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"We're proud to be Board-Certified..."
- Dr. Ivan Herstik

There are only eight colleges of podiatric medicine in the United States. Dr. Ivan Herstik graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, located in New York City. Dr. Barry Herstik graduated from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, located in Chicago.

Ivan and Barry have blended their experiences from the different schools to form a solid philosophy of treatment and prevention of foot and ankle disorders.

After completing their doctorate degrees, Ivan and Barry participated in a two-year residency program, which focused on all aspects of foot and ankle care, with emphasis on surgical management. This two-year program was performed at Kern Hospital for Special Surgery in Warren, Michigan, one of the oldest and most-respected residency programs in the country. The residency also included a diabetic foot clinic, affording the doctors the chance to become experts in the management, treatment, and prevention of diabetic-related foot disorders.

Ivan and Barry have successfully completed the required credentialing and examination processes to obtain certification by the American Board of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

The Herstiks are both board-certified in Foot Surgery. The training is not complete after graduation from the residency program, however, as the doctors must continue to learn and grow with the ever-changing medical environment.


Review interesting recent articles on feet.


From Journal Watch, June 6, 2013

The Agony of the Feet

By Amy Orciari Herman

Several new studies, including one in theJournal of Applied Physiology, have found that running barefoot or in minimalist footwear does not result in greater physiologic efficiency or injury prevention, according to the New York Times "Well" blog.

Indeed, it seems that when it comes to running, one style does not fit all. The Times quotes one expert: "I always recommend that runners run the way that is most natural and comfortable for them.... Each runner runs a certain way for a reason, likely because of the way they were physically built. Unless there is some indication that you should change things, such as repeated injury, do not mess with that plan."

New York Times "Well" blog

Journal of Applied Physiologyabstract