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A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. This training is similar to that of other doctors.
Podiatrists can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports
medicine, wound care, pediatrics (children), and diabetic care.
There are many advantages to going to a podiatrist like the professionals at Summit Foot and Ankle Specialists
  • Specialized techniques to enhance treatment
  • Both non-surgical and surgical approaches to treatment
  • Foot and Ankle specific intense training
Our Expert Team:
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LOCATION: West Valley, St. George
After undergraduate education, Dr. Ellsworth attended Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. After completing school he completed 3 years of intense residency training in foot and ankle surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, OH
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LOCATION: Millcreek
A native of Ohio, Dr. Decker attended Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She then completed a three year surgical residency in the Chicago area at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare System. Dr. Decker has a background in sports medicine working as an athletic trainer at the collegiate level. She also has experience with special needs pediatric patients.
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LOCATION: Riverton
Dr. Robert Liddiard is a local, born and raised in Provo, Utah. Dr. Liddiard received his doctor of podiatric medicine at Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine in Glendale, Arizona and holds a bachelor of science in biology from Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. He completed his podiatric medical and surgical residency at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, Texas.
He has extensive experience in wound care, trauma, reconstruction, external fixation and more. He has volunteered for a number of community projects including Special Olympics, Indian Health Center, San Jose Clinic Medical staff, the Houston Marathon and more. He his ABPM qualified.
Outside of the office, Dr. Liddiard enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports and reading.
Dr. Liddiard is excited to serve the Riverton community with his expertise in Foot and Ankle Surgery/Medicine.
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Dr. David Jaramillo, DPM is a native of Price, Utah. He graduated from Orem High School. He then served a two-year church service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Peru where he learned to speak Spanish. He attended and graduated from Brigham Young University before attending podiatric medical school at The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA.
Dr. Jaramillo then completed his surgical residency at the VA in Loma Linda, California after which he moved back to Utah to practice. He started his own practice in 1988 and has been working as a podiatrist for 30+ years in the Orem/Provo area.
Dr. Jaramillo enjoys serving others in the local community and was a member of the Rotary Club for many years. He currently lives in Orem with his Wife. They have 4 children and 13 grandchildren
Dr. Jaramillo is currently accepting new patients and offers same day appointments as available to accommodate a variety of schedules.
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LOCATION: Millcreek, West Valley
Doctor Landon Bowerbank is from Pleasant Grove, Utah. He completed his undergrad at Brigham Young University, then went on to study at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. After, he finished up his schooling at St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo OH. He his ABPM qualified.
Doctor Bowerbank strives to educate patients to help them understand their podiatric pathology as well as the reasonings behind their suggested treatment plans and options. He states "the more his patients understand, the better chance they have of making a complete recovery". With a history of diabetes in his family, he believes education is key to management of diabetes.
In his free time Dr. Bowerbank enjoys watching and playing sports, especially football, basketball and golf. He is also a father of 3 children, which helps him understand the importance of getting back to work/play as soon as possible.
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