A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County Podiatry Department is committed to providing you with the most advanced podiatric care in a compassionate and caring environment.

Containing more than 100 bones, tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and forming 33 joints, our feet and ankles play a major role in how we can (or can’t) move. A mild sprain or strain, a broken toe or bone can cause pain, limit our movement or possibly cause further injury in other parts of the body.

From bunions and heel problems to fractures and sprains, Orthopedic Associates' fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Kelmanovich and Dr. Shen, can offer surgical techniques and non-surgical treatments for adults and children to eliminate or relieve many of these problems and help get you back on your feet.

Specialized treatments and surgical procedures employed are used to treat the following conditions:

  • Ankle and foot trauma
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Achilles' tendon
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Bunions, hammertoes