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Foot & Ankle Group
Foot & Ankle Group has been serving Olympia Fields, Illinois, and the Chicagoland area for over 20 years. Podiatrist Stephanie Spicer, DPM, leads the team and provides comprehensive foot and ankle medicine, and surgery when necessary. The goal of Foot & Ankle Group is to support a healthy and active lifestyle by fully evaluating each patient and creating treatment options customized to meet their individual needs.
Foot & Ankle Group was founded by Dr. Spicer in order to meet the needs of an increasing patient population, as well as offering more expansive services, including treatment for bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, nail problems, plantar fasciitis, and diabetic foot pain. The aim is to create a comfortable environment that offers comprehensive service to patients, as well as provide adjunct medical services. Their mission is to get to know their patients and the demands they endure daily. This allows a customized approach by taking lifestyle, responsibilities, and medical history into consideration.
The Foot & Ankle Group team provides the highest quality medical and surgical care in a safe, effective, and efficient environment.
Our mission is to create a collaborative approach, with each patient understanding their condition, treatment options, and available resources for successful outcomes. It is our promise to passionately pursue the health and well-being of our patients by providing the highest quality medical and surgical care in a safe, effective and efficient manner. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
-Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
-Earning the trust and respect of our patients and the community.
-Having honest conversations about conditions and treatment options.
-Ensuring a compassionate, professional environment.
-Providing state of the art procedures, materials and treatment choices to our patients.
Dr. Darla Thomas
Diabetic Foot Care Specialist
Originally from California, Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She has a keen interest in diabetic foot care, musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and leg, as well as working with underserved communities to help foster good foot health and hygiene.
Dr. Thomas is an affiliate of the Advocate Health Organization, and is on staff at both Trimity and South Suburban Hospitals.
Foot & Ankle Group welcomes
Dr. Stephanie Oexeman
Fellowship Trained Podiatric Surgeon
With extensive training in all facets of foot surgery, Dr. Oexeman specializes in lower limb peripheral nerve surgery, reconstructive plastic surgical techniques, as well as foot and ankle reconstruction.
Dr. Oexeman believes that quality care starts with listening. As a physician and surgeon, she understands that each patient she serves is different with their own unique needs. From the first visit, she works to create a customized treatment plan that best suites the lifestyle and goal of each individual.
For your convenience, Foot & Ankle Group accepts most major insurance plans. Click on “View full list of companies” to see a list of commonly accepted insurances. This list is not entirely inclusive of all the plans we accept. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office .
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