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Podiatry

Bio

Dr. Jose Loor, the owner and founder of DeLoor Podiatry, is one of New York Citys leading podiatrists.

Board Certifications

Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Education and Training

"New York College of Podiatric Medicine Residency Hospital"

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Frequently Asked Question

Podiatry

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.

Procedures/Treatment modalities

  • Biopsy for Skin Lesions
  • Bunionectomy
  • Debridement of Skin Lesions and Ulcers
  • Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density Skin Biopsy for Neuropathy
  • Fracture Reduction with Pin and Screw Fixation
  • Hammer, Claw, and Mallet Toe Surgery
  • Heel Spur treatment
  • Metatarsal Surgery
  • Nerve Block for Chronic Foot Pain
  • Neuroma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign bodies
  • Tarsal Tunnel and Sinus Tarsi Surgery
  • Tendon and Ligamentous Repair
  • Toenail Surgeries
  • Ultrasound assisted Injection Therapy including PRP Therapy

Symptoms/Conditions treated

  • Arthritis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Calluses
  • Charcot Foot
  • Corns
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Fractures
  • Gout
  • Hagland's Deformity
  • Hammer Toe
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Neuromas
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Skin Cancer of the Foot
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Sweaty Feet
  • Tendonitis
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Warts

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