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Podiatrists located in Ashland VA, Chester VA, Colonial Heights VA, Glen Allen VA, Henrico VA, Kilmarnock VA, Mechanicsville VA, Richmond VA, & West Point VA

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Emergency Podiatry Service

Are you experiencing a medical emergency regarding your foot and ankle? Our practice offers 24/7 emergency services to established and new patients.  Our on call physician service is available Monday – Sunday.

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Hours of Operation

As your premiere provider of foot and ankle services in Central Virginia, we offer services in nine locations. Our podiatrists treat patients in Ashland, Chester, Colonial Heights, East End, Mechanicsville, Northern Neck, Richmond, West End, and West Point.

Mon, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday08:30AM - 05:00PM
Tuesday09:30AM - 06:00PM
Sat - SunTelemedicine Services

Our Foot and Ankle Services

Surgical Procedures

While conservative treatment methods are always preferred, they sometimes do not or will not provide the type of relief a patient requires. In these cases, surgery becomes a consideration.

The doctors at Achilles Foot and Ankle have advanced training and years of experience in many surgical procedures, ranging from reconstructive surgeries,  joint replacement, ankle arthroscopy, and nerve decompression.

Our foot surgery procedures are performed in our state of the art Foot and Ankle Surgery Center. More complex conditions will be treated at one of our area hospitals.

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Non-Surgical Care

Treatments under this specialty may use a variety of non-surgical methods to aid in healing of an injury, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. Through the use of non-surgical techniques such as lower extremity physical therapy, the recovery systems of the body are stimulated and enhanced, promoting healing at the targeted area. Our physicians utilize these types of modalities for various treatment plans such as wounds and sports injuries.

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Wound Care & Limb Salvage

The Achilles Wound Care Center is the only program of its kind in Central Virginia that provides unique advanced wound care, microsurgical and lower limb local muscular, adiopofascial and pedicle flaps for limb salvage.

The program is led by Dr. Renée Shepherd, one of our reconstructive foot and ankle surgeons, to provide integrated treatment for patients with significant injuries that require complex care. The Center treats segmental bone defects with complex lengthening procedures to correct lower limb deformities.

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Diabetic Foot Care

When you come visit our office, we will test you for any signs of issues, such as poor circulation or nerve function. We will also provide any regular maintenance care you may need, including toenail trimming, dealing with corns and calluses, and more.

We may also recommend diabetic shoes. Diabetic footwear is specially designed to reduce the risk of cuts and scrapes, provide extra depth and width to accommodate orthotic inserts, and minimize shear and shock forces on sensitive skin. Wearing diabetic footwear will help you avoid many of the common complications that can have lasting repercussions.

Whatever your needs, we are well equipped to help you manage your diabetes and prevent foot and ankle conditions from developing as a result of it. All you have to do is give us a call at (804) 273-1717, or request an online appointment today.

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Custom Orthotics & Bracing

Whether you need more cushioning for your heel, more support for your arch, more stability for your ankle, or even a correction in the alignment or motion of your feet as you walk, the correct orthotic can dramatically improve your symptoms and mobility. Orthotics may also be a component of the treatment plan for virtually any common foot or ankle condition, particularly those that are chronic or result from an abnormality in foot shape.

Various types of braces are another option that may be considered when strength or stability is lacking in the ankles. This may be a temporary solution while you’re rehabbing from an injury or recovering from surgery, or a longer-term approach to preventing future sprains or falls. As with orthotics, these are devices that you wear regularly inside your shoes or clothes and help you maintain the firm foundation necessary to live and move as painlessly as possible.

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Sports Injury

If you have suffered a sports injury to the foot or ankle, chances are you will need to take time away from high-impact activities and limit the amount of stress you place on your lower limbs. Depending on your injury, we may need to immobilize your injured foot or ankle for a while.

You will also need to be proactive about minimizing swelling and inflammation by wrapping your foot in a compression bandage and icing the injured area. Physical therapy may also be recommended once the initial damage has healed enough. This will help restore flexibility, strength, and range of motion.

In some severe cases, surgery might be required to repair the damage. And if that is the case for you, then you can rest assured that you are in good hands at Achilles Foot and Ankle Specialists.

All in all, with the right foot care, sports injuries certainly do not have to keep you sidelined indefinitely. The key for this is early treatment, so invest in your health by addressing the issue instead of allowing it to get worse over time

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Wound Care

Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. 

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Fungal Nail Treatment

Recognizing that you have a case of onychomycosis is the first step in being able to receive the treatment you need.

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Wart & Lesion Treatment

Most people will develop one or more warts on their feet at least once in their lifetimes.

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We accept same day and future appointments online.
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Physician Spotlight

Meet Dr. Aaron Bradley

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Dr. Aaron Bradley

"I like to establish a personal relationship with my patients to insure successful outcomes."
Dr. Aaron Bradley is a foot and ankle surgeon joining Achilles Foot and Ankle Center who specializes in elective and reconstructive forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgery. 
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Our Locations

Do you have any foot or ankle problem? Then, come see us! We are conveniently located in NINE locations in Central Virginia. Our foot doctor treats diabetic foot problems, heel pain, ingrown toenail, achilles tendon pain, wound care, and many more lower extremity symptoms.
Our podiatrists in Richmond, VA provide personalized patient care at Achilles Foot and Ankle Centers. When you visit our office you can expect to receive world class foot and ankle care. Expert physician specialists and caring clinical staff provide you with an exceptional experience.
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Give Back

Our physicians feel that all persons deserve treatment. Our founder, Dr. James B. Baldwin, III, dedicates his team to free clinics, special olympic events, and community outreach.
If you would like more information regarding our practice's Give Back program, please reach out to our clinical team.
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Certificates & Standards

“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; I strive to provide compassionate care to all that I encounter. It is time to bring back bedside manner to medicine”

Dr. James B. Baldwin, IIICEO, Achilles Foot and Ankle

Advanced Technology

Medicine is making drastic strides on a daily basis. We require that our physicians stay ahead of the curve regarding foot and ankle medicine and surgery. Digital imaging, ultrasound guidance studies, fluroscopy guided injections, wound care grafts and dressings, and minimally invasive surgical procedures are all included in our daily practice regimens.

Advanced Surgery Center

We are the only Foot and Ankle Ambulatory Surgery Center in Central Virginia. Our facility offers concierge style service without any extra fees. We accept all major insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid. 

Only Best Doctors

Good doctors are hard to find. Great doctor’s are a RARE find. We only hire the best providers! Our physicians provide comprehensive, advanced care in an award winning practice.

