Dr. Jake Wexler
Jake Wexler is 45 years old. He is a podiatrist. He graduated
from Marquette University. He has been married for 22 years. He
has two daughters, Angela and Turtle. He forfeited his ten thousand dollars. Also,
he lives in 3D. His wife Grace works in Shin Hoo's Restaurant.
A podiatrist are doctors who specialize in foot care. Podiatrists
treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs,
arch problems, ankle and foot injuries, deformities, infections,
and foot complaints associated with diseases such as diabetes.They
use x-rays, blood tests and sophisticated technical equipment
to make their diagnoses adn they may prescribe drugs, physical
therapy or surgery to treat some conditions. Podiatrists even
design and prescribe corrective gear such as foot casts, braces
and arch supports.
Podiatrists specialize in such areas as surgery, orthopedics and
public health. Or have a subspecialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics,
dermatology or diabetic foot care.
How do podiatrists typically spend their work day?
Podiatrists generally work in their own private practice. They divide time
between caring for patients and managing the business of their
own practice. As a general podiatrist for people who have only
occasional, general foot problems, they may spend their day treating
minor foot injuries and ingrown toenails; diagnosing tumors and
ulcers; and educating patients about proper foot care and remedies.
The human foot is a complex structure. It contains 26 bones and
is designed for balance and mobility.
kind of education and training is required?
A podiatrist must
complete high school or GED and pass certain college-preparatory
classes, including English, math and science. Finish four years
of college in a bachelor's degree program at a four-year college.
Complete four years of school in a college of podiatric medicine
after graduating from college. (To qualify for admission, you
must have an acceptable grade point average and good scores on
the Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT. You should also have
completed required classes in biology, chemistry, physics and
English.) Complete a one- to three-year hospital residency program
(on-the-job training with a professional podiatrist). Pass a state
are some health-related jobs that are similar to that of a podiatrist?
chiropractor, dentist, doctor, veterinarian
How to Care for Your Feet
"Leonardo Da Vinci described the foot as a masterpiece of
engineering." Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience
foot problems in their lives. Feet, like other specialized structures,
require specialized care. If you take good care of your feet,
you will enjoy years of comfort. Good foot care includes: Yearly
professional checkups, checking for cracks, sores and painful
reddened areas, trimming toenails straight across (don't cut into
the corners), washing feet in warm water (not hot), drying feet
well, especially between the toes (blot dry, do not rub), applying
cream to your feet (avoiding between the toes), wearing comfortable
well-fitting shoes and socks, shopping for shoes later in the
day since feet swell by then. People wearing orthotics should
have their feet checked professionally every 6 months.
Walking-is the best exercise for feet. Many Americans log about
75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach the age of 50!
Avoid the following: Walking barefoot (even indoors or around
pools and beaches - the feet need protection), trimming corns
and calluses with a razor, over-the-counter medicated corn and
callus removers which may cause skin burns, and wearing the same
pair of orthotics for more than 5 years.