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F. Don Chantiles, DPM

Welcome! The podiatry professionals at Beech Tree Podiatry are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a web site loaded with valuable information about podiatry and podiatric problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your feet.

Our web site also provides you with background about our physicians, staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in York, PA and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose Beech Tree Podiatry, you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Dr. Chantiles capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our York, PA office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.


Daily News Post

Flats Not Necessarily Better for Feet: FL Podiatrist
You’d think a flat automatically is healthier for your feet and better for walking compared to other styles, but you’d be wrong. In fact, a flat with arch support, by definition, may be a bit of a misnomer, says Pensacola, Florida podiatrist Grace Torres-Hodges, DPM, a spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association. A true flat will likely not have an arch support, which is why she recommends choosing a “flat” with a half inch of a heel (ideally, a wedge), which will support your foot and your arch.
Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
You also want to look for a heel counter—the firm part of your shoe that wraps around the back and keeps your foot secure—that has some heft. Squeeze it to be sure. A “floppy” flat that has no structure won’t do anything for your comfort, even if you love the style.


A Dark Line Under Your Toenail Could Indicate Cancer: MD Podiatrist
You notice a straight line under your toenails. It could be: Skin cancer. A dark, vertical line underneath a toenail could be acral lentiginous melanoma, or hidden melanoma—a form of the skin cancer that appears on obscure body parts. (Other hidden melanomas include eye melanoma and mouth melanoma.) “It will be a black line from the base of your nail to the end of the nail,” says Gary A. Pichney, DPM, a podiatric surgeon of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Gary Pichney
“It should be seen by a podiatrist or dermatologist. You want to make sure it’s not fungus, which is usually yellow brown and sporadic throughout the whole nail,” says Dr. Pichney. Although only 5 percent of all diagnosed melanoma cases are the hidden kind, hidden melanoma is the most common type in dark-skinned people. 


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