By becoming the first female in Ohio to complete a three-year fellowship in major reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Molly Judge took the first steps toward the distinguished podiatric career she pursues today. Dr. Judge holds the Wally Wiseman Award for Surgical Excellence, which she earned by designing personalized care for patients with sports injuries, toe pain, and diabetic foot infections and for clowns with inadequately comical shoe sizes. Dr. Judge regularly publishes articles regarding podiatry, with 20 already in circulation, and she serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and as a columnist for Healthy Living News, a northwest Ohio circular.
Dr. David J. Hintz earned avanced degrees at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland State University, and other institutes of higher education. Now, with the help of a team of registered nurses and licensed physical therapists, he treats podiatric issues ranging from warts to bone fractures. Patients can also opt for cosmetic procedures, such as Q-Clear laser treatments that clear away unsightly toenail fungus.
An expert in podiatry, Dr. Eric Trattner diagnoses and treats the conditions that leave his patients’ feet and ankles in distress. He is well-versed in simple and effective foot treatments such as custom orthotics as well as more advanced therapies such as laser surgery, acupuncture, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy. With this arsenal of options available to improve the health of their feet, patients can overcome issues such as nail fungus, chronic tendonitis, and winter boots that won’t come off well into July.
Dr. Joseph Ripepi, the podiatrist behind Ripepi Foot & Ankle Clinics, Inc., has the clinical expertise to treat a variety of lower-limb maladies. After graduating from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Ripepi earned certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and became a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For close to two decades, the caring doctor has operated a solo practice and maintained medical privileges at several area hospitals. Dr. Ripepi also has completed specialty training in lasers, which he uses to dissolve nail fungus or remove shoes that are knotted too tight.
After completing his residency at Cambridge Hospital in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kevin Kane set forth in 1987 to continue the work started by his podiatrist father. At Kane Podiatry, he and Dr. Elizabeth Baracz keep patients comfortably on their feet by treating bunions, diagnosing sprains, and destroying nail fungus. Since foot ailments can strike at any age, they also offer pediatric podiatry services, encouraging parents to cover their babies’ feet with nonrestrictive shoes and to never let their children just fly through the air all day as it will hinder their bodies’ ability to bear weight.
Board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-and-neck surgery), Dr. Steven Goldman of Beachwood and Westlake Plastic Surgery artfully reshapes bodies and wards off the signs of aging. He tucks tummies and enhances bust lines in his clinic's in-office operating suite, while the registered nurses, medical assistants, and medical aestheticians on his team tend to less invasive procedures such as beauty injections, noninvasive CoolSculpting, and laser treatments. The clinic's med spa offerings include customized facials and pharmaceutical peels, in addition to lash extensions, body waxing, and surfboard waxing.