About Bingham Memorial Podiatry - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Foot and Ankle Problems

What type of doctor treats foot and ankle problems?

A podiatrist is a doctor that studied podiatry. They treat common problems people are experiencing, such as foot pain, toe pain, heel pain, bunions, hammertoe, and other foot deformities. They also help diabetic patients to control foot pain and eliminate future problems, which sometimes lead to amputation.


Does Bingham Healthcare have a Podiatrist?

Yes. Dr. Dan E. Robinson is a doctor who specializes in all areas of the foot and ankle. He’s a podiatrist who sees patients in Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, and Pocatello. He’s also a well-experienced foot surgeon and ankle surgeon.


Will a podiatrist cut toe nails?

Absolutely, yes.


Will a podiatrist remove corns and calluses?



When should I see a podiatrist if I have an in-grown toe nail?

You should see a podiatrist as soon as possible if any drainage or excessive redness is present around the toenail. Also, if a short trial of home treatment has not resulted in improvement of the condition, see your podiatrist.


Can a podiatrist perform surgery?

Podiatrists can do surgery, reset broken bones, prescribe drugs, and order lab tests or X-rays. They often work closely with other specialists when a problem affects your feet or lower legs.


What type of medical education do DPMs receive?

DPMs receive medical education and training comparable to medical doctors or doctors of osteopathic medicine, including four years of undergraduate education, four years of graduate education at one of nine podiatric medical colleges, and two or three years of hospital-based post-graduate residency training.


How can I learn more about Dr. Dan E. Robinson?

Dr. Robinson is board-certified podiatric surgeon at Bingham Healthcare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, who treats many sprained and broken ankles.

To read his full bio, please click here.


How can I schedule an appointment with Dr. Dan E. Robinson?

He sees patients in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and you can reach his office by calling (208) 782-2490.

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