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Dr. Joel Anderson, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

So many times a patient schedules an appointment to see a doctor that they know very little about, or worse, nothing at all. An appointment is scheduled with some nervousness about the capabilities of the physician they are scheduling with, and often times cancelled based on what they don't know about the doctor. If you have a moment, I would like to briefly introduce myself and my philosophy on patient care. My name is Dr. Joel R. Anderson; I'm a physician and surgeon of foot and ankle disorders. I'm originally from Racine, WI and my undergraduate studies were from the University of Wisconsin where I graduated with honors and received an Academic Achievement Award. I moved to Chicago in 1992 where I graduated from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. While attending medical school, I was given a Presidential Scholarship for academic excellence. Following medical school graduation, I completed two years of residency training at Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County and Norwegian American Hospital. Both are local Chicago hospitals that offered exhaustive training in the medical and surgical treatment of all foot and ankle disorders ranging from infants to the elderly, including elective surgical procedures with cosmetic considerations, extensive diabetic patient management and emergency surgical situations. I was the chief resident at both hospitals. During my second year of residency, I went to Mexico for a Medical Mission at Matehuala General Hospital in Matehuala, Mexico to perform surgical procedures on a multitude of foot and ankle pathology from infants to adults. I started in private practice after my residency training in 1998. I have been fortunate with the education that I have received and continue to give back by being an integral part of the residency training program at Norwegian American Hospital. I am currently the associate residency director and surgical consultant for all foot and ankle problems. Norwegian American Hospital is one of multiple affiliations. Others include: Advanced Ambulatory Surgery Center, Water Tower Surgery Center, Same Day Surgery Center, Jefferson Park Podiatric Surgicare and Parkside Urology Center at Lutheran General Hospital. I am certified in Electrocorporeal Shockwave Therapy, Echosonographic Ultrasound Imaging, Nerve Decompression Surgery, Laser Surgery and Arthroscopic/Endoscopic procedures. I can bring a wide range of experience and training to all patients ranging from infant to adult. I believe the key to patient care is attention to details and that taking time with patients is the most important aspect of your medical treatment. I take pride in establishing a personalized program and a treatment regimen that corresponds to my individual patient needs. Though surgery is an important component to the correction of many foot and ankle ailments, I strongly believe it is a last option after all conservative therapy has been exhausted. I am proud of the fact that patients are well informed and that we reach treatment options together after discussing their advantages.

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Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Norwegian American Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Foot Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)

Education and training

  • Norwegian American Hospital (Residency)
  • Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County (Residency)
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Diabetes Association

Awards and publications

  • Academic Achievement Award; Universityof Wisconsin – Parkside, Kenosha
  • Chief Resident: NorwegianAmerican Hospital
  • Chief Resident: OakforestHospital of Cook County
  • Presidential Scholarship; Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1952341505

