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Stephan J. LaPointe, DPM, PhD, FACFAS

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Stephan J. LaPointe, DPM
Stephan J. LaPointe, DPM

Podiatrist Stephan J. LaPointe, DPM, PhD, FACFAS of Georgia Foot & Ankle Specialists is dedicated to providing the highest quality foot and ankle care. With one office conveniently located in Rome, Georgia, Dr. LaPointe is the only podiatrist in the area board certified in both Forefoot and Rearfoot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. He is the only podiatrist in the country with three years of surgical training and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. His thesis and focus was on lateral ankle instability and how to surgically repair it. Dr. LaPointe is a faculty member of the Podiatry Institute and is constantly lecturing on his work and research.

Dr. LaPointe provides treatment for a variety of podiatric conditions, such as heel pain and fungal nails, and offers sports medicine and surgical procedures. Georgia Foot & Ankle Specialists accepts most insurance plans and welcomes new patients! We are following the recommended guidelines of the CDC and are requiring that masks are worn when entering the office.

Dr. LaPointe received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. After graduating in 1996, he completed three years as a surgical resident at Emory Northlake Regional Medical Center in Tucker, Georgia. Dr. LaPointe is board certified in both forefront and rear-front and reconstructive rear-foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He has hospital affiliations with Floyd Medical Center and Polk Medical Center and has been in practice since 1996.

Dr. LaPointe has done medical missions for the Baja Crippled Children’s Project in Mexico, Healing the Children in El Salvador and has responded to provide surgical services in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.

Hospital Appointments:

  • 1999-2001 - Fletcher - Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont
  • 1999-2001 - Champlain Valley Physicians’ Hospital, Plattsburgh, New York
  • 2000-2001 - Catholic Medical Center/Elliot Hospital, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 2001-2003 - Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Georgia
  • 2001-2008 - Emory Northlake Regional Medical Center, Tucker, Georgia
  • 2003-present - Gordon Hospital, Calhoun, Georgia
  • 2006-present - Floyd Medical Center, Rome, Georgia

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