Dr. Matt Heilala, DPM

Dr. Matt Heilala, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Matt Heilala, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1995 and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery, podiatry, and more.Read his story

4100 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 312

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 569-3668

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 88% of peers
Hammer Toe
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Heilala's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Heilala "Born and raised in Alaska, Dr. Matt A. Heilala attended Soldotna High School and graduated in 1988. Dr. Heilala was a commercial fisherman for many years in his families small business. Although he enjoyed this aspect of his life, it was clear that this was not the direction for him. Having personally undergone foot surgery and having an uncle in Michigan who was a foot doctor, Dr. Heilala became interested in the world of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery early on. Dr. Heilala's formal undergraduate education began at the University of Oregon and was completed at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1991. Dr. Heilala then entered Podiatric Medical School at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, where he graduated Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude in 1995. That same year Dr. Heilala was accepted into the Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program, considered one of the top Surgical Foot and Ankle residencies in the Nation. He additionally received Plastic Surgical Training in lower extremity reconstructive and limb salvage surgery at Georgetown University Hospital under the direction of one of worlds foremost experts. After completing his residency in 1998, Dr. Heilala and his family moved back to their home of Alaska where he is currently in private practice at AFAS. Dr. Heilala has written research articles for The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has given many lectures on these topics Nationally."
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4  Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Heilala does not have any board certifications listed.

23  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ulcer of Foot

24  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Tendon Repair
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

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.


  • University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Oregon
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Heilala has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Heilala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heilala's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Heilala's 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)

Bad doctor, bad surgeon, only cares about how much money he can make off his transaction with you. Corrupt, unethical. I've had some doctors I've liked better than others, but I've never had an experience like this. I don't do doctor reviews online but I feel I would be doing the community an...more
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He was very condensing . Not helpful in answering my questions .
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We are sorry to hear you did not have a good experience with Dr. Heilala. Dr. Heilala is a highly regarded, board-certified podiatric surgeon with a long history of successfully treating patients. If you are still having trouble with her feet and/or ankles, please give us a call. Any of our physicians will be happy to give you our very best care.

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Dr. Heilala is a true professional! He is very knowledgeable, skilled, kind, thoughtful, courteous and an expert in his profession. My case was very difficult and could not have been done in my origin country. I traveled overseas to get the surgery done by Dr. Heilala. The surgery on my both feet...more
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Five years ago, I had bunion surgery on both my feet at the same time. Dr. Heilala did an excellent job! I had pain prior to surgery. I am free of pain for five years now. One year after the surgery, a surgeon from Europe saw my scars and asked me if the scars are five years old. When I said that...more
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Smart, fast, efficient and caring professional. Staff seemed genuinely concerned about patient.
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