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Dr. Ian Russell, Calgary Foot Doctor
Dr. Russell is a highly trained podiatrist with two years of extra surgical training. He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Russell is a member of the Alberta Podiatry Association, Canadian Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association. He earned his degree in podiatric medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland. Following graduation, he accepted a two year surgical residency program from the Kennedy Health Systems in New Jersey. Prior to receiving his podiatric medical degree, he received his undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Dr. Russell enjoys all racquet sports and skiing. Dr. Russell, and his wife, Ana, have happily made Calgary their home since 1998. They both make fitness an important part of their lives which their son, Andrew, has learned by example. Andrew enjoys skiing and also enjoys racquet sports.
Foot Surgery Accreditation in Alberta
For any podiatrist to perform surgeries in Alberta, they must be accredited by the College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta. Without this accreditation they could face serious penalties. Dr. Russell is one of the only physicians in Calgary to have received this accreditation. Our accreditation signifies Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic as a non-hospital surgical facility.
We have private surgical suites on-site where we perform foot surgeries, and we adhere to stringent guidelines and strict sterilization standards. As a Board Certified Foot Surgeon with two extra years of surgical training, Dr. Russell specializes in bunion surgery and toe surgery.
Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic was established in 1998 with the goal to give comprehensive foot care for all foot ailments in adults and children. Dr. Russell and his staff are accustomed to treating patients of an extensive range of activity levels, from daily living to high performance athletes. Our clinic treats all kinds of foot problems, from bunions to arch problems to warts to ingrown toenails. We specialize in foot orthotics, pulsed dye laser wart treatment, and other modern practices. To accommodate our patients’ needs, we have decided to make both daytime and evening hours available.
We would love to meet you and assist you with your questions and concerns. To learn more about our office or to schedule an appointment, call us at 403-247-1961.
Podiatrists receive medical education and training comparable to medical doctors. Most podiatrists have taken eight years of university level education (four years for their undergraduate degree followed by another four years of specialized podiatric medical education to obtain their D.P.M. - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree) before beginning to practice as a podiatrist.
Comprehensive board exams as well as provincial licensing exams must be passed before being licensed to practice. In addition, continuing education courses keep podiatrists up-to-date regarding new developments in podiatric medicine and foot surgery.
Podiatrists are highly trained podiatric medical doctors who specialize in examining, diagnosing and treating disorders and ailments of the foot, ankle and lower leg. They are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the foot and ankle based on their education, training and experience. Podiatric medicine is the only profession that dedicates itself exclusively to foot and ankle health and wellness.