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Foot & Ankle Specialist & Surgeon

Dr. James B. Baldwin, III, FACPM

Dr. James B. Baldwin, III, DPM, FACPM is a podiatric physician, surgeon, and specialist of the foot and ankle dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical care to patients of all ages. He is the founder and managing partner of Achilles Foot and Ankle Center.


Podiatric Medicine
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Wound Care

Board Certification

The American Board of Podiatric Medicine


The American Society of Podiatric Surgeons

The American College of Podiatric Medicine

The Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons

The Virginia Podiatric Medical Association – Board Member 2018-2021​

The American Podiatric Medical Association

The American Diabetes Association

Doctor Schedule

Monday08:30 - 05:00
Tuesday09:30 - 06:00
Wednesday08:30 - 05:00
Thursday08:30 - 05:00
Friday08:30 - 03:00


Dr. Baldwin is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Medicine, and an Affiliate of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. Dr. Baldwin has special interests in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, wound care, and limb salvage.

Dr. Baldwin treats patients at the Mechanicsville, VA office..

Dr. Baldwin earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Hampden-Sydney College in Chemistry in 2008. He continued his education at Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his medical degree in 2012. Dr. Baldwin then went on to complete a forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive surgical residency program at Heritage Valley Health System, a PMSR/RRA-36 program with a 361-bed acute care hospital located in Beaver, Pennsylvania.


Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
  • Dr. James B. Baldwin DPM, FACPM, AAENS received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney , Virginia in 2008.

  • He was a Patrick Henry Scholarship recipient

Kent State University 

Cleveland, Ohio

  • Dr. Baldwin, DPM, FACPM, AAENS began podiatric training at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) in Cleveland, Ohio in July of 2008.

  • Degree study consisted of two years of didactic courses and two years of clinical training.

  • KSUCPM is one of the nation’s largest college of podiatric medicine and has remained at the forefront of podiatric medical education for over 100 years.

  • KSUCPM has regional and national affiliations with over 50 world-wide hospitals and more than 300 private practitioners nationwide that provide externship training to KSUCPM students.

  • Founded in 1916, the College of Podiatric Medicine has graduated over 6,000 podiatrists who have made outstanding contributions to the field and study of podiatric medicine​

Heritage Valley Health System

Beaver, Pennsylvania

  • Dr. Baldwin, DPM, FACPM, AAENS received surgical training in Forefoot and Rearfoot/Ankle Reconstruction.
  • Multidisciplinary team of Podiatry, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Occupational and Physical Therapy.
  • Performed complicated reconstructive limb salvage procedures on diabetic patients as a means to prevent lower extremity amputations.
  • Procedures take multiple hours and rehabilitation would be approximately four months.
  • Working closely with the occupational and physical therapist the team had positive preliminary outcomes.​
  • A three year program which conveys a graduated system of education, from simple fore-foot to complicated rear-foot and ankle procedures.
  • Training includes a strong emphasis on perioperative care, as well as management of the complicated surgical patient and diabetic limb salvage.
  • Training in Anesthesia and Wound Care in a Wound Care center was also provided.
  • Dr. Baldwin, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS performed over twelve hundred surgical procedures and treated more than 4000 patients.
  • He also treated the residents of a skilled nursing facility located in Beaver, PA.
  • He was responsible for the care of more than 100 residents at this facility in accordance with guidelines established by Medicare.
  • Treatment consisted of palliative or conservative care depending on the complaint. However, on occasion, residents may have needed to be hospitalized for more invasive and surgical treatments.
  • Dr. Baldwin’s, DPM, FACPM, AAENS responsibility to educate freshman and junior residents and coordinate didactic activity increased during the transition into his Chief Resident year.
  • Logistics for setting and choosing advanced workshops, grand rounds and lectures sponsored by leading podiatric biomedical manufacturers.
  • Dr. Baldwin, DPM, FACPM, AAENS completed his training in June 2015 achieving board certification by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Research interests

Dr. Baldwin has special interests in the treatment of bunions and hammertoe foot deformities through minimally invasive techniques.  In addition, Dr. Baldwin has successfully treated hundreds of chronic wounds with advanced wound healing grafts and wound care products.

Awards and honors

2023 – HealthGrades – Best Bedside Manner Award

2017 – 2023 – Healthgrades Distinguished Physician Honor Roll

2022 – 2023 – Richmond Magazine Top Docs

Conditions treated

Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery100%
Ultrasound Guided Injections100%
Ankle Pain and Injury of Tendons100%
Diabetic Shoes, Nail Care, and Callus Care100%
Wound Care of the Foot, Ankle and Leg100%
Ingrown Nails100%
Hammertoes and all toe deformities100%
Foot Pain and Injuries including Tendons100%
Bunions and all foot deformities100%
Heel Pain including Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fasciitis100%
Thick, Painful Fungal Toenails100%

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