As with many healthcare-related industries, demand for podiatrists will likely benefit from healthcare reform. Subsidies will help those with low incomes gain coverage, increasing the number of insured patients and bolstering demand for industry services. Additionally, industry demand for treatment of foot and ankle ailments will be aided by the rising incidence of diabetes and the aging US population. However, the industry will continue to face competition from general practitioners, threatening growth.
This industry includes establishments of health practitioners who have the degree of DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) and are primarily engaged in the independent practice of podiatry. These practitioners diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the foot and operate private or group practices in their own offices or in the facilities of others, such as hospitals or other medical centers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.