Office locations

Advanced Foot and Ankle Centers of Illinois

4920 North Central Avenue

Chicago, IL 60630

Advanced Foot and Ankle Centers of Illinois

501 North Hicks Road

Palatine, IL 60067

Advanced Foot and Ankle Centers of Illinois

1200 North Green Bay Road

Waukegan, IL 60085

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I'm glad I did my homework because this doctor is really amazing. Knowledgeable, and great bedside manner plus great office staff= the doctor to see if you are having foot issues?. Don't wait call Dr. Anderson!
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BEST PODIATRIST I have EVER had the pleasure of working with. Very thorough and speaks to me in a language that I can understand. Is never condescending and instructs me as to what I can expect during and after each visit.I recommend Dr. Anderson to every single person I know who may have any type of foot or ankle pain or injury. Dr. Anderson REALLY CARES about his patients. TOP NOTCH!!
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Everyone was super nice and professional. Dr Joel Anderson was very polite explained everything in detail. I would highly recommend anyone here. I was very impressed.
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The best Dr I've ever seen
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It was a great first visit!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Anderson was very friendly and helpful!
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Dr Anderson is great I highly recommend him. Very personal and seems to care about your needs
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A very friendly doctor! Is great with my 85 year Old father!
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Dr. Joel Anderson is very professional and competent. I have seen Dr. Anderson over a number of years and he continues to fix my problems. Sincerely, Dirk A
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The visit was very efficient and brief.
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I LOVE Love Dr. Anderson! He is VERY Professional BUT VERY Personable. He makes you feel at ease as SOON as he enters the room! I HIGHLY Recommend Dr. Anderson and I am not a fan of Doctors so for me,this is saying a lot! I just wish he practiced more then Podiatry. The Staff were Friendly and very efficient!
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Very attentive & pleasant physician! Would highly recommend!
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Everyone associated with Dr. Anderson has always been kind, respectful, and very professional. My initial visit was per my friend's recommendation and I couldn't have been more grateful. Not only is Dr. Anderson a wonderful doctor, but a wonderfulperson as well. My husband and I feel very fortunate to be in his care. Thank you, Dr. A.
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Excellent medical professional. Dr. Anderson communicates and listens
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BEST Podiatrist (or any doctor for that matter) that I've EVER had. I brought my Dad to see Dr. Anderson, too, for issues with his feet and my Dad feels the same way! We will NEVER go to another podiatrist besides Dr. Anderson.....EVER!!!!
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Dr. Anderson was professional but relaxed, which put me at ease. He was straight-forward and clear and did s great job answering my questions and offering alternative treatment options. I look forward to following up with him.
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Dr. Joel Anderson is kind. He is very thorough and takes time with patients to explain things in detail. I highly recommend Dr. Joel Anderson.
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The doc and i go back many years and he always makes sure we are taken care of in a professional , quick manner .. we had some issues with insurance today and it all went very smoothly ! i highlyrecommend Dr Anderson to anyone seeking help with foot problems ! doctors like him are not easy to find , thank goodness for Dr A !!
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You can tell how much he enjoys helping his patients! Loved Dr.Anderson!
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Dr. Anderson was very friendly and personable. Definitely will go back if I ever need to.
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Very professional, and assured me that if any further questions arise regarding my foot care (being diabetic) I should not hesitate to call him.
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Dr. Anderson was very informative and showed an interested in my problem. He provided me with many options and did not pressure me to make a quick decision. This is my first visit with Dr. Anderson, but will be coming back to move forward with my treatment.
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Great,
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100% satisfied, everything was explained step by step, really appreciated how comfortable everyone made me feel. I will definitely recommend Dr Anderson to all my friend and family.
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Very informative and engaging.
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Dr. Anderson is pleasant and personable. Unfortunately, his front staff members are rude and unprofessional. I felt that this was true the first time I visited the office, but thought that I should give them another chance. The same staff member(s)were at the front desk and did not greet me until I greeted them first. The response was curt and disinterested. This was exactly the way I felt on my first visit. I have sought other care providers in the past for this same reason, and will consider doing this again. There is no excuse for anyone who enters a professional office to feel anything less than warmly welcomed! Dr. Anderson deserves to have his staff members reflect the same professional decorum as he shows to his patients.
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Was having pretty bad ankle pain (7/10) for over a year. The podiatrist at my PCP's office told me after seeing my MRI and X-rays that I'm fine, there's no issues and that I should try running and then left theroom! I saw Joel and not only did he listen, he diagnosed me immediately and figured out what wrong in the first appointment! See this guy!!!!!!!!!
More than 1 year ago
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Office personnel was very professional. We did not wait long. My son has autism and everyone was great with him. Everything was explained to me carefully. I was very pleased.
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Excellent service and explanation of toe issue including future treatments
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Does a great job
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Very engaging honest and informative. My will begin using h
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Dr. Anderson is courteous, professional and knowledgeable.
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Dr explained everything clearly. Told me all the options. Very personable. When doing exam was careful not to make injury hurt more. Would highly recommend.
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For a first time visit I was impressed with his explanations, cheerfulness and professional behavior.
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Very personable staff and doctor. Recommended to my husband should have a need of a podiatrist.
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He was great at listening to my concerns and addressing them, giving me options and letting me choose based on my comfort level.
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Dr. Anderson conducted a very thorough exam, explained the source of my pain and some steps (no pun intended) that I could take to alleviate the discomfort and speed up recovery.
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Dr. Anderson is great! Very personable and caring!
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He listens -Is professional and educates on alternatives. I believe in natural medicine and he found a way to avoid surgery and meds.My prognosis is as good as doing that . He does not rush I highly recommend him
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I would recommend Joel Anderson very professional and helpful. Great service!
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He listened to my problem. Took x-rays and an ultrasound right in the office. Offered options and treated my pain immediately.
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough. Explained everything and offered options to me. Would recommend him
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Very good, all was explained.
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Good!
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I was handled professionally by the office staff and only had to wait 5 minutes to see the dr. As far as the consultation with the dr. it was handled very professionally and when I left I had been informed aboutall of the questions that I had and I felt as though I had made a new friend. Great dr great office staff. Thanks.
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Although I primarily saw Dr. Anderson's associate I did see Dr. Anderson at the end of my appointment. The two doctors conferred with one another and came to the same diagnosis and treatment. I was very happy with their attentiveness aswell as the cordial manner of the receptionist. Highly recommend.
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Super friendly and eager to assist! Loved clear explanations of problems/solutions.
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I thought it was great. He took a lot of time explaining the reason for my pain and was proactive on the elimination of the pain. I like his pleasant attitude.
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An ingrown toenail was quite annoying. Dr. Anderson took care of it quickly and with no pain. It was amazing. Made me feel relaxed and comfortable. He needs to write a book on how to treat patients because he is themost professional doctor that I have ever had the pleasure to visit. Problems with your feet? Go to Dr. Joel Anderson! You will not be dissappointed!
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I was happy with the visit, Now I know the reason for my pain.
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