For over 30 years, the Podiatrists at Optum have been committed to providing high quality foot and ankle care to our community. As part of the largest independent, multi-disciplinary group in New Mexico, we are able to provide our patients with a truly comprehensive approach to foot and ankle care. We are specialists in the treatment of all foot and ankle conditions, and have extensive training and experience across our team. We offer full service care and provide a variety of state-of-the-art non-surgical and surgical treatment options. 

We have 3 foot doctors on staff and 2 conveniently located clinics in Albuquerque. If you or someone you know is experiencing any type of foot or ankle discomfort, we encourage you to call us today and schedule an appointment.

Foot and ankle pain is NOT NORMAL!  Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is not right. Call us today, and let us get you back on your feet!

Our services include:

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Diabetic care
  • Other foot conditions

Podiatry clinics

Clinics Providers

Podiatry - Journal Center

5150 Journal Center Blvd., NE, (2nd Floor)

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Launer, Seth, DPM
Mitchell, Katrine, DPM
Nelson, Gary, DPM

Podiatry information

Commonly treated conditions: Our procedures include:

  • Adult and pediatric flatfoot deformities
  • Ankle and hindfoot arthritis
  • Arthritic and bone deformities
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Bunions
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Corns and calluses
  • Diseases of the skin and nails
  • Gout
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • Ingrown nails
  • Major and minor fracture
  • Nerve and tendon injuries
  • Neuropathy and nerve damage
  • Plantar fasciitis and heel spur
  • Rheumatologic deformities
  • Soft tissue masses
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and inversion injuries
  • Ulceration and skin breakdown

  • Advanced arthroscopic surgery
  • Bunion and hammertoe correction
  • Fracture and charcot joint changes
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Paralytic reconstruction
  • Post-traumatic reconstructions
  • Tarsal tunnel and neuroma surgery
  • Tendon repair
  • Total ankle replacement


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