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What is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel. In addition to undergraduate medical school training, podiatrists also attend graduate school for a doctorate degree in podiatry. Podiatrists are required to take state and national exams, as well as be licensed by the state in which they practice.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are an estimated 15,000 practicing podiatrists in the United States. Podiatrists are in demand more than ever today because of a rapidly aging population. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country.

Typically, podiatrists:

  • Consult with patients and other physicians on how to prevent foot problems.
  • Diagnose and treat tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and deformities.
  • Perform surgeries to correct or remedy such problems as bunions, clawtoes, fractures, hammertoes, infections, ruptured Achilles, and other ligaments and tendons.
  • Prescribe therapies and perform diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound and lab tests.
  • Prescribe or fits patients with inserts called orthotics that correct walking patterns.
  • Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis.



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 We believe in treating patients like family members. We offer a wide range of services from non-surgical to surgical treatment options. We believe in the highest quality care, patient understanding, and utilization of the latest treatment options and procedures available. With our skilled doctor and very friendly staff, we strive to make your office visit pleasant and productive. We offer flexible office hours in order to make your visit as accommodative as possible. We thank you in advance for your confidence and the opportunity of treating you or your loved ones. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns.



Dr. Theodore B. McKee has been practicing in the Staunton and Lexington areas for nearly ten years. A graduate of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, he went on to pursue his medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. McKee completed his residency training in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and further specialized his foot and ankle surgical training at St. Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. McKee practices in Staunton and Lexington, Virginia. He also does various specialty clinics in the area including Bath County Community Hospital in Hot Springs, Virginia. He is on active medical staff at Augusta Health in Fishersville and Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington. Dr. McKee performs all aspects of foot and ankle care ranging from non-surgical treatment of common ailments such as ingrown nails, heel pain, neuromas and diabetic foot care to surgical reconstruction and limb salvage.

Dr. McKee enjoys staying actively involved in the local medical community and regularly attends lectures and continuing medical education. Dr. McKee, his wife Christy, and their daughters Harper, Quinn, and Piper live in Staunton, Virginia. Outside of the office, besides spending time with his family, Dr. McKee enjoys flying and fly fishing.

Graduate Education:

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2000                

Undergraduate Education:
Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Bachelors of Science, Biology/Pre-Med 1996

Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System, Fort Meade, South Dakota
St. Luke's Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

American Podiatric Medical Association
Virginia Podiatric Medical Association

Hospital Staff Privileges:
Augusta Health, Fishersville, Virginia
Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Lexington, Virginia
Bath County Community Hospital, Hot Springs, Virginia

Volunteer Experience:
Augusta Regional Free Clinic
Rockbridge Area Free Clinic