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Dr. Timothy Kruse, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Timothy Kruse takes great pride in the quality of our Podiatric care, it is our philosophy to offer Patient Focused Podiatry. At Northside Foot & Ankle, this means the needs of our patients are paramount. Our aim is ensuring the highest quality podiatric care available, in an environment specifically designed for this purpose. From simple and routine treatments, to laser therapy and minor surgery, we endeavor to make every experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We try at all times to treat our patients as we would like to be treated ourselves. Our caring and gentle approach places great emphasis upon listening to the concerns of each patient, enabling us to tailor the treatment which best suits the needs of the individual. Whether it be your foot or ankle, we’ll work together to find the answers that will bring relief. Our holistic approach considers maintenance and prevention as important as treatment and cure

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Foot Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)

Education and training

  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1831195841

Office locations

Northside Foot & Ankle

1007 Church Street, Suite 105

Evanston, IL 60201

Northside Foot & Ankle

750 N. Franklin St, Suite 102

Chicago, IL 60654

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Dr. Kruse is a fantastic doctor. Works through your concerns in a friendly, matter of fact and effective way. Highly recommended.
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Great doc! Will be back!
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The appointment was for my mother, who has dementia.I wasn't in the room with my mom but I could hear most of what was said. Doctor Kruse was kind, patient, and handled my mother with gentleness and respect.
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Spent a ton of time walking through the issue i had with me. Highly recommend!
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I came in with severe plantar faciitis that I had let go far too long. My heel was so swollen I could hardly walk. Dr.Kruse took x-rays to make sure I didn't have bone spurs, gave me a cortisone shot thathelped SO IMMENSELY, gave me a temporary foot band to help stabilize my arch, and made molds of my feet so that I can have real orthotic inserts instead of the not-so-helpful ones from the drugstore. I can walk again! With follow up, the inserts, and doing the exercises he gave me for my foot I am sure to be mobile enough to enjoy my trip to Europe in a couple months.
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Excellent all around. I truly appreciate a friendly doctor with punctuality. Really makes a negative situation positive immediately.
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Excellent as always
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Awesome experience today! Went in a few minutes before my appointment and was greeted by a friendly receptionist. Was seen within 5 minutes. Dr. Kruse was excellent, really nice guy. Would refer in a heartbeat.
Less than 3 months ago
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He was very direct about my foot issues. The office staff were friendly and quick to help! Definitely would recommend Dr. Kruse.
Less than 3 months ago
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Quick, easy, informational and super helpful!
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Very kind doctor. Ready to listen.
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Dr, Kruse was friendly, professional & very thorough with explaining my bunion issue & the options I have available to me...
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He was attentive and informative. He also gave me options and outlook of what can and can not be done
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Worst practice I've ever been to. The staff is so unprofessional. I was told my services were 100% covered by insurance. I was then sent a bill in the mail. When I called to ask why after being told I wouldnot owe, I had to leave a voice message and not actually speak with anyone. I sent an email, which was never returned. I was finally contacted MONTHS after my appointment to let me know there's a balance on my account. I was told there was a miscommunication from the front desk staff and the balance is accurate. As a patient care coordinator myself, I would know the difference. Take accountability for your staff's "miscommunication."
Less than 6 months ago
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Everything was positive with my visit with Timothy Kruse and his assistant.
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He was great! Definitely recommend anyone to go.
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Dr. Kruse has a wonderful bedside manor
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Very nice guy, straightforward and just looking out for my best interests. Didn’t try to sell me on anything unnecessary. Would recommend.
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Had a great visit with Dr. Kruse. He was prompt at seeing me and going over x-rays. Was very personable and friendly.
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Dr. Kruse is always super efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. He gets you in and out without any fuss.
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Highly recommend! I was very happy with my visit. I was able to get the appointment right away. I had no wait time in the office. Very professional and friendly staff. Dr. Kruse was easy to talk with and he listenedto me. He was very clear in the way he explained my x-rays. Already feel confident about my recovery. I'll definitely go back.
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He was so helpful when I was looking for a new podiatrist in Chicago! He was very helpful and knew the best suggestion for me.
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Very Professional and very helpful. Took the time to answer all my questions and walk through all potential scenarios. He was focused on what could be done to correct the issue with urgency and not just a wait and see method.He was also very available. I was able to make a same day appointment and be seen immediately. Would definitely recommend.
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Told me exactly what was wrong and I was out of the office in 30 minutes.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Kruse and his staff are friendly and always provide great customer service!
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A wonderful dr with great knowledge!
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One of “THE BEST” Doctors Hands Down. Extremely knowledgeable and no long waits. Definitely my go to.
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7:30am- booked 9am appt 9:04am- seen by Dr. Krause 9:14am- x-rays taken 9:21am- convo with Dr. Krause about x-rays and treatment plan. 9:29am- Uber to work! The most efficient doctor visit in my life.
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Thorough and helpful explanation/treatment plan.
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The staff is so friendly! I arrived early and they took me in right away. I have been dealing with my foot issue for months and Dr. Kruse made it go away instantly, and was so pleasant.
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He is personable, professional, compassionate and knowledgeable
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Very efficient, informative and felt like Dr. Kruse actually listened and considered what I was sting about my condition before giving his opinion.
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Friendly and efficient
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Very pleasant experience from start to finish. Dr. was super knowledgeable about his findings and recommended a simple course of treatment. Highly recommend for anyone needing a board-certified podiatrist.
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He walks you through how and what we are trying to manage in terms of pain/ problems. Give yiu very clear idea.
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Dr. Kruse was amazing. He explained everything and I felt like he listened to me and addressed all of my concerns. Arabella, his assistant, is a gem and a Jill of all trades! I will definitely be back and would recommendyou visit them for all of your below the knee concerns.
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Dr Kruse got down to the root of my problem and proposed a range of solutions and a recommended solution. I went with the latter, which was a short procedure in the office. He did everything as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
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Doc Kruse was super nice, attentive, and informative! Poor guy seemed busy, but that must be because everyone wants to seem him. Would reccommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great service!
Less than 1 year ago
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Convenient location in River North, professional and friendly staff.
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Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
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The doctor and his staff were very nice. I felt very well taken care of and will definitely recommend him to my family and friends!
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A pleasure walking into a Dr office and being seen on time! Love the staff. So pleasant and friendly. Dr. is fabulous!
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Good visit!
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Excellent doctor. Saved my uncle's life (spotted gangrene developing, and sent us to the ER immediately). Very personable and thorough.
More than 1 year ago
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Professional and friendly. He listened to my issues and provided thoughtful answers.
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Great! Dr Kruse is so pleasant. He gets you in on time and out in a timely manner.
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It's always a pleasure to see Dr K - he's helpful and direct. The office also runs really smoothly, which is a plus!
More than 1 year ago
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I had a quick consult, X-rays, prognosis, & treatment plan all within a quick 30 minutes. Dr. Kruse was great at explaining why he was prescribing the treatment and how it would help me. Definitely recommend!
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Everyone was friendly and nice. Better than my regular doctor!
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