Our feet support the weight of our entire body every day, therefore the importance of podiatrists cannot be underestimated. Here, we introduce you to our foot doctor specializing in health concerns related to the feet and ankle at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic in Calgary.
Dr. Ian Russell, Calgary Foot Doctor
As a member of the College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta, Canadian Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr. Russell has completed an extensive academic curriculum in order to serve the Calgary community as a reputable podiatrist.
After earning his undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Dr. Russell attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland (Ohio, U.S.) where he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree. He then expanded his expertise by accepting a two-year surgical residency from Kennedy Health Systems in New Jersey. This practical experience has proven to be an asset in his diagnosis and treatment of patients ever since.
Dr. Russell enjoys spending time with his family, especially when walking his dog, Lola around Calgary’s beautiful pathways. Dr. Russell and his wife, Ana have happily made the great city of Calgary their home since 1998. They both make fitness an important part of their lives which their son, Andrew has learned by example. Ian enjoys walking, skiing, and racquet sports. He particularly enjoys biking with Lola.
Foot Surgery Accreditation in Alberta
Podiatric surgeons in Alberta should be actively certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). As such, Dr. Russell is one of the few podiatric surgeons in Calgary to have a private surgery facility on-site at the Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic.
Our private surgical suites abide by the industry’s sterilization standards and follow strict practice guidelines. As a Board-Certified podiatric surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS), Dr. Russell is a foot doctor with extensive practical experience that specializes in bunion and toe surgery.
About Our Calgary Foot Specialist Clinic
Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic was established in 1998 with the goal to give comprehensive foot care for all related 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 complications, from arch problems, bunions and warts to ingrown toenails. As a clinic, we focus on 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.
The podiatric medicine curriculum takes up to eight years to complete. Four years of undergraduate medical science studies then an additional four years at an accredited College of Podiatric Medicine. Once the DPM degree is obtained, the podiatrist must then complete a residency program (two to four years) at a qualifying healthcare institution.
The work of podiatrists emphasizes on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various conditions of the human foot and ankle. In their analysis, podiatrists not only advise clients about preventive and corrective measures to reduce their physical pain, but also prescribe medical and surgical solutions. Although podiatry services are not fully funded in the province of Alberta, the need for podiatrists is increasingly in demand due to disorders of the lower extremities that are commonly neglected. To find out how our Dr. Ian Russell can assist you with the pain associated with your feet, contact Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic!
"During my first visit for Dr Ian Russell to assess my two-toenail fungus, I was surprised by his recommendation that laser surgery was not necessary; and instead recommended a six month of prescribed medication with 20 days on, 10 days off; and to wear NON-COTTON socks, and to wear alternate shoes for each day.
Acting on his recommendation and procedures to the letter, and on my recent follow up with Dr Russell, he was surprised that all fungus has disappeared, and the toenail recovery is complete with no further treatment needed. His treatment and processes work, and I would highly recommend Dr Ian Russell and this clinic to anyone… and be WARNED that Dr Russell and his team’s professionalism, caring and friendliness will cast onto you.”
Excellent Doctor and Courteous Staff
“I have been very happy with the service that I have received at the clinic. I came in last spring with a corn and after a few visits it was determined that the only way to get rid of it would be to have surgery. I had surgery in October and have been going back on a weekly basis to receive laser which has been at no extra cost. Dr. Russell is excellent and the staff is always kind, courteous, and accommodating. I highly recommend this clinic if you are having foot problems.”