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Mississauga Podiatrist vs Chiropodist

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

One of the most common questions I get from patients is "the difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist." If we look at our professional titles, Podiatrists are titled as DPM, while Chiropodist are either DCh or D.Pod.M. Though the major difference lies in the degree education where Podiatrists can perform bone surgeries and communicate a diagnosis, whereas, Chiropodist can only perform surgeries in the cutaneous tissues. However, since both Podiatrists and Chiropodists are regulated under the same college (College of Chiropodist of Ontario), the essential treatment and care are the same in Ontario.

Long story short, it is in the best interest of both Podiatrists and Chiropodists to take care and maintain your foot health. Insurance companies usually cover both Mississauga Chiropody and Podiatry Services. However, patients should verify the details with their own insurance plan.

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