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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Michael L. Petranek is a native of Washington, D.C. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University. During the course of his studies, he had a unique opportunity to give volunteer service in Buenos Aires, Argentina for two years. Dr. Petranek continued his education at the California College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine, graduating with honors. He completed a rigorous three year surgical residency program at INOVA Fairfax and Georgetown University Hospitals. This specialized training enables him to diagnose, treat and provide both conservative and surgical care for injuries, disorders, and diseases of the foot and ankle. Dr. Petranek enjoys working with patients of all ages, giving them relief from their painful symptoms, and helping them return to full functional activity. Dr. Petranek is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Virginia Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Petranek is fluent in Spanish. He enjoys spending his leisure time camping, boating and participating in outdoor activities with his wife and five children. He can often be found biking on the W&OD trail or enjoying the pool with his family.
Verified Patient Reviews
I really like that he was able to look at the problem area and get rid of them. I love that those areas he said would not co e back and I am very happy about that.
Dr. Petranek was professional with a side of humor to put you at ease he picked up on what I needed and did the job well and with precision.
Office staff were friendly and accommodating, and Dr. Petranek is caring and very professional. All around great experience!
Dr. Petranek had a great manner and gave me helpful diagnostic and treatment information.
Friendly and easy to see. I was able to get an appt right away, and there was no waiting.
He is very nice and patient!
I went in with an injured toe. He and his staff were friendly, helpful and treated me with gentleness and respect. He also found another issue and taught me about it but didn't press me to deal with it then. Highly recommend Dr. Pasternaks practice.
My visit was great. The doctor talked on my level and was very helpful. The office staff were very nice. If you have any kind of toe nail problems I would definitely recommend Dr. Petranek.
I was very impressed and felt that the Dr. resolved several issues; I would definitely recommend him. His staff was universally helpful also.
Dr. Petranek explained the issue in a helpful manner and was clear about next steps needed to resolve it.
I had a pretty bad in grown toenail and Dr. Petranek was quick and efficient at getting it taken care of. He was also super friendly and outgoing and immediately made me feel comfortable with a condition that I had never experience before.
Took the time to explain what was wrong and how to fix it. Great bedside manner.
Very pleased with this doctor's service. Professional, timely, and solved the problem with minimal fuss. Will definitely see again recommend.
A pleasure to deal with, would go see again if needed!