Career 100: On Becoming a Podiatrist with Dr. Michele Summers Colon

Career 100: On Becoming a Podiatrist with Dr. Michele Summers Colon

An Interview with Michelle Summers Colon

As a very intricate system of the human body, a human foot is indeed an important part of our body that needs important attention. To do this, we also need trained professionals who have specialized skills in diagnosing and treating different diseases of the foot.

Today, let’s join Felicia Gopaul, president and founder of the College Funding Resource, as she interviews Dr. Michele Summers-Colon for this week’s edition of the Career 100 Podcast interview series.

Dr. Michele S. Colon is a podiatrist and her practice is founded on the following principles: trust, caring and a commitment to excellence in podiatry. Her practice views each patient as an individual and they take the time to get to know every one of their patients. Dr. Colon treats and takes care about her patients like they are her family.

Dr. Colon’s approach to podiatry includes traditional medicine and surgery, as well as holistic medicine. This is also known as integrative podiatric medicine. By looking at the reasons why conditions develop and using a combination of functional medicine and natural medicines, Dr. Colon is able to heal patients while improving their overall health.

Also, in today’s interview series, Dr. Colon will discuss important things about her career including:

  • how she came to be a podiatrist
  • what are the factors that made her decide to specialize in podiatry
  • what’s the concept behind her 34 minutes shoes approach
  • how some of the most common foot problems affect a person’s general health
  • other important things that people should know about their foot health

Just like any other health professionals, especially in the field of medicine, podiatrists solve specific health conditions that affect a person’s overall health. This interview series aims to address some of the most common questions people have with this career.

To know more about Dr. Colon, you may visit her websites at El Monte Podiatrist and

To listen to the entire interview, visit College Funding Resource.

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