Podiatrists ·  Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.



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Licensing Information ·   Podiatrist/Ankle

Licensing Description:
An applicant shall be board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery or shall complete 24 month post graduate clinical residency in podiatric surgery. Contact the licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Board of Podiatric Medicine
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 423
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0423
podiatry@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/podiatrists.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri96

· Podiatrist

Licensing Description:
An applicant shall furnish proof of being at least 21 years of age, of good moral character, and that he or she has received certificate of graduation from an approved college of podiatric medicine. Applicant shall pay fees and be examined by the board.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Board of Podiatric Medicine
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 423
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0423
podiatry@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/podiatrists.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri220
The West Central Region5

· Temporary Podiatrist

Licensing Description:
Applicants shall show that he/she has; graduated from a college of podiatric medicine recognized and approved by the board, has successfully passed an examination of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, and have a residency program is in a Missouri hospital.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Board of Podiatric Medicine
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 423
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0423
podiatry@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/podiatrists.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri18


Occupational Tasks ·  Treat bone, muscle, and joint disorders affecting the feet.
· Diagnose diseases and deformities of the foot using medical histories, physical examinations, x-rays, and laboratory test results.
· Prescribe medications, corrective devices, physical therapy, or surgery.
· Treat conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions, cysts, and abscesses by surgical methods.
· Advise patients about treatments and foot care techniques necessary for prevention of future problems.
· Refer patients to physicians when symptoms indicative of systemic disorders, such as arthritis or diabetes, are observed in feet and legs.
· Correct deformities by means of plaster casts and strapping.
· Make and fit prosthetic appliances.
· Perform administrative duties such as hiring employees, ordering supplies, and keeping records.
· Educate the public about the benefits of foot care through techniques such as speaking engagements, advertising, and other forums.
· Treat deformities using mechanical methods, such as whirlpool or paraffin baths, and electrical methods, such as short wave and low voltage currents.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Active Listening 97%
·  Reading Comprehension 92%
·  Critical Thinking 91%
·  Science 89%
·  Complex Problem Solving 88%
·  Speaking 87%
·  Active Learning 86%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 83%
·  Instructing 81%
·  Social Perceptiveness 79%