STOP living with foot and ankle pain, we want to HELP! We have the best podiatrists and foot doctors in Brighton, Howell, Dexter and Ann Arbor.
We currently have 3 locations and 4 podiatrists working in our clinic. We are on staff at 4 different St. Joseph Mercy Hospital locations.
Whether in the hospital or in the clinic, we can help with any of your foot and ankle needs!
We want to be the best podiatrist and foot doctor near you! We have offices in Brighton Michigan, Howell Howell Michigan and Dexter Michigan and we have been here for many decades. In one form or another Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists have been serving Livingston county and has been your trusted choice for foot doctors!
Our foot doctors are on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Howell and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Brighton. These are the only two 24 hr emergency rooms in Livingston county.
We are the preferred podiatrists of IHA (Integrated Health Associates) in Livingston county including Brighton and Howell Michigan.
Our foot doctors have the highest levels of training, 4 year medical degrees, 3 year or more surgery residency training, post residency fellowship training and more.
Our podiatrists undergo some of the best of training including surgical qualifications and certifications with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. This is a multi stage training and committee overview for the best of surgical results and training.
We have the highest rated and best reviewed podiatrists in Livingston county. Let us show you exactly why!
We have four excellent and well trained podiatrists within our practice. We are the trusted choice of these two organizations, let us be your trusted choice!
Why do we go by so many names? Our practice is the fusion of some of the most successful podiatrists and foot doctors in Livingston county. Today we are working together with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and IHA (integrated health associates) to provide you the care that you need. Below is the listing of our office locations and some of the names that we have gone by.
We are the most highly regarded podiatrists and foot doctors in Livingston County. Ask around and read some of our credentials and reviews, you won’t be disappointed!
See a video and preview of our Brighton Michigan Office Below.
Let us be your choice for the most proven and reliable podiatrist and foot doctor in Howell Michigan.
Let us be your best choice for podiatrist and foot doctor in Dexter Michigan.
We accept most major forms of insurance:
Yes in almost all cases, podiatrist care is covered by insurance.
We are trained to provide medically necessary foot and ankle care. We can provide some cosmetic care but we will be sure to let you know well ahead of time if this is the case.
Insurance does cover medical visits if you are having pain and it is medically necessary to provide a visit for this reason.
We may also provide some in office procedures such as injections,toenail surgery or X-rays within the office. These treatments are also covered benefits by most insurances.
Some insurances do not cover certain types of medical equipment such as diabetic shoes, orthotics or immobilizing boots. If we feel that this is something necessary for you, then we may have to send you to an outside facility to pick up your orthotics, diabetic shoes or immobilizing boots.
Please download the fill out the following paperwork. This allows us to schedule you for a visit.
We want to make sure your appointment with our podiatrists goes as smoothly as possible. Ideally with your packet filled out, you will be able to get into your appointment within a few minutes.
This paperwork is admittedly way too much, but we need to know most of these details to make your visit run smoothly and to make sure your health insurance covers your visit!
Yes! In the past the training was a little less stringent than it is now. Podiatrists many decades ago did not receive residency training, they were not hospital trained and there was no board certifications for surgery.
These days the minimum requirement to become a podiatrist is 4 years of undergraduate degree, 4 years of medical training, 3 years of surgical residency and training in the hospital.
All of our podiatrists and foot doctors are along the path of board qualification and certification in foot and ankle surgery. This is a very stringent training process that follows over 3 years of surgical training.
The degree DPM means doctor of podiatric medicine. Although this designation is different than the MD or DO degree, legally all three are considered a physician with equal allowances in the field of medicine.
There is admittedly confusion due to less training in the past by podiatrists, but we are proud to be the leaders in all aspects of foot and ankle care including surgery. Podiatrists today are considered leaders in foot and ankle medical journal publications, the field of academics, surgery and fellowship training.
Podiatrists and foot doctors are specially trained to handle all foot and ankle disorders:
A foot and ankle specialists provide care ranging from care of the toe, the foot and the ankle to all the way just below the knee. Podiatrists generally provide care for heel pain, heel spurs, sore heels and arch pain. If you have a foot problem, then a podiatrist is the doctor to see for your foot care. For any type of foot pain relief, come to our foot clinic.
Podiatric surgeons are top surgeons for bunion surgery and bunion pain in Michigan. Podiatrists care for ingrown toenails, provide ingrown nail surgery and surgery as a bunion treatment, foot care, orthotics and any other type of foot pain. If you have a bunion on your feet, then a podiatrists is the person to see. They are the best trained foot specific specialists in the USA.
Pediatric podiatrists are foot specialists that take care of an infant’s or a child’s foot. We are specifically trained to provide both surgical and non surgical care for your child. It is rare for a child to need any type of surgery, but whether they need toenail or toe surgery, our foot clinic is the one to see you.
A foot doctor can also be considered an ankle doctor, they are well trained in both foot and ankle surgery. This is not your every day local foot doctor, but we have specially trained surgeons who studies at some of the best doctors in the country including Harvard, St. Joseph Ann Arbor, University of Texas and more.
Foot doctors, Dr. Stevelinck, Dr. Bonanni and Dr. Tom Biernacki provide treatment including toenail care, callus care, medical pedicures, foot and toe corn removal surgery and treatment. Dr. Stevelinck and Dr. Tomasz Biernacki also provide treatment including surgery for the foot, the ankle, lapiplasty surgeries, bunion surgery, hammer toe surgery, hammertoe surgery, diabetic and diabetes surgery. Dr. Tom Biernacki provides care for broken foot and ankle surgery, ankle surgery, heel surgery, heel spur surgery, diabetic wound surgery and ligament or tendon surgery.
Podiatrists are able to provide toe surgery, bunion surgery, bunion treatments and they are able to make orthotics, prosthetics and ankle foot orthotics (AFOS)s.
The top foot doctors, podiatrists and top foot and ankle surgeons in Michigan include: