When you are Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, you have to take a recertification exam every 10 years. Not all medical professionals are required to recertify, but it is required if you are a podiatric surgeon. The purpose of the exam is to evaluate the podiatric surgeon’s continuing competence.

There are only a small handful of podiatrists in our area who are Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

Given the increasing amount of information that doctors need to stay on top of, this exam continues to get harder. The exam covers areas such as Acute Trauma, Basic Science, Infectious Diseases, Surgical Complications, Medical Imaging, Neoplasms and Tumors, and Surgical Principles and Procedures. I personally studied more than 3 months for this exam – that’s how much information is covered.

This year, the exam was an “adaptive reasoning exam” given by computer. What this means is that the more questions you get right, the harder the next questions become. If you get a lot of questions right, the exam is most likely the most difficult exam you have ever taken.

The exam takes several hours given under the most strict security precautions (think CIA Headquarters type security).

I had to show three forms of ID. I had my photo taken, as well as a scan of the vein pattern of my hand. All my belongings had to be put into a locker, and I had to turn my pockets inside out to show I wasn’t hiding anything. (Unfortunately, I accidentally left a penny in the bottom of my pocket, which I had to leave outside the testing area).

The final result – I am Board Certified for another 10 years.

So when you come into our Wappingers Falls office and ask me a question about your bunionankle pain, or neuroma, you can rest assured that I have extensive knowledge about your foot problem.

By David Schlam

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Hollowbrook Foot Specialists. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

google 5 star review
yelp 5 star review
facebook 5 star review

Is Hollowbrook Foot Specialists Right For You?

Answer These Questions To Find Out Now

hollowbrook white logo
click for directions
Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 7pm
Tuesday: 8:30am -7pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm (By Appointment Only)

hollowbrook foot specialist office
white logo footer hollowbrook

Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

hollowbrook podiatry
american college of foot and ankle surgeon
podiatric medicine association
aapsm footer logo
apma logo

We Serve ALL The Following Cities & Their Surrounding Areas ...

Wappingers Falls, NY   |   Poughkeepsie, NY   |   Hopewell Junction, NY   |   Fishkill, NY   |   Beacon, NY

© 2019 - Hollowbrook Foot Specialists
Designed by JimmyMarketing.com