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Qualifications and Experience
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
Verified Patient Reviews
He walks you through how and what we are trying to manage in terms of pain/ problems. Give yiu very clear idea.
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.
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 recommend you visit them for all of your below the knee concerns.
Doc Kruse was super nice, attentive, and informative! Poor guy seemed busy, but that must be because everyone wants to seem him. Would reccommend.
Convenient location in River North, professional and friendly staff.
Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
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!
A pleasure walking into a Dr office and being seen on time! Love the staff. So pleasant and friendly. Dr. is fabulous!
Excellent doctor. Saved my uncle's life (spotted gangrene developing, and sent us to the ER immediately). Very personable and thorough.
Professional and friendly. He listened to my issues and provided thoughtful answers.
Great! Dr Kruse is so pleasant. He gets you in on time and out in a timely manner.
It's always a pleasure to see Dr K - he's helpful and direct. The office also runs really smoothly, which is a plus!
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!
Everyone was friendly and nice. Better than my regular doctor!
Very nice, matter of fact, and intelligent.
I really appreciated how Dr. Kruse spoke to me. He as very relatable. He is officially added to my medical family!!
Dr. Timothy Kruse is the perfect combination of professional and friendly. He asks great questions and gets straight to the issue. He also makes me laugh, which makes me feel comfortable. Highly recommend!
My wife referred me to Dr. Kruse after seeing him last summer for a minor issue. She raved about how pleasant and professional he was so when I started having issues she immediately booked me an appointment. Dr. Kruse was just as great as she described. He was very attentive and took my issue seriously. Very glad with my visit.
Dr Kruse was very friendly and took the time to explain everything. They did x-rays in the office and had them immediately for the doctor to view. Now looking into orthotics and not being in pain!
Very professional and nice. We got to the probable causes quickly and began treatment.
Dr. Kruse is very professional, efficient, helpful, and knowledgeable! He explained everything and made me feel comfortable with the plan going forward! Nice staff too. Thank you!
I appreciate the attention to details and the doctors was very caring to my issue.
Very Comfortable speaking with him and easy to understand.
Dr. Kruse listened and immediately knew what was causing my issues. He came up with a treatment plan and I'm on the road to recovery.
Dr Kruse was kind and competent and didn't try to upsell me things I did not need. His Medical Assistant is excellent. Don't hesitate before making an appointment with dr kruse.
Always a pleasant experience at his office. I am always seen asap and his team is fantastic. Dr. Kruse is wonderful and does not treat you like just another patient. Cool guy!
The fact that I injured myself on Saturday and was able to get in (as a first time patient!) Monday afternoon to be seen speaks volumes. Amazing office, Dr. Kruse is superb and the office staff is great.
Dr. Kruse is accurate and quick! I tend to be very anxious at any type of doctor appointment but he made me feel at ease with his great personality and sense of humor. He found me the most reasonably priced ways to deal with my neuroma. I never waited more than 2 minutes for my appointments. His practice is clean, comfortable and his staff is so friendly. I would recommend him to other Chicago residents who suffer from foot pain.
We built good rapport and I returned frequently for follow-up treatments. Neither of my two issues were resolved though. Only after seeing another doctor did I solve my problems.
He's great. The Dr. Gets you you in and out in no time. Explains everything as he's doing his job.
My visit with Dr. Kruse went very smoothly. I was seen right away, and after all my vitals and X-rays were taken I got an informed diagnosis. I was given my options and felt comfortable with the choices provided. I will definitely be going back.
Dr Kruse is simply exceptional. He is knowledgeable, caring, thorough, and plans for my future health as well as solving my current issue. I demand a lot from my body and his care and the care plan that he has developed for me allows me to continue doing so even at 50 years old. He is a wonderful person and podiatrist and I wholeheartedly recommend him!
It was so incredibly smooth I was amazed. The registration process for a new patients was a breeze because you can do it online before you arrive at the office. The fact that I didn't have to wait at all to see the doctor once I arrived was a plus. I was so nervous when I arrived because I have never had the experiences before and didn't know what to expect. Dr. Kruse was very nice and explained everything completely before he started. I was done in a matter of minutes. I would highly recommend him to everyone. Every review I read about how great he was 100% true.
