All our professionals at Step Ahead Foot Care SC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.


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David L. Nelson DPM, FACFAS

Education

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency (PSR 12), Park Lane Medical Center, Kansas City,  MO.  July 1994 – June 1995
  • Rotating Podiatric Residency (RPR 12, Park Lane Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. July 1995 – June 1996
  • University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA.  Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 1994
  • Blackhawk College, Moline, IL. 1989 – 1990
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. 1965 – 1969
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, 1969
  • Member of Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Team
  • House President, Calhoun Hall
  • President’s Council, Men’s Independent Association
  • Commercial Pilots License

Experience

  • Private Practice Podiatry, Geneseo and Kewanee, Illinois, July 1996 to present
  • Owner/Operator of Commercial Pork Farm, 1970 – 1989
    Responsible for business planning, financial management, employee management and daily operations
  • Owner/Developer of twenty-one lot lakeside residential subdivision

Professional Activities

  • American Podiatric Medical Association, 1994 to present
  • Park Lane Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
    Chief Podiatric Resident 1995 – 1996
    Extern Coordinator, 1-2 students per month
    Didactic Lecture Coordinator: organized weekly lectures, radiology conferences and journal club
    Surgery Schedule Coordinator: organized coverage of 15 – 25 surgeries and 5 clinic sessions by residents
  • University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Services, Des Moines, IA
    Notepool Coordinator DPM class of 1994: Responsible for coordination of note takers and typists for 600+ class lectures, for       printing and distribution of notes and payroll for 20+ employees
  • Hospital Rotation Committee Chair, DPM class of 1994
    Devised a new system to integrate students’ choices of hospital rotations slots which allowed 90% of my class to receive their first choice

Community Activities

  • Project Angel Tree, Prison Fellowship Ministries: Chairman, 1991 – 1993
    Arranged collection and distribution of 200+ Christmas Gifts to children of prisoners
  • Church Council Member, 1983 – 1989; Chaired many local committees
  • Jaycees
    Outstanding Jaycee President for the State of Illinois, 1976
    Chaired various local programs, many new ones
    Instructor for Personal Development course
  • Future Farmers of America Foundation, Chairman of Fund Raising

Certification

  • Board Certified By American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 2002
  • Board Eligible in Podiatric Surgery, September 1996
  • P.M. Lexis, National Licensing Exam, passed 1994
  • Licensed Podiatrist, Illinois
  • Illinois Controlled Substance
  • Licensed Podiatrist, Iowa
  • DEA, registered
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training 1994
  • Basic Life Support Training 1994
  • OSHA Regulation Training 1996
    Blood borne Pathogens
    Material Safety Data Sheet

Thomas J. Rizzo DPM, FACFAS

Education

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, Centennial Lakes Same Day Surgery Center, Edina, MN.  1997-1998
  • Preceptorship in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Affiliated Foot and Ankle Clinic, Plymouth, MN. 1995-1997
  • Primary Podiatric Medical Residency (PPMR), Dakota Foot Clinic, Lakeville, MN. July 1994 – June 1995
  • University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA.  Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 1994
  • SUNY @ Brockport, Brockport, NY. 1987 – 1989
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology- Pre-Medicine, 1989
  • Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY. 1985 – 1987
    • Associate in Applied Science- Radiologic Technology, 1987

Experience

  • Private Practice Podiatry, Geneseo and Kewanee, Illinois, July 2002 to present
  • Employed Podiatrist, Anoka, Fridley, and Pine City, MN. 1997-2002

Professional Activities

  • American Podiatric Medical Association, 1994 to present
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, 2002-Present
  • Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association, 1997-Present
  • Member of Minnesota Legislative Committee for Development of Limited Radiologic Technology Licensure Requirerments, 1997

Community Activities

  • Director of Local Chapter of Royal Family Kids’ Camp, Geneseo, IL 2002-Present.
  • Assistant Director of Local Chapter of Royal Family Kids’ Camp, St. Paul, MN 2000-2002.
  • Licensed Foster care provider in IL, 2003-present
  • Licensed Foster Care provider in MN, 1997-2002

Certification

  • Board Certified By American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 2000
  • Board Eligible in Primary Podiatric Medicine, September 1995
  • P.M. Lexis, National Licensing Exam, passed 1994
  • Licensed Podiatrist, Illinois
  • Illinois Controlled Substance
  • Licensed Podiatrist, Minnesota
  • DEA, registered
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training
  • Basic Life Support Training
  • OSHA Regulation Training
    Blood borne Pathogens
    Material Safety Data Sheet

We pledge to give you full benefit of the training that we’ve received:

  • Current medical knowledge.
  • Sate, proven, scientific treatments.
  • Uncomplicated solutions delivered in a relaxed, comfortable setting.
  • You’ll call it “common sense foot care”.