Office #: (863) 687-3404
Fax #: (863) 687-4672

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To our beloved patients, friends, and family:

In compliance with Florida's phase 1 opening, we are joining the #ReopenLakeland initiative to restart our local economy in a safe, correct way. We meet the Lakeland Chamber's highest level of safety precautions on the Consumer Choice's checklist at the magenta level, putting the health and safety of our staff and clients first and foremost. If you have any questions in regards to our protocol before your scheduled appointment, please feel free to reach out as we want to ensure you're as comfortable as possible.To read more click here.

April 17th 2020 - Our office has been open and we are seeing all essential appointments, utilizing all precautions available. We are trying to do our part in staying open for any emergent problems that you, family, or friends may experience, with our goal to evaluate and treat her in the office to help minimize the need to go to the emergency room and alleviate the ER from less critical cases. We want you to know that we are doing our best to navigate in accordance to CDC guidelines for COVID-19. To read more click here.

Our Mission is to provide comprehensive care of your foot, ankle, and/or leg condition.  We strive to treat and educate each patient as a family member; our staff and doctors are highly trained to accurately diagnose and to treat your condition; we provide state-of-the-art technology and training coupled with compassion and good old-fashioned common sense.

Our Website is specially designed to provide you with a wealth of resources and educational information pertaining to medical and surgical care of the foot, ankle, and leg. We know how difficult and confusing many health care issues can be and we want to help you navigate the numerous choices and feel confident with your selection of our foot and ankle surgeons.  Enjoy browsing our pages, learning more about your condition with educational material, and reviewing our practice policies.

Our Practice Foot and Ankle Associates’ practice philosophy since 1961 has - and continues to be - “Leaders of Exceptional Healthcare Services” for your family’s foot and ankle health. Each of our staff and physicians are fully committed to our Lakeland community – we are graduates of Leadership Lakeland and Leadership Polk, and unlike other groups, we provide 100% of our care within Lakeland.  We are a group of like-minded, board-certified foot and ankle surgeons who continuously strive for excellence.

Our Freestanding Clinic is located in beautiful Lakeland, Florida and includes on-site digital x-rays, electronic “e-prescriptions”, diagnostic ultrasound, physical therapy, a surgical suite for minor procedures, and vascular testing. We recently implemented 100% paperless electronic medical records (EMR), which has further enhanced our patient’s quality of care and has an added benefit of being environmentally-“green”-friendly.

Contact Your Lakeland Foot and Ankle Associates Today We invite you to email us through our Contact Us, Request an Appointment form, or call us at 863.687.3404. If you or someone close to you has sustained a foot or ankle injury, then contact Foot and Ankle Associates today to see one of our outstanding physicians. We will use the latest in prevention and treatment options to help you heal completely; getting you back to the activities you enjoy most.

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