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Orthopedic Podiatrist

Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by javajava, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. javajava

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  3. G0dFather

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    This is probably referring to pods that do surgery
     
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    I'm not sure what an orthopedic podiatrist means, but I looked at a few of the other salaries and some seem ridiculously low.

    I have read some sources that mention periodontists and endodontists as some of the highest earning specialists in the country, yet they have both of these specialists in the $175,000 +/- range. I know some periodontists and endodontists and I can tell you the docs I know probably make closer to $600,000-$700,000 at the minimum.

    Additionally, they have plastic surgeons as making about $285,000. Tell me realistically what plastic surgeon you know makes that small amount????

    I know today's DPM's are doing very well, but I find it hard to believe the average DPM is only making 90K less than the average plastic surgeon and MORE than the average endodontist or periodontist.
     
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    So does mean that average DPM should be making even more less than the average plastic surgeon (more than ninety thousand dollars less) and that the average DPM should be making make even more less than the endo and perio

    I was skeptical about the numbers too.. I thought the number for DPMs was too high for the average ones. Im curious who they surveyed or what their source was
     
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    Wow did you word that one awkwardly!!!

    I'm not going to comment on the salary mentioned for podiatrists, etc., since that topic has been beaten to death on this forum. However, I do believe that the salaries on that site for plastic surgeons, endodontists and periodontists is EXTREMELY low, since I believe each one of these specialties makes significantly more than stated on the site.
     
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    Endodontists make bank - especially for only doing root canal stuff. I know a couple of endos who only work about 3 days a week and easily put away over 300k a year...
     
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    At LEAST that amount. Two of my friends are endo's and I would estimate that they probably make at least $700K each. I've been in their offices, I've know the prices they charge for a root canal (which is their bread and butter) and I know how many patients they treat daily. I also know their lifestyle, have seen their cars, vacation homes, etc. Everything they have is not from family money, but from the money they've earned from their practices. They both work very hard, but make some serious $$$$.
     
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    No offense, but I believe we all know what PEDIATRIC orthopedic surgeons are, and know about MRI's, xrays, etc., since as PODIATRIC surgeons we also utilize those modalities in our daily practice.

    However, the question was regarding the definition of an "orthopedic PODIATRIST", not a PEDIATRIC orthopedic surgeon.

    Thank you for your explanation, but the two are distinctly different, and as a practicing podiatrist for many years, I'm not even sure if an "orthopedic podiatrist" exists!
     
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    Remember the old PPMR, POR, PSR categories? Maybe they meant "podiatrist who does not do surgery" as in padding, strapping, rubber butter, cork, latex, felt, fanny packs, etc.?
     
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    Say your prayers, eat your vitamins, be true to yourself, true to your country, be a real american...oh, and don't forget your fanny pack

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    Is that Hulk's fanny pack or his...nevermind.
     

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