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  • NEVADA STATE BOARD OF PODIATRY 1325 Airmotive Way, Ste. 175-1 * Reno, NV 89502 * (775) 789-2605

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION TO PRACTICE PODIATRIC MEDICINE

    The Nevada State Board of Podiatry has determined that the following materials must be provided for a complete application for licensure with the state of Nevada:

    • Completed official application with a cashier's check for $600.00, of which $100.00 is non­refundable, made payable to the Nevada State Board of Podiatry; and

    • 2 passport photographs of yourself - full face that have been taken in the last 6 months, 2x2 inches in size;

    • Proof of successful completion of the National Board of Pediatric Medical Examination, Part Ill. (The National Board of Pediatric Medical Examiners [NBPME] will provide these results directly to us.); the PM Lexis Ill is administered by the National Board of Pediatric Medical Examiners (through NBPME's contractor, Prometric). The National Board of Podiatric Examiners sets the fee for this examination. The examination fee is to be paid directly to Prometric by you. The fee must be submitted with the examination application in the form of a certified check, cashier's check or money order made payable to the National Board of Pediatric Medical Examiners. Personal checks will not be accepted. If you have additional questions regarding the PM Lexis Ill please call toll-free (877-302-8952) or e-mail to nbpmeinquiry@prometric.com. The Nevada State Board of Podiatry applies the same methodology that the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners uses to determine whether a person who took the examination achieved a passing grade or score.

    • Proof of completion of an A.P.M.A. accredited one-year residency. (THIS DOCUMENT MUST COME DIRECTLY FROM THE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS TO THE NEVADA STATE BOARD.);

    • Official transcripts from all colleges (medical and premedical) you attended or graduated. (THESE TRANSCRIPTS MUST COME DIRECTLY FROM THE INSTITUTIONS TO THE NEVADA STATE BOARD.);

    • Letters of verification from all hospitals and surgical centers where you have had privileges within the last five years. (THESE LETTERS MUST COME DIRECTLY FROM THE HOSPITALS/SURGICAL CENTERS TO THE NEVADA STATE BOARD.)

    • If you are currently licensed to practice Podiatry in another state or the District of Columbia, a certificate from the licensing board of that jurisdiction is required stating that you are in good standing and that no disciplinary proceedings are pending.

    • 2 completed fingerprint cards (see attached instructions) and the signed Fingerprint Background Waiver form.

    • Every person who manufactures, distributes or dispenses any controlled substance within this state must obtain a controlled substance license. You need to apply separately for this license to the Nevada Board of Pharmacy, 431 W. Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada 89509 (775) 850-1440.

    • Please forward your completed application to: Nevada State Board of Podiatry, 1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 175-1 Reno, Nevada 89502.

    Thank you for your interest in the State of Nevada. If you have any questions, please contact the Pnrfo:itrv Bnard at (775) 789-2605 or nvnodiatrv®hnn.nv.anv

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    NEVADA STATE BOARD OF PODIATRY 1325 Ainnotive Way, Ste. 175-1 * Reno, NV 89502 * (775) 789-2605

    APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE TO PRACTICE PODIATRIC MEDICINE IN NEVADA [ ] Podiatry Licensure Fee • $600.00 or [ ] Podiatry Limited Licensure Fee • $600.00

    (cashier's check or money order required)

    1. Name Last First Middle Degree 2.SS#

    Exactly as it should appear on your license

    Other names • indicate if none Email Address

    3. Are you a citizen of the United States? [ ]Yes [ ] No

    4. Mailing Address: Number and Street/Rural Route, Apt. #

    City State Zip Country

    5. Telephone Number: (areacode) 6a. Date of Birth: (Mo/DayNear) Day Evening

    7. Have you ever filed an application for licensure to practice 6b. Place ofBirth Pediatric Medicine in Nevada? [ ] Yes [ ] No

    8. List name and address of all colleges or universities where premedical instruction was received. Premedical instruction is limited to that course work required for entrance to Medical school.

    Name of School Address and zip Period of attendance From/To

    9. List name and address of all premedical colleges or universities where a degree was received. Request an official copy of transcript, with seal of school affixed, to be sent direcfly from the school to the Nevada Board.

    Name of School Address and zip Degree Received/Date

    10. List name and address of all schools where podiatric medical-instruction was received. Request an original Certificate of Medical Education and official copy of transcripts, with seal of school affixed, from each school attended. Certificate and transcripts must be sent directly from the school to Nevada Board. Name of School Address and zip Period of attendance

    From (mo/yr)

    To (mo/yr)

    1s1 yr. 2nd yr,

    3'dyr

  • 10a. Year Graduated/Degree/Name of School of Podiatry.

    11.List any circumstances and explain details of failed classes, suspensions or expulsions from medicaltraining. (Indicate if none)

    12. Please list location, dates of service and director's name of your residency program. (approved by A.P.M.A)A certificate of completion should be sent directly to the Nevada Board from the hospital/director.

    Location Date (from/to) Director's Name

    A

    B

    C.

    13. List all other states where you are currently licensed to practice podiatry, and list license number for each state.

    A.

    B.

    C.

    D.

    14. List and explain any disciplinary actions or suspensions taken against you by other pediatric medicalregulating boards. Please give appropriate details.

    15. List hospitals and surgical centers where you have had privileges within the last five years. Facilities tosend letters of current status directly to the Nevada Board.

    Name of Facility Address·

    A

    B

    D

    C

  • 16. Self-Reporting Information Please read and answer each of the following questions carefully. For each YES answer, attach a separate sheet. with a thorough explanation and include appropriate documentation such as related complaints, pleadings, judgments, orders and settlement agreements Please check a Yes or No response for each question

    Have you ever been summoned before any professional licensing board concerning any violation of the laws, regulations, ethics or professional standards of a health care profession in which you have been licensed or for which you were making application for licensure?

    Have you ever had a professional license of any type restricted, suspended or revoked?

    Have you ever been disciplined in any way by any professional licensing board or professional society with respect to the violation of any laws, regulations, or ethical or professional standards?

    Have you ever been denied a license or the right to take an examination for licensing by any state, province or country?

    Have you ever had any registration, certification, license or privilege to practice pediatric medicine and surgery denied, suspended, revoked or restricted by any state, federal or foreign authority?

    Have you ever voluntarily given up any practice privileges, restriction, certification or license to practice podiatric medicine and surgery, or have you agreed to restrict your practice of podiatric medicine and surgery in lieu of or to avoid formal action?

    Have you ever been convicted of, or pied guilty or nolo contendere to, a violation of any federal, state or local law relating to the manufacture, distribution, prescribing or dispensing of controlled substances?

    Have you ever been convicted of, or pied guilty or nolo contendere to, any offense or violation of any federal, state or local law, including any foreign country, which is in a foreign jurisdiction equivalent to, a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony, excluding any violations of traffic laws?

    Do you have a medical condition which in any way impairs or limits your ability to practice podiatric medicine with reasonable skill and safety?

    Have you ever applied for a license or received a license to practice as a health professional in any classification under any name other than that on this license form?

    YES NO

  • 17. Have you ever served in the military? [ ] Yes [ ] No List Branch(es):.___________

    Dates of Service: From _I_!_ to_!_!_ Military Occupation Specialties: _________

    18. Child Support Information. Please mark the appropriate response (FAILURE TO MARK ONE OF THE THREE willresult in DENIAL of the application).

    I am not subject to a court order for the support of the child.

    ___ I am subject to a court order for the support of one or more children and am in compliance with the order or am in compliance with a plan approved by the District Attorney or other public agency enforcing order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order; or

    __ I am subject to a court order for the support of one or more children and am NOT in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the District Attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order.

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    19. I witness that the above information is correct under penalty of prjury.

    20.

FAQs

Are podiatrists qualified doctors? ›

A Podiatrist is specifically trained to assess, diagnose and manage foot complaints. Whilst a Podiatrist is not medically trained and therefore not a Doctor, extensive Postgraduate training enables Podiatrists to perform foot surgery.

Can a Podiatrist call himself a doctor? ›

They are DPM's; they are a doctor of podiatric medicine; they can be both surgeon and a physician at the same time and they specialise in treating the ankle, foot and other related areas of the leg.

Can a Podiatrist complete a history and physical? ›

Typically, the Dentist or Podiatrist is only authorized to perform aspects of the History and Physical that are applicable to either Dentistry or Podiatry.

Do podiatrists have to take Usmle? ›

Also, there has been a lot of misinformation about this process. No podiatric medical students have taken the USMLE. They are not eligible.

Do podiatrists treat toenail fungus? ›

If you have toenail fungus, and particularly if you have toenail fungus and diabetes, it is suggested that you see a podiatrist for treatment. If left untreated, toenail fungus may spread to other toenails, skin, or even fingernails. If you suspect you have toenail fungus it is important to seek treatment right away.

Is it better to go to a podiatrist or orthopedist? ›

As a general guideline, if you have an injury, condition, or symptoms affecting your foot or ankle health, it's best to see a podiatrist. If you have an injury, condition, or symptoms affecting any other part of your musculoskeletal system, it's best to see an orthopedic physician.

What is the most common problem treated by podiatrist? ›

The most common foot problem that a podiatrist treats is heel pain. Heel pain can be caused by a variety of different conditions, such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. Treatment for heel pain often includes things like stretching exercises, orthotic devices, or cortisone injections.

What conditions do podiatrists treat? ›

Some of the conditions that a podiatrist may treat include fungal toenail infections, corns, calluses, plantar warts, athlete's foot, cracked heels, excessive sweating, flat feet, bunions, heel pain, blisters, gout, foot problems brought about by other conditions, such as diabetes, and various sports injuries.

Can a podiatrist do surgery? ›

A podiatrist is specifically trained to assess, diagnose and manage foot complaints. Whilst a podiatrist is not medically trained and therefore not a doctor, extensive postgraduate training enables podiatrists to perform foot surgery.

What should be included in a history and physical? ›

Contents of a History and Physical Examination (H&P)

2. The H&P shall consist of chief complaint, history of present illness, allergies and medications, relevant social and family history, past medical history, review of systems and physical examination, appropriate to the patient's age.

What does DPM mean in podiatry? ›

A podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), known also as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg.

What needs to be included in a history and physical? ›

Required elements of a complete H&P are: Chief complaint, details of present illness, relevant past history appropriate to the patient's age, drugs, allergies, assessment of body system (including heart and lungs), conclusion/impression, and plan of care.

Is podiatry school harder than medical school? ›

Harder or easier when compared to Undergrad?- definitely harder. I mean it is a medical school so you are taking classes during the first two years (for the most part) that any other MD/DO students are taking, granted the examinations might differ.

How is podiatry school different from medical school? ›

Podiatrists earn their DPM, standing for Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, after attending podiatry school, which is 4 years, just like medical school. You'll cover some similar foundational training that MD and DO students cover in the first two years, but focus more heavily on podiatry in years three and four.

Is DPM competitive? ›

Podiatrists must obtain a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and be licensed in order to practice. Podiatric medical schools are highly competitive; most applicants earn a bachelor's degree before applying. Most schools take four years to complete, and then students must complete a residency program.

What is the most effective prescription treatment for toenail fungus? ›

These drugs are often the first choice because they clear the infection more quickly than do topical drugs. Options include terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole (Sporanox). These drugs help a new nail grow free of infection, slowly replacing the infected part. You typically take this type of drug for six to 12 weeks.

Does laser toenail fungus removal work? ›

A 2019 study published in the journal American Family Physician by the American Association of Family Physicians found that after 180 days of toenail fungus laser treatment, patients had a 30% cure rate and a 91% improvement in symptoms.

How does a podiatrist treat thick toenails? ›

Podiatry treatment for thickened toenails

Our podiatrists regularly reduce thickened toenails as part of a general foot care treatment (medical pedicure). This involves nail cutting, removal of corns and callus, followed by application of a heel balm, making your feet feel great again.

What's the difference between a foot doctor and a podiatrist? ›

Podiatrists attend podiatry school and typically complete a brief residency thereafter. As such, podiatrists are not medical doctors (MDs). While orthopaedic surgeons and podiatrists both may treat foot and ankle problems, the orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon is qualified to address a more complex level of problems.

Why do podiatrists call themselves doctors? ›

Podiatrists are doctors, but they don't go to traditional medical school. They have their own schools and professional associations. They also have "DPM" (doctor of podiatric medicine) after their names instead of "MD" (medical doctor).

Can a podiatrist order an MRI? ›

A podiatrist can administer medication and order tests.

They can order tests such as MRI's, CT's to establish a diagnosis, give medications as needed for pain, immobilize the structure or perform surgery if needed. They may also direct a physical therapist if this treatment is needed.

What is one of the most common disorders of the foot? ›

Most common cause is plantar fasciitis. The long ligament originating in our heel sends slips to the toes and can become inflamed with a flexible arch and flat foot.

What are two of the most common issues at the foot and ankle complex? ›

Five Common Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Achilles Tendonitis or Tear. The largest tendon in the body, the Achilles connects the two primary calf muscles to the bone in the heel. ...
  • Ankle Sprain. ...
  • Stress Fractures of the Foot. ...
  • Fractures of the Ankle. ...
  • Plantar Fasciitis.
Feb 15, 2019

Do podiatrists cut toenails? ›

While you may be able to care for your toenails at home, you can also schedule a visit with the podiatrists at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists to trim your toenails properly.

Does a podiatrist treat neuropathy? ›

Diabetic Neuropathy

Anyone who has symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in their feet or legs should see a podiatrist. The podiatrists at American Foot and Leg Specialists are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this type of nerve damage.

Is going to a podiatrist worth it? ›

If you have any issues that involve the foot and or ankle—a sports injury, arthritis/joint pain, skin problems, etc. —a visit to the podiatrist is your best bet. A podiatrist is a specialist who manages and treats almost all symptoms that involve the ankle and/or the foot.

Can podiatrist give cortisone injections? ›

A typical procedure for cortisone injections in the foot

Following the evaluation of the patient's condition and the diagnosis, the podiatrist may opt for cortisone injections. They then have an ultrasound examination in order to analyse and assess the problem areas.

Who is the best foot surgeon in the United States? ›

Alan MacGill, Named One of U.S.'s Top Foot & Ankle Surgeons in 2020 by BECKER'S. Alan A. MacGill, DPM, our board-certified foot and ankle surgeon at Spine & Orthopedic Center, has been named one of the Top 38 Foot & Ankle Surgeons to Know in 2020.

How much do podiatrists make? ›

The national average annual wage of a podiatrist is $148,220, according to the BLS, which is almost three times the average annual salary for all occupations, $51,960. No matter in which state you reside, podiatrist salaries are much higher than the pay for most jobs.

What are the four components of a patient history? ›

There are four elements of the patient history: chief complaint, history of present illness (HPI), review of systems (ROS), and past, family, and/or social history (PFSH).

What to say to reassure a patient? ›

Below are the proper ways of giving patients reassurance:
  • Acknowledge the Concerns. Your main goal is to be trusted. ...
  • Educate Them. More often than not, an anxious client has limited knowledge on the treatment. ...
  • Cite References. ...
  • Display a Positive Disposition.

What does soap mean in medical terms? ›

The Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan (SOAP) note is an acronym representing a widely used method of documentation for healthcare providers.

What do podiatrists do for diabetics? ›

A podiatrist is an important part of your diabetes health care team. Podiatrists are specifically trained to assess the nerve damage in your feet, identify your specific foot health risks, and help you come up with a treatment and prevention plan.

What MCAT score do I need for podiatry school? ›

The national MCAT average for applicants accepted to podiatry school fluctuates minimally from year to year. Recently reported has been 20-21 (23-27th percentile). A total score will be calculated, ranging from 472 to 528 (midpoint 500-53%ile).

What is documented in an emergency care record? ›

Documentation of the patient's time of arrival and mode of arrival . Pertinent history of the injury or illness, including details relative to first aid or emergency care given to patient prior to his arrival at the hospital, allergies, current medications, etc.

How long is a physical good for before surgery? ›

Your primary care provider should complete a preoperative physical exam within 30 days of your scheduled surgery date.

What conditions must be met before payment is made under an indemnity plan? ›

Intro to the Medical Billing Cycle
QuestionAnswer
What conditions must be met before payment is made under an indemnity plan?payment of premium, deductible, and coinsurance
A capitated rate isprospective payment
Correctly relating a patient's condition and treatment refers tomedical necessity
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Why do podiatrists call themselves doctors? ›

Podiatrists are doctors, but they don't go to traditional medical school. They have their own schools and professional associations. They also have "DPM" (doctor of podiatric medicine) after their names instead of "MD" (medical doctor).

What is the difference between a foot doctor and a podiatrist? ›

Podiatrists attend podiatry school and typically complete a brief residency thereafter. As such, podiatrists are not medical doctors (MDs). While orthopaedic surgeons and podiatrists both may treat foot and ankle problems, the orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon is qualified to address a more complex level of problems.

Can podiatrists prescribe? ›

Podiatrists have the same rights to prescribing, administering, and dispensing medication that all licensed physicians do. However, podiatrists are limited to prescribing medications that treat their patients' foot conditions.

Can a podiatrist do surgery? ›

A podiatrist is specifically trained to assess, diagnose and manage foot complaints. Whilst a podiatrist is not medically trained and therefore not a doctor, extensive postgraduate training enables podiatrists to perform foot surgery.

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