Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - Podiatrist

Child, Adult, and Geriatric Foot Specialist

Harvey E. Rosenfeld,D.P.M. Podiatrist, provides comprehensive advice and treatment in all area's of foot health.

What Can A Podiatrist Do For You?

Podiatrists specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating foot, and ankle related pain and disorders both both medically and surgically. All podiatrists provide a vast range of foot health care from general care to treating infections, nail and skin disorders, sports injuries, fractures and bone deformities. Podiatrists also treat problems related to diabetes, arthritis, neurological disorders, and circulation, as well as structural imbalances causing back and knee pain. They are also specialist's in the way we walk (gait analysis) and are able to give advise and treatment on all aspects of foot pathology.

Education and Training

Podiatrists have a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree. Each has completed a four-year undergrad program, as well as a four-year doctorate program that focuses on the foot, ankle and related body systems. This may be followed by a one- to three-year residency (depending on their specialty) at an approved hospital or university.

Making an Appointment

Podiatrists are one of the few health care specialists you can make an appointment with directly. You don't need a referral from your family doctor to see a podiatrist. And you should be able to receive treatment without a long waiting period.

All that you need to bring is a completed New Patient Data form and Medical Information form which can be printed up here.

Who Should Visit a Podiatrists?

People of all ages with any foot, ankle or related problems or pain, should see a podiatrist first.

Your feet have to last a lifetime. They deserve the focused attention and care that podiatrists provide.

9 out of 10 people experience foot problems in their lifetime. The foot is a an amazing structure, but like all great designs has some important structural requirements that if go unsupported for long lengths of time, will start to cause problems.

So see a podiatrist before problems start. Bring you children to start treatments as early as possible. Get advice from you podiatrist about family history of foot problems and how they affect you (e.g. crossed over toes, bunions, flat feet etc.)

Health Coverage

Good foot health care is worth it

Podiatrists (Doctors of Podiatric Medicine) often see initial symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, nerve, and circulatory disorders in the foot as well as treat more common ailments such as broken bones, corns, calluses, toenail problems, bunions, arch disorders and toe/joint deformities. The cost of a regular podiatric visit is well worth the benefits. Good foot health is vital to mobility, independence, and maintaining and enjoying an active lifestyle.

Extended Health Coverage

Employer-funded extended health insurance plans cover podiatric services. Be sure to check with your plan administrator to determine your coverage.

Patients may also be covered through Veterans Affairs Canada, Workers' Compensation Board or ICBC, if applicable.

First Nations and Inuit people may be covered for orthotics devices and custom footwear through Health Canada.


Source: British Columbia Association of Podiatrist - http://www.foothealth.ca/ Retrieved: 2009-06-01

Contact Us



Toronto Office

1849 Yonge Street
Suite 607
Toronto, Ontario
M4S 1Y2
Tel: 416-967-0600
Fax: 416-967-9294

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Mississauga Office

West Mississauga Medical
3050 Argentia Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 8E1
Tel: 905-785-3627
Fax: 905-785-3628

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Forms


  • Patient Data Form
  • Medical Information Form