California Foot and Ankle Institute
From left to right: Dr. Michael L. Goddard, D.P.M., Dr. Robert H. Leaming, D.P.M., Dr. Garey L. Weber, D.P.M., PharmD., Dr J. Rueter, D.P.M.
Our four podiatrists have a combined experience of over 104 years. Our complimentary initial office examination assists patients in determining treatment alternatives. We have continually been at the forefront of research and innovation in the practice of foot and ankle medicine – paying attention to resolving the underlying cause of patient pain, discomfort and loss of function – not just the superficial symptoms.
Our doctors share the same common belief that the best treatment alternative for a patient is the least invasive which offers the quickest recovery time.
The history of our success began in 1970 when the practice first opened by Dr. Weber. In 1976 we developed foot surgery training program for outside doctors as well as performing our first minimally invasive MIS bunion surgeries. In 1984 we became the first podiatric group in the U.S. to obtain Medicare certification for outpatient ambulatory surgical centers. Then in October of 2000 our practice became the first center in the Western U.S. to provide treatment for heel pain with the newly FDA approved “OssaTron” (see article).
Dr. Garey Weber
Dr. Garey L. Weber has extensive training in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. In 1981 he traveled to Austria and Germany to study with the world’s leading experts in the field of shock wave therapy utilizing the OssaTron for heel pain treatment.
Dr. David J. Rueter
Dr. David J. Rueter joined the California Foot and Ankle Institute in 1982. Dr. Rueter has eight years of experience using the Nd:YAG Fontana Laser for the treatment of skin conditions, fungal nails, scars, warts and spider veins. He is trained in minimally invasive techniques and has 30 years of experience in all phases of podiatry and sports medicine.
Dr. Michael J. Goddard
Dr. Goddard joined the Institute in 2012 after 10 years in private practice. He received his surgical training through an internationally renowned residency program that included complex reconstruction of congenital foot, ankle and leg deformities. Dr. Goddard has received additional surgical training in peripheral nerve decompression and repair at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is fluent in Spanish and has been involved in dozens of medical missions to impoverished areas of Latin America. Dr. Goddard takes great pride in utilizing state-of-the-art technology to improve treatment outcomes while at the same time maintaining a strong doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Robert H. Leaming
Dr. Leaming joined the practice in 2017. He received his surgical training during a 3 year residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Yale New Haven University Hospital where he served as chief resident. Dr. Leaming is an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Board Qualified with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Leaming has published many research articles. He is well versed in the treatment of complex ankle deformities and has a special interest in ankle arthroscopy and foot and ankle trauma.