In addition to private practice, podiatrists serve on the staffs of hospitals and long-term care facilities, as commissioned officers in the Armed Forces and the U.S. Public Health Service and municipal health departments.
As a podiatric physician, you can have a healthy work/life balance. D.P.M.s work an averager of 35-42 hours a week.
Podiatric physicians specialize in surgery, pediatrics, sports medicine, biomechanics, primary foot care and trauma.
Nearly all private and public health insurance plans include coverage for podiatric medicine.
The need for podiatric physicians is on the rise because foot and ankle disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems.