Dr. Minh P. Cao

571 Berlin-Cross Keys Road, Suite 100
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
(856) 875-9553

2300 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 2
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 344-2500

What is a Podiatrist?

Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Announcements | 19 comments

A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel. In addition to undergraduate medical school training, podiatrists also attend graduate school for a doctorate degree in podiatry. Podiatrists are required to take state and national exams, as well as be licensed by the state in which they practice.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are an estimated 15,000 practicing podiatrists in the United States. Podiatrists are in demand more than ever today because of a rapidly aging population. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country.

Typically, podiatrists:

  • Consult with patients and other physicians on how to prevent foot problems.
  • Diagnose and treat tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and deformities.
  • Perform surgeries to correct or remedy such problems as bunions, claw toes, fractures, hammertoes, infections, ruptured Achilles, and other ligaments and tendons.
  • Prescribe therapies and perform diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound and lab tests.
  • Prescribe or fits patients with inserts called orthotics that correct walking patterns.
  • Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis.


  1. CFAC is an excellent, very informative website. I read it from A to Z! Thanks for the refreshers and insight to healthful foot care. The staff is helpful, friendly, professional and informative. VIP treatment is their #1 priority for the patients. They take care of patient issues with precision and go extra mile to take time out of their busy schedule to educate patients of their foot issues so the patient can make informed decision with the physician for what’s in the patient’s best interest. Thank you!!!

  2. Excellent!

  3. I have had a very pleasant experience here. Doctor and staff always very accomodating and helpful. I would gladly recommend this office to family and friends!

  4. All my visits to Dr. Cao’s office have been excellent. I have no reservations in recommending this practice to my family and friends. Dr. Cao is the GREATEST!!!

  5. Dr. Cao is just great. He listens and is always so very nice. I trust what he says and am very happy to be his patient. His staff is just as nice and polite. They treat you like they would their families. I’m all over happy coming here.

  6. I have experienced exceptional service and credit Dr. Cao with saving my foot from amputation. I would recommend to anyone to visit the office with assurance of high professional services.

  7. My visits are pleasant, considerate, and understanding from the staff!

  8. I have been very happy with the treatment I’ve received. I feel that improvement has happened during my visits. The staff is very accomodating and courteous.

  9. I bring my Mom to Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Center on a regular basis. Our experience everytime has been great. Staff is very nice and prompt. They always do their best to accomodate my Mom when she needs an appointment. We would highly reocommend this office.

  10. Excellent service across the board!

  11. Dr. Cao is a very caring Foot Specialist. He has taken great care of my feet and keeps very thick nails trimmed for me on regular scheduled office visits. My feet always feel and look better when I leave his care. Swan and other office staff are nice and friendly. They do their job well. Dr. Cao likes to chat with you while he works on your feet. This makes me feel at ease.

  12. Excellent care and professional!

  13. As always great service!

  14. Dr. Cao is the best Foot doctor ( PODIATRIST, podiatric SURGEON) I have ever encountered, experienced in my 4 years with my foot-ankle-heel-toes problem. He is one of the top expert in the field. Once he treated you, your pain condition is completely gone. He did not delay the good treatment for patients. He wants your problems to be over, wants your pain gone.
    His understanding and expertise in the Medical Foot Care and pain control are exceptional.
    You will never be sorry if you see this doctor. He is the best ever in New Jersey. I also saw three others Podiatrists, Foot Doctors! They do not even deserve to be called his “Students”. That is the fact I experience myself and thru these failures, and incompetency of these ” Bad” podiatrist!

  15. It’s not fun having foot and ankle problems. They cause so much pain and can be a huge stumbling block in your day. I’m grateful that we have podiatrists to help people in these kinds of situations.

  16. I think it would be nice to have a podiatrist. I think it would be nice to have the right kind of help. I would want to know that my foot and ankle will not hurt any longer.

  17. I appreciate the information on what a podiatrist is. I would imagine that doctors who deal with feet and ankles are some of the most important seeing that we are on our feet all day and one of the most used parts of our bodies. My wife has been having some smaller issues with her foot, I will be sure to share this with her.

  18. I really am glad that podiatrists will consult with patients and help them learn how to avoid foot problems in the future like you said. My son made a dumb mistake during football practice, and now he needs to see a podiatrist to help him fix his ankle. I want the doctor to talk to him about avoiding foot problems in the future, so I will be sure to mention that to whoever we choose to see.

  19. My toe has been hurting a bunch, and I think it might be ingrown toenails. It makes sense that I would want to see a podiatrist for this! It would be nice to not have to deal with this pain anymore.

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