Dr. Timothy J. Hulst, DPM

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Dr. Timothy J. Hulst, DPM

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Podiatry | Male

Foot & Ankle Specialists of West MI 2144 E Paris Ave SE Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 Get Directions
(616) 281-0666

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Dr. Hulst specializes in Podiatry and practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hulst to family and friends
3.8
based on 13 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Hulst
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Grand Rapids, MI 49525 |
Willing and able to listen and address patients question and/or questions. Very personable.
in Byron Center, MI |
I'm 69 years young and in good health. I suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and bone on bone rubbing in my right ankle which caused me severe pain. In 2/2016, I had a "Inbone" Total Ankle Replacement surgery by Dr. Hulst. I live virtually pain free after a short amount of recovery time and now walk and do activities with out pain. I would like to say that Dr. Hulst is very friendly and a great surgeon!!! He and ALL his staff were polite, helpful and knowledgeable. I'm thankful every day!!!
in Grand Rapids, MI |
I have been a patient of Dr. Hulst for about 15 years now, have had 5 surgeries performed by him, and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a podiatrist. He is truly phenomenal. While I was just 12 when I first started seeing Dr. Hulst, he always treated me like an adult and took my questions and concerns seriously. Thanks to Dr. Hulst I have gone from being unable to walk a quarter mile around a track, to hiking up multiple mountains last summer! I couldn't recommend any doctor more highly.
I do not recommend Dr. Hulst. He operated on my foot and the operation was a complete failure. When I showed him that I was having complications he disregarding them. I went back again a few weeks later and he then acknowledged the additional problems. I would have been much better off never having the procedure.
in Holland, MI |
Dr. Hulst, listened to what I had been through with other Foot Doctors and made his own plans how to fix my fallen arch. Did not criticize the other Doctor's prior to him, for not fixing my foot but said we all have our own ideas. Very friendly and to the point as to not mislead you into thinking you are going to get better right away, up dates you at each visit, as to what to expect and what to try before the next visit. Seems to always be positive
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Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Ulcer of Foot

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Tendon Repair
  • Wound Care and Management

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Education

  • Medical School
    William M. Scholl College Of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  • Fellowship Hospital
    St. Vincenz and Elisabeth Hospital, Mainz, Germany
  • Undergraduate School
    Calvin College, Michigan
  • Other Education
    Wayne State University, Michigan

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Podiatry
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients