Dr. Joel Dacus, DPM

Dr. Joel Dacus, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Joel Dacus, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine and specializes in podiatry, podiatry sports medicine, and more.Read his story

4444 Heritage Trace Pkwy

Fort Worth, TX 76244

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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This content was provided by Dr. Dacus "Dr. Joel Dacus achieved his Doctorate from Temple School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. His post doctorate residency was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He also trained at the Seattle VA Hospital, Seattle Washington. Additionally, he is a graduate of University Nevada Reno with a BSc in health education and pre med. Dr Dacus brings over 25 years of surgical and private practice experience to his patients and is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association as well as the Texas Podiatric Medical Association . Specialty training includes pain management, advanced laser medicine and pedorthics (specialty orthotics and shoes). He has traveled to over 70 countries worldwide having consulted in podiatric medical & diagnostic roles in developing countries for over 5 years. Dr Dacus is happily married with three children; he makes his home in here in North Texas. A favorite past time he enjoys is flying his water amphibious airplane to the lakes of North Texas with his wife along with airplane camping and attending regional fly ins. Amateur astronomy and cross bow sports round out personal interests."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dacus "I have practiced foot and ankle medicine for over 25 years. Most people come to my office for treatment of pain. I start treatments with a practical approach utilizing the least costly and most effective protocols. Additionally, I enjoy practicing by giving my patients a host of choices instead of mandates. I have found that adjusting my treatment options to match the patients physical and financial expectations works best to speed cure. Finally, I understand that treatment must balance and integrate into a persons lifestyle, work and taking care of kids. Therefore, I offer effective treatment that, in most cases, fit into a realistic approach optimizing compliance.

I am a private pilot, husband, father, former paramedic, and cardiopulmonary tech. I enjoy treating my fellow pilots, flight attendants, aircraft professionals, nursing, medical personnel, teachers, warehouse workers and of course Moms."

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6  Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Dacus does not have any board certifications listed.

23  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Burning Feet Syndrome
  • Callus
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Keratosis
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

3  Procedures

  • Extracorporeal Shockwave
  • Non-Surgical Pain Management
  • Pain Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Nevada, Reno
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Texas Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr Dacus is one of the best doctors I've ever had. He takes the time to review my MRI himself and found something that the Radiologist didn't. He provided the best care that I have had for this work related injury in the past 5 months. He cares about his patients and explains everything so that...Read More
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Dr Dacus is a wonderful, caring and concerned doctor. He took the time to review my son's MRI for a work related injury. He found more problems than the Radiologist who wrote the report on this scan. We greatly appreciate the time that he spends examing, reviewing and explaining everything...Read More
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Dr Dacus got right to the source of my issue, he explained the problem thoroughly in a language I could understand and went through my options. I was very happy with my treatment and was able to get back to my active lifestyle in just a few days. I was also able to get an appointment very quickly.
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I have to say there are not many doctors out there like Dr. Dacus. He has a passion for what he does and especially cares about his patients . Very rare these days . He goes above and beyond for the well being of others . Highly recommended
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