about our podiatry practice
Are you looking for a foot doctor? Pain and loss of function in our feet and ankles can be a huge obstacle, and we understand that getting your body back to normal is of the utmost importance to you.

That is why we offer the highest standard of care in podiatry. We seek to make your visit simple, stress-free, and effective! It is our goal to resolve your pain and function issues in a way that allows you to live the life you are accustomed to.

Don’t live in pain! There are a number of causes for podiatric issues, please contact us today so we can identify the cause and solution for your particular problem! We want you to be walking, running, jumping and living the lifestyle you want to!

Contact us today to learn more about podiatry or any specific conditions you may be experiencing. We’d be happy to speak with you and discuss your care!

Joel Tikalsky, DPM

Dr. Joel Tikalsky brings a passion for science to his mission of providing expert podiatry at Family Foot & Ankle Clinic LLC. As a podiatrist who hail...

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Joel Tikalsky, DPM

Dr. Joel Tikalsky brings a passion for science to his mission of providing expert podiatry at Family Foot & Ankle Clinic LLC. As a podiatrist who hails from Weston, Wisconsin, Dr. Tikalsky offers the respect and care of a hometown doctor while helping patients manage foot and ankle problems of every kind.

From routine foot care, such as removing ingrown toenails and treating fungal infections, to more advanced foot and ankle surgeries using the latest laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Tikalsky ensures that his patients move as freely as possible in the world.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse in 1998, Dr. Tikalsky graduated from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine/Chicago Medical School in 2003.

He then went on to complete his surgical residency at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois, and associated hospitals. Dr. Tikalsky’s training placed special emphasis on advanced wound care, diabetic care, and advanced surgical techniques.

Dr. Tikalsky is certified in podiatric surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and he’s currently on staff at six area hospitals. To stay on top of the latest developments in podiatry, Dr. Tikalsky routinely attends continuing education conferences.

When he’s not caring for his Weston patients, Dr. Tikalsky enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors in his native Wisconsin.

Mark Thomas, DPM

Dr. Thomas graduated from the Midwestern University where he earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 2009.

He completed his surgical residenc...

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Mark Thomas, DPM

Dr. Thomas graduated from the Midwestern University where he earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 2009.

He completed his surgical residency with strong emphasis in reconstructive forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgery at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.

He treats all foot and ankle conditions with particular interest in sports medicine and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. His mission statement is to provide the best medical surgical treatment for his patients to keep them active.

Dr. Thomas and his wife reside in Wausau, WI with their three children. Outside of work he enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family. He also enjoys the great outdoors, playing soccer and baseball.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Thomas.

Blake Varghese, DPM

Dr. Varghese was raised in Huntersville, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a major in Biology. Dr. ...

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Blake Varghese, DPM

Dr. Varghese was raised in Huntersville, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a major in Biology. Dr. Varghese earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL. He went on to complete his Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency at Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, OH.

Dr. Varghese treats all conditions related to the foot and ankle with special interests in diabetic wound care, limb salvage, as well as forefoot and rearfoot elective surgery. He strives to provide individualized, evidence-based treatment with both compassion and thoroughness.

Dr. Varghese lives in Wausau with his Fiancée and young son. He enjoys spending time with family, live music, grilling and smoking meats, shooting, and fishing.

Trent Boehm, DPM

Dr. Boehm was raised in Fort Worth, Texas where he later attended Texas Christian University to major in Psychology and Combined Science. Dr. Boehm l...

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Trent Boehm, DPM

Dr. Boehm was raised in Fort Worth, Texas where he later attended Texas Christian University to major in Psychology and Combined Science. Dr. Boehm later earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He went on to complete his Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency at Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton Ohio.

Dr. Boehm treats various conditions related to the foot and ankle with a strong background in wound care, limb salvage, and elective foot surgery.

Dr. Boehm lives in Wausau. He enjoys spending time improving his physical fitness, writing, or reading fantasy novels, and playing soccer.

Morgan O'Connell, DPM

Dr. O'Connell was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a major in biology and min...

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Morgan O'Connell, DPM

Dr. O'Connell was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a major in biology and minor in chemistry. Dr. O'Connell earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the Dr. WIlliam M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois. He went on to complete his Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at the William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Ashley Spacek, DPM

Dr. Spacek was born and raised in Phillips, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay for her undergraduate education, majoring ...

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Ashley Spacek, DPM

Dr. Spacek was born and raised in Phillips, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay for her undergraduate education, majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She obtained her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. She went on to complete her Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency in La Crosse, Wisconsin at Gundersen Health System. She is excited to return to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to serve patients in rural communities similar to her hometown.

Dr. Spacek treats all conditions relating to the foot and ankle with a special interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery for bunion correction as well as tendon/ligament pathology of the foot and ankle. Dr. Spacek strives to provide patient-specific care, in a respectful and supportive environment.

Dr. Spacek lives in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin with her husband. She enjoys the outdoors, biking and going to the stockcar races to support her by racecar driver husband.

Jessica Hoffstatter, DPM

Dr. Hoffstatter was born and raised in Stanley, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Stout where she received her undergraduate educ...

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Jessica Hoffstatter, DPM

Dr. Hoffstatter was born and raised in Stanley, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Stout where she received her undergraduate education in Applied Science, Human Physiology and Sports Coaching. She obtained her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in North Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Hoffstatter completed her Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency in Grand Blanc, Michigan, at Ascension Genesys Hospital.

Dr. Hoffstatter treats all conditions of the foot and ankle. She has special interests in trauma, tendon/ligament pathology, wound care, and routine care. She is excited to be back and treating patients in her home state.

Dr. Hoffstatter lives in the Wausau area with her family. Together they enjoy outside adventures, attending sporting events, and visiting with family and friends.

Allison Fischer, DPM

Dr. Fischer was raised in Waterford, Wisconsin and later attended the University of Wisconsin to major in Biological Sciences. Dr. Fischer later went ...

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Allison Fischer, DPM

Dr. Fischer was raised in Waterford, Wisconsin and later attended the University of Wisconsin to major in Biological Sciences. Dr. Fischer later went on to earn her doctorate at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois. She went on to complete her Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency at Denver Health Hospital Authority in Denver, Colorado.