Our Staff

The podiatry staff at Centers for Foot & Ankle Care, with offices all over Indiana including Merrillville, Portage, Michigan City, La Porte and Schererville, IN is dedicated to getting to the root of all your foot or ankle concerns from foot screenings and professional advice to foot surgery.

Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

dr james c meadePost Graduate Training

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency - St. Mary Medical Center & Merrillville Surgical
  • Center (1992-1993)- Hobart & Merrillville, IN

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Mary Medical Center - Hobart, IN
  • The Methodist Hospitals - Gary & Merrillville, IN
  • Broadwest Specialty Surgical Center - Merrillville, IN
  • Franciscan Health - Michigan City, IN
  • Lake Park Surgicare - Hobart, IN
  • Pinnacle Hospital - Crown Point, IN
  • LaPorte Medical Group Surgical Center - LaPorte, IN
  • Franciscan Health - Crown Point, IN
  • LaPorte Hospital - LaPorte, IN
  • Woodland Surgical Center - Michigan City, IN


  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (Cum Laude) - Chicago, IL
  • St. Louis University, B.S. Biology (Magna Cum Laude)
  • J.D. Darnall High School, (Honors) Geneseo, IL


  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery - Board Certified

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Indiana Podiatric Medical Association


Dr. Meade has practiced in NW Indiana since 1992, where he is actively involved in community organizations and his church.  He has been extensively involved in a podiatric surgical residency program since 1993 as an active board member and attending physician.  Dr. Meade has given numerous lectures to the community and health-related groups on medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle.  He has participated in various health fairs providing foot screenings and professional advice.  Being a past (and current) athlete, Dr. Meade has a keen interest in sports medicine and helping athletes return to competition as soon as possible.  He graduated with honors from medical school and completed his post-graduate surgical residency training in NW Indiana.  He and his wife, Tammie, live in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

dr david f ray

Post Graduate Training:

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Germantown, Tennessee
  • Completed a comprehensive and advanced surgical residency program for the foot and ankle.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Community Hospital - Munster, IN
  • Broadway Specialty Center - Merrillville, IN
  • Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Dyer, IN


  • William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Magna Cum Laude


  • Purdue University at Hammond, Indiana
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Secondary: Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond Indiana

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine
  • Member, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Member, Indiana Podiatric Medical Association


    Since completing his surgical residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee in 1990, Dr. Ray has been practicing podiatric medicine in the Schererville area. He takes tremendous pride in his reputation for practicing sound medicine with compassion for each patient. Dr. Ray lives in Crown Point with his wife, Laura.
Podiatrist, Fooot Doctor in Merrillville, Portage, La Porte, Schererville and Knox, Indiana
Foot Doctor, Podiatrist
Jesse T. Murphy,

Dr. Murphy is a double board certified Podiatrist who has extensive training and experience providing care for a broad range of foot and ankle conditions in the pediatric through geriatric populations.

Before becoming a Podiatrist, he served in the Navy on a submarine and as a Corpsman with the Marine Corps. He has worked in many different fields of medicine since 1995 and was an EMT. He has practiced in Northwest Indiana since 2014.

He received academic honors and scholarships while attending Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Murphy completed his surgical training in foot, ankle, and rearfoot reconstruction at Loyola University and Hines VA hospitals. His experience includes providing therapeutic and surgical care in all aspects of podiatry, ranging from pediatrics to complex foot and ankle deformities. His special interests include diabetic limb salvage and trauma.

He enjoys mentoring students and training residents. He was a speaker at scientific conferences and researched biomechanics of the lower extremity. His secondary languages are Spanish and German.

His motto is, “If your feet aren’t happy, you’re not happy.” Dr. Murphy believes in providing the highest quality of care possible, exhausting all conservative treatments before performing surgery.

Dr. Murphy is originally from Wisconsin, grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, and now resides in Crown Point. When he is not taking care of his patients, Dr. Murphy enjoys spending time with his wife Sharon and their son. He is a scuba diver, an avid outdoorsman, enjoys football and golf, is active in church organizations, and plays the bagpipes. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In addition to being a thorough clinician and skilled surgeon, Dr. Murphy’s patients frequently comment on his kind and caring bedside manner.

Dr. Murphy is available to see patients at our Merrillville, Portage, and Schererville offices.


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