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.
Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS
New Haven, CT
Dr. Blume has been in practice for 22 years and is a leading specialist in diabetic limb preservation at Yale New Haven Hospital. His interest in limb preservation began when he completed his residency at a Veterans Affairs Center followed by a fellowship in foot plastic surgery. During that time, Dr. Blume learned the importance of an integrated healthcare team in treating at-risk patients.
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.