Dr. Gerald Peterson, DPM

Dr. Gerald Peterson, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Gerald Peterson, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in West Linn, OR and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Dr Scholls Podiatry School in 1978 and specializes in podiatric surgery and podiatry.

1880 Willamette Falls Dr Ste 111

West Linn, OR 97068

Contact Information

(503) 657-1900

Insurance Accepted

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

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Plantar Fasciitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 97% of peers
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Peterson "I strongly believe in communicating the nature of my patients condition with respect to their diagnosis and the alternatives of treatment. While surgery may be required to correct a foot condition, conservative options are generally always available & are discussed so that a full dis- closure of a patient's options are available so that you as the patient can make informed decision on your own healthcare. While technology adavances, I employ new techiques & equipment only after they have been proven to be effective, safe & beneficial to insuring a better outcome for my patients. Experimenting with new texhniques & technologu should be left to the reserch facilities & test studies rather than a private practice. I treat my patients like I would treat my own family & friends with the same courtesy, respect & provision of information that one should expect when making healthcare decisions."
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2  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Peterson does not have any board certifications listed.

16  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease

8  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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.


  • Wayne State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Dr Scholls Podiatry School
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Portland Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Dr. Scholls College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1978
  • Masters Degree
    Other Education | Completed 1972

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • America's Most Influential Top 175 Podiatrist in the US, March 2012
  • Nationally recognized podiatric political leader, 2007
  • Oregon PMA Lifetime Service Award, 2009
  • APMA Meritorious Service Award, 2001
Media & Publications
  • America's Most Influential Podiatrist 2012, March 2012
  • About Feet,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Gerald Peterson, DPM
Dr. Peterson is a caring doctor. He takes time with you and explains everything. He is a board certified surgeon. The staff is very friendly.
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