Novato Foot and Ankle Center
Welcome to the Novato Foot and Ankle Center. We have three Northern California offices in downtown San Francisco, Novato (Marin County), and downtown Sacramento.
Our staff is headed by podiatric surgeon Dr. Vincent C. Marino, DPM, and we also recently welcomed Dr. Shannon Curran, DPM. Drs. Marino and Curran, and our entire staff, provide every patient with the highest level of medical care through a personal approach that involves the patient every step of the way.
We help patients maintain good podiatric health by practicing proper preventive treatment and promoting healthy activity.
Many people are unaware that most conditions that begin in the foot, ankle or leg result from stress, improper shoes or muscular imbalance and can affect every aspect of your life.
Because we are recognized as experts in the industry of foot and ankle medicine, you can be confident that you will receive correct diagnosis and treatment of your podiatric condition or disorder.
Podiatric disorders are generally classified in three categories: acquired, hereditary, or traumatic. Wondering what might be wrong with your feet? Browse our list of common ailments.
Why Choose Us?
Novato Foot and Ankle Center
We Respect Your Time
Highly Qualified Staff
Healthy, Happy Patients
Insurance & Financing Options
A Little Podiatry F.A.Q.
What Is a Podiatrist?
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.
What Are the Qualifications of a Podiatrist?
Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. This training is similar to that of other doctors.
Podiatrists can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics (children), and diabetic care.
Are Podiatrists Board Certified?
Podiatrists can earn board certification with advanced training, clinical experience, and by ultimately taking an exam. The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine are the certifying boards for the field.
Look for the “DPM”
Feet are complex anatomical structures, all-in-one stabilizers, shock absorbers, and propulsion engines that are instrumental to overall health and well-being. They require expert care. Be sure you’re seeing the most qualified health-care professional to treat your feet by looking for the letters “DPM” after his or her name. The DPM means a physician has completed years of rigorous foot and ankle training in podiatric medical school and hospital-based residency training, making him or her uniquely qualified to care for this part of the body.
The above information originally published by the American Podiatric Medical Association.