We found 4 foot and ankle surgeons who accept Medicare near Wellington, FL.

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
206 Buckingham Place; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mark Leitner is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist. Dr. Leitner's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
206 Buckingham Place; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Gloried Ebsworth is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery specialist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and BlueOptions, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
3638 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Valrico, FL
 

Dr. Brandi Johnson is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Brandon, FL and Valrico, FL. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
205 S Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Federico Auger, who practices in Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Auger takes. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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What is Foot & Ankle Surgery?

Foot and ankle surgery is the specialty offering medical and surgical care for the foot and ankle. The feet and ankles are some of the most frequently injured parts of the body, but foot and ankle surgeons also treat damage due to illness, major trauma, or structural disorders.

Foot and ankle surgeons begin their career by either studying podiatry or orthopedics. Podiatrists study and care for the feet and ankles, while orthopedists study how bones, muscles, and tendons work and help us move. After their initial training, foot and ankle surgeons go on to do a surgical residency for three years, studying specifically how to care for feet and ankles with surgery.

A foot and ankle surgeon may treat conditions including:
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma, such as due to a car accident
  • Surgical management of joints damaged by arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Flat feet
  • Polydactyly (extra toes)
  • Tumors of the foot

The care offered by foot and ankle surgeons does not always involve surgery. Depending on the diagnosis, they may recommend non-invasive medical treatments such as rest, ice / heat, casting, bracing, or physical therapy.