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YES... We are open and treating patients!

We are committed to maintaining our patients' and our staff's health during this period

  1. We screen all patients entering our office for:
    • Fever/Cough/SOB
    • Traveling from any CV hot Spots
    • Any contact with someone who has contracted Covid-19
  2. Your temperature will be taken upon arrival.
  3. We are sanitizing everything possible between patient visits and throughout the day.
  4. Limiting the # of people in the building.
  5. Maximizing the distance between patients during your office visits.
  6. Wearing PPE.
  7. We are offering Telehealth Visits.

Our Staff

The podiatry staff at Centers for Foot & Ankle Care, with offices all over Indiana including Merrillville, Portage, Michigan City, La Porte, Schererville and Knox, 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

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

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

Education

  • 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

Accreditations

  • 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

Personal

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

Professional:

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

Undergraduate:

  • 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

Personal:

    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.

christopher s crandfieldPost Graduate Training

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency, St. Mary Medical Center
  • Broadwest Surgical Center, Hobart & Merrillville, IN 

Hospital Affiliations

  • Pinnacle Hospital - Crown Point, IN
  • St. Mary Medical Center - Hobart, IN
  • Broadwest Specialty Surgical Center - Merrillville, IN
  • LaPorte Hospital - LaPorte, IN
  • Starke Hospital - Knox, IN
  • Regency - Portage, IN

Education

  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
  • Indiana University, B.A. Biology - Bloomington, IN
  • Andrean High School - Merrillville, IN 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Indiana Podiatric Medical Association
  • Associate Member, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Medical Center & Broadwest Specialty Surgery Center

Accreditations

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery - Board Certified

Past President of the following:

Indiana Podiatric Medical Association

Personal

Dr. Christopher Grandfield has practiced in NW Indiana since 2001.  He is very active with podiatric medical and surgical education.  His hobbies include home improvement projects, and everything automotive, and nautical.  He lives in LaPorte, with his wife Jennifer, and his sons Nicholas and Christian.

Podiatrist, Fooot Doctor in Merrillville, Portage, La Porte, Schererville and Knox, Indiana
Foot Doctor, Podiatrist
Jesse T. Murphy,
DPM, FACFAS, FACPM

Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Post Graduate Training

Loyola University Medical Center/Hines VA Hospital – Maywood, IL  
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Mary Medical Center - Hobart, IN
  • La Porte Hospital – La Porte, IN
  • Franciscan Health - Crown Point, IN
  • Regency Hospital - Portage, IN
  • Pinnacle Hospital - Crown Point, IN
  • Broadwest Surgical Center- Merrillville, IN
  • Community Hospital, Munster, IN

Education

  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - North Chicago, IL       
  • University of Wisconsin,  Bachelor of Science in History and Biology - Green Bay, WI
  • Rich East High School – Park Forest, IL
     

Professional Affiliations

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

Personal

Dr. Murphy has practiced in NW Indiana since 2014. Before becoming a podiatrist, he served in the Navy on a submarine and as a Corpsman with the Marine Corps. He is an avid outdoorsman, loves football and golf, and plays the bagpipes. Dr. Murphy lives in Crown Point with his wife Sharon and their son and enjoys spending his free time with them.

dr hassan usmaniHospital Affiliations:

  • LaPorte Hospital - LaPorte, IN
  • Porter Regional Hospital - Valparaiso, IN
  • Starke Hospital - Knox, IN
  • St. Mary's Hospital - Hobart, IN
  • Franciscan Health - Michigan City, IN

Education

  • New York Presbyterian / Queens, Flushing, NY
  • Kent State University of College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
  • New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA)

Personal

Dr. Usmani is a native of Houston, TX. He has been practicing in NW Indiana since 2018. He is an academic at heart with a strong desire to deliver his patients the best care possible. In his off time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and all things culinary. He resides in Valparaiso, IN.

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