Podiatrists for UHC provide podiatric health care to patients that includes preventative care and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Podiatrists, also known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM's), diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and lower leg.
Treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, and arch problems; ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections; and foot complaints associated with diabetes and other diseases. To treat these problems, podiatrists prescribe drugs and physical therapy, set fractures, and perform procedures. They also fit corrective shoe inserts called orthotics, design plaster casts and strapping to correct deformities, and design custom-made shoes. Deals with systemic diseases such as arthritis and manage patients who suffer from foot problems associated with diabetes. They also refer patients to other physicians and specialists if they detect larger medical issues. Podiatrists also prescribe medication, physical therapy and corrective devices to further aid the healing of foot diseases and deformities
Works closely with the Chief Medical Officer, Associate Medical Director, Clinic Manager and other members of the clinic management team to: