Why You Should Visit a Podiatrist

A Frankfort, Illinois podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, including, but not limited to sprains and fractures, bunions, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel. In addition to undergraduate medical school training, podiatrists also attend graduate school for a doctorate degree in podiatry. Podiatrists are required to take state and national exams, as well as be licensed by the state in which they practice.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are more than 17,800 practicing podiatrists in the United States. Podiatrists are in demand more than ever today because of a rapidly aging population. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country. If you live in the Frankfort, IL area and are experiencing foot or ankle pain, contact your local podiatrist, Dr. Bruce Smit.

If you are having a foot or ankle emergency please contact or go to the nearest emergency room at either
Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest or Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

9875 West Lincoln Highway
Suite #101
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-3211
24560 South Kings Road
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-5100
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