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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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.

Featured Articles

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  • Bunions

    What are Bunions? Also known as a hallux valgus, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe. Bunions are a common toe disorder that affects about a third of all adults in the US. They form due to the big toe pointing inward to the other toes of your feet. As a result, the metatarsophalangeal ...

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  • Bunions

    What are Bunions? Also known as a hallux valgus, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe. Bunions are a common toe disorder that affects about a third of all adults in the US. They form due to the big toe pointing inward to the other toes of your feet. As a result, the metatarsophalangeal ...

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  • Gout

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    Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by round, reddish, dry scaly patches covered by grayish-white or silvery-white scales. Lesions are most commonly found on the nails, scalp, elbows, shins and feet. In the foot, psoriasis can be difficult to distinguish ...

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  • Warts

    Most foot warts are harmless, even though they may be painful. They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated. A wart, however, is caused by a viral infection which invades the skin through small or invisible ...

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  • Work Footwear

    Work shoes are available in many shapes and have unique features and materials designed for specific occupations and uses. Thick leather boots with steel toe boxes are designed to protect your feet. Boots with varying degrees of traction are also available.The American Podiatric Medical Association offers ...

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  • Your Feet at Work

    Productive workers depend on their ability to walk and move about safely, with ease and comfort. When your job requires you to stand on your feet for long periods, work in potentially hazardous areas or with potentially hazardous materials, you have some increased risk of foot injury. You can do a ...

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  • Women's Shoes

    The best shoe for women's feet is a walking shoe with laces (not a slip-on), a composition sole, and a relatively wider heel with a rigid and padded heel counter, no more than three-quarters of an inch in height. Some women inflict punishment on their feet from improper footwear that can bring about ...

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  • Walking and Your Feet

    About 67 million adults in this country have discovered that walking is one of the most fun, natural, and inexpensive ways of keeping your health—and your feet—in top shape. Walking can be enjoyed almost anywhere, any time, and year around. It's also a good way to get exercise, particularly for people ...

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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