Advanced Foot and Ankle is led by Dr. Matt Wettstein. Originally from Logan, UT, Dr. Wettstein completed his undergraduate studies at Utah State University before attending Des Moines University in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. After graduating with top honors, he then completed his residency in Salt Lake City, UT.
Dr. Wettstein’s interest in the field of podiatry was inspired by both of his parents. His mother was a wound care nurse and he was able to learn the importance of foot and ankle care from her while growing up. His father was an engineer and this contributes to his view of the foot as an amazing structural device, one that has many intricate functions and subtle ways it can be corrected.
When not providing foot and ankle care for his patients, Dr. Wettstein enjoys spending time with his wife, Diana, and their four children. He also enjoys running, motorsports, woodworking, and mechanical work.
Approach to Podiatric Care
When it comes to our philosophy regarding patient care, it is best summed up by saying that making our patients feel comfortable and pleased with their care is a top priority. Other areas of importance are effective communication so you can understand the issue and see why we are prescribing a particular treatment to address it.
Our practice is protocol-driven and relies on a scientific approach for evaluating and treating all foot and ankle conditions. This ensures that our patients consistently receive the effective care they need. With regards to treatment, we strive to use conservative care whenever possible and consider invasive surgical procedures to be a “last resort.” When going into surgery, Dr. Wettstein has tremendous experience in order to make sure you get the care his patients need. In regards to Lapiplasty Bunion Surgery, Dr. Wettstein is a Platinum Centurion Surgeon who has preformed over 100 Lapiplasty procedures.
An area of the practice that is particularly close to Dr. Wettstein’s heart is diabetic wound care. His mother was one of the first certified wound care nurses, which raised awareness of the importance of diabetic foot concerns and sparked an interest in the field.
The Advanced Foot and Ankle Advantage
In our communities, many doctors are employed by hospitals. Unfortunately, this can lead to redirections and red tape that delays or prevents procedures that will help a patient. Without these constraints, we are able to handle everything in-house, work with patients financially, and offer personalized, customized care.
First-Class Foot and Ankle Care in the Twin Falls and Burley, ID Area
Now that you know more about our staff here at Advanced Foot and Ankle, it’s time to understand the condition that is causing issues for your foot or ankle. In order to help you with this, we are pleased to offer a growing library of pages and blog posts dedicated to the problems that cause pain or take away your ability to enjoy favorite activities. We are also pleased to offer preventative solutions for potential issues as well, so contact us today for additional information.
You can reach our Twin Falls office by calling (208) 731-6321 or our Burley, ID office by calling (208) 312-4646. If you’d prefer, feel free to schedule an appointment online today so you can receive the podiatric care you need.