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Can a primary care doctor treat my foot problems?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
No matter how fantastic their design, feet often develop problems, especially as you age. Some foot problems can be managed by your primary care physician, who may prescribe medication or physical therapy, but, often, your doctor may diagnose the problem and refer you to one of several specialists.

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