Our Podiatrists

Alan J. Discont, DPM, FACFAS

Chandler, AZ Podiatrist

Family foot & Ankle Care, PC

Alan J. Discont, DPM, FACFAS

Director: Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC

Treating people gently, consistently and quickly, so they can resume the activities they love as soon as possible” – that’s the philosophy of Dr. Discont, a foot and ankle specialist recognized as a PHOENIX magazine “Top Doc” since 2008. Board-certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He is president of his state medical association, practicing in the East Valley for more than 30 years and is a frequent lecturer and contributor for medical societies, public organizations and television networks, including CBS Your Health, FOX Medical News, KAZT Morning Scramble, TV3 AzFamily and TV15 Sonoran Living. Education is the key to state of the art medical care.” says Dr. Discont, who is a former residency director and adjunct clinical professor for medical schools since 1986 and regularly completes two to three times the Arizona annual educational requirements. After attending Ohio State University and University of Arizona, he earned his doctorate at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, performed his surgical residency in Mesa, and specialized surgical training in Phoenix, Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland and Tucson.

When asked what’s new in foot and ankle care, Dr. Discont is pleased to provide four newly advanced and exciting treatments:

• Amnionic stem cell therapy, a micro-insertional therapy for chronically painful ligament and tendon conditions that has been proven to be very successful in non-resolving tendon and joint injuries, heel pain, sports medicine and preventing surgery.

• Hyperblue laser treatment for nail and skin fungal infections, spider veins and skin conditions. This painless cosmetic laser therapy can be used to reduce or eliminate unsightly skin and fungal infections, many times without oral medications.

• HyProCure realignment correction for adolescent and adult flat foot conditions that cause ankle, knee, hip and back problems from internal imbalance. This minimally invasive procedure helps correct abnormal alignment, relieving symptoms in children and adults. HyProCure gives many patients the freedom to wear casual shoes or sandals and go barefoot again.

• Laser guided 3D orthotic/insole therapy, providing digital contour mapping of the feet, helping to control abnormal alignment in children and adults, many times preventing surgery.

Extensive Education:

Alan Discont Foot Doctor"I believe a doctor's education is vital to the quality of care he provides. My patients can expect nothing but the best now and in the future."

Dr. Alan J. Discont received his pre-medical education at Ohio Sate University and the University of Arizona. He received his doctorate in podiatric medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland Ohio. After acquiring additional specialized surgical training at dedicated hospitals in Phoenix, Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland and Tucson, he performed his medical and surgical residency in Phoenix, Arizona. Keeping up with his commitment to the latest advances in technology, Dr. Discont attends greater than 60-70 hours of continuing medical education annually 2-3 times more than the annual requirement.

Highly Qualified

  • Board Certification in Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners
  • Associate Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery
  • Certified, Podiatric Laser Surgery-Scripts Clinic
  • Certified, Foot and Ankle Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Certified, Foot and Ankle Endoscopic Surgery
  • Certified, Extracorpreal Pulse Wave Therapy (ESWT)
Alan J. Discont, DPM, FACFASPROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
  • Arizona Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgeons
  • International Society Podiatric Laser Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Arthroscopic Association
  • Southwest and American Footcare Networks
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
  • Associate Professor, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Iowa College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Midwestern College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Associate Professor, California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Surgical Residency Co-Director, Ambulatory Surgicenter Tempe
  • Surgical Residency Co-Director, Sun City Surgical Programs

HOSPITAL & SURGICAL CENTER AFFILIATION: Mercy Gilbert Hospital

Banner Desert Samaritan Hospital
Chandler Regional Hospital
Mesa General Hospital
Tempe St. Lukes Hospital
Banner Mesa Lutheran Hospital

 

Warner Park Surgicenter
Arizona Orthopedic Hospital
Desert Outpatient Surgicenter
Physicians Surgical Center Tempe
Physicians Surgical Center Gilbert
Physicians Surgical Center Scottsdale


Dr. Krahn

Dr. Gregory M. Krahm, DPM, FACFAS

Associate, Family Foot & Ankle Care PC.
 

Dr. KrahnDr. Krahn has practiced in the east valley community for 8 years, and is a Board Certified wound specialist with the American Academy of Wound Management, and Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a founding staff physician at Chandler Regional Hospital Wound Healing Center, a multispecialty clinic including: podiatric, vascular, general and plastic surgeons treating the valleys most challenging wounds utilizing the latest, most advanced techniques.



Dr. Krahn performed his Pre-Medical training at Bringham Young University in Provo, UT, graduating cum laude. He received his Doctorate from the California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco. After extensive clinical and surgical training in foot and ankle care and surgery at the University of Texas, San Antonio, he performed a multi-year surgical residency program at Westview Hospital, Indianapolis, IN in all aspects of advanced lower extermity medicine & surgery.
 

Dr. Krahn is fluent in Spanish after living in Spain and frequently helps to translate medical information and literature for the understanding and benefit of our Spanish-speaking community



Podiatrists

Professional associations:

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • American Academy of Wound Management
Hospital and Surgical Center affiliations:
  • Chandler Regional Hospital
  • Gilbert Mercy Medical Center
  • Banner Desert Medical Center
  • Warner Park Surgical Center
  • Physicians Surgical Center of Tempe
  • Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital

Dr. Andrews

Dr. Boyd Andrews, DPM, AACFAS

Associate, Family Foot & Ankle Care PC.

Dr. AndrewsDr. Andrews, a Pheonix Arizona native, graduated Bringham Young University and recieved his doctorate from the Midwestern University, Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona.

After internship at Phoenix Veterans Hospital, Dr. Andrews completed his three year surgical residency in Detroit, Michigan, with extensive training in all aspects of foot & ankle medicine and surgery, including; lower extermity trauma, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Andrews is a member of the American and Arizona Podiatric Medical Association, Associate of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. As a recognized author, he has presented and published original research concerning evaluation and treatment of bunions and foot & ankle arthritis in multiple magazines including Podiatry Today and The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery & Podiatry Today.
 

Professional associations:

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Arizona Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • American Board of foot & Ankle Surgery Qualified

Hospital and Surgical Center affiliations:

  • Chandler Regional Hospital Medical Center
  • Gilbert Mercy Hospital Medical Center
  • Banner Desert Hospital Medical Center
  • Physicians Surgical Center of Tempe
  • Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital