Foot, Ankle, & Lower Leg

What is Podiatry?

Podiatrists treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Our podiatric team consists of highly skilled physicians dedicated to providing patients with the best treatment possible. Conservative and surgical management is custom-tailored to fit each individual's needs. Our goal is to provide top-quality medical management to all patients while also providing the best teaching opportunities present to our residents and student rotators alike. We cover a range of treatments, from diabetic foot care to total ankle replacements. We are your one-stop-shop for any and everything foot and ankle-related.

Attending Physician Directors And Assistant Directors

  • Riquel Gonzalez-Salczer, DPM
    • Residency Director of Palm Springs-Larkin Community Hospital
  • Adrian Akhavan, DPM
    • Assistant Director of Palm Springs-Larkin Community Hospital
    • Diplomat, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Dmitry Sandler, DPM
    • Residency Director of Larkin Community Hospital South Miami 
    • Board Certified in Foot Surgery by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 
    • Fellow of American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Francis Wodie, DPM
    • Assistant Director of Larkin Community Hospital South Miami

Distinguished Podiatrists

  • Jacqueline Brill, DPM
  • Edward Bustamante, DPM
  • Michelle Detweiler, DPM
  • Deeva Frankel, DPM
  • Peter Hanna, DPM
  • Francisco Perez-Clavijo, DPM

Surgical Procedures Performed

  • Ankle arthroscopy 
  • Ankle replacement surgery 
  • Ankle stabilization 
  • Arthroplasty of joints of the foot and ankle
  • Arthrodesis (fusion) of severely arthritic joints
  • Bunion correction 
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy or gastrocnemius lengthening 
  • External fixation frame application in traumatic injuries 
  • Gradual correction of deformity with external fixation frame
  • Limb salvage procedures 
  • Neurectomy, nerve decompression, or nerve repair 
  • Open, closed, and percutaneous reduction of fractures
  • Reconstructive surgery for flatfoot, cavus foot, and other deformities 
  • Tendon repair and Tendon lengthening procedures 
  • Surgical wound care


      • Ankle fractures
      • Ankle and subtalar joint instability
      • Ankle sprains
      • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
      • Athlete’s foot
      • Bunions
      • Cavus foot type
      • Charcot Arthropathy
      • Congenital foot and leg deformities 
      • Diabetic foot care
      • Diabetic ulcers
      • Flat feet 
      • Foot fractures 
      • Fungal nails
      • Gait abnormalities
      • Gout 
      • Hammertoes
      • Heel pain
      • Infections to the lower extremity 
      • Lacerations
      • Neuromas
      • Neuropathy
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Plantar wart 
      • Puncture wounds
      • Sports injuries
      • Tendon injuries and ruptures 
      • Tibia fractures
      • Other trauma to the foot, ankle, and leg 


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