Helping you put your BEST FOOT FORWARD

NorthShore Health Centers' Podiatry services, available in Portage, Chesterton, Hammond, Merrillville, and LaPorte, bring over 125 years of combined experience in treating diverse foot and ankle conditions. Our compassionate podiatrists offer state-of-the-art treatments, addressing everything from nail and skin care to advanced surgical corrections, ensuring patients of all ages receive comprehensive care for conditions ranging from fractures to diabetic foot disorders. With a focus on proactive measures, our podiatrists guide patients toward optimal foot health, emphasizing the importance of lifestyle factors in preventing complications and enabling them to step confidently towards their well-being.


NorthShore Health Centers now offers Podiatry services allowing our patients to be treated for foot and ankle disease, deformity or fracture. Our Podiatrists, located in Portage, ChestertonHammondMerrillville and LaPorte have over 125 years combined experience in treating a full range of foot and ankle issues from minimal treatments to the most advanced surgical corrections.

Patients of every age from newborns to seniors are provided with the latest in state-of-the-art podiatric treatments. Podiatry services include external conditions such as nail care, skin care, and diabetes management. Our podiatrists also address structural issues including ankle and foot fractures and podiatric orthopedic care for injuries such as sprains and strains.

What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine, often both a physician and surgeon, who specializes in treating conditions and injury related to the foot, ankle and structure of the lower leg.

A Podiatrist can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Injuries such as fractured or broken bones, sprains and strains
  • Foot pain and inflammation due to arthritis or gout
  • Diabetic foot disorders
  • Ingrown nails and infections
  • Wound care related to chronic ulcers
  • Weakness, numbness or pain related to neuropathy
  • Structural foot abnormalities such as bunions, hammertoe, flat feet, high arches, and tendonitis
  • Skin conditions such as warts, corns, calluses, and athlete’s foot.

Benefits of Podiatry

Although some foot and ankle problems are unavoidable, there are ways to avoid foot and ankle problems. Foot problems are common in patients with diabetics, however, diabetics patients who actively work to control their blood sugar, practice proper nutrition and maintain a healthy weight are less likely to have foot and ankle problems. Smoking and obesity are often complicating factors that contribute to food and heel pain.  It is also important to wearing proper shoes with plenty of arch support to ward off potential structural problems. NorthShore podiatrist can treat most foot and ankle concerns and provide counseling on maintaining healthy foot care giving patients the ability to put their best foot forward and reach their full potential.


Podiatry NorthShore Health Centers now offers Podiatry services allowing our patients to be treated for foot and ankle disease, deformity…