Step Ahead Edmonton Staff


Our Foot Doctor

Bhishma Patel, DPM

Pediatric Medicine & Surgery

Dr. Patel's surgical experience covers reconstructive foot surgery, including innovative flatfoot reconstruction using implants torealign the deformities, joint replacements for arthritic conditions, as well as routine surgical correction of ingrown toenails, hammertoes, bunion deformities, excision of neuromas and re-alignment of fractures.

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SURGICAL RESIDENCY

Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital (Kern Hospital) - Warren, Michigan

PSR 24 Podiatric Surgical Residency complete 6/2005

  • Chief Resident
  • Well rounded in all aspects of conservative and surgical podiatric management
  • Outstanding medical training in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Medicine, Radiology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care, Pediatrics and Anesthesiology
  • Experienced in all aspects of forefoot surgery including but not limited to, HAV, Hallux limitus/rigidus, tailor's bunion, digital deformities, metatarsus adductus, metatarsal osteotomies, pan-met-head resections, surgical correction of brachymetatarsia ( With EBI external fixation), forefoot and midfoot trauma (ORIF and OREF)
  • Experienced in all aspects of rearfoot/reconstructive surgery including midfoot/rearfoot osteotomies for correction of cavus/flatfoot, pediatric MBA arthroeresis, tendoachilles lengthening (percutaneous and open), triple arthrodesis, ankle arthroscopy, repair of tendoachilles ruptures, Murphy TA advancement, lateral ankle stabilizations, sinus tarsi and tarsal canal decompression, midfoot and ankle trauma, charcot reconstructions and external fixation frames (llizarov)
  • Clinical strengths include lower extremity dermatology, diabetic prevention and wound care, total contact casting, biomechanics/orthotics, and general podiatry

EDUCATION

  • Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital ( Kern Hospital) PSR24 - 6/2005
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Dean's letter for Academic Excellence 4 semesters
    • Recipient of FPME scholarship
    • Social chair - Kappa Tau Epsilon
      • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - 5/2003
  • Bachelor's of Science Applied Biology, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan 05/1999 with Distinction

EXAMINATION

  • National Board of Podiatric Medicine Exam Part I passed July 2001
  • National Board of Podiatric Medicine Exam Part II passed April 2003
  • National Board of Podiatric Medicine Exam Part III ( PM Lexus) passed June 2004
  • Board Qualified in Forefoot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery June 2005
  • Board Qualified in Rearfoot/Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery June 2005

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Alberta Podiatry Association (APA)
  • Canadian Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA)
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgens (ACFAS)

RESEARCH

  • "Determining standard growth rates of E.Coli for vaccination design." Ferris State University - James Hoerter PhD ( Dept. of Biology), 1999
  • "Efficacy of Internal and External screw fixation for ankle arthrodesis."
  • "Efficacy of ankle arthrodiastasis"

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Kern Hospital resident lecture series and presentations
    • Congenital deformities of the foot
    • Gunshot wounds to the foot and ankle
    • Triple arthrodesis
    • Total contact casting
    • Charcot reconstruction and how to handle complications
  • Sinai-Grace Hospital - Detroit, Michigan
    • Diabetic foot care
    • General treatment of Diabetic wounds

Our Staff

Debbie

Debbie has been with Step Ahead since September 2012. She handles all marketing and advertising for Step Ahead Podiatry. She also assists with medical reception in the office. Debbie has always enjoyed helping people, and has worked in patient focused environments since 2008. She is excited to bring her love of patient interactions to the clinic.

Debbie enjoys reading, working out and traveling with her family.

"Dr. Patel's patients are always our first priority."

Sarah

Sarah has been with Step Ahead since July 2015. She received her Professional Office Administrative Diploma from Campbell College in 2009. Sarah imparts valuable experience gained working in the medical field for over 9 years. Her passion is evident in every call answered.

Sarah enjoys cycling, running and spending time with her grandchildren.

"I strive to make your experience pleasant and professional every visit."

Keyanna

Keyanna has been with Step Ahead Podiatry since December 2016. Keyanna travels with Dr. Patel to various Step Ahead clinics throughout the week and is always eager to greet patients with a smile.

When Keyanna is not a work you can find her at the local hockey rink with her son or at the gym working out.
"My goal is to make every patients visit a pleasant one."