American Podiatric Medical Association

Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, is the largest and most influential organization supporting podiatrists. As a 501(c)6 organization, APMA represents its nearly 13,000 members as the voice to legislators, regulators and other decision makers. APMA provides foot and ankle health-care education to patients and the public, and is a primary source of education, leadership development, and collaboration for today’s podiatrist. Together with its 53 component organizations, APMA is leading the charge in advocating for the role of podiatrists and the health of their patients. APMA is proud to share our evidence-based recommendations that will encourage open communication between patients with foot and ankle conditions and their providers. The aim of the Choosing Wisely campaign aligns well with APMA’s goal to educate members, consumers and the health-care community and APMA is proud to be a partner.