Dr. Mathew M. John - Podiatrist - Marietta
2790 Sandy Plains Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
770-977-3668

Dr. John and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

Also visit www.foothealthfacts.org to learn more about what conditions are treated by podiatric foot & ankle surgeons.


 

Many patients ask:

What is the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedist?

 

The short answer is that both podiatrists and orthopedists perform surgery on the foot and ankle. This is similar to neurosurgeons and orthopedists both performing back surgery or dermatologists and plastic surgeons both performing cosmetic surgery.

Yet there are some distinctions in choosing a podiatric surgeon for your foot and ankle care:

  • While being the same 4 year length as osteopathic (DO) and allopathic (MD) medical school and covering the same basic and clinical sciences, the podiatric medical school curriculum provides additional intense focus on conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg.
  • Podiatric surgeons typically complete 3 years of intense residency training in complex foot and ankle surgery. General orthopedists who desire to pursue additional training in foot and ankle surgery typically complete a 1 year fellowship.
  • As Fellows of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, podiatric surgeons remain among a group of the only physicians who are Board Certified in Foot Surgery and/or Reconstructive Rearfoot Surgery.

 



American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org
800-342-2383

 

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
http://www.aapsm.org
888-854-FEET

 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://www.aaos.org
6300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL  60018
847-823-7186

 

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
http://www.footphysicians.com and http://www.acfas.org
8725 W. Higgins Road, Sutie 555
Chicago, IL  60631-2724
773-693-9300

 

American Physical Therapy Association
http://www.apta.org
1111 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA  22314-1488
800-999-2782

 

American Podiatric Medical Association
http://www.apma.org
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD  20814-1621
301-581-9200

 

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
http:// www.aofas.org
6300 N. River Road, Suite 510
Rosemont, IL  60018
800-235-4855


Mathew M. John, DPM, FACFAS
Foot and Ankle Surgeon
2790 Sandy Plains Rd., Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30066