Dr. Kruse was awesome! Incredibly friendly staff and no wait time. I was nervous about my insurance and what it would cover and the staff called and checked everything out before I underwent any treatment. I would highly recommend him if you need foot or ankle help in the loop!
Dr. Kruse is always professional without being brusque, knows what he is doing. My feet are in good hands in his office!
I really like Dr. Kruse!! He was great and informative
Wonderful. Dr. Kruse was very friendly had heard my concerns.
He seemed to know what he was doing and hopefully we will see positive results with his recommendations. Thank you.
Friendly doctor who really follows up.
Fabulous!!! He's a really great guy and Doctor too!
He addressed my concerns very well and developed a plan of attack to get me back to 100%. So far, he seems great! And the office was very accommodating to get me in earlier.
I have been going to Dr Kruse since 2011. He's been taking care of my foot and making it feel better. He's quick and fast in his delivery. Great Treatment! His Loop location is right of the train. Very convenient!!
Wow! I was in and out in less than 1 hour! Dr. Kruse was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. The front office staff was very nice as well. I would highly recommend him for your foot needs.
Very knowledgeable, helped me as I was expecting. Everybody is nice in the office, I would definitely come back! There was a bit of wait because there were a few people, but I came after work hours, when everybody would want to come, so this can be expected. Only thing that could be improved is that he doesn't necessarily close the door of the room. I don't really mind, but if you do, just ask him to close it.
Was able to get a last minute appointment and was seen very quickly.
Dr. Kruse was awesome with my daughter! She was extremely nervous and he handled it very well!
He is friendly, his office is friendly it's easy to get an appointment that fits into my schedule. More importantly, he gives clear, helpful advice -- he really helped me.
Made a last minute appointment after the marathon and Dr. Kruse got me in right away, no wait, very kind and knowledgeable and gave me the best cost effective and timely treatment and recovery plan. Would definitely recommend!
He's a nice guy to talk with. Very professional and informative.
Dr Kruse was awesome. I saw him on a referral for a foot emergency and he took great care of him and moved very quickly. Would definitely go back to him for any future pediatrist appointments.
Excellent office staff & Dr Kruze is an excellent communicator. Did a great job on my procedure surgery today.
I was seen by Dr. Kruse within 5 minutes of arriving for my appointment. He was very likable, listened to all of my symptoms, and gave a thorough diagnosis. He explained to me both short-term and long-term solutions for the pain I was feeling. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kruse to anyone looking for a new podiatrist.
Excellent first appointment and assessment. Very friendly staff and got in right away. Dr. Kruse covered all my concerns and options for treatment for pain/numbness in my foot when exercising. Overall, very professional staff and very positive first visit.
Dr Kruse was very efficient in his work. I liked that he always gave me very cost effective options and made me feel comfortable with the decisions we made.
Dr, Kruse was great and so was the staff at his office. I am very happy to have gone to see Dr. Kruse. He was kind, caring, and compassionate. He was very thoughtful of how he approached my needs and discussed the possibilities of what was wrong with my foot. He was accommodating to my schedule and any questions I had. I will always recommend him to anyone who needs a good Podiatrist.
He is open to a bit of chitchat but it does not let it slow down the procedure. He is careful, firm but gentle and stops for a nanosecond when whatever he's doing tickles. (My feet are sensitive so we usually have a few stops for tickles.) AND he reads your comments in ZocDoc.
As always, I was taken immediately and was through in a very short time. Everything went smoothly and Dr. Kruse listened to my inquiry and made suggestions and offered to help in solving another problem.
Dr. Kruse was incredibly fast, friendly, and helpful. Office was nice. Parking was simple. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
Dr. Kruse is amazing!!! He fit me in right away with no wait. He kept me distracted while I was nervous during my procedure by giving me recommendations for my upcoming trip. Definitely recommend him!
Dr. Kruse is very personable, and he quickly analyzed my problem and arrived at an effective treatment. I highly recommend him.
This was a really great visit. The doctor took time to really examine my son and hi did ex-ray. They are also making insoles for him.
Great doctor, easy to talk to.
He was wonderful, very professional, knowledgeable, and very friendly! Highly recommend him!
Dr. Kruse was thorough and encouraging. We embarked on a regular therapy that the thinks will give me quick and long-lasting results.
I went to the clinic for plantar wart. Staff and doctor was really nice and professional. No wait time at all. I had filled out forms online before going to the clinic which saved time there. I am happy with my experience with this clinic.
My experience was great overall. The staff is very friendly and the wait time is very short.
I cannot say enough good things about Timothy and his staff! Was seen early, Timothy has a great bed side manner and put me at ease about how the procedure was going to go. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Timothy to friends/family/co-workers for any of their needs.
Very professional and informative. Attentive and thorough. A berry nice doctor.
Great bedside manner, great staff. I recommend him to everyone.
Kruse is the absolute best !!!
He was great and staff was very polite and kind
Very friendly and a great doctor!
Quick attention, good instructions after I left, proactive thinking about preventative care going forward.
He is my BFF, and a wonderful physician!!!!
I made my appointment the night before, after they were closed. They confirmed my appointment the next morning, and called to let me know that I could come in early if I wanted to in order to get help right away. Everyone in the office was very nice and professional. They also made it very easy to make a follow up appointment. It was very pleasant, professional, effective, and I would highly recommend this doctor and office.
Very good visit.
Dr. Kruse was very helpful and efficient with my injury. He was able to fix it in 10 minutes and make me feel very comfortable in the office and with the injury.
Very professional, very competent, great care provider!
Easy. Friendly, knowledgeable, down to earth. Comfortable office and nice staff.
He was very friendly, professional and informative. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
My visit was very pleasant! He always makes the patient feel comfortable; not to mention the fact that I've never had an appointment last longer than 15 minutes. I'm always in and out as he gets the job done efficiently!
Came in with acute pain, had x-rays and treatment within an hour.
Wonderful experience. Kind and reliable office staff. Dr Kruse takes sufficient time to listen to the patient's descriptions and asks the right questions to get to the bottom of the issue. I have been back a few times and can only recommend Dr. Kruse.
Dr. Kruse and his staff were GREAT! The new office space is great! My orthodics fitting was fast and I was in and out in less than an hour.
Super. Love him.
He was good-competent, but not spectacular.
Personable, professional, got me in fit me out and I left feeling confident there was a treatment path.
I was really nervous about my appointment but he was very friendly and did everything he could to calm me down. Friendly staff, quick service. Clean office. Would reccommend
Very positive experience all around.
He was super nice, took his time with me and answered all my questions. Highly recommend!
Great visit. Dr. Kruse helped a lot with an ongoing chronic pain in my right foot. Already scheduled a follow-up appointment. Very quick and satisfactory visit - I was able to sneak in the appointment on my lunch hour and got back to work with time to spare!
I think it went very well. We had a good discussion of my case.
concise, informative and friendly
Always a great visit. Takes care of his patients!
I had a great experience!
Dr Kruse is good, he knows what to do and does it. A few comments about non-controversial topics, my calluses were gone and my toenails were clipped short but not too short. The staff in this office are okay but don't seem to care much about anything. Except they do squeeze out all your patient information in as short a time as possible.
Very professional and caring
Dr. Timothy Kruse, is a great doctor! It's been over two years since my last visit and he recalled who I was even before looking at my chart. I would highly recommend Dr. Kruse.
Dr. Kruse was professional, courteous and made me feel at ease.
Clean, comfortable offices with friendly, helpful staff who made everything as easy as possible.
Professional and prompt.
Dr Kruse was professional, helpful, funny, and kind. His staff were delightful and there was very little wait. Room was clean and comfortable and I would definitely go back again.
Very good! I am very nervous with doctors and he was very understanding and kept me calm and comfortable during the whole procedure that I couldn't believe how quickly it went by.
It was fast he got to it right away. I liked my visit.
Very nice, understanding, and reassuring!
There was some sort of scheduling problem that had me scheduled at a different location at a different time and with a different doctor, so that was kind of confusing. Luckily they could squeeze me in.
I was impressed with his sincere interest in trying to understand my concerns and meet my needs. He listened to what my symptoms and offered multiple suggests without seeming as if he was only interested in what and/or how I can obtain excessive appointments. I am confident in my decision to have surgery with Dr. Kruse!
They were fast, courteous, not overwhelming with medical jargon and told me ways to treat my problem with breaking the bank.