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Advanced Podiatry Services, Dr. Howard Penn, Lackawanna, NY


Howard A. Penn, D.P.M.

What Is A Podiatrist?
What Is Board Certification?
What Do Podiatric Physicians Do?
Where Do Podiatrists Work?

Dr. Howard A. Penn
Howard A. Penn, D.P.M.
Undergraduate: University of Toronto, B.Sc.
Medical: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, D.P.M.

Post-Doctoral Training:

Podiatric Surgical Residency: Sheehan Memorial Hospital (P.S.R.-1)

Professional Societies

  • Board Certified in Foot Surgery:
    American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Certified in Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Certified in Ankle Arthroscopy
Personal Activities
  • Consultant - Buffalo Sabres Hockey Team
  • Diabetic Educator - Mercy Hospital
  • Lecturer - University of Buffalo, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Residency
  • Vice President - W.N.Y. Podiatric Medical Association, 1999-2001
  • Seminar Chairman - Shuffle off to Buffalo Seminar, 1999-2001
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mercy Hospital
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Our Lady of Victory
  • Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center

What Is A Podiatrist?

Podiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. A podiatrist holds a doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) degree, which is a 4-year degree received from one of seven podiatric medical schools in the United States. These schools offer courses similar to the ones given at medical schools, where graduates earn M.D.s to become medical doctors.

What Is Board Certification?

Dr. Penn is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. A board certified podiatrist completes the following educational training:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in premedicine from an accredited university
  2. Medical College Admissions Test
  3. Doctor of podiatric medicine degree from one of seven nationally accredited podiatric medical schools
  4. Medical rotations that are the same as in medical school
  5. Clinical rotations in teaching hospitals with foot and ankle concentration
  6. Indepth clinical study of foot and ankle pathology
  7. One to three years of podiatric surgical residency training

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What Do Podiatric Physicians Do?

As a podiatrist, Dr. Penn has expertise in orthopedics, radiography, sports medicine, dermatology, and surgery. Some of the conditions that podiatrists treat are ankle injuries, bunions, calluses, neuromas, running injuries, and toe deformities. They are often the first health professionals to diagnose vascular problems that have previously gone unrecognized. Podiatrists also contribute significantly to the areas of diabetic foot care and wound healing.

Individual states regulate on what parts of the body a podiatrist can work. All states allow podiatrists to work on the foot. Most states allow them to work on the ankle and mid-calf. Some states allow podiatrists to work on the entire leg.

Where Do Podiatrists Work?

  • About 84% of all U.S. hospitals have podiatrists on staff.
  • About 57% of podiatric physicians are affiliated with preferred provider organizations.
  • About 52% of podiatrists are affiliated with nursing homes.
  • About 47% of podiatrists are affiliated with health maintenance organizations.
  • About 21% of podiatrists are affiliated with academic institutions.
Podiatrists frequently consult with MDs and take emergency calls in hospitals. Many professional sports teams have podiatric surgeons as team medical experts and many celebrities opt for treatment with podiatric surgeons.

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Advanced Podiatry Services
Howard A. Penn, D.P.M.
1271 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Tel: 716.824.9835
Fax: 716.827.7095
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