Podiatry is the field of medicine focus on the study of disorders of the foot, ankle, or lower leg. The professionals who practice podiatry are called Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) or podiatric physicians. To become a DPM, one must complete the necessary schooling to obtain a professional doctoral degree and complete a 2-3 year residency. Podiatric specialties include sports medicine, surgery, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, and biomechanics. See below to locate a podiatrist.