Jonathan Richard Roy, DPM, MS, is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon in the greater New York City and New Jersey area. He serves patients at DeLoor Podiatry Associates in the Lenox Hill and Koreatown areas in Manhattan and Bath Beach area in Brooklyn. Dr. Roy is a New York State Police Surgeon with over three years of service and a Police Surgeon for the New Jersey Police Department Benevolent Association. He is trained in AO/Fixation for trauma to the foot and ankle, foot and ankle arthroscopy, and advanced treatment measures for all foot and ankle pathologies.
American Board of Podiatric Medicine
He earned his bachelor’s degree at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He continued his studies at Adelphi University while working in the chemistry department and earned his Master of Science to further his education. He then attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, where he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
Podiatry or podiatric medicine is devoted to the study, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.
A Podiatrist is neither a Medical Doctor (MD), nor an Osteopath (DO). Podiatrists are DPMs, Doctors of Podiatric Medicine. Podiatrists complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. Podiatrists may go on to complete fellowship training following their residency.
While both orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists both are trained to treat foot and ankle problems, an orthopedic surgeon who has specialized in foot and ankle surgery is qualified to address a more complex level of problems. Podiatrists may specialize in surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, and diabetic care.
The scope of a Podiatrist’s areas of practice is regulated at the state level. In some states a Podiatrist is allowed to treat hand conditions. Some states mandate the supervision of an MD or DO when anesthesia is required for a procedure.
In your initial visit be prepared to provide your Podiatrist with a list of your symptoms, all medications you are taking and discuss with him/her any previous surgeries. He/she will want to review all relevant medical records, Doctor and hospital reports, and prior diagnostic testing (including X-rays, MRIs, and lab results). You should know in advance if a procedure will be performed, you may need someone to drive you home. You may be asked to bring your walking or exercise shoes with you to the appointment.
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