Dr. Paul Dayton, DPM

Dr. Paul Dayton, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Paul Dayton, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Ankeny, IA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1988 and specializes in podiatry, podiatry sports medicine, and more.Read his story

3720 N Ankeny Blvd

Ankeny, IA 50023

Contact Information

(515) 639-3775

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 97% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Dayton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dayton "Doctor Dayton was born in Western New York State and after high school attended Arizona State University. Following his time in Arizona he moved to San Francisco to complete his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Masters in Podiatric Medical Education degrees at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed a Podiatric Surgical Residency at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Santa Clara California. For seven years following completion of residency training he worked in San Jose California in the department of Orthopedics at the Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Dayton moved to central Iowa in 1997 where he practiced with UnityPoint Clinic, Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge IA until establishing Midwest Bunion Center in 2017 with his wife Dr. Mindi Dayton with a goal of expanding research and development of innovative techniques for foot and ankle surgery and providing high quality care to patients in Iowa and the surrounding states. Dr. Dayton is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rear foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Dayton has been very active in medical education and research throughout his 27 years of practice. He has held academic positions as the Director of UnityPoint Health, Trinity Regional Medical Center Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency, Assistant Professor at Des Moines University, Clinical Faculty at the California College of Podiatric Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, and Section Editor for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Dayton has co-authored many peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented numerous national and international lectures. As a partner with medical technology companies Dr. Dayton has collaborated with foot and ankle surgeons across the country to develop innovative procedures and is named on several US medical device patents. Dr. Dayton has been elected or appointed to many leadership positions during his career including Board of Directors for Trimark Physicians Group and the Iowa Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, President and Board Member Iowa Podiatric Medical Association, Chief of Staff and Chairman of Peer Review Committee at Trinity Regional Medical Center, Scientific Chairman of the Heartland Foot and Ankle Conference and Chairman of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Education and scientific Affairs Committee."


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3  Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

13  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

12  Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Tendon Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Arizona State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Santa Clara
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dayton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dayton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dayton to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Dayton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

After dropping a piano on my foot and smashing it....Dr. Dayton gave me hope and belief. I am now walking with no visible limp.
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From first appointment to prevent surgery Dr daton and his staff have been wonderful. I would recommend him to others
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