ABOUT : OUR DOCTORS

DENNIS BERGER, DPM

Dr. Berger has practiced Podiatric Medicine and Surgery for almost three decades in South Austin and is now expanding his services. Since 1988, he has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons. This includes all facets of foot and ankle care. His practice encompasses reconstructive, traumatic sports-related, and diabetic foot and ankle conditions.

He maintains close affiliations with the St. David's Hospital system. In-patient procedures will be maintained at all St. David's facilities.

Dr. Berger graduated from California College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his podiatric surgical residency at Kessler Hospital in Dallas, Texas. His undergraduate Baccalaureate was completed at the University of Michigan.

He grew up in Detroit, Michigan. His permanent residency is in West Austin. He has been in private practice since 1982.

 

GERALD ZERINGUE, DPM

Dr. Zeringue and Dr. Berger formed South Austin Foot Associates in February 1987.

Dr. Gerald N. Zeringue began his practice in Austin in January 1984. He graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and completed a Podiatric Surgical Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Zeringue served as a clinical instructor for the podiatry residents at the UTHSCSA from 1984 to 2007.

He was certified in 1991 in foot surgery as a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He was recertified in 2000 and again in 2010.

Dr. Zeringue was born in Baton Rouge, LA. He moved to Texas in 1966 and graduated from the University of Houston with a BS in Biology in 1975.

He treats patients at the South Austin offices and his satellite office in La Grange and operates at St. David's South Austin Hospital and Seton Southwest Hospital. Dr. Zeringue treats many different foot condition including bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciatis, corns and callouses, plantar warts and diabetic foot condition.

Dr. Zeringue is married to his wife of 35 years Debbie and has 2 grown daughters, a son-in-law and new grandson.

SPECIALIZING IN

BUNIONS

Referred to in the medical community as Hallux Valgus, bunions are one of the most common foot problems. A bunion is a prominent bump on the inside of the foot around the big toe joint. This bump is actually a bone protruding towards the inside of the foot. With the continued movement of the big toe towards the smaller toes, it is common to find the big toe resting under or over the second toe. This causes a common forefoot condition called overlapping toes. Some of the symptoms of bunions include inflammation, swelling, and soreness on the side surface of the big toe. The discomfort commonly causes a patient to walk improperly.

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HAMMERTOES

A hammertoe is a toe that is contracted at the PIP joint (middle joint in the toe), potentially leading to severe pressure and pain. Ligaments and tendons that have tightened cause the toe’s joints to curl downwards. Hammertoes may occur in any toe except the big toe. There is often discomfort at the top part of the toe due to rubbing against the shoe.

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DIABETIC FEET

Of the sixteen million Americans with diabetes, 25% will develop foot problems related to the disease. Diabetic foot conditions develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation and neuropathy. It is very important for diabetics to take the necessary precautions to prevent all foot related injuries.

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SOUTH AUSTIN FOOT CLINIC, P.C.

4207 James Casey Street
Suite 315
Austin, TX 78745
512-447-2025

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