Dr. Mack Groves IV, DPM

Dr. Mack Groves IV, DPM

Podiatry  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o
28 reviews

Accepting new patients

Mack Jay Groves IV, D.P.M. is a New Orleans native and founder of Foot & Ankle Health Center. Following graduation from Loyola University in New Orleans and Temple University's School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Groves completed the esteemed three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Northlake Regional Medical Center (currently DeKalb Medical Center) in Tucker, Georgia where he received rigorous training by leaders in the specialty. During his post-graduate training Dr. Groves also completed a trauma fellowship in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Groves is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Groves is an active member of the Louisiana Podiatric Medical Association where he has served as President and is an active faculty member of The Podiatry Institute where he has served as Chairman. Sharing an equal passion for developing young practitioners and continuing the education of seasoned professionals, Dr. Groves lectures nationally and is the author of several publications. As a private practitioner he is a respected clinical leader and statewide consultant in treating common and uncommon conditions of the foot and ankle. Personally, Dr. Groves enjoys outdoor activities, photography, and sharing time with his family and his beloved wife, Therese. For more information please visit our website (FootAndAnkleHealthCenter) to view Dr. Groves' Curriculum Vitae and publications....See Less

Foot and Ankle Health Center

802 W 10th Ave Ste 2

Covington, LA 70433
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Tricare

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Care Philosophy

Foot & Ankle Health Center is an independent private practice dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for patients of all ages with foot, ankle, and leg disorders.

Through top tier training, extensive clinical experience, and genuine interest, we offer patients the right balance of medical, surgical, and common sense knowledge to provide the highest level of customized treatment in a comfortable, friendly environment.

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Dr. Groves IV' Experience

Dr. Groves IV' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Podiatry
  • Board certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Chronic Foot Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dropfoot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • High Arch
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Sever's Disease
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Toe Fractures
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


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  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Growth Factor Therapy
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Revision Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stem Cell Therapy

Background Check

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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.


  • Loyola University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Northlake Regl Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Groves IV has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Groves IV' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Groves IV to family and friends
based on 28 total surveys (11 with reviews)
Dr. Groves IV' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
in Slidell, LA |
The staff was so friendly! The appointment was for my 3 year old son and Dr. Groves and his staff made him so comfortable. He actually was having so much fun in the patient room he didn't want to leave!
Covington, LA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Groves! He's very patient and listened to me and my husband - so often patients are rushed in a doctor's office! Dr. Groves definitely shows concern and wants to be sure the patient is satisfied with what he has to say pertaining to the situation. His staff was excellent as well!
in Bush louisiana |
He is so easy to talk to. He puts you at ease.
in New Orleans, LA |
I have been to many doctors in my life and he has to be one of the best. I was referred to him by another podiatrist for surgery and I knew from the moment I met him that he would be my surgeon! He is amazing at addressing concerns and listening to his patients!
in Mandeville, LA |
I would have no issue recommending Dr. Groves. He took the time and answered all my questions, and he was very thorough, and I appreciated it.
in Hammond, LA |
Dr. Groves is the only podiatrist who helped the pain in my ankles. I had been to two other podiatrists and both told me there was nothing they could do to help me. I was so lucky to find Dr. Groves and will recommend to anyone who asks me for the name of an excellent podiatrist. He is also very friendly and compassionate.
Covington, LA |
Knowing that I would be facing a bunionectomy, for several years I asked for recommendations for a podiatrist. Dr. Groves was always the first name mentioned. When the time came, of course this is where I went. Dr. Groves and his staff exceeded my expectations! I am very happy with the outcome - it's been literally painless. The care I have received has been terrific. I highly recommend Dr. Groves!
in mandeville, la |
Wonderful patient care by the entire staff. Competent and lovely office. I have had foot and ankle problems for years. Other podiatrist have treated me in the tradition of what medicine seems to be now - hurried and with little attention to the individual resulting in a disappointing standard of treatment. Dr Groves is not only a delight as a person, but one knows right away with his attention and advice that his goal is healing with competence, kindness, and caring.
in Covington, LA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Groves for about 4 years. I have been fighting issues with both feet, and his expertise and knowledge is absolutely the greatest. His office staff is great. I would recommend Dr. Groves to anybody that needs a GREAT podiatrist.
Mandeville, LA |
He is very professional and attendant to my medical situation. He was always very obliging and patient in answering my questions, not to mention he does excellent work. I have heard nothing but compliments and recommendations with all the hospital personnel I have spoken with during the period of my treatment. His staff is professional and always in a great mood. They were very cooperative with paperwork I needed completed in a timely manner. In the future, I hope he will accept Medicare.
Thank you for your kind words!! Your comments are truly motivating to our team. While we do not participate in some secondary Medicare insurance plans, we would like to clarify that we do indeed accept Medicare. Our office staff can provide additional information regarding those plans we do accept. We appreciate the time you have taken to comment on your experience with us. Best wishes, Dr. Groves and Staff
Excellent is the only way to describe every aspect of my experience with Dr. Groves and his staff. I have and will continue to recommend him as the only choice for all your foot and ankle concerns!
We are honored to have your trust and will always strive to be deserving of your "excellent" opinion. Thank you for your recommendations. A patient's referral represents the best of all compliments. Best wishes, Dr. Groves and Staff
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Dr. Groves IV accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Tricare

Hospitals where Dr. Groves IV has admitting privileges

St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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