Meet Foot & Ankle Specialist Dr. Joshua Boone, DPM
Considering that the average American will over the course of a lifetime
walk about 115,000 miles, or the equivalent of about four laps around
the Earth, it is no wonder that three-quarters of us will experience at
least one foot problem somewhere along the journey.
That’s a heavy load to put on a couple of complicated structures
that house 52 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and assorted tendons.
But it is a load new The Dalles foot and ankle specialist Joshua Boone,
D.P.M., stands ready to lighten.
After completing several years of schooling and training, interrupted by
a year-long stint in Iraq, the foot-and-ankle specialist opened his new
practice at MCMC | OHSU Orthopedics this August and hit the ground running.
The northern Arizona native says he was attracted to The Dalles because
it felt a lot like home.
“My wife, Kara, and I always wanted to raise our family in a rural
area with many outdoor activities similar to the small towns where we
grew up,” says the father of four children, ages 1, 3, 5 and 7.”
The opportunity to affiliate with a hospital and work alongside orthopedic
specialists Drs. Bruce and John Schwartz and Jenn Van Atta, PA-C, also
contributed significantly to the appeal, he adds.
“I really like the idea of having a high-quality orthopedics team
right down the hall to work together with and bounce ideas off.”
Joshua Boone, D.P.M. earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona
University. However, before graduating, the aspiring doctor and sergeant
with the U.S. Army National Guard Transportation Unit was in 2003 deployed
to Iraq, where he served as a truck driver.
“My grandfather fought in World War II, and I am proud to be able
to say I served too,” Dr. Boone says. “It was an eye-opening
experience, but a good one. I certainly came home more appreciative of
what we have here.”
After his service, Joshua Boone, D.P.M. completed his undergraduate degree
then earned his doctor of podiatric medicine degree from Midwestern University
in Glendale, Ariz., where he graduated at the top of his class.
He was then accepted into one of the top surgical residencies in the country,
Scripps-Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center in San Diego. He rotated through
several different hospitals and numerous surgery centers becoming proficient
in foot and ankle surgery.
Following his years in San Diego, Joshua Boone, D.P.M. was accepted for
advanced training at the Sacramento Kaiser Surgery Program, where he received
additional training in foot and ankle surgery.
As a podiatrist, Joshua Boone, D.P.M. says he treats “anything having
to do with the feet and ankles.”
Sports injuries, fractures, sprains and foot problems related to diabetes
are among the most common conditions he sees, but his expertise covers
many others, including ankle/foot fractures, sprains and arthritis; bunions
and hammer toes; chronic joint pain; diabetic limb salvage; flatfeet/high-arch
feet; ingrown toenails; infections; nerve problems/neuromas; tendon problems
and surgery of the foot and ankle.
Joshua Boone, D.P.M. sees patients of all ages.
“It’s a very diverse specialty, and I really enjoy it because
people often leave my office feeling better than they did when they came
in. That’s very rewarding,” he says.
Dr. Joshua Boone is now seeing accepting new patients. To make an appointment,
call MCMC | Orthopedics at Water’s Edge, 541-506-6500.