Lake Erie Podiatry, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, is a podiatry practice offering a blend of conservative treatments with the latest advancements in foot and ankle care. Michael Ruiz, DPM, and a dedicated team of professionals offer patients tailored care according to their individual needs. They strive to keep patients informed of the conditions affecting them and the most suitable treatments for each case.

Lake Erie Podiatry offers fast and simple scheduling with low wait times to be able to give patients the best chance at effective treatment for foot and ankle injuries. The office is conveniently located, comfortable, and offers state-of-the-art technology for efficient diagnosis and treatment planning. 

Dr. Ruiz and his team offer advanced and often non-invasive care for foot and ankle complications of all kinds. They specialize in diagnosing, managing, and treating acute and chronic podiatric problems like bunions, hammertoe, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and foot fractures. 

A wide array of treatment options is available, allowing patients to have the best possible chance at a full recovery from their foot or ankle complications. Dr. Ruiz uses top-tier devices and brands like PowerStep® orthotics for foot pain, The Remy Laser for accelerated healing, and Lapiplasty® 3D Surgery for bunions. 

When non-invasive or minimally invasive approaches can’t result in improvement for foot and ankle function, Dr. Ruiz and his team offer strategic foot and ankle surgery. They can treat a range of disease and damage types with tendon and ligament repair, arthroscopy, fracture repair, and other versatile techniques. 

For mild, severe, or worsening foot pain or instability, don’t hesitate to call Lake Erie Podiatry or schedule online today.

At Lake Erie Podiatry, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Quality Care

When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs...a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physician meets all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

Informed Patients

Dr. Michael Ruiz believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting

The best care in the world doesn't mean anything if you can't access it. At Lake Erie Podiatry, we strive to make our Erie, PA office as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about Dr. Michael Ruiz's office, including our Erie, PA location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling.


Accepted Insurances

For your convenience, Lake Erie Podiatry accepts most major insurance plans. Click on "View full list of companies" to see a list of commonly accepted insurances. This list is not entirely inclusive of all the plans we accept. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office at (814) 883-3668

AmeriHealth Caritas
Blue Cross Blue Shield
PA Health & Wellness
United Healthcare
UPMC Health Plan

How to Avoid Getting an Ingrown Toenail

Having an ingrown toenail can make every step more painful than the last, causing you to take frequent breaks. If you’ve had ingrown toenails in the past, consider taking these steps to avoid them in the future.

Could My Footwear Be Causing My Plantar Fasciitis?

When exploring any heel pain you have and your overall podiatric health, it may be helpful to examine your choices in footwear. Find out if your plantar fasciitis has anything to do with your favorite shoes.

My Toenail Fungus Is Embarrassing: Can You Help?

While many people are embarrassed by the shapes, sizes, or smells of their feet, toenail fungus can make you avoid putting your toes on display altogether. Read on to learn about podiatric treatments that can restore your confidence.


Words from our patients

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    "Doctor Ruiz and his office have been wonderful!! My son had a procedure they got him in the office quickly and was able to perform the procedure in a timely fashion."

    Jessica M.
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    "Dr Ruiz is the best foot Dr I know. He has a wonderful bedside manner and always very professional!!"

    Jeanine R.


Lake Erie Podiatry
3910 Caughey Road, Suite 130
West Millcreek

Erie, PA 16506
Phone: 814-209-8946
Fax: 888-329-6120

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