Welcome to Martin Foot and Ankle! We are passionate about caring for your podiatric needs and those of your family – even the youngest family members. You can trust your feet to our expert doctors and staff.
Our podiatrists maintain high levels of accreditation and pursue continuing education to stay at the top of the field. They participate in scholarly research, and several have had articles and studies published in multiple medical journals. A number of the doctors have also lectured at medical conferences around the country, using their expertise to participate in the ongoing effort to educate others and improve today’s foot and ankle treatments.
At Martin Foot and Ankle, we are dedicated to providing excellence in care, great doctor-patient relationships, and helpful education about the feet and ankles. Listening to your concerns is a priority so that we can better understand how to provide peace of mind and address your condition. We follow your treatment to ensure that you are healing properly, your general pain is relieved, and any problems are resolved.
Specializing in children’s foot care, heel pain, Achilles tendon problems, toe conditions like hammertoe and ingrown toenails, arch pain from flatfoot and arch collapse, ankle sprains, and bunions--we approach your care from a conservative standpoint, looking to address your pain without disrupting your life.
Our podiatric physicians are able to prescribe and cast custom orthotics to help support a wide variety of conditions. Many of our doctors are specially trained in the use of laser treatment for fungal toenail infections. They also specialize in surgery of the foot and ankle, with years of experience to give you the best possible results.
You can learn more about the doctors’ education, experience, and expertise from their biographies below:
- Jeffrey A. Dunkerley, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS, FAENS
- Michael B. Younes, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS, ATC
- Bronwyn Wilke, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS
- Keith F. Tyson, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS
- Sonam T. Ruit, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS
- Maria Ann Kasper, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS
- Bradley Boyer, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS
- Jennifer Mulhern, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS
- Aneta Strus, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS
- John LaPelusa, DPM, AACFAS, ABPM
- Rebecca DeSimone, DPM, AACFAS
Our Staff: Podiatric Medical Assistants
At Martin Foot and Ankle, we have high standards for quality of care. We believe that the best way to foster successful healing in the feet and ankles is to establish a real relationship with each individual who visits our practice, so that the doctors and the patients are able to work together to find the best treatments for a full recovery. A key aspect of our ability to do this is maintaining an experienced professional support staff that aids the doctors in serving you. Whether it’s answering the phone, booking an appointment, developing X-rays, or re-bandaging a surgery wound, our staff is dedicated to serving you with the utmost care and making it easier for the doctors to treat you efficiently.
Podiatric medical assistants are trained to aid licensed podiatrists and serve patients in a practice setting. They complete academic and clinical training to receive a certification through the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants. Every state has different requirements for performing various services, so we make sure our staff participate in continuing education and maintain certifications according to Pennsylvania standards, including the X-ray training and certificate.
Although there is currently no formal education course for podiatric medical assistants, local, state, regional, and national seminars help them stay at the forefront of the field and learn new techniques to better serve you and everyone who visits Martin Foot and Ankle. They, along with the doctors, continue to learn and investigate medical advances so that they can offer you the most up-to-date information about treatment practices and answer any concerns you may have about your lower limbs.
To be able to focus on evaluating and treating you to the best of their abilities, the doctors cannot do absolutely everything within the practice. It would be impossible for them to answer all the phones, run all the medical tests, and still provide you with excellent care—their attention would be too divided. That is where our experienced staff offers their service. They allow the doctors to focus on your needs so that you receive the best care possible.
Podiatric medical assistants perform a wide variety of duties. Their tasks may range from surgical assisting or chairside assisting to office business procedures, depending on their training and certifications. This can include exposing and developing X-rays, aiding in biomechanical evaluations, sterilizing medical instruments and equipment, providing post-operative instructions, and recording patient histories. They may also redress surgical wounds, help pad and strap feet, and otherwise prepare the patient for the doctors’ treatments. The front desk staff performs more office-based jobs by answering phones, maintaining the appointment schedule, handling insurance information and forms, processing the billing, and accepting payment, as well as any other book-keeping procedures that take place to efficiently run a practice.
You can trust your feet to Martin Foot and Ankle. With multiple offices outfitted with top-of-the-line technology, we have the facilities to provide the very best in podiatric care to all of our patients. If you are experiencing foot pain, don’t just ignore it. Trust your feet to the specialists. Contact our office and begin the process of ending pain in your feet and ankles today! You can reach us by visiting the online contact page, or by calling (717) 757-3537 to reach any of our office locations.