Podiatrists, sometimes called foot doctors or foot surgeons, specialize in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. Podiatrists have expertise in orthopedics, radiography, sports medicine, dermatology, and surgery. Some conditions that podiatrists treat are ankle injuries, bunions, calluses, neuromas, running injuries, and toe deformities. They are often the first health professionals to diagnose vascular problems that have previously gone unrecognized. Podiatrists also contribute significantly to the areas of diabetic foot care, arthritic foot care, and wound care.
Dr. Lunsford was just elected on October 3rd, 2011 to the office of Vice President by his fellow members of the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. He recently completed a term as the Secretary of the board.