Patient Reviews

Alex ChurchillAlex Churchill
15:30 21 Jan 22
Dr. Sunny Patel is incredible! He's patient and very personable. We bonded over our love for Adidas Ultraboost shoes and how comfortable they are. His nurse, Sierra is super sweet and always has a smile on her face when I come in. I love our quick chats on the way to the room and how efficient and Dr. Patel are. Would definitely recommend coming to see them if you have any issues with your feet.
molly dewittmolly dewitt
14:28 19 Jan 22
Dr.Patel did a great job! He took the time to listen to me and gave me options for my issue. I really appreciate that we discussed together what the best plan was for me. I appreciated that he took time to answer my questions and address my concerns.
Gia MitchellGia Mitchell
03:38 19 Jan 22
I found Dr Baldwin last yr when I had a toe infection. He is very well respected by other physicians. Attentive to your needs, personable and knowledgeable. I also had to see his partner once (Dr Patel) and he was equally as good. Wouldn't go anywhere else!!! They moved into a new facility with a surgical center so no more hospitals unless you're having a complicated procedure. Very clean. Dr Baldwin's nurse Karen is fantastic too!!Add--8/4/21: as if they weren't already the best around, now they've added a nurse practitioner. Nita is the bomb!! Personable, caring, compassionate...everything Dr Baldwin is. What a perfect addition to an already fantastic group❤
Thomasina TrottThomasina Trott
21:04 18 Jan 22
C. Lee ( board certified nurse practitioner) is exceptionally courteous and professional at what she does; my experience with her is enjoyable and the best by far since I have been going to Achilles on Springfield (2018) I am very pleased with my experience at Achilles and the staff as well. In conclusion my feet feel brand new when I leave (walk) the office. I highly recommend visiting the office for the best interest of your feet!!
Mary CheekMary Cheek
19:59 12 Jan 22
The facilities were spacious and clean. Easily accessible for handicapped. The receptionist was nice and friendly. I was seen in a very timely manner. Sallie and Nita are the greatest. Both kind, gentle and affable. The service was very good and I was delighted .
Tina CharlesTina Charles
20:16 05 Jan 22
Had a great experience here receiving care for an injury from Dr. Patel and the staff. From scheduling an appointment on-line, to a prompt call back taking my information and giving me a specific time for the appointment (the on-line option offered a block of time), to the front-desk paper work and payment process (so far this has been straight-forward) and my wait time was minimal for an appointment scheduled on the same day. Dr. Patel seemed very knowledgable and provided the care I needed for the injury. The vibe and atmosphere of the office was professional and friendly. From what I experienced and from my first impressions I recommend Dr. Patel and Achilles Foot & Ankle Center.
Katie LanningKatie Lanning
20:54 03 Jan 22
Dr. Bradley is a great doctor. He listens to your concerns and takes the time to understand your issues. From the staff at check-in to the nursing, and surgical staff, they are very polite. I highly recommend the facility to anyone with foot and ankle issues.
Carlene MorrisCarlene Morris
04:14 28 Dec 21
I have been going to them quite awhile and Dr .Bradley has always listened to what I was trying to describe how I feel I think alot of times he has to scratch his head and say what the heck.!? I think he is great listeners and cares for his patientsThank you , Dr Bradley and the staff you all are very professional and caring I not only give 5 stars but I will tell anyone if your having problems with your feet please call them, They are caring and will find a way to help you!
Grandma PryorGrandma Pryor
14:02 27 Dec 21
Dr. Bradley has been a wonderful help in working with me when my Achilles tendon tore. He was ready to treat me individually according to my situation. The first thing he said was - talk to me. That meant so much as I have a handicapped husband and could not remain immobile. Also, as a diabetic of 80 years of age, he was willing to work with conservative measures rather than surgery. He also gave me a prescription for physical therapy which resulted in my getting back to walking, driving and being able to take care of my husband. My tendons are growing back and I am so grateful for Dr. Bradley's desire to help me to being able to deal successfully with a difficult injury.
AIS NetworkAIS Network
18:05 21 Nov 21
Our son is an occasional patient of Dr. Suny Patel. We love visiting him, because we know he and the staff will take care of us. He's great with our 13-year-old; he knows how to communicate to kids. He's professional and thorough. We highly recommend him!
Jenny MaldonadoJenny Maldonado
16:56 17 Nov 21
Dr. Patel is amazing. Wonderful and friendly personality. Was very attentive to what I said and made some recommendations based on his findings. I am much better now and didn’t need surgery. Thankful that he followed a safer regiment rather than jumping to surgery quickly.
Christalyn HallChristalyn Hall
01:02 13 Jan 22
Very fishy billing practice at the front desk. I had some issues from the front desk about a co-pay vs. deductible when I initially went there but thanks to Yvonne in billing for helping to resolve those problems. She was very understanding, knowledgeable and professional. Dr. Aaron Bradley and his staff are exceptional. And, his N.P, Mary Highsmith is outstanding. She is very kind, down to earth and makes her patients feel so at ease. Ms. Highsmith explains your procedure, treatment plan and answers any and all questions the patient has. She is amazing.
Dawn TillmanDawn Tillman
17:51 05 Jan 22
