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Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ames

Your First Visit

Dr. Nelson will provide a comprehensive exam and provide you with an explanation of findings and discuss your treatment options with you to determine the best individualized plan of care. While we can not guarantee a 100% success every time, we are committed to honest discussions about your concerns and will try to provide alternatives to the best of our ability. Please fill out the new patient forms that you can access from the website. Please print them off the website and fill out in advance and bring them with you.

Please bring the following with you to your first visit:


1606 South Duff Avenue
Suite #500
Ames, IA 50010

The office is at the corner of South Duff Avenue and South 16th Street. We have a ramp accessible entrance that faces south 16th Street.

Driving directions

We are just north of highway 30, Take the Duff Ave exit, go north on Duff. We are on the right side of Duff Avenue. Turn right on South 16th (at the light), we are in the Remax building.

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To provide comprehensive care of the foot & ankle for adults and children.

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Our goal is to work as a team with our patients to get them back on their feet and improve quality of life with excellent care. We want to be able to keep you doing what you want to do!

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To educate our patients so that they are making informed decisions.
To understand our patients and strive to meet and exceed their expectations.
Give back and serve the community.

What is a Podiatrist?

What is a podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)? A podiatrist has emphasis in the lower extremity in their first year of medical school. Our surgical residency training specializes in foot and ankle throughout our training. We also have a strong background in comprehensive care beyond surgery that can include orthotics, assessing biomechanics as well as dermatological concerns such as fungal infections, warts and wound care.

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Patient Paperwork

Please print them off the website and fill out in advance and bring them with you!