Dr. Charles Caplis, DPM

Dr. Charles Caplis, DPM

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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.

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
high
more than 85% of peers
Hammer Toe
high
more than 80% of peers

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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."

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Specialties

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

Dr. Caplis does not have any board certifications listed.

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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
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Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)

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.

Education

  • 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
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Caplis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Covington, LA |
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 month of following Dr. Caplis' recommendations, almost all my debilitating pain from my spurs has melted away. My spurs have been tamed and I currently pain free.
in Madisonville, La |
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. Explained plan of care to us and what to expect.
Marrero, LA |
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.
Bogalusa, LA |
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 surgery he went to inform my wife that I was out of surgery, doing fine. then proceeded to tell her that this was a free. no charge! all while he was walking away. Very unprofessional!
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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