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Chicagoland’s Premier Foot and Ankle Centers

Chicagoland’s Premier Foot and Ankle Centers offers comprehensive foot and ankle care across Illionis.

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James P. Flood

Dr. Flood founded First Step Foot Care in 1991 with the goal of providing the highest quality specialized service for the diagnosis and treatment of all foot and ankle problems in the Tri-County area.

Dr. Fred Rahimi

Dr. Rahimi has been in practice since 1986 and has been a clinical professor of radiology at the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine since 1990.

Dr. Kellen Cohn

Dr. Cohn has comprehensive exposure to the newest and most advanced treatment options for all foot and ankle problems.

Dr. Stephen Roeske

Dr. Roeske has received advanced training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery directly under the region’s most respected podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Michael Ferrari

After college, Dr. Ferrari spent time with First Step Foot Care as a medical assistant, learning more about the field of podiatric medicine and surgery and it soon became his passion.

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In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are taking advanced precautions to ensure the health and safety of every patient and staff member.

Our Services

Specialty Services
First Step Foot & Ankle Center offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific services. Read More.

Non-Invasive Diagnostics
At First Step Foot Care, our Board-Certified podiatrists provide a spectrum of diagnostic technology to accurately diagnose foot and ankle conditions. Read More.

MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, totally painless way for your physician to look into your body. The pictures created during the exam look at the soft tissue and provide information that can improve the diagnosis. Read More.

Laser Therapy
Don't let foot and ankle pain stop you from living your life! First Step Foot Care offers the most advanced MLS Laser Therapy in the office, and it is an effective, proven, pain-free treatment for foot and ankle conditions. Read More.

EPAT/Shockwave
First Step Foot Care offers an effective noninvasive FDA approved technique to safely and effectively treat bone and soft tissue disorders around the foot and ankle. Read More.

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5 / 5 Star Patient Rating

(402 reviews)

"Dr. Flood has depth and breadth of knowledge. He cares deeply about each of his patients. He is generous with his time, talking in detail with his clients to make sure they receive important information and the best medical care. He shares his resources and connects patients with additional to resources as relate to their specific needs."

- Eileen M. -

"Dr. Steve Roeske's treatment allows this 82 year old to continue his power walking, pain free. Many thanks!"

-Joe M. -

"A fantastic experience. Everyone is courteous and professional and knows exactly what they are doing. If you have any issues with your feet, I strongly recommend you visit First Step.

- Randy T. -

Our Location

Algonquin

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–5PM
Friday 8AM–5PM

Arlington Heights

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–5PM
Friday 8AM–5PM

Des Plaines

Monday 8AM–5:30PM
Tuesday 8AM–5:30PM
Wednesday 8AM–5:30PM
Thursday 8AM–5:30PM
Friday 8AM–5:30PM

Wauconda

Monday 8AM–5:30PM
Tuesday 8AM–5:30PM
Wednesday 8AM–5:30PM
Thursday 8AM–5:30PM
Friday 8AM–5:30PM

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