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About The Practice

Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists provides expert, award-winning podiatric care at its three offices serving the Bradenton, University Park, and Ellenton, Florida communities. The practice is staffed by seven experienced doctors, two OR nurses, and 15 podiatric and X-ray technicians to give you the best diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical care.

Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists offers a complete range of services for treating foot and ankle ailments. You benefit from the most modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment available when it comes to problems like ankle pain, Achilles tendonitis, neuroma, ingrown toenails, and toenail fungus.

The providers diagnose and treat sports injuries and sprains. Your care plan can include physical therapy and innovative treatments like stem cell injections. The practice is a premier site for diabetic foot care, offering diabetic shoes and custom-molded orthotics.

The Bradenton office hosts a state-licensed, fully equipped podiatric surgery center. Having their own surgery centers expedites care, giving you the personal attention you need. It also reduces the trauma and cost associated with visiting an off-site clinic for foot and ankle surgery.

To experience excellent podiatric care, contact Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists today by phone or request an appointment online.


Insurance Information

We accept most Medicare PFFS plans. Although we may not participate with all insurance companies, we can still treat you if you are allowed out of network benefits. Network participation can change at any time, call your insurance provider to check network participation/benefits.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
First Health
Galaxy Health Network
Golden Rule
Humana PPO
Integrated Health Plan



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Words from our patients

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    Excellent care, friendly, knowledgeable and professional!

    Ronald L.
  • Google

    Staff is very attentive and thorough. Dr Boss is awesome. She has a great personality. Real makes u feel that u will have every concern addressed. Thank you for your help

    Joseph K.
  • Vitals

    "Dr Baldinger performed a repair of a failed bunion surgery that was originally done elsewhere. He was patient, explained everything in language I could understand..."

    Self-verified patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Harte did a major surgery on my foot @ Manatee Hospital in 2014."

    Sandy S.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Emery has been treating me since 2019,and I feel there is no finer or more caring doctor than her."

    Edward B.
  • Healthgrades

    "She was just fantastic, suffering from pain on my ball of foot for years, finally i got my life back thanks to Dr Emery. I am so grateful !!"

    T G.
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