A podiatrist has been educated, trained, licensed, and certified for exclusive treatment of the foot and ankle.
Podiatrists must successfully undergo a lengthy, rigorous course of education, training and testing in such diverse areas as biomechanics, orthopedics, radiography, pharmacology, sports medicine, dermatology and surgery.
The feet and ankles are an amazing design and function, but the human foot can also be struck by numerous ailments, some of which are life threatening. It’s a fact that many disorders first manifest themselves in the foot.
Podiatrists are often the first healthcare professionals to diagnose these disorders. Podiatrists also play a critical role in the care, treatment and management of the diabetic, elderly and circulation-impaired. The diagnosis, intervention and treatment by podiatrists may save patients from amputation, restore mobility or prevent other serious, more costly problems, by early detection and appropriate treatment.
Drs. Hofmeister, Hodulik, Martin and the entire staff at Prairie Rock specialize in providing complete foot and ankle care with excellent patient services; we are here to serve you and the community with the highest of standards.