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 foot 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 American Podiatric Medical Association, 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 around Calgary's beautiful pathways. 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.
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 surgeonand a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS), Dr. Russell is a foot doctor with extensive practical experience that specialises in bunion and toe surgery.
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 sciences 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.
Their work emphasises 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. The need for podiatrists is increasingly in demand due to disorders of the lower extremities that are commonly neglected. Find out how our Dr. Ian Russell can assist you with the pain associated with your feet, contact Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic!