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Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery


Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery

Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery Providers


Allison Lorenzi, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Cynthia Luu, DPM


Daren Benson, DPM, FACFAS

Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Emily Sharp, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery Locations

87th Avenue Clinic
700 NE 87th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
Battle Ground Clinic
2005 W Main Street
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Columbia Tech Center Clinic
501 SE 172nd Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684
Salmon Creek Clinic
2525 NE 139th Street
Vancouver, WA 98686

Information about Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery


What is Podiatry?

It’s said that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. If that’s the case, we take care of those humble movers—the feet—so you can take each step with confidence, mobility and strength. As medical specialists, podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. They can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics (children), and diabetic care.

How we are Different

We believe the story of our lives reside in the feet—each ache, stubbed toe, kicked can and bumped-into corner. We bring needed relief and flexibility to your feet, ankles, and lower extremities in a comfortable, state-of-the-art environment. We handle any number of foot and ankle-related issues, from saving a limb to recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, and everything in between.


We build our work plans around helping you solve your individual issue related to the feet, ankles and lower extremities. Below you’ll find a general list of core services and focus areas designed to help bring you lasting relief:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal infections of the skin or toenails
  • Painful callus or corn formation
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Sore Arches
  • Ankle sprains
  • Heel Pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma (lacerations, cuts and fractures)
  • Flat foot
  • Diabetic foot infections, ulcers and Limb Salvage
  • Pediatric Foot Disorders
  • Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon
  • Congenital Deformities (club foot)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Skin lesions and soft tissue masses of the foot and ankle
  • Tendonitis of the foot or ankle
  • Orthopedic/Arch Supports
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Shoe advice
When should I see a podiatrist?

No matter what your age or foot problem, you can turn to us for prompt, effective care. See your podiatrist for relief or corrective treatment at the first sign of foot trouble.

But everyone has foot pain, right? How do I know I really need a podiatrist?

You’re right—most people suffer from some kind of foot disorder or another, from athlete’s foot to ingrown nails, hammertoes, corns, etc. Tight-fitting or high-heeled shoes only make matters worse, while heredity, poor foot care, injuries, or medical conditions can also compound problems.
Keep in mind that problems in your feet can lead to pain in your hips, knees and lower back. So again, if you are at all concerned with issues of the feet, and want to keep your whole body in a strong state of health, we highly recommend you make an appointment with one of our podiatrists today.

What is the difference between a podiatrist, podiatric physician, and podiatric surgeon?

Podiatrists, podiatric physicians, and podiatric surgeons are all terms used to describe doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs). Each is uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the foot and ankle based on their education, training, and experience.

The amount and type of surgical procedures performed by podiatrists may vary based on an individual’s training and experience, coupled with the goals and expectations of his or her patients.

What to Expect

There’s no telling what kind of beating your feet take on a daily basis—whether you’re a runner or a roofer, a stay-at- home parent who never sits still or a busy senior who volunteers in the community garden. With us, you can expect complete care and a robust treatment plan built to bring you new levels of comfort and relief in the face of acute trauma or chronic needs.

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