Orange County Podiatrist
Welcome to Pacific Foot & Ankle Center
– A Podiatry Corporation
WE ARE OPEN AND READY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES. PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT WE ARE TAKING ALL STEPS TO SANITIZE OUR COUNTER-TOPS, WAITING ROOMS AND TREATMENT ROOMS.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU WITH CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, HEEL PAIN, SPRAINED OR BROKEN ANKLES, INGROWN NAIL TREATMENTS, X-RAYS AND FOOT & ANKLE CARE. WE OFFER FACE-TO-FACE PHONE CONFERENCING (TELE-HEALTH) AS NEEDED.
PLEASE CALL US FOR AN APPOINTMENT. (949) 855-1177
Our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
We are in network with the following insurances:
MEDICARE, ANTHEM, BLUE CROSS / BLUE SHIELD, BLUE SHIELD OF CA, CIGNA, AETNA, HEALTHNET, UNITED HEALTHCARE, TRICARE and others.
Our Laguna Woods office is located in the Valencia shopping center off of El Toro Rd. and Paseo de Valencia right across the street from the Laguna Hills Mall and Saddleback Memorial Hospital.
We serve patients from the surrounding communities of Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Canyon, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Dana Point, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Cerritos, Cypress, Los Alamitos and Laguna Woods.
Dr. Petersen and Dr. Dahl see patients here Monday-Friday and by appointment only on Saturday mornings.
We are proud to announce our DIGITAL X-RAY which provides great detail and aids in diagnosing the most severe foot injuries and pathology.
We are also happy to announce our New 3-D IPAD orthotic scanner from KLM Laboratory. This machine allows us to take a precise 3-D image of both feet. This image is scanned and sent immediately to our KLM orthotic Laboratory where a custom orthotic is produced to help alleviate various foot pains including: plantar fasciitis, flat feet, neuromas, foot bursitis and tendonitis, high arches and Achilles tendonitis.
Our third state of the art device is the REMY Class IV laser which helps us treat onychomycosis commonly known as toenail fungus, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and wart removal. The laser treatment is not a covered service by insurance. We have reasonable cash fees to treat 1 infected toe to 10 toes. The treatments include 3 or more laser treatments to eradicate the fungus and return your toes to their happy healthy state so you can wear sandals and open toed shoes again confidently! The laser also has treatment options to treat plantar fasciitis (arch and heel pain), tendonitis, Achilles pain and neuromas prior to considering cortisone injections or other surgical procedures. Using the laser gives an option to avoid surgery, injections and allows you to return to your feet immediately.
Our fourth innovative treatment option is EPAT or shockwave therapy provided by Curamedix. This technology allows us to treat chronic (6 months or more) plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis and other foot ailments. No needles, no anesthesia and patient can return to daily activities. It generally requires 3-5 visits weeks apart. This treatment option is not covered by insurance. We use this service to help prevent people from having to go to surgery.
Dr. David Petersen has served Ladera Ranch for the last 10 years. We are currently looking for a new location in Ladera. We serve patients from the surrounding communities of Rancho Santa Margarita, Las Flores, San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Sendero, Esencia, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Mission Viejo and of course Ladera Ranch. Dr. Petersen is excited to be the first foot and ankle specialist practicing in the community of Ladera Ranch since 2010. He enjoys treating the active community of sports enthusiasts including: runners, walkers, bikers, soccer, basketball, baseball & volleyball players. He helps treat patients with painful heels, bunions, ingrown nails, fractures and ankle sprains. We also provide custom foot orthotics for all types of feet for children and adults. We perform surgery at Prime surgical center in Foothill Ranch and the Surgical Center at Saddleback Memorial Hospital.
You can even email a request for an appointment right here!
We hope you find this web site useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.