It’s time to change the way you look at foot and ankle surgeons.
With more education and training specific to the foot and ankle than any other healthcare provider, foot and ankle surgeons are the leading experts in foot and ankle care today. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) invites you to take a new look at foot and ankle surgeons.
Foot and ankle surgeons today are a new generation of skilled specialists. With the highest level of education, training and board certification, they are the leaders in the field.
When to Refer Your Patients
Any time your patients need an expert for a simple or complex foot and ankle condition – that’s the time to refer them to a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon. No other specialist is more qualified to diagnose and treat your patients.
Thanh Dinh, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Dinh is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of Residency Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She sees patients from infancy into their golden years, with a clinical focus on sports medicine, pediatric deformities and complicated diabetic foot disorders.
My philosophy is to treat every patient like an individual. Clinical guidelines are important to provide guidance in decision making, but patient centered care involves respecting and acknowledging patient needs and preferences in the framework of treatment options. –
Your Questions Answered
What conditions do foot and ankle surgeons treat?
Foot and ankle surgeons treat all conditions affecting the foot and ankle for adults and children, from the simple to complex, including fractures, tendon disorders, arthritis, hammertoes and more.
When should I refer a patient to a foot and ankle surgeon?
You should refer your patients to a foot and ankle surgeon when they need a true foot and ankle expert. Foot and ankle surgeons regularly collaborate with a wide range of healthcare providers as part of a multidisciplinary team.