Foot and Ankle Associates based in Los Gatos, California are committed to helping people maintain active and independent lifestyles. By educating patients and addressing their needs, they are focused on treating and preventing a wide spectrum of foot ailments in people of all ages.
Podiatrists are uniquely trained to treat all foot and ankle disorders. Preparatory education for most Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) consists of 4 years of pre-med undergraduate studies, followed by 4 years of coursework in an accredited podiatric medical school. After this, graduates attend a 2 or 3 year hospital-based residency. They then must sit for a state licensing exam. Podiatrists are well-versed in sports medicine, biomechanics, radiology, dermatology, and surgery relating to the foot and ankle.
Drs. Meltzer, Elardo, and Sheth are an integral part of the healthcare team, working with other medical specialists and primary care physicians, with a common goal of keeping people healthy.
Possibly due to a more sedentary lifestyle, today’s world is witnessing a higher incidence of foot, ankle and lower limb ailments. This has resulted in an increasing need for skilled specialists in this particular field of medicine.
The Foot and Ankle Associates team is skilled in such counseling and identifying diabetic foot symptoms before they are allowed to become full-blown problems.
Foot and Ankle Associates treats various foot and ankle ailments in people of all ages. Here is a partial list of issues they address:
Drs. Meltzer, Elardo, and Sheth use strong ethics and high quality healthcare in the treatment of multi-faceted foot disorders.
Dr. Meltzer first became interested in Podiatry as a patient. He suffered from foot problems for years before seeing a podiatrist who was able to quickly diagnose and treat him...View Profile
Dr. Elardo was born and raised in New Jersey. After finishing his high school career as State Gymnastics Champion, he earned an Athletic Scholarship to compete in Gymnastics...View Profile
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Ami Sheth has been living in the Bay Area since 1991. After finishing high school in Palo Alto, she attended the University of California at Berkeley...View Profile
Very experienced and responsible doctor with a sense of humor. My daughter and I have a good experience with Dr. Meltzer...
Dr. Elardo has been great. No nonsense, he diagnosed my issue immediately and correctly (based on other information...
I love Dr. Sheth. I have been seeing her for years with different feet issues and problems I have faced...