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The Role of an Endorsed Podiatrist

In the world of foot health, podiatrists play a crucial role in keeping our feet healthy and mobile. But have you heard of an Endorsed Podiatrist? In this blog, we’ll explore the role of an Endorsed Podiatrist, and we’ll also touch on why seeing one might be beneficial for you.

What is an Endorsed Podiatrist?

An Endorsed Podiatrist has undergone additional training and certification to specialise in prescribing scheduled medications to patients, without the need for a GP referral. 

This endorsement signifies that the podiatrist has achieved a higher level of expertise and has met specific criteria set by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

What can an endorsed podiatrist prescribe?

An endorsed podiatrist can prescribe:

  • Antibiotics – to treat foot infections from wounds or ingrown toenails
  • Antifungals – to treat fungal nail and skin infections
  • Anaesthesia – methoxyflurane (the ‘green whistle’) anaesthetises without a needle for minor procedures such as removing an ingrown toenail
  • Gout medications – to lower uric levels and relieve pain and swelling
  • Cortisone injections – under guided ultrasound, to treat plantar fasciitis,and forefoot pathologies.

Endorsed podiatrists are able to use their existing podiatry skillset of diagnosis and management strategies, in conjunction with prescribing scheduled medicines where required. 

This means the patient does not need to see their GP as well as their podiatrist in many instances, including the treatment of an ingrown toenail. 

Steph Lamont is our Endorsed Podiatrist at Gen Health and is able to prescribe a number of medications to treat common foot and ankle problems.

Steph is also qualified to administer Ultrasound Guided Corticosteroid Injections.

If you have any foot concerns or would like to learn more about the services offered by Steph, read more here or give the clinic a call on 5571 9923 and speak to our friendly admin team. 


All information is general and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.


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