I don't think newankle has to only hire I DPM if his state allows him to hire a NP. It's not his fault the state allows NPs to do the same thing a DPM can do. I don't think it's a big deal what the pod does, especially of he tells you up front.
Kidsfeet, your post about the hired pod getting jealous of the employers "sexy" work seems silly because he knew what he was hired for. Maybe your a pod that does like to do surgery. Maybe you know you suck at surgery so you just wanna do nails from 9-5. I don't have less respect for this type of podiatrist, even if a DNP can do these same things. If someone paid me 130k a year to clip nails, wound care, and fit inserts, and I wasn't all that into surgery, you better believe I'd be excited about it.