|Where is Dr. Schumacher
Dr. Schumacher was born in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a
suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
|Where was Dr.
Schumacher attended the
University of Wisconsin in
Madison, Wisconsin for his undergraduate education.
Schumacher majored in Zoology, with an emphasis in
Biology and Genetics. Dr. Schumacher participated with
genetic research in the field of segregation distortion.
Dr. Schumacher get his medical education?
After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of
Wisconsin, Dr. Schumacher returned to Chicago for his doctorate in
podiatric medicine and surgery.
|Dr. Schumacher attended the
William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine (or SCPM for
short). A college within the Rosalind Franklin University of
Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Scholl College is the alma
mater of approximately one out of every three podiatrists practicing
During his medical training,
Dr. Schumacher trained at the following facilities:
Hospital (Chicago Illinois): One
of the largest and busiest hospitals in the world, this is the hospital
portrayed in the television series, "E.R.".
Chicago Hospital (Chicago, Illinois):
Located in the Hyde Park area on the south side of Chicago, the University
of Chicago is one of the top research hospitals in the world.
University Hospital (Chicago, Illinois):
The downtown teaching hospital complex of one of the nation's best medical
(Chicago, Illinois): Now closed,
Henrotin served the gold coast of Chicago for years.
St. Mary's Hospital
(Chicago, Illinois): Located
west of Chicago's downtown area.
Oak Forest Hospital
(Oak Forest, Illinois): Enormous
and sprawling, Oak Forest is located in a suburb south of Chicago.
Wood V.A. Hospital
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin): A
hospital specializing in unique medical care needs of America's veterans.
Numerous private practices in
Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, New York,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Washington State, California, and British Columbia.
|Where did Dr.
Schumacher do his post-graduate training?
After graduating with a doctorate degree in podiatric medicine , Dr.
Schumacher specialized further in medical and surgical studies
during a post-graduate medical and surgical program at the
Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Clinic in South Bend, Indiana. This
facility specialized in minimal incision surgical procedures.
Dr. Schumacher traveled to Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada to complete his
surgical training with the Vancouver General
Hospital Podiatry Group program.
The program is now known as Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences
Centre / University of British Columbia.
With some 2,000 beds
and treating over 120,000 patients per year, VHHSC is the
second-largest medical complex in Canada, the largest west of
Toronto, and one of the leading health care centres in North
How long has Dr. Schumacher been in
completed his training in 1989 and has been in practice since that time.
He currently has offices in Surrey, Vancouver, Burnaby, and Squamish, B.C.
Details on these offices can be found on the page, "Office
has also worked to develop and promote rural clinics throughout British Columbia
in order to provide foot care to unserviced areas. Dr. Schumacher has
handled remote-site locations in clinics, hospitals, and Aboriginal facilities
in Powell River, Trail, Nelson, Smithers, and Hazelton.
What kind of credentials
does Dr. Schumacher have?
The ABPS and ABPOPPM
are the only two certifying boards
accepted by the podiatric medical profession, and less than
1% of podiatrists in Canada are board certified by both
organizations. For more information on this topic,
please visit our web page on
What kind of
conditions does Dr. Schumacher treat, and does he have any areas of
Dr. Schumacher treats
most abnormalities of the foot and ankle, including common conditions
like arch and heel pain, heel spurs, bunions, hammertoes, fractures,
corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, warts, muscle and tendon disorders,
skin conditions, nerve pain and diabetic foot abnormalities.
But Dr. Schumacher has
several areas of specialty:
Foot and ankle function, including sports medicine is one area of
specialization for Dr. Schumacher, and he assesses and treats
abnormal foot and ankle function and sports injuries. He
designs and fabricates orthotics, braces and orthopaedic
as well as custom-made moulded shoes for severe structural and
Schumacher is board-certified by the
Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
(ABPOPPM) and holder of Diplomate status
with that organization.
2. Foot Surgery is
another area of specialization for Dr. Schumacher. We treat
ingrown nails, bunions, hammertoes, Morton's neuromas, heel spurs,
arthritis, warts, fractures, tumours, and a wide-variety of other
is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the
American Board of
Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)
and holder of Diplomate status with that organization.
Heel pain is a third area of specialization, and Dr. Schumacher has
stocked the Achilles Foot Health Centre with top-of-the-line
equipment to assist in treating difficult cases of heel pain,
including a state-of-the-art fluoroscope, diagnostic ultrasonagraphy,
vascular testing equipment, treadmill gait analysis, radiosurgical
equipment, and cryosurgical equipment. Visit our webpage
About Our Facility
for more information on our office. Visit our website
www.heelpain.ca for information
about our heel pain specialty clinic.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is
Dr. Schumacher's third area of specialization.
Difficult-to-treat cases of Plantar Fasciitis (Arch Strain), Heel
Spurs, Achilles Tendinitis, slow-healing connective tissue injuries,
and slow-healing bones following surgery or trauma all may respond
to this new technology, and ours is the only facility in western
Canada to offer piezoelectric ESWT, the newest, most up-to-date form
of ESWT available anywhere. (This newest form of ESWT is still
unavailable in the United States.) For more information on this
What do all those
Dr. Schumacher's name mean?
may see several sets of letters following Dr. Schumacher's name:
D.A.B.P.S., D.A.B.P.O.P.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., F.A.C.F.A.O.M.
known as a "B.S."
degree in the U.S., stands for a Bachelor of Science. This was
Dr. Schumacher's first university degree achieved in biological science.
refers to the professional degree "Doctor of Podiatric
Medicine". This is the four-year specialty podiatric
medical degree (pursued after the first four-year degree in
university) that allows someone to
practice podiatric medicine and surgery.
letters "D.A.B.P.S.", which occasionally follow Dr.
Schumacher's name, means that Dr. Schumacher is Board
Certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons,
and holder of Diplomate status within that organization.
letters "D.A.B.P.O.P.P.M.", which also occasionally follow
Dr. Schumacher's name, means that Dr. Schumacher is
Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and
Primary Podiatric Medicine, and holder of Diplomate status within that
mean that he is a "Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle
Surgeons". The American
College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is
a professional organization associated with an interest, training,
board certification, and education in the specialty of foot and
The letters "F.A.C.F.A.O.M." mean that Dr. Schumacher is a
"Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics*
and Medicine". The American
College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine is
a professional organization associated with an interest, training,
board certification, and education in the specialty of podiatric
orthopedics (concerning fields of study such as biomechanics and
foot and ankle function, trauma management, etc.) and general
podiatric medicine (concerning general podiatric medicine topics
like diabetes, infection, and other medical management of foot and