Glacier Foot and Ankle
Focused on the foot and ankle
Foot hurt? You've come to the right place. Dr. Ploot and the entire staff at Glacier Foot and Ankle are dedicated to providing exceptional foot and ankle care. Our goal is to resolve your problem and alleviate your foot and ankle pain. We're here for you.
Glacier Foot and Ankle provides total foot and ankle care. We provide the full spectrum of services from routine conservative care to corrective foot and ankle surgery. For many problems, we can offer a number of effective treatment alternatives.
See the Foot & Ankle Conditions tab to the left to review many common conditions and their treatment options, or simply click on the Common Foot Problems link to the right to see a review of the 'top 10' most common complaints.
Why a podiatrist? The foot and ankle is complex and deserves a focused specialist. For your foot pain, you need the best, a DPM- Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Podiatric medical education requires a full 4 years of medical school following the typical 4 years of undergraduate college pre-med study. 4 years of graduate medical school -- the same time frame as any MD or DO. However, for a DPM, the last 2 years of medical school is focused on the foot and ankle. Then follow several additional years of foot and ankle surgical residency training. There is no more qualified specialist for the foot and ankle than a podiatrist. Dr. Ploot is a highly trained podiatric physician with extensive practice experience.
Dr. Ploot has been in private practice here in Kalispell since 2001 and has been performing foot and ankle surgery since 1999. He has well over 15 years of medical experience. Dr. Ploot is Board Certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and has performed thousands of various foot procedures. Many simple procedures can be performed in-office under local anesthesia. More complicated cases or those requiring IV sedation or general anesthesia are performed at the Surgery Center of KRMC HealthCenter Northwest in Kalispell.
GFAA offers unique services and a comprehensive approach to foot-care not found elsewhere.
We are contracted with most major insurance carriers and are always accepting new patients.
Acutely painful and serious medical conditions -- Diabetic foot infections, infected ingrown toenails, fractures, severe heel pain,... many of those conditions are urgent. For serious issues, patients can often obtain same day appointments. GFAA provides a same day Urgent Care time slot.
Call 755-1300 today to schedule an appointment.