SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I was wondering what parts of the country are good places for a new podiatrist to start up a practice or join an existing one. Are the areas around the 8 schools good for business because podiatry is prominent, or are they bad because of possible saturation? Do most residents stay in the same area they do their residencies in? Also, what are the comparisons for podiatrists who practice in urban vs. rural areas?