Dr. O moved to Colorado to start a private practice in 1996. She founded and is the owner of Podiatry Associates, PC with four offices located in Denver, CO, Castle Pines, CO, Parker, CO, and Aurora, CO.
Dr. O attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and earned a B.A. degree in Biology and Chemistry. After that, she attended Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL for a 2nd B.S. degree and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. She then completed her surgical residency at Riverside Hospital in Toledo, OH. Dr. O is board certified in Foot Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College and Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. O knew she wanted to be a doctor when she was 2 years old. At least that’s what her mom told her. She never changed her mind. She decided on Podiatry because she was interested in Sports Medicine and Surgery. Podiatry has been an excellent fit for her.
Growing up in the Chicago area, Dr. O always had a dream of moving to Colorado because she loves the outdoors and she loves the bright sunshine. She wanted to practice medicine in a place that she wanted to live. She wanted to treat patients who had similar interests. Dr. O loves to ski, bike, and run. She has more recently enjoyed mountain biking down Crested Butte Mountain, shooting sporting clays and upland hunting.
Dr. O has a passion to keep her patients doing what they love. Throughout Dr. O’s career, she has been able to help her patients return to the activities that they love by providing care to their feet and ankles, only to find that patients still had difficulty due to weakness and muscle imbalances. This is one of the reasons she founded FootDoctors Orthotics so she could help people across the country reduce their foot and ankle pain by using custom orthotics. Dr. O has worn custom orthotics for over 20 years and knows personally how big of an impact they have in reducing foot and ankle pain. Dr. O wanted to create an easy way for you to purchase medical grade custom orthotics from the comfort of your home or office.
As much as Dr. O likes fitness, she loves fashion. She understands a woman’s foot better than anyone. She personally understands the difficulty women have in finding shoes that are comfortable for work and play. Dr. O has specialized in designing custom orthotics for women's shoes, including high heels. Her goal is to make women’s feet comfortable in shoes that support function and fashion.
Dr. O is happily married and has 5 children and 3 dogs. She enjoys spending her free time adventuring with her family. Dr. O keeps her family on their “toes.”