Dr Bradley and his team were very welcoming as this was my first visit. After X-rays were taken, Dr Bradley came in introducing himself and his associate. He explained the nature of my multiple problems thoroughly and came up with a plan. I found his practice though goggle search and I’m so pleased with how well the visit went from start to finish.
Bonita YoungBonita Young
15:13 05 Jan 22
I'm a patient of Dr. Bradley, and i am well pleased with the serves he provides. He not only listens to me concerns, but he also really cares about the pain I've been going through and is using all his skills to correct my foot and ankle, and guess what! its working!I love the fact that he's hands on to find the problem, then right away starts to fix it.Thank you, Dr. Bradly,
Cathy CorcoranCathy Corcoran
17:12 31 Dec 21
Dr. Shepherd was outstanding. She was professional, thorough and responsive to all of our questions. She was able to squeeze us into an emergency appointment and give us the time we needed.
Charlotte FoxCharlotte Fox
12:37 31 Dec 21
I have been extremely pleased with the services I received at Achilles F&A. Dr. Belock performed surgery in October and Dr. Shepherd has provided all of my follow up care. The surgery went great and Dr. Shepherd has provided attentive and professional care over the last 2 1/2 months. I never wait more than a few minutes when I arrive for appointments and she spends time truly listening to my concerns. I would highly recommend both Dr. Shepherd and Dr. Belock!
Emily ParrisEmily Parris
22:56 30 Dec 21
I had an infection from an ingrown toe and was so glad to find this place! I got a same day appointment and the nail was cut away providing relief immediately. I was very impressed with the facility and Dr. Shepard. Thanks so much for all your help!
Cheryl PriceCheryl Price
17:01 23 Dec 21
If you have any type of foot issue call them and see Dr. Shepherd. Of course make sure they accept your insurance first but this office is not in my area but it worth the drive. The whole team is great and very very supportive and understanding to your pain. Go see them because I have been there twice for Plantars Fasciitis and they get me straight every time. Dr. Belock is great also. I used to see him at the Hioaks office but it closed down. Care for your feet and go see these people please. You are welcome in advance 🙏🏾
Roy Arnette (Roy)Roy Arnette (Roy)
22:41 21 Dec 21
Great office, friendly staff, and Dr. Bradley is a great guy. Good bed side manners, and is very in-gauging. He listens checks and rechecks and gets problems solved. I have a Morton’s Neuroma, and he is making my foot feel so much better. I would highly recommend Dr. Bradley to anyone.
Diane WilsonDiane Wilson
03:51 23 Nov 21
This office runs like clockwork. I never had to wait very long to see Dr Bradley. The staff is personable and efficient. After a few visits with Dr Bradley, my foot issue has been resolved. I'm happy to be walking comfortably thanks to him...
lisa Tardylisa Tardy
02:39 19 Nov 21
I ruptured my Achilles tendon in 2 places in April with surgery in May. Dr Bradley, hands down is one of the most professional, caring, knowledgeable Doctors that I have come across in a very long time. It is now November and I am still battling with the healing process. He has gone above and beyond to help me, especially with my 7 day hospital stay with an infection. Dr Bradley and his staff has been amazing and supportive through one of the most difficult times in my life. I have recommend him and his staff to many friends already and will continue to do so.Going through an injury this bad, you have to trust your Dr 100% and i have had no problem at all doing that.
Joshua WatersJoshua Waters
21:57 02 Sep 21
Hands down the absolute best experience I've ever had with a doctor visit. I had an ingrown toenail that I let fester for way too long and I thought for sure they would reprimand me or belittle me for my ignorance. That was not the case. Every person I interacted was kind and gracious. My toe was immediately diagnosed and the procedure took place immediately. It was painless and smooth. I will be recommending this place to everyone who has foot problems.
Paul MiltonPaul Milton
16:55 11 Jan 22
Doctor Cooney seems to be a very caring doctor and does whats best for her patient.I am very happy with her treatment of me.
Steven CromerSteven Cromer
20:53 07 Jan 22
It was a pleasant experience, the second time. The first was a little off but they rectified it. Very nice Dr's and front staff Is pleasant
Wilson SampleWilson Sample
19:52 06 Jan 22
They make you feel like they've known you for years. It's like a family environment and I love it. I would strongly recommend Mrs. Cofield to anyone that have foot issues.
Wàverly BerryWàverly Berry
20:11 29 Nov 21
Very please with professional service and courtesy extended for each visit to your office at both locations. Both timely and efficient service provided at your office.
Lottie MooreLottie Moore
22:01 18 Nov 21
I love the service he provided.
Faith BraxtonFaith Braxton
00:44 18 Nov 21
This was my second visit seeing Dr Zapanta. My first visit I was in a lot of pain and had been for weeks. After my first visit, the pain went away in days after treatment in the office. My second visit was a follow-up to see if I would need a surgical procedure. Pain free, no surgery needed, toe looked fine, and she even pampered both of my feet, after seeing me for that one toe. Everyone there was very friendly and made me comfortable. I thoroughly recommend her office for any problems with the feet.
Tracie YoungTracie Young
18:05 16 Nov 21
I can't express the compassion and concern Dr.Cooney and her staff shared. The best team ever. They took care of me and narrowed my problem down to a science. I'm not trusting anyone else with my feet.
Robin NixRobin Nix
17:56 16 Nov 21
I was treated professionally and courteously. I would recommend them to anyone needing their services. I’ve been an RN for 34 years. I’m planning on continued treatment as needed.

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