Exceptional Care from Well Trained and Experienced Doctors of Podiatry
Dr. Douglas S. Hale and Dr. Lawrence Z. Huppin, the podiatrists at the Foot & Ankle Center of Washington, are skilled foot and ankle physicians with advanced education, training, respected credentials and more than two decades of meaningful experience in their chosen field.
Our doctors and staff are known for their excellence and are well respected by both patients and the medical community. They are authorities on orthotics and all aspects of foot care and diagnosis from routine matters to the most complex.
We Rely on Evidence-Based Medicine for the Best Results
Evidence-based medicine is the application of evidence gained from research to the treatment of patients. When treatment is based on the best and most recent studies, more effective relief of foot and ankle problems can be achieved.
Our doctors regularly evaluate the latest and most pertinent research and relies on evidence-based medicine to ensure their patients receive the best possible care. Dr. Hale and Dr. Huppin are known for their conservative approach that results in a highly effective standard of care and has earned the trust of hundreds of referring physicians.
We Are Orthotic Experts and Renowned Educators
Dr. Hale and Dr. Huppin are renowned as experts in foot orthotics and have taught orthotic therapy. They are among the nation’s most informed and experienced in the use of advanced foot orthotic therapies to treat problems that are too often treated surgically when there are less-invasive options available.
Learn why our custom orthotics work better for problems as varied as pain in the ball of the foot, big toe joint or in the knees.
We Are Surgical Leaders, But Surgery Should Be the Last Resort
We believe in doing what’s best for your unique situation and that rarely begins with surgery. Instead, Dr. Hale and Dr. Huppin take a more conservative approach to treatment and only once we’ve exhausted all non-surgical treatment options will we pursue a surgical approach.
If we decide surgery is the only option for relief, you can rely on our surgical expertise for meaningful relief. Learn about bunion surgery, neuroma surgery and hammertoe surgery solutions.
We Are Specialists in Heel Pain Relief
The Seattle Heel Pain Center is our specialty clinic focused on treating chronic heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. We treat this with expertise as well as other causes of heel pain such as Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs, stress injuries and more.
We have an extremely high success rate (near 95%) for plantar fasciitis and are known for curing even the most severe and extreme cases of heel pain.
We Can Also Help With Your Toenail Issues
Dr. Hale and Dr. Huppin are specialists in treatment of toenail fungus and ingrown toenails. If you have toenail fungus, we’ll provide you with the most current research-based treatment options including lasers and pharmaceutical remedies.
We’ll give you detailed information on options and their effectiveness so you can make an educated choice. We take care of ingrown toenails quickly and in a virtually painless manner for both adults and children.
We Are Well Reviewed and Respected by Patients
It’s important to know that you’re in good hands when choosing a physician. This can be hard to determine without firsthand experience. One way to judge is to check out reviews from current and former patients. Both Dr. Huppin and Dr. Hale are well reviewed by their satisfied patients who came to them for foot problems.
We Work Hard to Keep Your Medical Costs Low
While finding the best solution for your problem is our primary concern, we always pay attention to the cost of care and do everything we can to keep your costs as low as possible. If there are less expensive treatments that provide the same outcomes as more expensive ones we will use those less expensive treatments first. And unlike hospitals and hospital owned clinics, we do not charge a facility fee that can more than double the cost of care. Our goal is to find the treatment that will give you 100% relief at the lowest cost.
We Respect Your Time
We want to ensure that you are seen on time and rarely have to wait. We schedule longer than average appointments and do not overbook. To help our goals of seeing each patient at their appointed time we ask that you complete your health information on our patient portal prior to your appointment. We also ask that you show up on time for your appointment.
Come See Us at Our Convenient Seattle Location
Our clinic is centrally located near downtown Seattle and is convenient for patients all over the metro-Seattle area from Everett to Bellevue to Tacoma. Come see us at our Broadway location near the Swedish Hospital – get directions to our offices by clicking here. Dr. Hale and Dr. Huppin are ready to help you with your foot, heel and toenail issues today.
Give us a call or click here to schedule your appointment using our online portal.