Chicago - Avalon Park
We’ve been in the podiatry business for over 50 years, and our award-winning Chicago-Avalon Park podiatrists are among the best in Illinois.
- ADA accessible
- Guidance pets allowed
- LGBTQ Friendly
- Accepting new patients
- Medical imaging services
Regardless of the individual office, Weil Foot & Ankle institute will always deliver the best comprehensive foot and ankle care to every patient. Our podiatrists in Chicago, IL are passionate about your foot and ankle health. Dr. Gerst will never treat you like just another patient. He understands that you are an individual, complete with your own unique set of needs and medical history. Our Avalon Park office can treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions including arthritis, bunions, corns and calluses, flat feet, heel pain, hammertoe and claw toe, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, neuromas and all manner of sports-related foot and ankle injuries. However, Dr. Gerst’s specialties are sports medicine and foot surgery, which comes as no surprise since he is a longtime athlete himself.
Weil Foot & Ankle Institute prides itself on practicing the most advanced and up-to-date techniques. Our podiatrists have conduced many peer-reviewed research studies to advance the field of podiatry, and they stay up to date on board certifications. We value the role that science and evidence play in providing you with the best care for your foot, heel, and ankle pain. While Dr. Gerst is an expert surgeon, our podiatry practice tries to avoid surgery whenever possible. This is because we want to get you moving sooner, so if it’s possible to skip a lengthy and possibly painful recovery period, we will make this happen. Our care is consultative, taking your needs into account with the best evidence available.
This office is equipped with medical imaging equipment to provide services such as x-ray and ultrasound. Additionally, our podiatry practice in Avalon Park, Chicago IL is fully accessible by wheelchair, is a smoke-free property, and we have amenities in place like unisex restrooms and air conditioning. We provide these to you so that you understand that we care about your comfort and safety, not just your foot and ankle care. As a family-led practice of over 50 years – we are people, not just doctors. We feel responsible for every aspect of your experience in our office, not just your feet.
Call 847-390-7666 or click “Make an appointment” to start your journey with some of the best podiatrists in Illinois. We offer online appointments for your comfort and convenience, and we accept most major insurance plans. We want all our patients to be able to access the care they need with as few logistical barriers as possible.
Our Podiatrists in Chicago, lllinois
Dr. Sharif Denden DPM
Dr. Sharif Denden is the newest addition to the WFAI team. He grew up in Chicago where most of his family still resides. Like many WFAI podiatrists, he earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
Dr. David Gerst DPM
Dr. David A. Gerst has always had two interests: medicine and sports. It was only natural that this would lead him to combine those two passions by pursuing a career in podiatry. For 30 years, Dr. Gerst has been helping Chicagoans with their foot needs through his podiatry practice.