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 & 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.
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
Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
Podiatry Sports Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Why It Matters: Dr. Groves IV' Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Achilles Tendon Contracture
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
Chronic Foot Pain
Difficulty With Walking
Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Pediatric Foot Disease
Pediatric Sports Injuries
Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Growth Factor Therapy
Hammer Toe Repair
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
Removal of Bone Spur
Simple Fracture Care and Casting
Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
Stem Cell Therapy
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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