Expert Care, One Step at a Time.
The Sonoran Foot and Ankle Institute is Tucson’s preferred foot and ankle treatment center. We pride ourselves in offering the latest in proven, state-of-the-art, and patient-center treatments. The Institute was founded with a mission of providing superior patient care, advancing podiatry, and serving the community. Make an appointment today to discuss your foot and ankle concerns with our expert team.
With years of experience, our medical team will intently investigate the cause and contributing factors to your condition. We understand the importance of patient education on effective ways to take care of your body so that you can heal quickly. Together we will create a plan to effectively address your needs on a personal level.
A native to Arizona with prolific training in foot and ankle disease, Dr. David Hatch is proud to practice in Tucson. With an affinity toward treating severe foot and ankle deformity, limb salvage, Charcot neuroarthropathy, and neuromuscular disorders, Dr. Hatch is dedicated to providing compassionate and considerate care to all.
Carrie Hess grew up in Iowa City, Iowa and studied Biochemistry at Iowa State University. She graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2005 and came to Tucson to complete a residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital. She started in private practice in 2008 and has been part of the same clinic in Tucson since then. She is a caring and compassionate medical provider who seeks to involve her patients in their care. She is certified with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She works to look for comprehensive solutions to foot and ankle problems with preventative and conservative care whenever possible. In her free time, she enjoys camping and anything outdoors with her husband and two children.
Dr. Fairbanks is a native of Arizona, growing up in Mesa, and went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He then completed a 4-year podiatric medical degree from the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona and completed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, before spending 4 years serving as a US Navy podiatrist. Dr. Fairbanks is Board certified through the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and Board qualified through the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
Dr. Steven Gillespie is a podiatrist serving the Green Valley and Sahuarita areas. He grew up in Orem, Utah, just 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. He attended Utah State University for his undergraduate studies and he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University. He has completed a three-year surgical residency at Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System in Tucson. He has lived in Sahuarita for the past 9 years and loves working full time in Green Valley.
Dr. Gillespie and his wife, Jodie, have five active children which keep them busy. He is on the Sahuarita Town Council. Interests outside of medicine include playing basketball, creating educational videos for his successful YouTube channel (Kids Learning Videos) and playing board games with his family.
Dr. Chesworth is an Arizona native, attended undergraduate studies in California and completed his medical training there as well. His surgical residency was in Tucson where he trained in Limb Salvage, foot and ankle surgery, and complex cases. Dr. Chesworth is excited to stay in Tucson and serve the people and area he has grown to love.
Dr. Yanquez is native of Chile and went to college at Florida International University, continuing in Medicine at Ross University and Central Michigan University. Dr. Yanquez did a general surgery internship at the University of Arizona followed by his Vascular Surgery residency at Banner University Medical Center at the University of Arizona. Dr. Yanquez has a great interest in Limb Salvage and has traveled worldwide in pursuit of advancing his treatment capacity and success. In addition to this, he has been trained in a variety of the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art endovascular and traditional "open" vascular surgeries. He is board-certified in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Yanquez loves the Southwest and considers it an honor and privilege to work in the region.
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