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Foot & Ankle Specialty Group is a modern, family-friendly podiatry clinic where you will find relief. For over twenty years, we have had multiple offices across Orange County to provide our community with superior foot and ankle care. Dr. Salma Aziz, D.P.M, M.S., has been a top podiatrist in Newport Beach and the Rancho Santa Margarita community since the original practice opened in November 2001. We are proud to extend our services to the Newport Beach area and hope to see you soon!

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Empowering Women Physicians

As a practice of female-only, women-led providers, we believe in empowering other women to be in charge. That’s why we founded the Women Physicians of Orange County Organization to promote the professional development of women in the healthcare industry in Orange County. We strive to empower each other by advocating for women to study and practice medicine, providing nurturing mentorship programs, and developing community outreach projects for Orange County.

Dr. Aziz herself put it best: “By gathering a community of women physicians to network on behalf of their patients, we ultimately provide them with the best health care. This advances community health and well-being and empowers women doctors to be even more successful as business owners and community leaders."

Respected and Trusted

At Foot & Ankle Specialty Group, our top priority is earning our patient’s trust. Our patients leave reviews for our practice at a much higher rate than others, giving us a competitive edge and the opportunity to improve our approach according to their needs. We value patient feedback of all kinds. We routinely receive excellent reviews that mention our:

  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Nurturing
  • Commitment to getting to know our patients on a more personal level

Our glowing reviews are vital to helping other patients build their trust in us. Feel confident knowing you're at the top clinic in podiatry in Newport Beach. 

Our Team: 

Dr. Salma Aziz is known as one of the best podiatrists in Newport Beach. As an American Board of Podiatric Surgery Fellowship member and a trusted staple of her community, Dr. Aziz proudly serves patients with her deep experience and time-tested practices. She was a Diplomate for the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in 2009 and a Fellow for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in 2009. Dr. Aziz obtained an American Board of Podiatric Surgery Degree and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Orange County Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Yokay and Dr. Arneson were Division 1 athletes in gymnastics and softball, giving them the understanding and mindset of athletes in their work as sports medicine specialists. As a former gymnast, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Petrina Yokay understands and relates to her foot and ankle patients. Dr. Arneson attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was captain of the 2013 Division 1 Ivy League Championship softball team that went on the play in the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Dr. Jessica Arneson completed her surgical fellowship with The CORE Institute, a prominent orthopedic surgery group in Phoenix, Arizona. During her year with this top surgical fellowship, she focused on total ankle replacements, sports medicine, ankle arthroscopy, ankle and foot fracture management, and complex hindfoot and ankle reconstruction. 

Dr. Petrina Yokay is a foot and ankle surgeon at two locations in Orange county. She completed her residency training at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. With her extensive training in trauma and arthroscopic surgery and forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction surgery, Dr. Yokay was honored to be the Chief Resident in the final year of her residency training.

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Relief Through Time-Tested Treatments

We only offer state-of-the-art equipment and modalities to ensure our patients receive the best care possible, which is the core of our commitment to our patients. At our Newport Beach office, some of our treatments utilizing the latest healthcare technology include:

Stem Cell Injection therapy and PRP injections, or Platelet Rich Plasma, promote the healing of soft tissues around the joints to treat injuries. The result is expedited recovery and reduced chances of surgical intervention.

Swift Microwave Therapy is the newest, non-invasive treatment option for Plantar warts. Swift taps into the healing power of the immune system to target the root cause of the wart. We are one of the only practices in all of Southern California with this cutting-edge technology.

Custom Corrective Orthotics that correct joint, foot, and imbalance issues. Foot & Ankle Specialty Group are the only providers in the area creating hand-molded custom orthotics. In contrast, others would have you step in a box or a scanner that takes an incorrect impression of the foot and does not correct alignment issues.

Top-of-the-line, noninvasive Laser Fungus Treatment can treat the common issue of toenail fungus. Our laser therapy for fungal nails has a high success rate and is pain-free.

Experience Makes The Difference

Between all of our providers, we can treat all foot and ankle pathology, both conservatively and surgically. Foot & Ankle Speciality Group has the top surgical training of any foot and ankle surgeons in the country and are fully trained and certified in minimally invasive surgery.

We focus on the patient as a whole and believe in taking our time with each patient. Additionally, by having three doctors on staff, we can provide same-day availability for injury and trauma patients, which none of our competitors can offer.

Real Patients. Real Reviews.

"I had an appointment today…..everyone in the office were extremely friendly and helpful. The doctors and nurses explained in detail all of my treatment options..."

Barry L.

"Very professional and friendly. Superb staff. Everything was explained properly, treatment options reviewed in detailed and tailored to real world situations...."

Hendrik H.

"Saw Dr Aziz for my daughter's foot issue. Dr Aziz explained the mechanics of the foot in a way I understood and was very thorough. She took her time and treated..."

Armen S.

"Seeing Dr. Aziz is always a delight. She genuinely listens to you and works with you to find the best solution to your problem. Not only a great doctor but also..."

Lizzie D.

"Best experience ever, being new to the community and a new patient, I felt like I was a part of the family, from the staff to meeting Dr. Aziz. Very friendly an..."

Yolanda T.

"There are not enough good things to say about Dr. Aziz and her team! Every office visit is like seeing old friends and my surgery was an absolute success. I can..."

Logan S.

"I absolutely adore Dr. Aziz and her staff! She remembers everything about you, she has a wonderful professional appearance along with a fantastic personality th..."

Charlotte L.

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