Over the past five years, the Podiatrists industry stepped in the right direction thanks to the aging population and the rising prevalence of diabetes, which has caused more individuals to require foot care. Many healthcare insurance providers have recognized how vital preventive podiatry care is to lower diabetic patients' healthcare costs. While Americans have typically overlooked feet as an essential component in health and well-being, this trend is expected to change over the next five years in line with more healthcare providers stressing preventive care, including podiatry.
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.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.