Welcome to Our Practice

Foot Doctors of West Houston Medical Center

If you are looking for an Ankle & Foot Doctor in Houston, TX, we welcome you to our practice.

Your selection of the podiatrist who will be treating your ankle and foot is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. This decision is as important as choosing your family practitioner, cardiologist, or any other of your health care providers. Most people take their ankles and feet for granted, but imagine having ankle pain or heel pain with every step you take for the rest of your life.

The Foot Doctors and Staff at the Foot & Ankle Institute understand the importance of healthy, painless ankles and feet for maintaining a quality, active lifestyle. To us your ankles and feet are as important as your hands, heart and the rest of your body.

Our Doctors are nationally and internationally known educators who stay current with the latest medical and surgical techniques for the treatment of ankle and foot disorders. Whether its a straight forward condition or a complex reconstruction, Our Doctors and Our Staff will discuss with you all current options available for your treatment including foot and ankle surgery. Our Practice commits that our patients will be educated as to their condition and the risks and benefits of any treatments taken. We treat each patient individually, based upon their medical history, work demands, and lifestyle. Your ankles and feet are connected to the rest of you, therefore it is important we get to know you, not just your feet.

The goal of our website is to provide you with an extension of our care. As you navigate through our site, this will be your first step in finding a wealth of information to maintain your ankle and foot health. Our site contains an overview of our Practice, including our Doctors and Staff, office hours, insurance and appointment procedures, directions and contact information. We invite you to call our office to schedule an appointment or to answer any questions that you may have. Appointments may also be requested on the request an appointment page of our website.


Check out the latest Health Warning from Asia Lo, DPM on ABC 13 Newscast.

Ask the Doctors

Why Choose the Foot & Ankle Institute?

Learn Who We Are

  • Asia E. Lo, DPM, FACFAS

    Dr. Asia E. Lo is a graduate of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas where she earned dual Bachelor degrees in Biology and in Spanish.

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  • Samuel S. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS

    Dr. Samuel S. Mendicino is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he received a B.S. in Biological Sciences.

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  • Manish Patel, DPM

    Dr. Manish K. Patel, a native of Albany, Georgia, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and psychology from the University of Georgia. 

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  • Usman Sultan, DPM

    Dr. Usman Sultan, a native of Houston, Texas, earned his Bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "the service is excellent"
    Vivian H.B.
  • "My daughter had 2 surgeries with Dr. Manish Patel. He was wonderful! He really cared! Hw kept us well informed! Both surgeries went perfect! We are grateful to have had Dr. Patel doing her surgeries."
    Jacki M.
  • "great place.. people were amazing will go there always"
    Victoria G.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

West Houston Location

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Sugar Land Location

Monday:

1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

9:00 am-11:30 am

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed