Bracing, Casting, Orthotics, Compression Stockings
Fall Risk Assessment
Diabetic Shoe Program
The physicians at Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle Specialists provide exceptional care with expertise in the field of foot and ankle medicine and surgery. Our doctors use a team approach in diagnosing and treating complex pediatric and adult foot and ankle conditions, providing our patients with the latest in treatment options to maximize outcomes.
Dr. Rebecca Stack completed her BS in biology and pre-medicine from Augustana College. She worked as a certified nurse aide, on a surgical inpatient floor, where she was first introduced to the podiatric profession. This experience served as the catalyst on her journey, and four years later she earned her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Stack then completed a 3-year foot and ankle surgical residency in Denver, Colorado, at the Highlands-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, where she trained under several of the leaders in the profession and served as chief resident during her final year.
Dr. Thometz received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in his hometown of Milwaukee. Following this, he obtained his doctorate at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his 3-year podiatric residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. His residency concentrated on forefoot, reconstructive rearfoot, and ankle surgery along with limb salvage and wound care. Dr. Thometz received training under some of Chicago’s top foot and ankle surgeons including peripheral nerve specialists, orthopedic trauma surgeons, and fellowship-trained podiatrists.
Dr. Shawn Khademi obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. After a two-year interim working as a professional Research Scientist, he proceeded to obtain his doctorate at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. For three very demanding years afterward, he obtained his surgical training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Khademi was fortunate in that he had the opportunity to train with some of the most well-known and recognized practitioners in the country. His training covered the entire spectrum of the forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive surgery with particular emphasis on complex revisional surgery. He was elected Chief Resident during his final year of training.
After graduation, she played on the ITF tennis pro circuit. She then earned a Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a certificate in Healthcare Administration and Management from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She received a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2015, and was recognized as a Swanson Scholar and additionally received The Orthotics Group Award for academic excellence. Thereafter, she completed her residency at the Yale Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency Program, serving as chief resident during her final year. During her time at Yale, she also completed the Bako Podiatric Dermatology Mini Fellowship in Georgia.
Dr. Lee received her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Oklahoma State University. She then moved to Chicago, where she completed her 4 medical training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science followed by a 3-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Jesse Brown VA and Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee is double board-certified with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in foot surgery as well as ankle and rearfoot reconstruction surgery.
Dr. Ralph Esposito is board certified in podiatric surgery. He has been practicing podiatric medicine and surgery since 2005 after completion of a surgical residency at Kern Hospital in Warren, Michigan.
Dr. Alm received his undergraduate degree in pre-med at Northern Illinois University and attended medical school at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed his surgical residency at Northlake Community Hospital, his final year serving as chief surgical resident. In 1983 Dr. Alm received a Master of Science Degree in Surgery from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and obtained his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Rosalind Franklin University Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, IL in 2017. Dr. Wilson then completed his podiatric medicine and surgical residency training at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, IL where he was notably chief resident during his final year.
Dr. Balding received his Undergraduate Degree from Western Illinois University and attended Medical School at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then completed his surgical residency at Northlake Community Hospital.
Dr. Rimi Statkus received his Bachelor of Podiatry in 2006 from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Patrick McEneaney received his BS in Biology from Northern Illinois University in 2001. He then earned his 4-year Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree
Dr. Pete Lovato completed his BS in exercise physiology from Marquette University in 2007. After college he worked as a personal trainer, marathon/triathlon coach
Dr. Bret Musser was born and raised near Kansas City, Missouri and earned his BS in Biology from the University of Missouri in 2009.He received his medical education
Dr. Summer Bochat received her bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She earned her Podiatric Medical Degree in 2006 from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL. In 2009, Dr. Bochat completed her surgical residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. From 2009-2017, Dr. Bochat was employed by private podiatric practices in the Wisconsin and Chicago area.
