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InStride Partnership

What does it mean that we are an InStride Foot and Ankle Specialists Partner? The physicians of Alta Ridge Foot Specialists joined with over 60 foot and ankle specialists across the state of North Carolina, and the larger group is called InStride Foot and Ankle Specialists. ...

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What is a Podiatrist?

Since Alta Ridge Foot Specialists opened their Spruce Pine, Mars Hill and Boone locations, the towns in Avery, Madison, Mitchell, North Buncombe, Watauga and Yancey counties including Newland, Banner Elk, Mars Hill, Marshall, Hot Springs, Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Weaverville, Barnardsville, Burnsville and Boone have their...

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What Training Does Your Podiatrist Have?

The path to become a podiatrist is similar to that of other doctors. A podiatrist first completes a standard four year undergraduate degree. Following undergraduate studies, the podiatrist attends a podiatric medical school for four years. During the first two years, he studies anatomy, physiology,...