Expert Podiatrists To Keep You On The Move

Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists

Your feet are the foundation to your body, and when you are having problems and pain with your feet, it can affect every aspect of your life.  If your feet hurt and you are suffering from a chronic foot problem, you deserve more than temporary comfort.  There are new and alternative methods of treatment, which provide long term, and many times care-free comfort for relief of foot pain.

Looking for Immediate Care?    

Convenient, same day urgent care for foot and ankle injuries, wounds/infections, sprains, and fractures available during regular office hours.

The foot surgeons at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists understand and can help by providing innovative, comprehensive care. Our experience and truly state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment enable us to deliver comfortable, high-quality care to our patients. Our friendly physicians work with you to understand your habits and can help you maintain and improve your health. Our highly-trained professionals are dedicated to giving you the individualized attention that you need.

Some of our podiatric services include:

Immediate Care
If you have an urgent issue, we are available and here to help.
Call (847) 468-1994 so that we can work you into our schedule.

Comfortable and Convenient
Only a highly experienced Board-Certified Podiatrist can help make your foot care comfortable and bring you the healing that you need. Our foot surgeons are conveniently located near Elgin, South Elgin, Gilberts, Dundee, West Dundee, Pingree Grove, Hampshire, Crystal Lake, Carpentersville, Cary, Algonquin, McHenry,Sleepy Hollow, Marengo, Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park,  Schaumburg, Bartlett, Barrington, Streamwood, Huntley, Woodstock, Lake in the Hills, Elmwood Park, River Grove, Harwood Heights, and Norridge Illinois, Chicago Montclare and Chicago Dunning neighborhoods.


"Everyone at Advanced Foot & Ankle makes you feel at home. They take care of any problems that might appear and talk to you almost like you're a family member. They are professional yet friendly which makes the patient feel comfortable."


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Meet the Doctors

Gary F. Ochwat, D.P.M.

Gary F. Ochwat, D.P.M. (Board-Certified Podiatrist Illinois)

Studied at Loyola University before obtaining his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. 
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Craig W. Halihan, D.P.M.

Craig W. Halihan, D.P.M. (Board-Certified Podiatrist Illinois)

Dr. Halihan completed undergraduate training at the University of Illinois and holds a degree in Psychology and Biology. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine / Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2004.
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Matthew A. Krouse D.P.M.

Matthew A. Krouse D.P.M.

A native of the Chicagoland area, Dr. Krouse completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University and earned his doctorate degree from Rosalind Franklin University/ Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.
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Ronald J. Clemente, D.P.M.

Ronald J. Clemente, D.P.M. (Board-Certified Podiatrist Illinois)

Graduating with honors and in the top percentile of his class, Dr. Clemente went on to successfully complete an intense residency program in foot surgery.  
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Dr. Vincent A. Perns    Dr. Vincent A. Perns (Board-Certified Podiatrist Illinois)


    Dr. Vincent A. Perns studied at Pennsylvania State University prior achieving his                 Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine.  
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