What is a Podiatrist?
A Foot and Ankle Specialist-Podiatrist is a medical professional trained to keep feet and ankles healthy. Your
podiatrist uses a wide range of therapies and surgery to treat conditions related to foot structure and function. Your
podiatrist can also teach you how to avoid foot problems in the future. Your podiatrist consults with the other
members of your health care team, such as your primary care physician. Together, their goal is to provide you with
the best possible overall medical care.
Believe it or not, you will likely walk about 115,000 miles in your lifetime – equal to more than four times around the
earth. It's no wonder, then, that most people develop foot problems at some point in their lives.
A Podiatrist is a highly trained Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Achieving this title takes years of study and
clinical practice. After completing a four-year bachelor's degree program, a student goes on to a four-year podiatry
medical school. Finally, a podiatrist obtains further training through residency and continuing education programs.
Do I need Podiatric care?
Most people suffer from some kind of foot disorder – from athlete's foot or ingrown nails to bunions, hammertoes or
corns. Tight-fitting or high-heeled shoes are often the culprit, but heredity, poor foot care, injuries, or medical
conditions can also cause problems. Whatever the state of your feet, your podiatrist can treat your problem to restore
your comfort and ease of movement.
Problems in your feet can lead to pain in your hips, knees and lower back. Take a moment to read this list of
conditions or problems. If you find you might be suffering from one or more of these items, a visit to your podiatrist
may be just the help your feet need.
- MEDICAL CONDITIONS
– High blood sugar (diabetes)
– Cold or hot feet (circulatory problems)
– Joint pain and swelling (arthritis or gout)
– Nail Problems
– Painful ingrown nails
– Thickened nails that are difficult to trim
– A black-and- blue nail from an injury
- BONE PROBLEMS
An unsightly bump (bunion) on the side of your foot by your big toe
Uncomfortably bent toes (hammertoes) that may rub on the tops of your shoes
A stiff joint in a toe
Pain in the bottom or back of your heel (possibly a heel spur)
A broken (fractured) bone in your foot
A wart on your foot
Thickened skin (callus or corn) between your toes or where your foot repeatedly rubs against your shoe
Discolored patches (fungal infection) on your foot or nail
Cracks, sores or ulcers on your foot
SOFT TISSUE PROBLEMS
Muscle pain or tendinitis
Pain on the bottom of your feet (plantar fasciitis)
A twisted or sprained ankle
Painful, tired flatfeet
Painful high arches
Sharp pain in your toes (neuroma)
Sharp pain, numbness, or burning sensation in your toes when you're at rest (neuropathy)
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
If you need to cancel your appointment, it is important you give at least 24 hour notice. Please give us a phone call
at (469) 998-3668 and select the appointment menu option.
You may also email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to attend your appointment may result in a cancelation fee.
If you are under the age of 18, please have parent or guardian contact us on your behalf.
Where are surgeries performed?
Dr. Khavari is credentialed at many local hospitals and surgical centers. Including Baylor Scott & White
Medical Center of McKinney, Irving, and Grapevine; Baylor surgical hospital of Las Colinas; as well as Texas Health
surgery center at Craig Ranch.
How long before my appointment should I arrive at the office?
We encourage our new patients to be at our office at least 20 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment.
Our established patients are encouraged to be at the office about 5-10 minutes prior to their appointment.
What documents should I bring to my first appointment?
Please have your ID, Insurance card, as well as any referral letters, lab results, or outside imaging study results (preferably along with the CD) with you.