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Our feet support our entire body's weight every day, and 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, Specialized Calgary Foot Doctor

Dr. Ian Russell with his dog Lola

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 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 essential 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

Certificate from College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta

Podiatric surgeons in Alberta should be actively certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). 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 Calgary’s known foot doctor with extensive practical experience, specializing 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 primary services include:

  1. foot orthotics
  2. ingrown toenails
  3. pulsed dye laser wart treatment

However, our clinic treats all kinds of foot complications, from arch problems, bunions and warts to ingrown toenails. View our full list of services.


To accommodate our patients’ needs, we have both daytime and early 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.

Podiatric Education

The podiatric medicine curriculum takes up to eight years to complete. Four years of undergraduate medical science studies and an additional four years at an accredited College of Podiatric Medicine are required. Once the DPM degree is obtained, the podiatrist must complete a residency program (two to four years) at a qualifying healthcare institution.

About Podiatrists

The work of podiatrists emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various human foot and ankle conditions. 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 Alberta, the need for podiatrists is increasing 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! 

Testimonials: Read What Clients Say About Us

Highly Recommended

"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.”

-John A.

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.”

-Anne-Marie C.

Miraculous Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

“My family doctor diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis but wanted me to see a foot specialist so I was referred to Dr. Ian Russell. After his assessment he gave the same diagnosis. This extreme pain had been going on for a while and we tried other methods but it did not reside therefore the referral. He suggested a cortisone shot which my family doctor also suggested. They told me exactly what was going to happen, what I'd feel during and after the shot. Honestly the pain I felt after was quite bad. I thought I made the wrong decision to have the shot but read the pamphlet again on care after the shot. The shot was late Thursday afternoon, Friday was painful but Saturday morning... it was a miracle. I had no pain. I could actually walk after weeks of extreme pain and difficulty walking or sleeping. No side effects. Thank you, Dr. Ian Russell for your patience, kindness, and gentleness. Your whole staff are wonderfully kind, so helpful, and caring.”

-Laura Z.

Incredible Results Without Any Discomfort

“Dr. Russell and his staff are all beyond amazing! Dr. Russell is extremely thorough and concise in all of his treatments as well as extremely friendly and personable. He explains the procedure and its progress in an understandable and comforting manner. Dr. Russell treated some pretty brutal warts that had been growing for years in just a few treatments; the results were incredible and quick without any discomfort. The staff is all exceedingly welcoming, friendly, and outgoing - I genuinely looked forward to seeing them despite the circumstances. I would recommend this clinic to absolutely anyone who is in need – in all aspects, it is impeccable!”

-Brianna H.

One of the Best Foot Clinics in Calgary

Because of our range of services, superior customer service, and skilled staff, we are among the best foot clinics in Calgary. Our helpful staff will answer all your questions about health care so you never feel out of the loop about your care and recovery.


We always work to treat your problems quickly so you don’t have to suffer in pain for any longer! Our team promptly evaluates your problems to determine the perfect solution, whether that means supplying corrective orthotics or utilizing shockwave therapy. We also provide comprehensive and informative follow up appointments to ensure your treatment is going as planned."

-Laura Z.

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Trusted Calgary Foot Doctor

Dr. Ian Russell offers effective and long-term solutions for individualized foot problems.

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Suite 287-5005 Dalhousie Dr NW,
Calgary, AB T3A 5R8


Phone: 403-247-1961




Monday:            8:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Tuesday:            8:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Wednesday:      8:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Thursday:        8:30 AM - 04:30 PM

*Friday:              8:30 AM - 04:30 PM


Saturday:          CLOSED
Sunday:             CLOSED

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