Podiatric Links

Listed below are links (in green) for podiatric physicians
and/or those who are interested in the practice of podiatric medicine.

Please Note: All information provided by FPMA on the FPMA website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between FPMA and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Any links to external websites and/or non-FPMA information provided on FPMA web pages are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by the FPMA of the content or views of the linked materials.

Addiction Resource

This website raises awareness of the impact of drug and alcohol use on the human body and provides a variety of substance abuse resources to help beat addiction.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information

You can learn how the healthcare law affects you at Healthcare.gov, the official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has officially launched its online resource covering the Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions for Employers; to access this web page, click here.

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) was statutorily created by Chapter 20, Florida Statutes as the chief health policy and planning entity for the state. AHCA is primarily responsible for the state's Medicaid program.

Alzheimer Support

This website is a free service that assists families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world.

American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM)

The AAPPM has been the premier educational and informational practice management association in podiatry for over 40 years.

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM)

The AAPSM serves to advance the understanding, prevention, and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries.

American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP)

The AAWP is a national organization providing leadership to its members in the advancement of educational, political, financial, social, and emotional well-being. Their membership includes women podiatrists from coast to coast and throughout Canada.

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)

The AACPM website provides information on education and careers in podiatric medicine. Visit the AACPM's Career Center web page.

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS)

The AACPMAS allows podiatric medical applicants to use a single web-based application and one set of transcripts to apply to all eleven of the schools and colleges of podiatric medicine.

American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) (formerly ABPS)

The goal of the ABFAS is to protect and improve the health and welfare of the public by the advancement of the art and science of podiatric surgery.

American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP)

ABMSP promotes certification in the prevention and treatment of diabetic foot wounds and in diabetic footwear.

American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) (formerly ABPOPPM)

The ABPM offers a comprehensive board qualification and certification process in podiatric medicine and orthopedics.

American College of Clinical Wound Specialists (ACCWS)

The ACCWS is the premier membership body dedicated to the advocacy and support of credentialed wound care providers to stimulate and promote education for the medical community and the public at large regarding quality management of patients with wounds thus improving the public’s health.

American College of Podiatric Medicine (ACPM) (formerly ACFAOM)

ACPM is dedicated to the education and advocacy of podiatric physicians specializing in podiatric medicine.

American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP)

The ACFAP is a recognized leading expert in the care of the Pediatric Foot and Ankle.

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)

The ACFAS is a professional society of more than 7,200 foot and ankle surgeons.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

The American Diabetes Association is the only non-profit organization supporting all 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the ADA's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To view information about the ADA Step Out Walks and Tour de Cure events taking place in Florida, click here.

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Member Website

Log in to the APMA member website to find out how APMA is working for you.

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Public Website

This is APMA's public (non-member) website.

American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE)

The American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination is designed to measure the knowledge necessary to perform at the level of minimum competence as a newly licensed DPM. Beginning with the Class of 2015, the APMLE consists of four components: Part I, Part II written, Part II CSPE, and Part III. The Part I and Part II written exams are designed to assess whether a candidate possesses the knowledge required to practice as a minimally competent entry-level podiatric physician. Part III is a licensing exam designed to determine whether a candidate’s knowledge and clinical skills are adequate for safe, unsupervised practice. It should be noted that some states accept the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) for DPM licensure.

American Podiatric Medical Students' Association (APMSA)

The APMSA is the only national organization representing students enrolled at the eleven colleges of podiatric medicine. By virtue of enrollment in a college of podiatric medicine, all students are members of the APMSA.

American Public Health Association (APHA)

The Foot and Ankle Health Section of the APHA provides an important bridge between podiatric medicine and public health, and this connection has benefited the public, individual podiatrists, and the profession in many ways.

American Society of Podiatric Executives (ASPE)

The ASPE is an organization of podiatry executive directors dedicated to working on behalf of the medical and surgical specialists of the foot and ankle via education, advocacy, and governance.

American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants (ASPMA)

The ASPMA is an organization of Podiatric Medical Assistants whose purpose is to improve the profession of Podiatric Medical Assisting by providing educational opportunities for its members. The ASPMA is a related organization of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS)

The ASPS is an independent organization that formed to collaborate with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) in representing the surgical interests of APMA members.

APMA Buyers' Guide

This web page enables you to perform searches for podiatric products and services, a valuable tool for researching, selecting, and purchasing the industry resources you're looking for.

