ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCED PODIATRISTS
The podiatrists at American Foot & Leg Specialists have been leaders in the field of podiatric medicine and surgery. For over 45 years, they have worked hard to prevent, detect, and treat any foot and ankle problems. From routine checkups, to athletic or work-related injuries, special treatments and surgery, our podiatric physicians are experts on all foot and ankle needs. They can help with diabetic foot care, corns, flat feet, nail and skin conditions, bunions, nerve testing, lower extremity wound care, pediatric care, and disability ratings.
The goal of our podiatrists is to educate each patient and begin a targeted treatment program, while providing the highest quality of care available. With a caring and attentive attitude, our podiatric physicians and staff will ease any apprehension that a patient may have during their course of care. Our physicians build a patient/physician relationship on trust by providing every patient with all information needed to make the best choices about their foot and ankle health. Our podiatrists will work with each patient to develop a treatment plan that will ease pain, heal injuries, prevent future problems, and correct deformities and conditions that limit their lifestyles because of pain.
WE WORK AS A TEAM
Our podiatrists, Loren K. Colon, DPM, FACFAS, Praya Mam, DPM, FACFAS, Jeffrey P. Flash, DPM, FACFAS, Rodney Gadson, DPM, CWS, Rose James, DPM and Marieli A. Colon, DPM, are medical specialists who diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. The training of podiatric physicians includes human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, sociological and psychological perspectives, general medicine, surgery, and pharmacology. With their extensive training and experience, our podiatrists can correct foot abnormalities that prevent people from participating fully in their lives. Additionally, they are dedicated to helping older adults stay active by helping them to keep their feet and ankles healthy. The feet and ankles are their specialties. If you have pain, itching, feet deformities, fungus, broken bone or an athletic injury, our podiatrists are here for you.
FOUNDER OF AMERICAN FOOT & lEG SPECIALISTS
Dr. Paul Colon, the founder of American Foot & Leg Specialists, was also the medical director for over 50 years. The focus of the practice has always been on diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems. As a leader in the field of podiatric medicine and surgery, Dr. Colon worked hard to prevent, detect, and treat foot and ankle problems by training and hiring the best physicians specializing in podiatry medicine.
Dr. Colon positioned the four American Foot & Leg Specialists locations in order to offer treatment in the southern crescent below Atlanta: Locust Grove, Stockbridge, Forest Park, and Fayetteville. He developed a state of the art outpatient surgery center in the Forest Park location. The surgery center is a non-threatening, pleasant environment, and patients no longer have to go to a hospital unless absolutely necessary, as the center has every diagnostic piece of equipment for your healthcare needs: X-rays, lasers, pain ultrasounds, fungal ultrasounds; anything that will give our physicians the most accurate diagnosis and treat the condition in a quick and painless manner. Having their own outpatient surgery center in Forest Park not only saved patients money, but also saved the insurance carriers – which helps keep down health costs today as they have unfortunately been spiraling. As a pioneer in podiatric medicine, Dr. Paul Colon has helped so many people in this community to stand, walk, and stay active: no matter what stage of life they’re in.
Dr. Paul Colon retired in 2017 and American Foot & Leg Specialists is now led by his son, Dr. Loren Colon, and Dr. Jeffrey Flash.