatric medicine is a branch of the medical sciences devoted to the study of human movement, with the medical care of the foot and ankle as its primary focus. A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of foot disorders, diseases and injuries. A DPM makes independent judgments and performs or orders all necessary diagnostic tests. They perform surgery; administer medications, including DEA-restricted medications; and prescribe physical therapy regimens.

What Is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

What Are the Qualifications of a Podiatrist?

Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. This training is similar to that of other doctors.

Podiatrists can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics (children), and diabetic care.

 

Grand River Health’s podiatrist, Dr. Jill Peotter,  sees patients at Grand River Health Clinic in Rifle. Monday-Friday.

She also goes to Grand River Health Clinic West in Battlement Mesa Tuesday mornings every other week.

To make an appointment with our Podiatrist call 970.625.1100 at Grand River Health Clinic in Rifle.