Don’t let your foot and ankle problems interfere with your favorite Spring and Summer activities.
Our goal is to treat your foot and ankle problems with the most conservative and cost-effective care so you can quickly get back to the activities you love.
Many foot and ankle conditions, infections or injuries can be corrected with physical therapy, cross-training, bracing, changing shoes or medication (over-the-counter or prescription) or self care. We’ll provide a diagnosis for your condition and explain all your options for treatment.
Don’t wait to seek help until your foot or ankle problem is serious.
Your feet and ankles are made up of dozens of bones, joints, muscles and ligaments that serve as the foundation for your entire body. Through education and conservative care, we can help you prevent sports injuries, musculoskeletal problems and diabetes-related foot diseases that can keep you from enjoying an active lifestyle.
We recommend that you do not use home remedies without first consulting a podiatrist. Self-diagnosing is often inaccurate and the wrong treatment can prolong or aggravate your problem.
Non-invasive foot and ankle care treatments include:
When our doctors recommend surgery as the best treatment for severe foot conditions, we provide minimally invasive procedures that get you back on your feet as quickly at possible.
When conservative treatment has failed or you have a severe foot or ankle problem, we may recommend surgery. We always consider your age and activity level before making any recommendations.
Common surgical procedures we perform:
As a marathon runner, skier and cyclist, I know the importance of healthy, pain-free feet. It helps me understand my patients’ situations and empathize when foot injuries, wounds or chronic pain put them on the sidelines.
“I became fascinated with podiatry in college, when I first learned the complexity of feet, with all the tendons, ligaments and bones that create a moving platform we walk and run on. My goal and challenge as a doctor of podiatric medicine is to keep all those moving parts in good working order so you can enjoy your favorite activities for life.
“While sports medicine is an important part of my practice, I feel especially rewarded when I help patients with diabetic wounds and infections recover their mobility. For patients who require surgery, I offer significant training and expertise in limb salvage as well as surgeries that correct a variety of deformities of the foot.
“I see medicine as a collaborative process where we work together to give you the best outcome possible. I always take the time I need to understand both your lifestyle and condition and give you the time and support you deserve to understand and cope with your specific challenges.”
Dr. Simchuk lives in Grants Pass with his wife, Christine Meis, and their two children. He first discovered the beauty of Southern Oregon when opening his practice here in 1997. He has run in the Boston, New York and Chicago Marathons and has participated locally in the Cascade Lakes Relay and Pole Pedal Paddle.
Dr. Villaruz interest in the foot and ankle began with his own injuries. As a sprain-prone basketball player, he understood the constant stresses and demand that are required to stay “in the game.” Not wanting anyone to have that feeling of letting the team or themselves down, Dr. Villaruz goal is to help keep all his patients performing at a high level in all facets of foot and ankle care.
American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Board-Certified
Foot Surgery, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Board-Qualified
Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Board-Qualified