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Safety Is Our Priority – Learn more

At ChristianaCare, everything we do is For the Love of Health™, and that focus has guided our response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have redesigned how we deliver care to keep our patients and caregivers safe, while providing the high-quality care that our community needs and deserves. This includes greatly expanded options for virtual care and telehealth visits, as well as guidelines that support social distancing, wearing masks, a clean environment and limited numbers of patients and visitors to ensure safety. Learn More

Surgery and appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

With the recent change in state regulations, our operating rooms are now accommodating elective procedures. As well, surgical cases are diligently prioritized daily, and those patients with time-sensitive, medically necessary situations are given the highest priority.

As an added safety measure, our surgeons will arrange for their patients to be tested for COVID-19 at a ChristianaCare laboratory before any elective procedure.

Bone & Joint Health

Podiatry

As defined by the American Podiatric Medical Association, a podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the foot and ankle based on their education, training and experience.

Podiatrists are defined as physicians by the federal government and in most states. DPMs receive medical education and training comparable to medical doctors, including four years of undergraduate education, four years of graduate education at an accredited podiatric medical college, and two or three years of hospital residency training. Within the field of podiatry, practitioners can focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics or primary care.

Podiatrists may be board certified by the American Board of Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine for the specialty areas of podiatric orthopaedics and primary podiatric medicine, or by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery for the specialty area of foot and ankle surgery.

View the full list of podiatric surgeons who practice at ChristianaCare.