Dr. Charles Caplis, DPM

Dr. Charles Caplis, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Dr. Charles Caplis, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Metairie, LA. He graduated from Dr. William M. Scholl College Of Podaitric Medicine and specializes in podiatric surgery, diabetes medicine, and more.Read his story

2520 Harvard Ave # B

Metairie, LA 70001

Contact Information

(504) 708-4810

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 91% of peers
Plantar Fasciitis
more than 85% of peers
Hammer Toe
more than 80% of peers

Dr. Caplis's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Caplis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Caplis "After spending several years in private practice in Chicago, Dr. Caplis is excited to return to Louisiana to help patients with their foot and ankle care. With a board certification from the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, he specializes in routine podiatric medicine, sports medicine, forefoot and rearfoot corrective surgery, diabetic wound care and limb salvage. Dr. Caplis does help his patients with all aspects of their foot and ankle care, which means he takes time to diagnose the condition, ensuring he understands the root of the problem. Once carefully diagnosed, he will help the patient figure out a treatment plan that will focus on their needs, and help them through every step of the recovery process. Call his office at Gulf South Foot & Ankle, LLC for help with your foot and ankle care."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Caplis "Patients should receive the best care for their feet and ankles. This involves carefully diagnosing the entire condition, especially the root of the problem. Once diagnosed, a plan that utilizes conservative treatments should be used first, followed by more aggressive treatment methods once conservative methods fail. There will be a follow up with the patient to ensure a full recovery is made."

4  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Caplis does not have any board certifications listed.

29  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thyroid Disease

14  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • Centenary College Of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Dr. William M. Scholl College Of Podaitric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Caplis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Caplis to family and friends
7 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Caplis' 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 (5)

I am very pleased with the care provided by Dr. Caplis. He is patient, kind and thorough. As a new Patient I appreciated his patience in answering my many questions. He addressed 2 foot problems that I had been referred to his Office for by my PCP. I now have “ happy feet” and am pain free. Thank...more
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I can highly recommend Dr. Charles Caplis as an excellent foot doctor. For many years, I had painful spurs in my heel that had been bothering me. On my first visit, Dr Caplis made a number of lifestyle recommendations, lifts in my shoes to wear, as well as prescribing physical therapy. After a...more
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I took my son to see Dr Caplis and his staff at Gulf South Foot & Ankle. Me son woke up with an ingrown toenail on his 3rd birthday. Not a present we wanted to deal with. Called the clinic that evening to get him in and they seen him the next morning. Staff and Dr Caplis were amazing with him....more
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I saw Dr. Caplis 6 weeks ago for heel pain and I am so happy I did!! I never knew how important proper foot wear was. I now have orthotics that I can't live without. The staff was very sweet and I did not wait long to be seen. I have been sending all my friends and family there.
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I was hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon. Never saw him until I was in the outer room being prepped for surgery on Friday morning.. Seems like they were passing the buck because I'm a medicaid patient. He made it a point to tell me " I don't take your insurance and I'm doing this for free".! After...more
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