At Chinook Centre Podiatry, Dr. R. Newsom has been treating patients as a podiatrist in Calgary for 34 years. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree in San Francisco. On completion of this four year medical/surgical program, he entered into a three year surgical preceptorship in southern California. During this time, he was on staff at two of the local area hospitals where he continued office- and hospital-based surgery. Dr. Newsom moved to Calgary and began his private practice in June of 1977.
His Calgary podiatrist clinic today continues to be general podiatric foot care. This includes palliative, orthopedic and surgical treatments. Palliative foot care is directed to seniors' general foot maintenance. Orthopedic care is based on treating those foot conditions that best respond to supportive therapy using orthotics, splints, strapping and braces.
Surgery is office-based and is performed under local anesthesia. These procedures are limited to the forefoot, bunions, hammertoes, corns, ingrown nails, etc., that will best respond to surgical intervention.
Dr. Newsom is a member of the Alberta Podiatry Association and the Canadian Podiatry Association. No doctor referrals are necessary for an appointment at our podiatrist clinic in Calgary.