Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM

PodiatryFemaleAge 50

Dr. Sum
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Beltway Foot Clinic

9515 Bellaire Blvd Ste B Houston, TX 77036

Make an Appointment

(713) 988-4848

Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sum to book an appointment.

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Podiatry Specialists in your area

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Sum's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Sum's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bunion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sum treats Bunion more than 79% of her peers

Dr. Sum treats this condition more than 79% of her peers

Hammer Toe
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sum treats Hammer Toe more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Sum treats this condition more than 73% of her peers

Achilles Tendinitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sum treats Achilles Tendinitis more than 67% of her peers

Dr. Sum treats this condition more than 67% of her peers

Dr. Sum's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Bunion
  • Callus
  • Casting
  • Custom Made Foot Orthotic
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Foot Conditions
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infections
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Immobilization
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injuries
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuromas
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Permanent Nail Removal
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Toenail Fungal Infection
  • Warts
  • Wound and-or Ulcer Foot
  • Wound Care and Management

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Sum accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(713) 988-4848

Dr. Sum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Advantage Plus
Choice
Choice Care
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care POS
Choice Care PPO
Choice POS POS
Choice PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Sum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sum

4.7

Based on 151 ratings

5 Stars
90.06622516556291%
(136)
4 Stars
1.3245033112582782%
(2)
3 Stars
0.6622516556291391%
(1)
2 Stars
1.3245033112582782%
(2)
1 Star
6.622516556291391%
(10)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Sum
(Select your rating)
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Dr Sum is extremely helpful and caring. My mother is so happy with her foot care. It was a miracle to see her skillful work. I brought mom in for really bad long nails and she took care of it immediately. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Debra – Oct 11, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Ingrown toe toenail removal
Helpful
Oct 09, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Dr. Sum is the best. Did my surgery on the toe without any pain or signs of surgery after follow up. Texas finest!
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Oct 02, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Dr. Sum is a great doctor. Helped me with my sprain I had in my ankle. I recommend anyone to come in. Works around your time and availability.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Sophia Quiralte – Sep 28, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
She was alright with mom's foot care. She did try to sell un-needed products & procedures to her though which we later found were not needed. She is a plain podiatrist, so anything complex one should AVOID. Cousin visited her for a more serious podiatrist issue and it was a waste of time. Prior to cousin booking the appointment her, staff said she treats his condition, only to show up and Dr. Sum sounded very confused about his foot condition. Not familiar with it. He just paid and got out quick. Wasted his $$. We also found this clinic practice unhygienic in general. Uncomfortable doing a procedure that involves blood here. +2 stars because of success of her simple foot care but -2 for stating they do a foot checkup just to waste people’s time & money and -1 for the lack of cleanliness. Summary: Good customer service. A money & shoe sale driven practice!. They care about good reviews. Wants patients to post good reviews. To me, She is not that great as other reviews say
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
Helpful
V. Nguyen – Sep 21, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Dr Lauren Sum is an excellent podiastrist, she listens and advises to get the best of the appointment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Patricia Martinez-Valdez – Sep 21, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
I absolutely love coming here Dr.sum she has treated both of my big toe ingrown nails and they feel so much better. She has also treated my 6 month old daughter for her ingrown toe nails since it is genetic! She is great with babies definitely recomendable. Also her work is amazing she does not remove the whole nail and beautiful results no trace of post-op. Easy to receive appointments and fast walk in service! Love her work and will continue to recommend people and continue to come here for any podiatrist related treatments!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Thania bonilla – Sep 20, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
I have been seeing Dr Sum for 3 months now And so far I like her
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Luz – Sep 16, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Dr. Sum is the best. My mother has been coming to get footcare for 10 years. The doctor is very caring, honest and considerate. Excellent staff and customer service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Sep 13, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Dr.Lauren Sum is so sharp and skillful, diagnosed my foot problem immediately and took care of it painlessly. She is caring, and listens to her patients. The clinic refunded me the co-insunance payment that I overpaid previously, without me asking them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
SS2 – Sep 13, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Fixed a badly infected ingrown toenail on a saturday,same day appointment! Highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jonathan p – Sep 12, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Dr. Sum is an amazing foot doctor, with knowledge and skills to treat any and all foot conditions. She is patient, meticulous, and accurate in all she does. I had toenail fungus, however due to kidney issues, could not take traditional oral medications. Dr. Sum, over a period of months treated the conditions of my toes until today - the fungus is gone. I highly recommend Dr. Sum for any foot condition.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Sep 03, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
My sibling visited her for an ongoing severe pain in the foot. Appointment rushed, gave diagnosis with pain med. Sibling later decided to seek another opinion and this time, diagnosed with severe condition. Since we had gotten 2 different diagnoses, we decided to get a third opinion. Yes, the 2nd podiatrist was right. Dr. Sum had misdiagnosed my sibling. One of the podiatrists we visited treated the condition and my sibling is now healing. The podiatrist my sibling saw this time could not believe another podiatrist will give wrong diagnosis when the evidence of the condition is there. Sad thing about this is the fact that the other Podiatrists stated that every Podiatrist should have knowledge of my sibling’s conditions since it’s not an uncommon condition. If you have a serious feet problem (Regular foot check-up is fine with her), it’s best to visit another podiatrist because this podiatrist seems not to know too much, I so would not trust her with my feet or family member’s feet
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
Helpful
Michelle – Aug 23, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
My sibling visited her for an ongoing severe pain in the foot. Appointment rushed, gave diagnosis with pain med. Sibling later decided to seek another opinion and this time, diagnosed with severe condition. Since we had gotten 2 different diagnoses, we decided to get a third opinion. Yes, the 2nd podiatrist was right. Dr. Sum had misdiagnosed my sibling. One of the podiatrists we visited treated the condition and my sibling is now healing. The podiatrist my sibling saw this time could not believe another podiatrist will give wrong diagnosis when the evidence of the condition is there. Sad thing about this is the fact that the other Podiatrists stated that every Podiatrist should have knowledge of my sibling’s conditions since it’s not an uncommon condition. If you have a serious feet problem (Regular foot check-up is fine with her), it’s best to visit another podiatrist because this podiatrist seems not to know her too much, I so would not trust her with my feet or family member’s feet
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
Michelle – Aug 19, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
She’s very knowledgeable and kind.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Charles – Aug 12, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Very good price, superb quality, my in grown toe nail was dealt with expertise. Really recommend coming here! Great doctor and staff. She is my go to doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jafar Elmetioui – Jul 16, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
The best service!! It quick and easy! My toenails where horrible but not anymore! The quality of work is amazing!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Ronny Torres – Jul 15, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
Dr. Sum has taken care of my ingrown nail without any pain and quick! Definitely recommend.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Zaida Ledezma – Jul 15, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
At the office it’s accessible and available to me and always clean and her service is excellent.Enies
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Enies B. BurtonJr. – Jul 08, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?
Reply
The doctor cleanly stitched my toe after a bike incident, and it's never bothered me since. She fixes my frequent ingrown toenails within a very quick time. The prices are extremely reasonable and I like how it's sometimes flexible. The scheduling of the appointments are much more flexible than any of the other doctors I've been to. I highly recommend Dr. Sum.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Lily Westmore – Jun 26, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Sum?

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She is accepting new patients...Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

Education

2003
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sum has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM accepting new patients?

Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Sum's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Sum accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Sum frequently treats Bunion, Hammer Toe, and Achilles Tendinitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sum treats.

Where is Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM's office located?

Dr. Sum's office is located at 9515 Bellaire Blvd Ste B, Houston, TX 77036. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM speak?

Dr. Sum speaks Spanish, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lauren Sum, DPM?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Beltway Foot Clinic

Beltway Foot Clinic9515 Bellaire Blvd Ste B Houston, TX 77036
1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Pearland12234 Shadow Creek Pkwy Ste 1102 Pearland, TX 77584
2
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sum is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

Houston, TX

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)