Dr. Raymond Bautista
DPM, FACFAOM, QME
Hi, I’m Dr Bautista. I was born in the Philippines and raised in Los Angeles, California. I’ve been an associate of KimFoot & Ankle Center, Inc, since 1998. During this time, I’ve helped to cure and prevent a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, with expertise in injuries, sprains and fractures. Today, I specialize in sports medicine and related surgeries.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
Minor in Zoology
California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, California
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Primary Podiatric Medicine Residency (PPMR)
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California
St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California
American College of Sports Medicine
American Diabetes Association
American Podiatric Medical Association
California Podiatric Medical Association
Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association
Asian American Podiatric Medical Association – Chairperson for Filipino Community Activities
Team Physician – Robert J. Millikan High School Varsity Boy’ Basketball Team
I started my interest in medicine when I was in college. There was a good biological science department at the school. I was always curious about how the human body works and why people get diseases.
I started as an engineering major. But it became very boring for me, so I decided to change.
A lot of my friends were in the medical field. Some were already in medical school, and I felt like I could probably succeed there.
Why podiatrist? At the time when I was deciding which field to go to, there was a shortage of foot doctors in the country. I felt it was a good option, and many years later I do not have any regrets about my chosen profession.
My residency director was Dr. Kim’s classmate. Dr. Kim called me and invited me to his clinic. I remembered I spent half a day with him and patients. And about a week later he offered me a position. It's been 20 years already.
Holistic podiatry methods help patients recover faster and avoid health problems in the future. Of course, in some cases, we need to use traditional medicine like antibiotics and cortisone shots or have to do surgeries. But we try to focus on natural treatments.
When I first met Dr. Kim, he had a Holistic Center already, so I was introduced to his holistic approach early in my career.
I realized that modern medicine focuses on treating symptoms. Holistic help by addressing the cause of your problem, and by creating an environment in which the body can heal itself. When I see my patients, I try to find out what they eat, what their lifestyle is, and what other health problems they have. It helps me understand a bigger picture. Our foot is attached to the body. And if the body is not healthy the foot is not healthy.
Our feet serve as the base for the body. When feet are in bad shape, it affects the back, hip, neck or knees.
My main interest was always in sports medicine. I do the majority of the surgical treatments for the office and see a large amount of Workers Comp cases a lot.
I think the unique thing about podiatry that patients get instant relief even after the first treatment. As in other professions, you will need a couple of weeks or even a couple months to see the results.
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