APMA Career Center

This web page provides a means to find available jobs and practices, upload your CV, or post an ad to hire a new associate for your practice.

APMA Coding Resource Center

The APMA Coding Resource Center is a valuable reimbursement business tool for any podiatric office.

APMA Federal Advocacy Information

This web page provides updated information about Medicare fees and other federal legislative issues.

APMA Scope-of-Practice Resource Center

This web page provides information about scope of practice provisions for podiatric physicians in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

APMA State Advocacy Information

The APMA State Advocacy program area was established to assist APMA state components and members in their legislative efforts as well as to advance the priorities of podiatric medicine through legal and regulatory advocacy. Other objectives of the State Advocacy program area include creating a comprehensive, yet easily accessible, web-based database of state policies and maintaining an extensive reference manual of state laws and regulations pertinent to state advocacy efforts.

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC)

The AAWC is the preeminent, multidisciplinary organization for advanced wound care. As a not-for-profit association, AAWC gives numerous benefits to build a collaborative wound care community for optimal care of those who suffer with chronic non-healing wounds.

Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS)

The AENS was founded as a society to promote the collaborative study and development of medical research regarding the treatment of extremity nerve disease.

Caregiving Resource Center

Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.

CE Broker

Course completions submitted to CE Broker are used to determine that licensees have met their continuing education requirements at the end of the effective license renewal period. CE Broker offers a number of benefits, including the ability to check the status of your CE requirements anytime, day or night, as well as the ability to search for courses that match your outstanding CE needs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC website provides credible, reliable information on a variety of health and safety issues for healthcare providers as well as the general public.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services online provides the latest news from CMS for healthcare providers and the public.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

The Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial resources, and support options for families affected by this condition and other birth injuries.

Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (Member Schools of the AACPM)

This web page contains information about the eleven Colleges of Podiatric Medicine located in the United States.


ConsumerSafety.org is a self-funded organization driven to provide consumers with unbiased, advertising-free safety and recall information.

Controlled Substances Information

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) provides the "Take Control of Controlled Substances" website to provide information about the Florida Controlled Substances Bill (HB 21 - Controlled Substances) that went into effect on July 1, 2018. This website covers a variety of topics and there is a link available on the home page (scroll down, click on the "Podiatric Medicine" tab) that explains how HB 21 affects Florida Podiatric Physicians.

Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME)

The Council on Podiatric Medical Education is an autonomous accrediting agency for podiatric medical education items. CPME currently recognizes two certifying boards: the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS).

Dementia Care Central

Dementia Care Central is a resource center for dementia caregivers as well as the general public. This website features a carefully crafted, senior-friendly interface; thorough content about all of the major forms of dementia; practical, hands-on caregiving information, including videos; and interactive features to assist users in different stages of caregiving.

DPM Mentors Network

The Mentor’s Network is a state-of-the-art matching program that is geared towards pairing students with specific career questions or specialization requests with DPMs who have specific skills or backgrounds.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.


This website provides health professionals with information about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, drug recall updates, recent FDA approvals, drug interactions, side effects, and current developments in the medical field.


The Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, known as E-FORCSE (Electronic-Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substance Evaluation Program), was created by the 2009 Florida Legislature in an initiative to encourage safer prescribing of controlled substances and to reduce drug abuse and diversion within the state of Florida.

Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards (FPMB)

The Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards' mission is to be a leader in improving the quality, safety and integrity of podiatric medical health care by promoting high standards for podiatric physician licensure, regulation, and practice.

Florida Administrative Code / Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine Rules

Visit this website for up-to-date rules that regulate the podiatric profession in the state of Florida (Division 64B18).

Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine

The Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine is the state agency entrusted with the responsibility of licensing Podiatric Physicians and Podiatric X-Ray Assistants as well as regulating the practice of Podiatric Medicine in the State of Florida.

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

The DBPR is the agency charged with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in the State of Florida.

The Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics (DDC) Program at the DBPR safeguards the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the state of Florida from injury due to the use of adulterated, contaminated, misbranded drugs, drug ingredients and cosmetics by administering the provisions of the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act (Chapter 499, F.S.).

To access information about the Health Care Clinic Establishment (HCCE) license and an application form, click here. Note: If you do not know whether you are required to obtain an HCCE license or not, call the DDC Program at (850) 717-1800 and speak to a staff person about your situation.

Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA)

This website provides information concerning licensure and regulation of the various health professions in Florida.

Florida Medicaid (AHCA)

This links to the State of Florida website for Medicaid information.

Florida Podiatric Scope of Practice

The Florida Podiatric Scope of Practice can be found in the Florida Statutes, Title XXXII, Chapter 461.003, (5).

Florida Statutes

Title XXXII, Chapter 461 of the Florida Statutes regulates the podiatric profession in Florida.

Florida Telehealth

Chapter 2016-240, Laws of Florida provides language creating the Telehealth Advisory Council. The Council consists of 15 members, including the Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration, who serves as the chair, and the State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health. The Council is charged to make recommendations intended to increase the use and accessibility of services provided via telehealth.

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)

This web page, located on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, provides physicians with information about the implementation of basic infection prevention.


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has launched a website called HealthIT.gov. This website was designed to become the leading national resource on Health Information Technology ("Health IT") for both consumers and health care professionals.

HIPAA Information

The Office for Civil Rights, a division of The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety.

Hospital Privileging and Credentialing Resource Guide

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), through its State Advocacy Committee and in coordination with the Health Systems Committee, developed this guide to assist APMA members in resolving difficulties that arise during privileging and credentialing processes.

ICD-10-CM Resources

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) replaced ICD-9-CM on October 1, 2014. ICD-10-CM incorporates much greater clinical detail and specificity than ICD-9-CM. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has dedicated a web page to information about ICD-10-CM on its website.


The Medicaidlongtermcare.org website was created with the goal of helping Americans understand the complexities associated with Medicaid long term care. The website also helps people understand the eligibility requirements to apply for Medicaid Long Term Care according to their state, Medicaid program, and marital status. Click HERE to access the Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility Requirements Finder.


This is the Official U.S. Government website for people with Medicare. The following links provide additional information about Medicare-related topics:

  • To find out about Medicare Enrollment Dates and State Eligibility, go to the Medicare Enrollment Guide.
  • Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. Go to the Senior Medical Patrol website to learn more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation‘s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

This link takes you to the government website for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, a division of the United States Department of Labor (DOL).

Online Sunshine

This link takes you to the Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature.

Physicians' Recovery Network (PRN)

The Physicians' Recovery Network is a service sponsored by APMA that provides peer consultation for any podiatric physician and/or member of the podiatric medical family who has personal problems related to alcohol or mental health issues and/or physical impairments. The PRN provides assistance in the form of supplying information about outside support services.

Podiatry Management Online

Podiatry Management is a national practice management and business magazine geared toward podiatrists. The Podiatry Management website includes articles and features of interest to the podiatric community.

Podiatry Today

This link takes you to the website version of Podiatry Today, a publication for podiatric physicians and other professionals involved in the medical care of the feet.

Private Insurance Resource Guide

This guide was developed by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) to provide information about the different facets of the health care industry that are pertinent to the practice of podiatric medicine.

Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS)

This web page provides an overview of PECOS, the online system implemented by CMS for eligible provider and supplier organizations to enroll in the Medicare program via the Internet.

Recall Report

This website was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products.

Residency Education Resource Center (REdRC)

This online educational resource, provided by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), was developed to further the education of podiatric residents on a variety of topics.

Scope-of-Practice Map

This interactive map, provided by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), gives you access to the podiatric scope of practice statute for each U.S. state.

State Component Associations and Societies

This web page, provided by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), lists contact information for all the state podiatric component associations and societies in the U.S.

The Podiatry Institute

The Podiatry Institute is a supportive, global network of members, colleagues, and friends that enhances the quality of life for patients with foot, ankle, and leg disorders through innovative education, research, and service.

United States Department of Labor (DOL)

The mission of the United States Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

The United States Medical Licensing Examination is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States. The USMLE assesses a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. Each of the three Steps of the USMLE complements the others; no Step can stand alone in the assessment of readiness for medical licensure.

Vascular Web

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has created a website that provides resources for vascular disease and treatment.

Workers' Compensation

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers' Compensation has an enforcement responsibility to assure that Florida's employees are provided with Workers' Compensation insurance coverage by their employers.

Young Physicians Web Page

This web page is provided by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). All APMA members who are within their first 10 years out of school are, by definition, part of the Young Physicians' Program. The Young Physicians' Program provides numerous opportunities and valuable information for new podiatric practitioners.