The fact is I had a bad experience. The podiatrist I saw was rude to me and patrosining.
She also recommended an expensive solution I didn't need - she should have seen, if she had any amount of professional expertise, that my running problem could have been corrected with a normal off the shelf running shoe.
It didn't inspire confidence, and she really let down your specialism.
Incidently, what postgraduate (or academically recognise qualification) do podiatrists need to practice? Is there a regulatory authority? Is there a recognised professional organisation they have to have passed exams to gain membership of?