Bonnie Sanchez, DPM, APBM,
Specializing in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Bonnie Sanchez completed her undergraduate studies at Hunter College in New York City, NY. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
As a licensed Florida podiatrist, Dr. Sanchez treats patients of all ages from infants to the elderly who are suffering with foot or ankle pain. Dr. Sanchez is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, as well as the Florida Podiatric Medical Association & Pinellas County Podiatric Medical Association. She is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (APBM) and frequently attends conferences and seminars to stay current on topics in the podiatry industry, which enables her to offer her patients the most cutting-edge treatment options for foot and ankle care.
- American Podiatric Medical Association
- Florida Podiatric Medical Association
- American Board of Podiatric Medicine
- Pinellas County Podiatric Medical Association
Gregory Cook, DPM
Specializing in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Gregory Cook is a Board Qualified Podiatrist by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He graduated in 1993 from the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami. Dr. Cook received his Residency training at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo Iowa. Dr. Cook is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa. Before joining Fit Feet For Life, Dr. Cook was in private practice in his home town of Lakeland Florida for 20 years.
Dr. Cook is an avid runner and volunteer. He is dedicated to his faith attending Resurrection Catholic Church. By dedicating nearly 1,000 hours to the care of low income individuals since 2001, Dr. Cook was recognized by the Volunteers in Medicine as Volunteer of the Month in July of 2015.
Huy Nguyen, DPM
Dr. Nguyen is a board qualified podiatrist by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and licensed to practice podiatric medicine and surgery in the state of Florida. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tampa and went on to obtain his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree from the California School of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Nguyen received his training at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City which is the second largest teaching institution in the U.S. and also teaching hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During this intensive 3-year residency program, he was trained in all aspects of podiatry including forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery, diabetic limb salvage, dermatology, biomechanics, and wound care. The training has therefore provided him with full credentials in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.
As such, Dr. Nguyen provides non-surgical as well as surgical solutions to a broad spectrum of foot and ankle pathologies including bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, foot and ankle fractures and sprains, plantar fasciitis, heel pain and spurs, tendon injuries, sport injuries, diabetic foot infections, ulcers, and more. He has lectured at regional conferences on various topics including the management of Mueller-Weiss syndrome and plantar fasciitis.
Being a podiatric physician and surgeon at Fit Feet For Life provides Dr. Nguyen with the opportunity to work in the wonderful Tampa Bay area. He enjoys the outdoor activities that Tampa Bay has to offer. He frequently attends podiatry and related conferences for personal growth and continuing medical education to better serve his patients.
What is a Podiatrist (DPM)
Podiatry is the discipline of medicine that focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing the disorders and diseases of the legs, ankles, and feet. Our podiatric physicians (podiatrists) are highly trained through years of study and clinical practice. After completing four years of podiatric medical school, they must complete one to three years of residency training. We are committed to continued education and staying informed on the latest research and developments in care of your legs, ankles, and feet.
Many systemic and degenerative diseases manifest themselves in the legs, ankles, and feet. These diseases include diabetes, gout, arthritis, poor circulation including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), peripheral vascular disease (PVD), among other diseases. Our podiatrists often work with your other health care professionals to provide you with appropriate and comprehensive care.
What we do
As podiatrists, we have received conventional medical training plus special training on the foot, ankle, and lower leg. We’ve been well trained in foot and ankle surgery through our hospital residencies, and we are experts in delivering care for complex foot disorders suffered by diabetic patients as well as common foot problems including bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis (heel pain), and shin splints. We specialize in diabetic and Charcot foot disorders and have extensive knowledge and experience in flatfoot and arthritic foot reconstruction.
For problems outside our field, we will assist you in finding the appropriate specialist. As a patient, you will have your own treating physician. In the event that your foot doctor is not available, another one of our physicians will be glad to see you so there is no loss in the continuity of care.
Because continuing post-graduate education is essential in providing the best state-of-the-art care for our patients, we may be out for several weeks each year for the purpose of learning the latest treatments in podiatric medicine and surgical techniques. In the event of our absences, another Sun City Center foot doctor in our practice will be available for your emergency care or questions.
In addition to our highly trained physicians, our office is staffed with devoted personnel who provide the best of care during all phases of your treatment.