I never had a problem with newankle hiring a podiatrist to perform those duties. My only problem was the comment that he was thinking of hiring a CRNP for those same duties.
Given the fact that those tasks are performed daily by a majority of podiatrists, it seems to trivialize the DPM education if he believes a CRNP, with no real foot/ankle training is on equal grounds.
I applaud newankle if he is successful enough to pick and choose what he can do on a daily basis. That's when it's time to hire that DPM, not a CRNP. Just my opinion.