Fast, friendly and great/clean facility. Doctor was very thorough. They even got my ins to approve an MRI within a few hours.Google Review
We have used this office for a few of our children with foot problems this year. Dr Lovato and Dr Statkus and his staff were wonderful with our children. Both were professional, compassionate, thorough and very attentive. Both of them are very knowledgeable and we credit them for the best possible care and outcomes to get the children feeling well again. We were treated with nothing but respect, kindness and compassion from all departments in this office from the front desk to billing to surgery scheduling to the nurses and MRI tech. They also have multiple locations and convenient office hours so getting in was never a problem and we never felt rushed. Every aspect of our numerous visits were top notch. We could not be more satisfied and would highly recommend this practice to anyone with foot injuries.Google Review
Great experience! The front desk team was friendly and knowledgeable. I saw Dr. Musser for this visit and he was caring and compassionate. The issue I was having was dealt with with knowledge and experience and I felt better once I left knowing that Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle would take care of me if future issues arise. I appreciate the team getting me in on the same day that I called.Google Review
Dr. Dickey is very nice and explains everything in details that are easily understood. The office is managed perfectly. I didn’t wait past my Appt start time, I was taken care of quickly. I really appreciated that my time was valued here. So happy I found this great Podiatrist.Google Review
My experience with all of the people at the northern Illinois foot and ankle specialists was a positive one. Everyone acted with a positive attitude and a professional manner. I felt like my issue was important to them and they would be there for me no matter how long that might take. Thank you!!Google Review
Dr. Lovato is a great physician. Very personable and willing to answer any questions I had. If you have a foot or ankle issue I can not recommend him enough. One of the assistants at the Cary office named Natalia lacks courtesy, is very cold, lacks manners and bedside manner. Everyone else I encountered in Cary was wonderful with that one exception. He won’t push things on you that you don’t need which I really appreciated.Google Review
Dr.Pete Lovato is beyond amazing! His sincere care, stellar knowledge and connective bedside manner truly has made a difference in our lives during a very difficult situation. If every doctor could be like him, our health care would be phenomenal!Facebook Review April 24th, 2018
Dr McEneaney is amazing! Never been treated with so much respect by a doctor! He made me feel comfortable and my ankle feels better than it did before. I will always recommend him to anyone that needs a podiatrist!Alina S. Yelp Review 4/13/2018
I have visited many other Podiatrists and Orthopedic Surgeons in the last 10 years. They all made promises to resolve my issues but none of them could. All they did was compound my problem, then show me the door, if I still had complaints. Dr McEneaney is an exceptional, intelligent surgeon. He has surrounded himself with a dedicated and knowledgeable team; from the Nurses and Medical Assistants to the staff at reception. Dr. McEneaney was recommended by my physical therapist. It was the best advice I've ever gotten. I ended up needing extensive surgery on my foot and ankle. So, I've had the opportunity to see his team, perform on more than one occasion. EVERYONE is always kind and helpful. I can feel the love every time I visit. I need to have future surgery to repair the problems with my other foot and I will not go any other place than Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle.Carrie D. Published on YELP 1/24/2018
I thought I'd never run again!!! (until I was treaded by Dr. McEneaney). I had major ankle surgery. Dr. McEnaney and his staff supported and encouraged me during my entire journey! I was 3 months ahead of schedule returning to run. (After months of P.T.). I never thought I was going to get my distance and endurance back! (Dr. McEneaney promised me my ankle would be better than it was ever! He said, "Be patient and stick with it." He told me my entire game has changed and it will feel different. I wanted to give up until he pulled me aside and asked me how my running was. I said everything is so different. He explained in detail and reminded me 'the progress made' in my ankle! He cared so much about me and getting me back running. I listened to him and in no time...I am running longer and faster than I did before! He is the best!Christine S.
When I came to see Dr. McEneaney, I had already been to see 3 other doctors who said they could help me. Some of them tried but none of them did. I thought I was helpless. Dr. McEneaney explained that he could surgically repair all of the problems I had with my foot. And he did. I was extremely flat footed and that caused multiple problems from bunions to hammer toes. Now that surgery is complete, my toes are all straight and in place. I even have an arch! Dr. McEneaney and is wonderful staff stood close to me throughout the whole process. Appointments were easy to make. I never had to wait long to see him and all of this nurses, other doctors, and office personnel are top notch.