A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who
provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns, and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries, and injuries to the foot 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 an estimated 15,000 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
Dr. Ray attended the University of South Dakota and achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology before attending Podiatric Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He has been in
private practice in Sioux Falls since 1985.
Dr. Ray's Office Manager, Sue, has worked with him since 1987.
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