D. Chris Wood, DPM, C.Ped
Dr. Chris Wood completed his undergraduate studies at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio in 1997. He continued his Podiatry training and did his residency at Huntington V.A.M.C.
Training of a Podiatrist
A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) practices the medical, surgical, and biomechanical treatment of the human foot and ankle. Although we specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of problems affecting the foot and ankle, Doctors of Podiatric Medicine are also highly trained health care providers. We see people of all ages and are often the first medical specialists to diagnose systemic problems that affect the feet and ankles such as diabetes, gout, hypertension, immunodeficiencies, and arthritis. Four years of podatric medical school is typically followed by a residency that certifies these doctors to function as partners in the larger medical community. Podiatric Physicians (Podiatrists) are the only medical professionals who exclusively specialize in treating the foot and ankle.
What does a Podiatrist do?
What is a C. Ped (Certified Pedorthist)?
Pedorthics: The design, manufacture, fit and modification of shoes and foot orthosis to alleviate foot problems caused by disease, overuse or injury.
A Board-certified Pedorthist is an individual who has studied foot anatomy and pathology, biomechanics, shoe construction and modification, foot orthosis fabrication and materials, footwear fitting, and patient/practice management, and who abides by BCP's Code of Ethics outlining responsibilities to the patient, the physician, the public and the profession.
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