We’ve been in the podiatry business for over 50 years, and our award-winning Merrillville podiatrists are among the best in Indiana.
- ADA accessible
- Air conditioning
- Footcare Depot
- Family friendly
- Free Parking
After over 50 years of serving the Chicago area, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute is thrilled to now be offering services to patients in Indiana through our podiatry practice in Merrillville, IN. Our podiatrists are skilled in a range of techniques and can handle almost any foot and ankle condition, 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.
We also have podiatrists who are experts in pediatric care and can treat conditions like toe walking, in-toeing and out-toeing, frequent falls and other issues of abnormal gait in children of all ages. Whether it is you, your child, or another loved one that needs care, WFAI can help.
We practice a philosophy of consultative medicine. This means that our doctors are always listening and taking your needs into consideration, working with you as a partner in your own care. This ethic of care is what sets WFAI apart from other providers. To us you are not just another patient – you are part of the WFAI family.
Our podiatrists in Merrillville, IN are also major proponents of evidence-based medicine and scientific research. Our podiatrists have worked on numerous peer-reviewed research studies published in academic journals, advancing knowledge in the field of podiatry. They also keep their board certifications up-to-date and stay on top of the latest advances in podiatric care and restorative foot and ankle surgery. However, surgery is treated as a last resort option at WFAI. This is because we want to get you moving sooner with minimal pain, so we will avoid a long and painful surgical recovery period whenever possible. Regardless of the treatment your podiatrist recommends, our goal at WFAI is to treat your foot, heel, and ankle pain.
Our podiatry practice in Merrillville, IN is completely accessible by wheelchair. To make sure all our patients are comfortable and at ease, we have additional amenities available at the Merrillville location as well. These include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, free parking, and even a Footcare Depot point of sale. We hope that you may be able to get exactly what you need to treat your foot and ankle issues right here at the office without having to make a second trip.
When you are ready to take your first steps toward the best in podiatric care in the state of Indiana, call 847-390-7666 or click “Make an appointment.” To make our care available to everybody, we accept most major insurance plans and are currently accepting patients for in-person and online appointments.
Our Podiatrists in Merrillville, Indiana
Dr. John Sakla DPM
Dr. John Sakla grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago, where he has lived his entire life. He attended University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Dr. Sakla is a sports and fitness enthusiast and brings his unique perspective to podiatry and his approach to patient care.
Dr. Bart Beaver DPM
Dr. Bart Beaver is a native Chicagoan who grew up on the south side, in the Marquette Park area. He went to Mount Carmel High School and completed his undergraduate studies at Western Illinois University. Following college, he went on to pursue his podiatry degree at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago.