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Achilles Foot & Ankle Center podiatric specialists provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and lower leg disorders. This focus on total podiatric care utilizes both medical and surgical means to help our patients. Our reputation for quality podiatric expertise is only surpassed by our high standard of compassionate care.

Our Richmond podiatry specialists provides care for people of all ages, treating any foot or ankle problem, including foot and ankle arthritis, tendonitis, bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses.

In addition to traditional podiatric care, we also have a comprehensive, multidisciplinary diabetic foot care regimen for both the treatment and prevention of foot conditions due to diabetes. Such conditions include diabetic foot ulcers, limb threatening infections and diabetic complications such as neuropathy and charcot arthropathy. The treatments for these conditions involve surgical procedures for limb preservation and reconstruction.

Dr. Carl Belock

Foot & Ankle Specialist

Dr. Belocks’s expertise includes all aspects of foot and ankle care including simple and complex deformity management/reconstruction, conservative a [...]

Dr. David Binder

Foot & Ankle Specialist

Dr. Binders’s expertise includes all aspects of foot and ankle care including simple and complex wound care, conservative and surgical intervention [...]

Dr. Sunny J. Patel

Foot & Ankle Specialist

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Richmond. He attended Woolridge Elementary School, Swift Creek Middle School, and graduated from the prestigious Ches [...]

Dr. Elaine Allen

Foot & Ankle Specialist

Dr. Allen graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine, in San Francisco, CA. She completed a surgical residency at the Veteran’s Hos [...]

Dr. James B. Baldwin, III

Foot & Ankle Specialist

Dr. Baldwin earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Hampden-Sydney College in Chemistry in 2008. He continued his education at Kent State Univers [...]

Patient Reviews

  • I was a patient of Dr. Cookus’s who retired and is replaced by Dr. Baldwin! I am super picky about foot doctors, I come from a family of them and Dr. Baldwin exceeded my expectations. I had to have several procedures done and during each one, he was detailed, made me feel super comfortable, took his time, made the experience super pleasant, all the while being funny, entertaining and kind. He answered all of my questions patiently and my feet are already feeling much better.
    Nataha M.
  • After going to my last podiatrist for many years and not being very happy with him, I decided to switch and got referred to Dr. Patel.  Just had my first two visits, and I had an xray, injection and a walking boot. Everything here is as it is supposed to be, clean beautiful office, I only waited a 30 minutes, I didn’t have any pain at all, everyone is kind, very professional, and good at what they do, especially Dr Patel. Excellent experience. Thank You!
    Carrol H.
  • I only started seeing Dr. James Baldwin this year but already I can’t say enough good things about him.  Not only is he a highly skilled and sensitive podiatrist, he’s also very personable, engaged, and has a fun sense of humor.  He takes his time, is attentive, explains everything he’s doing, and makes sure you are never uncomfortable.  How many people actually enjoy going to their podiatrist?  I do.  And, I should know…I’ve had two extensive foot surgeries done in the last few weeks!  Pain you’re wondering?  Very little.  Easy peasy.  The office is pretty and cheerful, the staff is terrific, professional and kind, and all the equipment is cutting edge so I know I’m getting state of the art treatment.  I feel very confident that I’m in good hands!
    Jessica B.

Foot & Ankle Deformities

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Flat Feet
  • Tendinitis
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Heel Pain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures

Diabetic Foot Care

  • Nail & Callus Care
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Infections
  • Neuropathy (Numbness, Tingling & Burning)
  • Charcot Foot
  • Diabetic Shoe Program
  • Reports to your Primary Care Physician

Our Qualifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Board Certified in Wound Healing
  • Forefoot and Rearfoot Reconstructive Training