Dr. Felipe Peterson is a podiatrist practicing in St Petersburg, FL. Dr. Peterson is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Peterson diagnoses and treats conditions of the feet. The feet are key body parts that give a person stability, absorb shock, allow for walking and standing and are necessary for overall well-being. So, the feet need expert care. Podiatrists can specialize in surgery, wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care and pediatrics.
Education and Training
Barry University DPM 2016
Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine (Multiple Specialties in Podiatry)
Felipe F. Peterson, DPM's Expert Contributions
The inversion ankle sprain is the single most common injury in all of the sports and athletic injuries universally. If you regularly watch sporting events, and an athlete is on injured reserve, likely it is due to an inversion ankle sprain. It constitutes at minimum 40% of all sports injuries, and...
Picture yourself gearing up in your swimsuit and getting ready to go to the beach since the Covid-19 pandemic has lifted. You have your cooler filled with your choice drinks, designer sunglasses, sunscreen, and ready to put your toes and the sand. Everybody is excited and ready to...
Ever wonder where that tingling, shooting, burning, even cramping type of pain shooting down your legs or even localized in your feet come from?Peripheral neuropathy is estimated to affect well over 3 million people in the United States, primarily affecting those over the range of 41 years.As common...
Gout is an ancient and well-known disease that has been around for ages, historically known as the “Disease of Kings” due to its association with the consumption of creamy and rich foods. There is an extensive list of food groups that some individuals are more sensitive to, including red meat,...
Do you have chronic foot, ankle, or lower leg pain? Have you failed conservative treatment options such as oral medications, orthotics, cortisone injections, braces, and other modalities? Are you interested in a non-surgical treatment option for chronic pain, fasciitis, tendonitis, or other chronic...
There is nothing worse than dealing with a nagging athletic injury. Whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, the guiding principles of treatment and prevention of common sports injuries all remain the same. Here we will discuss the top five reasons why athletic injuries occur and...
Compression socks ice and elevating legs above heart READ MORE
It's possible you could have scraped a nerve, really need an US or MRI to find out for sure. READ MORE
If there is no trauma, this is likely sciatic nerve pain and circulation problems. Ultrasound testing and NCV/EMG testing needed to further define along with bloodwork. Dr. P READ MORE
Definitely not, foot and ankle specialist. Chiropractors are best for back and neck pain. READ MORE
Avoid tight shoes, foot soaking with epsom salts, and applying antibiotic ointment. If it gets worse, may have to see a podiatrist to have it removed. READ MORE
Bunion splints, wraps, orthotics can all help to mitigate a bunion, but not completely shrink it as it is an underlying biomechanical deformity. READ MORE
This sounds like a serious problem. You definitely need a second opinion. READ MORE
Never do this!! Need to be braced, splinted and possibly relocated READ MORE
I reccommend eucrisa skin cream for thin fragile skin READ MORE
I hope you had this looked at. Looks like a really bad ankle sprain or even a possible fracture. Did you see somebody for this? READ MORE
Flat feet can definitely cause back pain yes. Orthotics help very much READ MORE
Combination therapy of oral lamisil and topical tolnaftate works best in my opinion. READ MORE
If you are physically active, yes. If you are a couch potato, no. READ MORE
That seems like a severe case of toenail fungus. Usually over-the-counter products are ineffective. Best course to treat is nail biopsy and see which medicines are most accurate to treat. READ MORE
Sounds like some degree of a nerve entrapment of the lower limb to which nerve conduction velocities performed by a neurologist would confirm diagnosis. Treatment would range from medical and surgical as last resort. Alternative therapies would include shockwave and stem cell. READ MORE
Going barefoot is not a good idea because it potentiates the deformity. You definitely want to find the appropriately fitting shoe or a medical grade supportive sandal, such as oofos or vionics. READ MORE
We are the best at treating ingrown toenails! READ MORE
It is not uncommon to have some residual discomfort, swelling, and numbness to the ankle after surgery. Particularly if there are implants placed or if due to infection. Swelling and numbness can persist up to a year. READ MORE
Generally not for 6-8 weeks READ MORE
Is this regarding surgically or non surgically? Usually, depending on the grade and severity, but purely ligamentous ankle grade 2 or 3 sprain can take up to one month to resolve. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Team Podiatrist Hillsborough Community College 2019 - Present
- Treasurer Florida Podiatric Medical Student Association -
- Treasurer Hispanic Podiatric Medical Student -
- Barton Bagget Community Service Award 2015 Barry University
- Young Physician Liason 2019 FPMA
- Miami Dade Podiatric Medical Association
- Young Physician Liaison for Miami Dade County
- American Diabetic Association
- American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
- Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts
- Larkin Palm Springs Hospital in Hialeah, Florida
- Boston Medical Center
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Special Olympics
- Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry
Professional Society Memberships
- Florida Podiatric Medical Association, American Podiatric Medical Association
Felipe F. Peterson, DPM's Practice location
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Get to know Podiatrist Dr. Felipe F. Peterson, who serves patients in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Dr. Peterson is a respected podiatrist specializing in the treatment of the foot, ankle, and related parts of the leg. Since 2015, he has been sharpening his clinical skills under the tutelage of Dr. Kyle Kinmon, one of the greatest foot and ankle surgeons in South Florida, at Certified Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC. at the office in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The physicians, surgeons, and staff of Certified Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC., are dedicated to excellence in providing their patients and the community with advanced, comprehensive conservative and surgical treatment of the foot, ankle, and lower leg in a caring and compassionate environment. They hold themselves to the highest standards of continuing education and training in emerging techniques, achieving elite levels of board certification, as well as educating their patients, fellow and future physicians in the evolving field of foot and ankle surgery.
Born in Brazil, Dr. Peterson moved to the United States with his family as a young boy. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from a rigorous premedical track at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, where he also acquired experience in pharmacy. He then earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, where he not only excelled academically, but also spearheaded numerous community service campaigns and held multiple student leadership roles, including Treasurer for both the Florida Podiatric Medical Student Association and the Hispanic Podiatric Medical Student Association, as well as Podiatry Student Ambassador. For his many community service efforts while at Barry, he was recognized and awarded the Barron Baggett Community Scholarship.
Furthering his training, Dr. Felipe began his residency at Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts, where he received intense training in internal medicine general and vascular surgery. He also gained valuable experience in intense and critical diabetic limb salvage. He went on to complete an additional residency in Larkin Palm Springs Hospital in Hialeah, Florida, where he acquired beneficial experience with trauma related surgery, reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery, and total joint replacements. While completing his residency, he was a guest lecturer for Palm Springs Hospital on several occasions, presenting on complicated topics such as charcot arthropathy, diabetic foot ulcers, and fungal infections of the lower extremity. In addition, he served as a board member for the Miami Dade Podiatric Medical Association and a Young Physician Liaison for Miami Dade County, as well as raised awareness and funds for the American Diabetic Association.
Maintaining strong ties to his family and culture while pursuing his education in the U.S. afforded Dr. Peterson the opportunity to become fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish, which helps him better serve diverse patient populations. He is an active member of local churches and the communities in which he lives and works, and currently serves as the team podiatrist for the Hillsborough Community College baseball team.
Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of a variety of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. A podiatrist, also known as a podiatric physician or a foot and ankle surgeon, is a medical professional devoted to the treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. They can treat injuries and complications from ongoing health issues like diabetes. The American Board of Podiatric Medicine exists to offer podiatric physicians comprehensive board qualification and certification.
Not only is Dr. Peterson a well-rounded physician, but he is also a brother, a husband, and a father to a son and two dogs.
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