Dr. William Gerlach, DPM

PodiatryMaleAge 74

Dr. Gerlach
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Next Step Foot and Ankle Centers

3824 Watson Rd Saint Louis, MO 63109

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Dr. William Gerlach, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Luke's Des Peres Hospital and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gerlach to book an appointment.

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  • Explained conditions well (7)
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Professional, friendly and caring. Office very clean.
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Lois Missel – Jan 03, 2021
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Have long experience being Dr. Gerlach's patient. Always seen on time. He has a very pleasant manner and has provided me with excellent care over the years. I was very disappointed to hear that he will no longer be seeing patients at Next Step Foot and Ankle as of 12-31-2020. I will miss him sorely.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 18, 2020
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I am very satisfied with Dr. Gerlach's attention and treatment of my problem feet. I will be looking for his new location.
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
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Judy Broleman – Dec 11, 2020
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Dr. Gerlach has a very pleasant and caring bedside manor. His assistant always gets you in to you avoid the er which is always a plus and he is extremely knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Oct 09, 2020
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After going to a podiatrist in June 2019 for Achilles tendonitis and "small bone spur" to heel. I was told to wait and see. 7 months later my foot was not getting better. I found Dr Gerlach for second opinion. He took an xray and what we saw was no small bone spur. It was quite large growing into my tendon, and I needed surgery. We suspended surgeries after visiting the office due to Covid. So after first wave of Covid I had surgery. Took all of the 12 weeks to be back to work. He had to cut my tendon and repair it due to the size of bone spur. Had a good experience all around. I can not complain. He explained everything to me, and the cutting of the tendon could not be avoided or predicted before getting in there and actually seeing what was going on. I might add, during the first wave of Covid, I worked and watched the bone spur growing on the back of my foot, and from the pain I had to healing, I am quite happy.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Janet E Groll – Sep 29, 2020
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Horrible experience. I am still in shock about it. He clumsily gave me over a dozen shots to numb my toe and began cutting my toenail out despite my telling him I could still feel it. Told me my experiences and observations were not valid. He then ordered a thousand dollars of tests on a toenail that obviously had fungus but which came back 'inconclusive' (the lab is suspiciously some out of town lab I've never heard of). My toe is still raw, red, and puffy three months later. Worst dr. ever.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Gerlach is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Orthopedics

Dr. William Gerlach received his podiatric medical...
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Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

Education

Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehab
Residency Hospital
California College Of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, Ca
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. William Gerlach, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Gerlach frequently treats Hammer Toe, Foot Fracture, and Plantar Fasciitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gerlach treats.

Where is Dr. William Gerlach, DPM's office located?

Dr. Gerlach's office is located at 3824 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. William Gerlach, DPM offer telehealth services?

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Dr. Gerlach's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hammer Toe
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerlach treats Hammer Toe more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Gerlach treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Foot Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerlach treats Foot Fracture more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Gerlach treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Plantar Fasciitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerlach treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 40% of his peers

Dr. Gerlach treats this condition more than 40% of his peers

Dr. Gerlach's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Wound Care and Management

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Dr. Gerlach accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ameritas
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
HAP Insurance
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MetLife
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
United Concordia
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Next Step Foot and Ankle Centers

Watson Office3824 Watson Rd Saint Louis, MO 63109
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  • Hours
    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hampton Village Office16 Hampton Village Plz Ste 274 Saint Louis, MO 63109
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gerlach is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Luke's Des Peres Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

Fenton, MO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

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