About Podiatry

What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is the only health care professional whose total training focuses on the foot, ankle and related body systems. After obtaining an undergraduate degree, the podiatric doctor spends four years in a college of podiatric medicine to obtain 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 field of Podiatry, practitioners may focus on different specialities including surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics and orthotic therapy, paediatrics or general podiatry. Podiatrists can order all diagnostic tests and prescribe medications required to treat the foot and leg. This includes the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of foot diseases, deformities, and trauma of the foot, ankle and related structures.

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

My Philosophy

Welcome to My Website!

My mission is to provide comprehensive, state of the art medical treatment of the foot and ankle in a compassionate, professional environment. I believe that prompt diagnosis, early intervention and prevention are essential for the care and treatment of your foot. I welcome you as a patient to my podiatry practice and am grateful that you have chosen me to be the health care provider for your feet.

This web site has been designed to offer information and answer frequently asked questions. I want you to feel comfortable in my office. Please do not hesitate to discuss areas of concern. Everyone in this office is a trained professional and works as a team member, taking pride in her own work.

Sincerely,

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Tammy Gracen, BSc, DPM

 

Dr. Tammy Gracen DPM
Phone: (604) 734-7331
Fax: (604) 737-1146
#530-943 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E1

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Business Hours



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Contact Info

Dr. Tammy Gracen BSc. DPM
Phone: (604) 734-7331
Fax: (604) 737-1146
#530-943 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E1

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