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We Offer Top Rated Foot and Ankle Services

Opening in 1995 in Anoka, MN, the practice quickly grew due to its expertise, compassion, and care for their patients.  Due to increase in demand, in 2006 the clinic was moved to a more convenient location in Coon Rapids, near Mercy Hospital. Today we continue to offer personal and expert care for all our patients.

We Treat Our Patients Like Family

All our surgeons are expertly trained and qualified for medical and surgical management of Foot and Ankle pathology.

All our staff and providers are here for your care.  Your foot and ankle is unique and so should be the care you receive.

Meet Our Surgeons

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Nathan A. Lam, DPM

Dr. Nathan A. Lam offers expertise in foot and ankle care. Trained in forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle management, he offers both surgical and medical treatment of lower extremity pathology. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Dr. Lam graduated from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine of Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL. He continued his training as a resident at Mercy Hospital of Allina Health, Coon Rapids, MN, completing training in podiatric medicine and surgery with credentials in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. Dr. Lam is qualified in podiatric surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and he’s currently on staff at local hospitals and surgery centers. Outside of work he enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family and friends enjoying movies, television, and sporting events. He continues to play and coach flag football and is an active participant and leader in Hmong Flag Football community. Dr. Lam has a passion for treating ankle pain and pathology, and training to manage all your lower extremity concerns. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lam.

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Dr. Christopher Neese, DPM

Dr. Christopher A. Neese received his undergraduate degree in Physics at Colorado State University. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He did his surgical residency for Rearfoot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. He is board qualified in forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery and reconstruction. He is a lifelong learner from his mentor and father Dr. David Neese.
He is one of the attending staff surgeons at Mercy and Unity hospital. Along with being involved in the Lower limb wound clinic he is also the director of the Charcot Deformity Clinic (sponsored by Allina Health and Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute). His surgical specialties include: Limb deformity correction, Charcot reconstruction, Flatfoot correction, sports medicine, and trauma. Dr. Neese also has surgical privileges at North Metro Surgery Center in Blaine.
In his spare time he loves to spend quality time with his wife and daughter, reading, golfing and running.

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Dr. Allison Willkom, DPM

Dr. Allison Willkom is board qualified in Forefoot and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she also competed as a scholarship Track & Cross-Country athlete. She then graduated as Valedictorian of her class from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine before going on to complete her three-year surgical residency at Legacy Health in Portland, OR. At Legacy Health, she received comprehensive training in Reconstructive and Revision Foot & Ankle Surgery, Lower Extremity Trauma, Diabetic Limb Salvage, and Sports Medicine. In her third and final year, she served as Chief Resident of the Program.
As a working wife and mother, practicing physician, and former competitive athlete, Dr. Willkom appreciates the importance of healthy, functional, and pain-free feet throughout all walks of life. She recognizes the physical, mental, and emotional toll that injury and illness can take, and she therefore hopes to utilize her understanding of foot and ankle pathology to maximize prevention and to expedite patient healing. Ultimately, Dr. Willkom believes that patient understanding is the key and final element to success; she therefore strives to educate her patients on their conditions, enabling them to play an active role in their healthcare and ensuring that they feel comfortable and confident in their treatment plans.
Dr. Willkom is a proud Minnesota transplant. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and two young daughters, running, trying new recipes, and rooting on her Duke Blue Devils!

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Dr. David Neese, DPM

Dr. David J. Neese graduated from Purdue University. He graduated from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine cum laude. Dr. Neese then entered his surgical residency at Atlanta Hospital and Medical Center. While there he also participated in a trauma fellowship in Kuopio, Finland at the University. He also participated in a fellowship at Bad Schwartau, Germany in rheumatology, vascular medicine and foot/ankle surgery as it pertained to those specialties. He later returned to Germany to teach foot and ankle surgery in 1990. He became a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Foot Surgery, as well as Reconstructive Rear foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and American College of Wound Care Professionals. He has lectured in Europe, as well as at many state and national conferences. He has published articles in Podiatric, Orthopedic and Wound Journals, and has contributed chapters to three textbooks in podiatric surgery and medicine. Currently he is the Director of Podiatric Surgery Mercy hospital residency, in Coon Rapids Minnesota. Dr. David Neese is married and has raised two wonderful young men, but gives most credit to his beautiful wife. He has outside interests in fly fishing, camping, guitar, and travel.

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Dr. Scott Saxe

Dr. Saxe completed his pre-medical training at Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in human physiology in 1994. He then moved on to medical school at the W.M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago where he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. Following his graduation from medical school in 1998, he did a 1- year internship at the Minneapolis VA Hospital and a 2-year surgical residency at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Dr. Saxe is a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is currently an attending physician for Mercy's podiatric surgical residency program. Dr. Saxe was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. He currently resides in St. Michael with his wife and children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and Michigan State athletics.

Dr. Jeffrey Mich

Dr. Jeffrey Mich

Dr. Jeffrey Mich has been a podiatric physician for 22 years, having received his degree as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1997. He has moved about the country several times while pursuing his education. Dr. Mich was born and raised in Waukesha, WI a suburb of Milwaukee. He then chose to attend college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. After completing his Bachelor of Science Degree there, he decided to further his education and moved to Des Moines, IA to attend Des Moines University. While there, he earned his DPM degree. After completion, he accepted a one year residency position at the Minneapolis-VAMC. This was then followed by a a two year podiatric surgical residency position at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids MN, training under Dr. David Neese, his long time mentor and friend. Dr. Mich is currently enjoying private practice at Family Foot and Ankle Clinic in Coon Rapids, and is actively involved as an attending physician in the teaching of new residents at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Dr. Mich is Board Certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Mich currently lives in Andover, with his wife Jamie and 6 children. As a family they have enjoyed many fantastic journeys together. He enjoys golf, home improvement projects, travel, and virtually all competitive sports; especially those related to the Green Bay Packers.