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Monday, July 18, 2011

Welcome Dr. Peterson

The Foot & Ankle Institute is proud to welcome Dr. Ryan Peterson.

Dr. Peterson and his family are coming to us from his residency in Colorado and will be residing in the Hurricane community. Dr. Peterson is a southern Utah native and is highly trained in all types of Foot & Ankle care and surgical treatments. We look forward to having him on our staff.

He will spend the majority of his time in Hurricane while also servicing the Mesquite and Cedar City communities.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Peterson call us at (435) 628-2671 or email us at

Monday, May 31, 2010

Dr. Carl Van Gils was a featured lecturer of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care

St. George, UT- May 2010

In April, Dr. Carl Van Gils of the Foot & Ankle Institute in St. George was invited as a guest lecturer for the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
This was a prestigious opportunity and attendees included physicians, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, podiatrists, dietitians, and other health professionals involved in wound healing or wound care issues. The SAWC/WHS provides attendees who study and treat wounds with state-of-the-art reviews of clinical problems and research information.
Dr. Carl Van Gils joined the Foot and Ankle Institute in 1999 and is a board certified foot surgeon. Dr Van Gils is a Certified Wound Specialist and is the current Medical Director of the Wound Clinic at Dixie Regional Medical Center. He also trained at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  While there he helped publish the results of the “Desert Foot” experience, one of the first nationally recognized multidisciplinary programs dedicated to limb salvage in the diabetic population. 
Due to his vast expertise and leading research in wound care and wound care technology, Dr. Van Gils is a sought after lecturer on the diabetic foot both locally and internationally and has published in many peer-reviewed journals.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shoes for Haiti- SUCCESS!

From February 1st to March 1st, we conducted a "Shoes for Haiti" drive. We set an ambitious goal of 1,000 pairs of shoes and worked with the Spectrum, Cherry Creek Radio, and Canyon Media to get the word out about our drive. It was a major success beyond our imagination.

Our final count came to MORE THAN DOUBLE our original goal.
We collected 2,302 pairs of shoes!
Thank you to all of the Southern Utah community for help.

Donation box at our St. George Location. It was rarely used since most donations were so generous they wouldn't fit in the box so we just took them to the back of the office.

 This picture was taken after only 1 day of donations. We had no idea what a great response we would get.

 Multiple church groups, seminary groups, and community groups ran their own drives in order to collect shoes and donate to ours.

We also want to thank all of our staff for the work they put into getting these shoes paired and boxed
so we could deliver them to the warehouse in Las Vegas. 
A special huge thanks to Marilyn Norton. She took the collections upon herself and did a wonderful job in making sure they were boxed and ready for shipment. This drive never would have been the success it was without all of you!

Not even the doctors' desks were immune from the overflow of shoes.

All of these shoes were brand new and came as a donation to our Cedar City Office. Over 300 pairs of brand new shoes!
 Couldn't fit them all in the back so we had to fill up the inside too!

 The other side.

This is what our storage unit looked like as we tried to manage all the shoes that were coming in.

These are a small portion of the NEW shoes we had donated.
We reboxed them into bigger boxes for shipping.

 Sometimes you just got to stack them where you have room.

The delivery guys.
Dr. Keith Reber and Brock Rasmusen

 Our delivery truck.
The shoes were delivered around 11am on Saturday, March 6th.

The last of the shoes. This trailer and the back of the truck were packed to the brim
with all the donations.
Part of the shoes donated by the wonderful Southern Utah Community.
We had a great response!

 Our shoes will be boxed up like these and shipped to Alabama for sorting and cleaning.

Pretty much every box you can see in this picture is full of shoes
waiting to be shipped to the main warehouse in Alabama where they
sort, clean, repair, and renew shoes before sending them out to Haiti and
other devastated countries. I would imagine some of these will also be routed
to Chile to help with the devastation that has occurred there.

As of Thursday, March 4th, 1.7 million pairs of shoes had been shipped to Haiti,
with that amount or more still being sorted and cleaned for shipment. The response from
people has been amazing!

We want to thank the entire Southern Utah community for the generosity they have shown during this drive. We were happy to do our part and we were so grateful for all the generous donations.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

DRMC Health Fair

On February 27th, the Foot & Ankle Institute participated in the Annual Dixie Regional Medical Center Health Fair. This year's fair was held in the nearly opened out patient building just east of the hospital. We were happy to see the number of people who showed up and we kept the doctors busy doing free screenings all morning. Check out some of the pictures from the event.

Busy Day at the Health Fair

Foot and Ankle Screening both. Thank you to all our doctors and staff
that took time out of their weekend to come be a part of this.

 Line up of patients waiting to been seen. 
We kept the doctors busy all day.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Shoes for Haiti


Foot & Ankle Institute Shoe Drive

Foot & Ankle Institute Offices
St. George, Hurricane, Cedar City, Mesquite, NV.

February 1, 2010 to March 1, 2010

New and Gentle Used Shoes both children’s and adult’s
will be accepted at any of our drop boxes.

Please visit for details.