Foot and ankle problems can really impact your day-to-day life. Not being able to bear weight on a foot or ankle can keep you from doing important and necessary tasks like going to the grocery store and running errands. Luckily, if you live in Blue Springs, you’re close to the podiatrists at Kansas City Foot Specialists.
We Treat Foot and Ankle Problems
The foot doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists are trained to help solve all foot and ankle problems. We help Blue Springs patients get back on their feet fast. If you suffer from any of these foot problems, come see us:
- Bone spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ingrown toenails
- Fungal nails
- Athlete’s foot
- Arthritis foot problems
- Children’s foot problems
Our On-Site Surgery Center Makes Foot Surgery Better
At Kansas City Foot Specialists, we have our own state-of-the-art surgery center. This allows us to provide top-of-the-line equipment to our patients. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is fully licensed and regulated by the state of Kansas, and lets us concentrate on foot surgery only.
Having the Surgery Center of Blue Valley on-site gives our specialized staff the ability to take care of all of your foot care needs in one place, from general consultation all the way to post-surgery follow-up. Plus, it allows our Blue Springs patients to stress less about their surgery and focus more on getting the treatment they need.
A Conservative Approach to Foot Care
At Kansas City Foot Specialists, we have our own surgery center on site, but that doesn’t mean that we jump into surgery as a solution to your foot and ankle problems. We approach our foot conditions and ankle issues with a primary focus on conservative methods.
We fabricate and design functional orthotics, and our foot care center offers footwear, pads, supports, and lotions to help you take the best possible care of your feet. We only resort to surgery as a last resort. If your condition does require surgery, you’re in good hands with our experienced podiatrists, the latest surgical techniques, and state-of-the-art technology.
Foot Problems Can Be Complicated
Think about all that your feet have to do. Balance, propel, twist, turn, bend, pound, lift, stop…the list goes on. It’s no wonder the foot was designed as a complicated piece of biological machinery. The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. When you think of the abuse our feet take, and the intricate structure involved, it’s no wonder that 75% of all Americans will experience some sort of foot problem in their lifetime.
Why See a Podiatrist Vs. a Medical Doctor?
Considering how intricate feet are, if you have a foot problem, it’s best to see a doctor who specializes in feet. A podiatrist is a highly trained foot and ankle specialist who has received in-depth training to address problems, injuries, and complaints of the feet and ankles and perform surgery to fix these problems.
To become a doctor of podiatric medicine, your podiatrist has completed podiatry-specific training in medical school, clinical rotations in medicine and surgery, and a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery. A medical doctor has a much broader base of training and education. Their training and education on feet and ankles may be covered a few weeks, while your podiatrist invests years in understanding the complexities of foot and ankle problems.
Meet Our Podiatrists
Each of our podiatrists brings a high level of skill and education to the practice. Here is a little bit about each doctor to help familiarize you with our office and our services:
Dr. David B. Laha
Dr. Laha has been practicing in the KC area since 1985. He is a leading provider of foot care in the Blue Springs area. His extensive training has made him an expert in reconstructive foot surgery and sports medicine of the lower extremity.
Dr. Laha’s expertise is commonly sought by other physicians as well as sports teams. He has provided local health reporters with information on a variety of foot and ankle problems and the latest medical innovations in our field and frequently lectures for organizations in the industry.
Dr. Jennifer Phillips
Dr. Phillips’ specialty area is in reconstructive foot surgery and diabetic foot care. Dr. Phillips has been with Kansas City Foot Specialists since 2004.
She emphasizes patient education in medical conditions and proper footwear, and provides the highest quality of foot and ankle care for our Blue Springs patients.
Dr. Andrew M. Hall
Dr. Andrew M. Hall received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2006 from Iowa State University and a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University in 2010.
He went on to complete a three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. His specialty area is common toe and ball of the foot problems to complex heel and ankle issues.
His interests in the field of podiatry include sports medicine, trauma, and limb preservation.
Compassionate Foot Doctors for Blue Springs
We understand foot and ankle problems and the possibility of surgery can make you feel anxious and nervous, and we do our best to calm your fears and make your experience as pleasant as possible. After listening to your symptoms, our doctors provide a detailed diagnosis and treatment plan so you know exactly what to expect. They don’t use “Dr. speak” or talk over your head. They clearly explain all of your options and expected results. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable before, during, and after your procedure.
Stop Suffering from Foot Pain
You don’t have to live with pain every day. Let us help. If you’ve been suffering from foot or ankle pain of any kind, stop! For many of our Blue Springs patients, the solution is just a quick visit away. Come see Drs. Laha, Phillips, or Hall and let them replace your fear with confidence. If surgery is recommended for you, you know you are in the best of hands, so decide to live pain-free and call us today!