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Mount Prospect, IL – Weil Foot & Ankle Institute (WFAI), the largest podiatry practice in the Midwest and one of the largest in the U.S., which has 30 podiatrists and 22 clinic locations in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, has finalized an agreement to acquire Foot and Ankle Specialists of West Michigan (FASWM).

Speaking from his office in Mount Prospect, Dr. Lowell Weil Jr, DPM, and CEO of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute shares, “This is an exciting time in podiatry as Weil Foot & Ankle welcomes a highly regarded practice in a neighboring state into our growing family. The clinical excellence and passion provided by the physicians of Foot and Ankle Specialists of West Michigan will be a great addition to the innovation, award-winning research, and care currently offered by WFAI. Additionally, their doctors and team members are just really good people”.

Based in West Michigan, Foot and Ankle Specialists of West Michigan has nine physicians (eight podiatrists and an orthopedic surgeon) providing care at five clinic locations from the Lake Shore to Grand Rapids. All locations are licensed to diagnose and treat all foot and ankle conditions and injuries. As the premier foot and ankle medical practice in West Michigan, FASWM believes in the delivery of personalized expert medical and surgical care for all patients.

Dr. Michael David, DPM added, “We at FASWM are pleased to join Weil Foot & Ankle. The rapidly changing healthcare landscape makes it difficult for independent providers or small medical groups to remain viable. As a result, we sought to become part of an organization that can enhance the excellent care that we provide to our patients without losing a personalized patient experience. Joining WFAI will benefit our patients care by adding more services, new technologies, and providing access to research opportunities that will benefit those we treat.” He added, “We found a partnership we were looking for in Weil Foot & Ankle, an organization with a commitment to excellence and values that complement our approach to patient care.”

WFAI is committed to improving the quality of life in a patient-focused environment by providing the most innovative and knowledgeable foot and ankle care.  In addition to the podiatrists, WFAI is an organization that is comprised of 230 dedicated employees representing multiple disciplines that provide the clinical and business support needed for innovative foot and ankle care.

About Weil Foot & Ankle Institute

Providing expert podiatric care since 1965, board certification, though not required, is another way we show our dedication to you. By providing you with the highest quality care available and staying up to date with the latest technological advancements, we make your foot and ankle health our main priority! To learn more about WFAI, visit

About Foot and Ankle Specialists of West Michigan

As Michigan’s largest foot and ankle centre since 1999, the physicians of FASWM have more than 100 years of combined service and offer specialized care in the fields of podiatric and orthopaedic medicine and surgery.

Meet Weil Foot & Ankle Institute

Weil Foot & Ankle Institute was founded in 1965, by Dr. Lowell Weil Sr, who was inspired by a need to progress the Foot & Ankle Care category into the future through innovation. As one of the first Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Dr. Weil... Learn More »