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Foot & Ankle Expertise You Can Count On

Foot & Ankle Expertise You Can Count On

Foot & Ankle Expertise You Can Count On

Our Services

WE TREAT IT ALL

When a foot or ankle problem is affecting the life of you or a loved one, you can count on Midwest Podiatry Centers to not only get to the root of the condition, but provide a comprehensive treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. From heel pain to sports injuries to stubborn skin and nail conditions, we can help.

Our doctors are experts in a wide range of treatment techniques, from traditional conservative therapies to new advanced technologies—and surgery, when necessary. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss your options for relief.

Heel & Arch Pain

Skin & Nail Care

Diabetic Foot Care

Sports Injuries

Heel & Arch Pain

Diabetic Foot Care

Skin & Nail Care

Sports Injuries

our Mission

Midwest Podiatry Centers

No foot or ankle problem is too small to receive due attention. In fact, many problems that don’t get brought to our attention until symptoms are considered “bad enough” could have been treated much more easily in their earlier stages.

We are committed to treating every patient who comes through our doors with respect for their concerns, questions, and best interests. The best results come when doctors and patients communicate effectively with each other, and both sides are active participants in the treatment process.

In-House Senior Services

Podiatry

Audiology

Optometry

Dentistry

In-House Senior Services is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for seniors by delivering a variety of services under their own roof. We believe that cost should not determine the quality of care for seniors, and offer a service model with no set-up, retention, or per-bed fees for facilities.

In-House providers are experienced and credentialed audiologists, dentists, optometrists, and podiatrists who share the In-House beliefs and commitment to compassionate, quality care for an important generation of seniors.

Meet Our Experts

Eric Affeldt, DPM

Podiatrist at the following location(s)

Minneapolis – Richfield and Edina clinics

Dr. Affeldt is a strong advocate for all patients with an emphasis on education, prevention, and corrective techniques.

Dana Brewington, DPM

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Dr. Brewington relocated to Minneapolis, MN in 2007 to work in private practice as well as various assisted living, senior housing and skilled nursing facilities throughout the city.

Michael B. DeBrule, DPM

Podiatrist at the following location(s)

Minneapolis – Richfield clinic

Dr. DeBrule’s clinical interests include foot surgery, gait analysis, ultrasound-guided procedures, foot orthotics, sports medicine, biomechanics, and wound care.

Scott Knutson, DPM

Podiatrist at the following locations

Minneapolis – Richfield, Blaine, and Edina clinics

His current focus is primary podiatric medicine and providing podiatry services at long-term care facilities and senior retirement communities. He has expertise in conservative treatment of various foot maladies with custom orthopedic foot orthotics and providing care for at risk feet of patients with circulatory disorders and diabetes.

Brent Larson, DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgeon at the following location(s)

Minneapolis – Plymouth, St. Anthony, Minnetonka, and Maple Grove clinics

His clinical interests include foot and ankle surgery, diabetic wound care, limb salvage, and sports medicine.

Eric Nelson, DPM

Podiatrist at the following location(s)

Minneapolis – Plymouth clinic

Dr. Nelson believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to providing the best possible foot and ankle care, as well as educating patients to make informed decisions about their treatment options.

Todd Peabody, DPM

Podiatrist at the following location(s)

Minneapolis – Richfield, Blaine, and Edina clinics

Thoroughly trained in all aspects of podiatric medicine, Dr. Peabody enjoys all facets of podiatry including both conservative and surgical treatment, with a special emphasis on biomechanics and sports medicine.

Karimah Shabazz, DPM

Podiatrist at the following location(s)

Downtown Minneapolis Clinic

Dr. Shabazz is active in the community and participates in many community service and volunteer projects. Dr. Shabazz is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Frank A. Sheaffer, DPM

Podiatrist at the following location(s)

Minneapolis – Minnetonka & Maple Grove clinics

Dr. Frank A Sheaffer is originally from Pennsylvania but now happily lives in Minnesota, providing comprehensive foot and ankle care for patients at Midwest Podiatry Centers.

Dale Vancil, DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgeon at the following location(s)

Minneapolis – Blaine and Richfield clinics

Dr. Dale Vancil’s care philosophy is that he believes all patients deserve to have the information needed to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. He works to educate each patient and begin a substantial treatment plan with the highest quality of care.

Allison Willkom, DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgeon at the following location(s)

Minneapolis – Plymouth and Minnetonka clinics

Specializing in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, whether it be an acute injury or a chronic condition, Dr. Willkom is committed to providing comprehensive care for all foot and ankle treatment needs.

What Patients Are Saying

“Ask for Dr. Eric Nelson!! I was visiting Minneapolis from out of town and needed to see a podiatrist. I couldn’t have asked for a more skilled, more professional individual who was also caring and informative. I would definitely recommend Dr. Nelson to anyone looking for a podiatrist in the Minneapolis area!” 

– Kristin

What Patients Are Saying

“The Doctor was so caring, compassionate, and is a dedicated podiatrist. Wish all doctors were like her.”

– Vicki B

What Patients Are Saying

“Saved my life. The Doctor saw my swollen foot and insisted I go to a hospital emergency room. I did go. I did indeed have a DVT, blood clot… Thank you for all for your excellent diagnostic skills.”

– Penny L

What Patients Are Saying

“My visits to Midwest Podiatry went very well. The Doctor spent time with me, educating me on the condition I have, building an orthotic pad for me, and giving me sound advice on the next steps.” 

– Greg Brunko

What Patients Are Saying

“They figured out what the problem was – something no other doctor was able to do. Kind, gentle, caring, and gave me options. My feet have never felt better – I can walk without pain. AAA+” 

– Carol Martin

What Patients Are Saying

“The people who work here are very professional and friendly.” 

– Amanda Miller

What Patients Are Saying

“My Doctor was simply outstanding and knew immediately what my issue was, confirmed it with X-ray, explained my options. Made me a temporary solution that worked beautifully. We’ll now work on a permanent solution. Very happy with the clinic and timely appointments to suit my schedule.  Great support staff and assistants. Couldn’t be better.”

– Gene J

What Patients Are Saying

“Dr. Eric Nelson did a great job taking care of a painful wart I had on my foot. He made me feel welcomed and valued as a patient.  He had great professionalism and service; I would recommend him to all! If you have any foot issues, he’s definitely the doctor to see!” 

– Jonta G

What Patients Are Saying

“I was visiting from out of state and I suddenly developed a gross inflamed bunion. I was lucky that I called and got in to see Dr. Eric Nelson that same day.  He was so nice and he really knew his stuff.  Great bedside manner.  He came up with a successful recovery plan and my bunion is no more.  He even called my fiancée to explain the plan since I’m not that good at remembering stuff, lol.  Dr. Nelson rocks!!” 

– Jonathan K

What Patients Are Saying

“I’ve had terrible ingrown nails for years. When I finally went in to have this issue addressed, I was thrilled with the service I received. Not only were the doctors knowledgeable and professional, but everyone I encountered at each of the locations I went to was always warm and pleasant. If you have ingrown nails (or I’m sure, any other foot/nail issue), this is definitely the place to go.” 

– Amanda T