About Podiatry

What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is the only health care professional whose total training concentrates on the foot, ankle and related body systems. After getting an undergraduate degree, the podiatric physician spends four years in a college of podiatric medicine to get a doctorate degree. Many podiatrists further their education by participating in a post graduate residency program at an approved hospital or university. Podiatrists are defined as physicians by the federal government but the extent of privileges is dependent on provincial mandate.

Within the area of Podiatry, practitioners may concentrate on different specialties including sports medicine, surgery, biomechanics and orthotic treatment, pediatrics or general podiatry. Podiatrists prescribe medicines required to treat the foot and leg and can order all diagnostic tests. This contains the diagnosis of general medical issues and surgical management of foot ailments, deformities, and injury of the foot, ankle and related structures.

The podiatric physician cares for individuals of all ages. Common ailments of feet contain corns, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, bunions, calluses, sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries.


My Philosophy

Welcome to My Website!

My mission is to supply all-inclusive, state of the art clinical treatment of the foot and ankle in compassionate, professional surroundings. I really believe that early intervention, prompt analysis and prevention are essential for the care and treatment of your foot. I am thankful that you’ve chosen me to be the health care provider of your feet and welcome you as a patient to my podiatry practice.

This web site was designed to offer tips and answer frequently asked questions. I would like you to feel comfortable in my office. Please don’t hesitate to discuss areas of concern. Everyone in this office is a skilled professional and works as a team member, taking pride in her own work.



Tammy Gracen, BSc, DPM



Author: tammy gracen