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The Home Of Podiatric Dermatology

Foot Expert is a carefully curated resource for healthcare professionals in search of more accessible information, as well as a space for those with an interest in podiatric dermatology to develop their skills and interests.

I’m Dr Ivan Bristow, a practicing podiatrist and academic with a passion for podiatry, dermatology, and education.

I’m a fellow of the Royal College of Podiatry, London and practice at clinics in Christchurch, Dorset, and Lymington, Hampshire. I offer webinar and in-person teaching and I’m also available for speaking events, consultancy, and expert witness work.


Dr Ivan Bristow 


Podiatric Dermatology Resources

You’ll find extensive resources, primarily designed for podiatrists, chiropodists, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in foot care and dermatology. I regularly publish blogs on the most interesting and innovative research as well as insights into new treatments, best practice, and everything else you could possibly want to know about podiatric dermatology and dermoscopy.

I also keep an updated list of a large selection of my published papers, with links to them where they are available online.

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Educational Events

I host webinars, often with other specialists and experts, and you’ll find more details on how to sign up for these on my Events page.

CPD and Training for Podiatrists

I regularly speak at conferences, seminars, and meetings around the world and am available for training events both online and in-person. I have a special interest in podiatric dermatology and dermoscopy. Training updates, lectures, courses, and study days can all be tailored to your requirements, whether you are a study group, organisation, or an NHS podiatry department.

Contact Dr Ivan Bristow to discuss your educational event.


Private Podiatry Consultations with Dr Ivan Bristow

If you’re looking for a podiatrist in the New Forest, Hampshire or in Dorset, I practice in clinics in Lymington and Christchurch. You’ll find information on locations and how to book on my Contact page.

I can help you with assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and advice with skin and nail conditions affecting the foot and ankle.

Please get in touch if you are unsure and I will be happy to advise you.

Consultancy Work for Companies and Podiatrists

I work with companies who are interested in gaining greater insights into podiatry and dermatology. You might be looking for a deeper understanding of how the profession works, how podiatrists think and operate, the market and marketing, or research and development, for example.

Video Calls with Referred Patients

If you are a podiatrist or healthcare professional with a UK-based patient you would like to refer to me for further advice, I may be able to consult with you and/or them via video call.

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Course Announcements

Dermatology Update Day, Stockport
Masonic Guild Hall, SK1 3UA

Saturday 16th March 2024 
9.30am - 4.30pm

£90 including lunch

Further information & booking


Forthcoming Webinars

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Podiatric Dermatology USA

Dr Bryan Markinson

Thursday 7th March
830 PM (UK time)

Latest Videos

Gary Beale - the man behind the microwaves

Ivan talks to Emblation CEO Gary Beale discussing the science, the company and the future.

Available now in the video section.


Latest Blog Posts


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