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Bethany Badell, DPM

Practicing at our Bradenton and Ellenton locations

Meet Dr. Badell

Dr. Bethany Badell

Bethany Badell, DPM, is an experienced podiatric physician serving patients at Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists. She sees patients at the practice's Bradenton and Ellenton, Florida offices. 


Dr. Badell graduated cum laude from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. She also played four years of NCAA Division III softball. 


Dr. Badell furthered her education, earning her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois. She graduated as a pi delta honoree and received the ABFAS Michael L. Stone Student Award. 


After graduating, Dr. Badell completed a three-year podiatric medical and surgical residency at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis in Indiana. She served as chief resident in her final year. During this residency, she was extensively trained in all aspects of foot and ankle clinical and surgical treatment. 


Her surgical experience ranges from bunion and hammertoe correction, soft tissue procedures, and complex flatfoot deformity correction to nerve releases, minimally invasive procedures, diabetic wound care, limb salvage, revision surgery, trauma, and Charcot reconstruction. Dr. Badell's special interests lie in sports-related injuries, podopediatrics, and lower extremity biomechanics.


Dr. Badell is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. She is certified in ankle and rearfoot arthroscopy and the Zimmer- Biomet total ankle replacement system. Dr. Badell has also attended numerous instructive surgical labs.


Although born in southwest Florida, Dr. Badell has spent most of her upbringing and education in Minnesota and the northern Midwest. She is excited to return to Florida with her husband and dogs and is particularly looking forward to mild winters, fresh seafood, and observing the gulf’s wildlife.


Having a personal experience with foot and ankle injuries, Dr. Badell strives to treat each patient as she would want to be treated herself. Her goal is to not only give patients a diagnosis and treatment but ensure they feel listened to, educated, and empowered to make decisions regarding health and well-being.


Dr. Badell feels privileged to serve and become a part of the Sarasota and Manatee communities and looks forward to seeing you soon.

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