Dr. Mack Groves IV, DPM

Dr. Mack Groves IV, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mack Groves IV, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in podiatry, podiatry sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Foot and Ankle Health Center

802 W 10th Ave Ste 2

Covington, LA 70433
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Plantar Fasciitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hammer Toe
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Groves IV' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Groves IV "Mack Jay Groves IV, D.P.M. is a New Orleans native and founder of Foot & Ankle Health Center. Following graduation from Loyola University in New Orleans and Temple University's School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Groves completed the esteemed three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Northlake Regional Medical Center (currently DeKalb Medical Center) in Tucker, Georgia where he received rigorous training by leaders in the specialty. During his post-graduate training Dr. Groves also completed a trauma fellowship in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Groves is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Groves is an active member of the Louisiana Podiatric Medical Association where he has served as President and is an active faculty member of The Podiatry Institute where he has served as Chairman. Sharing an equal passion for developing young practitioners and continuing the education of seasoned professionals, Dr. Groves lectures nationally and is the author of several publications. As a private practitioner he is a respected clinical leader and statewide consultant in treating common and uncommon conditions of the foot and ankle. Personally, Dr. Groves enjoys outdoor activities, photography, and sharing time with his family and his beloved wife, Therese. For more information please visit our website (FootAndAnkleHealthCenter) to view Dr. Groves' Curriculum Vitae and publications."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Groves IV "Foot & Ankle Health Center is an independent private practice dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for patients of all ages with foot, ankle, and leg disorders.

Through top tier training, extensive clinical experience, and genuine interest, we offer patients the right balance of medical, surgical, and common sense knowledge to provide the highest level of customized treatment in a comfortable, friendly environment."

3  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

  • Foot Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

46  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Chronic Foot Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dropfoot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • High Arch
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Toe Fractures
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
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29  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Growth Factor Therapy
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Revision Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stem Cell Therapy

Background Check

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  • Loyola University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Northlake Regl Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Groves has helped me for years with many different foot problems. He was always looking to ensure I was in optimal condition. The staff in his office is very helpful, caring and considerate of everyones needs.
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I was able to receive a next day appointment even though I was a new patient. Very friendly receptionist and staff. Dr. Groves is very personable and took the time to explain every step of the procedure as he went along. I will definitely return if the need arises. Great overall experience.
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At the present time I having a foot problem but unfortunately my insurance is not on his list of carriers, Dr Groves did foot surgery somewhat like 11 years ago and Dr Groves is the best of the best , I only wish I could see him again before my surgery he answered every question I had prior to my...Read More
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It makes a major difference when you refer yourself to a physician that is proven to be excellent. I got a diagnosis, and treatment (and a treatment plan) on my FIRST visit - no confusion when I left, as to what I have, and how to treat it. I kept him a bit longer than I should have, but I was...Read More
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Very impressed with Dr.Groves IV and his staff. I felt like I have known them for a long time. I was very relaxed and confident with the outcome. Always at the top on my list from now on! This was my first visit with Dr. Groves.
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