Podiatry is a field of medicine that strives to improve the overall health and well-being of patients, by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the feet and ankles. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM's), are physicians and surgeons, who practice on the lower extremities, primarily on the feet and ankles. The preparatory education of most DPM's includes four years of undergraduate college, followed by four years of college education in an accredited Podiatric medical school, followed by a hospital-based residency. DPM's are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to diagnose and treat the feet and their related or governing structures, by medical, surgical or other means. The vast majority of states also include ankle care as part of the Podiatric physicians' scope of practice.
The skills of Podiatric physicians are in increasing demand because disorders of the feet and ankles are amongst the most widespread and neglected health problems.
Dr. Kalil is board certified in Podiatric Surgery and is on active staff at Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth Hospital, and on consulting staff at Spaulding Rehab Hospital of Cape Cod. Dr. Kalil has advanced training and experience in treating sports medicine injuries, sprains, strains and fractures, bunion and hammertoe reconstruction, infections and wound care. His office also provides care for general Podiatric conditions, including but not limited to: ingrown toenails, fungal nails, warts, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, circulatory, nerve conditions and gout.
Arthur G. Kalil, Jr., D.P.M.