WSPMA — Who We Are
The Washington State Podiatric Medical Association is dedicated to keeping Washingtonians on their feet!
The Washington State Podiatric Medical Association (WSPMA) was founded in 1915 by a small group of dedicated practitioners and has grown to more than 200 members. The vast majority of Podiatric Physicians in our state are members of our organization.
WSPMA promotes the health of the public, the profession, and the individuals it serves.
WSPMA also serves as a valuable resource for consumer information on podiatric medicine, and the importance and the availability of quality podiatric medical care.
A podiatrist is so much more than a “foot doctor”. Podiatrists are Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) who are highly trained physicians and surgeons focusing on the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. They complete a four-year undergraduate degree prior to receiving specialized training and medical education at a podiatric medical school, and earn their DPM degree.
Upon completion of podiatric medical school, podiatrists complete a three-year, hospital-based residency training program. Following residency, additional, optional training may also include completing a fellowship.
Podiatrists can specialize in a number of sub-specialties including reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, pediatrics, wound care, and diabetic care. They are integral in keeping America moving and vital to diabetes prevention and management.