Oak Park, IL
We’ve been in the podiatry business for over 50 years, and our award-winning Oak Park podiatrists are among the best in Illinois.
Oak Park, Illinois
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For over half a century, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute has been providing the very best in comprehensive podiatric care to our many patients. Our podiatry practice in Oak Park, IL is here to treat your foot, heel, and ankle pain. And we can help you adopt lifestyle changes to keep your pain away once it’s under control.
WFAI can treat a variety of conditions for you. These include, but are not limited to 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. No matter what your condition is, our podiatrists will work with you to treat your foot, ankle, and heel pain.
Whether you are looking for treatment for yourself, your child, or a loved one, WFAI is a great next step. Our podiatrists are also trained in pediatric podiatry, and are well-versed in the nuances of caring for developing feet, including conditions like toe walking, in-toeing and out-toeing, frequent falls and any issue of abnormal gait.
Our podiatrists in Oak Park, IL maintain board-certifications and keep up-to-date on the latest developments in podiatric care. They are also regular contributors to published research studies in podiatric medicine. Despite our approach on scientific and evidence-based practice in podiatry, there is another dimension to what we do at WFAI: Consultative care.
At WFAI, our podiatrists understand that you are not just another patient. You are an individual with your own unique history and needs. Our doctors work with their patients, taking their input into account when selecting the best available treatment. We also try to leave surgery available only as a last resort, so we can focus on restorative care whenever possible. This attention to care is what sets WFAI apart from other healthcare providers.
Our podiatry practice in Oak Park, IL is open five days a week and has five practicing physicians. Our facility is wheelchair-accessible, smoke-free, and we have Spanish-speaking staff available. It’s important to us that all our patients feel welcome and comfortable in our offices. We value your entire WFAI experience, not just the medical parts.
When you’re ready to make your first steps toward the best foot and ankle care in Illinois, call 847-390-7666 or click “Make an appointment.” To remove barriers to your care, we accept most major insurance plans, and offer online appointments on your smartphone or computer.
Our Podiatrists in Oak Park, Illinois
Dr. Mary Ann Bender DPM
Dr. Bender understands how to treat patients effectively and compassionately, either with or without surgery. In addition to working at our lovely Oak Park podiatry practice, Dr. Bender is also highly engaged in the Oak Park community.
Dr. Jeffery Alexander DPM
Born and raised in Chicago’s northern suburbs, Dr. Alexander is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He believes that when armed with knowledge, patients can be better stewards of their own healthcare.
Dr. Dean Stern DPM
Dr. Stern was the first podiatrist to have a paper published in the American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has served as section head for podiatry for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery for the last 25 years at RUSH University Medical Center and RUSH North Shore Medical Center.
Dr. William Finn DPM
Dr. Finn is one of Weil’s most experienced practitioners, with over 30 years in the field under his belt. His favorite part of podiatry is that he can make people feel better fast. Most of his patients come in with pain and leave feeling better in one visit!
Dr. Nicholas Alianello DPM
Dr. Nicholas Alianello is committed to providing the highest quality foot and ankle care. He is a Chicago native and attended the University of Illinois, earning a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dr. Alianello prides himself in providing his patients with the utmost care and compassion.
Dr. Hannah Park DPM
Dr. Hannah Park grew up in the Chicago area and studied biology at Wheaton College. While she enjoys all aspects of podiatry, her specialty is pediatrics. She aims to treat every patient like a member of her own family.
Julie Christopoulos DPT
Ioulia (Julie) Christopoulos, PT, DPT has over ten years of clinical experience and has been with the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute since 2015. Julie received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2008 and has since worked in an orthopedic setting with Athletico.
Julie’s primary focus has been in working with the pediatric and performing arts populations. Julie regularly attends continuing education seminars focusing on areas such as the foot and ankle, manual therapy, and the Graston technique.
Julie’s interest in treating performing arts patients has allowed her to work with the Joffrey Ballet, Broadway in Chicago, the Hubbard Dance Street studios. She has participated in U.S. dance health screenings within the Chicagoland area and served as a medical volunteer for several Chicago Marathons. She is also a Physical Therapy Certified Instructor through Northwestern University, where she has mentored Physical Therapy interns by helping further develop their knowledge and experience in the field.
Julie’s other accomplishments include being certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the Graston technique. In her spare time, Julie enjoys staying active by participating in outdoor activities with her husband and twin boys.