Physician and surgeon Tobi Todd, M.D., recently shared a wealth of knowledge about foot care, a subject he knows a lot about. Specializing in the field of Podiatric Medicine since 2003, Todd is a seasoned podiatrist following in the footsteps of his father, Frazier B. Todd Sr., M.D. As early as age 14, Tobi knew he wanted to be like his father and change lives through foot health, so he set out on a path to do just that.
After graduating from Woodward Academy right here in South Fulton, Todd attended Georgia Tech, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1996. Continuing his journey into Podiatric Medicine, he headed to the California College of Podiatric Medicine, the same school his father had graduated from in 1972, and earned his professional degree in 2000. Dr. Todd completed a primary podiatric and surgical residency in San Antonio and Temple, Texas, and is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
“I specialize in the general health of feet,” he says. “I am well trained in diabetic foot care, heel pain, ankle instability and toe nail health.” Below, Dr. Todd addresses some of the most common foot care concerns.
What foot challenge do you address the most often?
“Unfortunately, it is diabetic foot care. I really want to educate diabetics further on their foot care. If you are diabetic, you need to pay extra attention to your feet and have regular checkups with a podiatrist. Your foot health is essential to your well-being.”
What is your advice to ladies on wearing heels?
“Wear heels only 30% of the time,” he chuckles. “If you would not walk a football field in heels all day, why would you walk the length of a football field in heels all day? Evaluate how far and how long you will be walking in those heels. Treat your feet well.”
What is your advice about going barefoot?
“Going barefoot is actually natural. However, shoes were created to protect your feet. Always inspect your feet after going barefoot; I would like to see people inspect their feet daily.”
What type of daily foot care should people be practicing?
“Foot care is essential to your health, so every day you should wash your feet and inspect them well. Do not ignore a problem, and embrace the toes too, as they also need attention.”
Visit Dr. Tobi Todd’s private practice at 5835 Campbellton Road, Suite 201 in South Fulton or learn more at FamFootCare.com. Contact Dr. Todd at 404.334.0696.