ANKLE & FOOT CENTER OF CENTRAL FLORIDA We step above and beyond for patient care. Podiatry located in Tavares, Florida. Offering In-Person and Telehealth services. 352-385-7718 mouse

At Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida, the team offers patients of all ages access to a full line of podiatric health services, including on-site X-rays, nerve testing, arterial testing, and trauma surgery.  Request an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool. It’s the first step to a more active and pain-free life.

class IV MLS laser therapy

Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy is an FDA-cleared solution for relieving pain and inflammation. Treatments utilize dual wavelengths of infrared light to penetrate deep below the surface of your skin, into underlying bones and tissues.

This laser energy stimulates cell regeneration, which ultimately encourages new tissue development. MLS laser therapy even improves blood circulation, further stimulating healing and pain reduction.

Amniotic injection

At Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida, the team offers regenerative medicine therapy using amniotic injections: viaFlow (Wright Medical) and Fluid Flow (Apex Medical). Once treated, it reduces inflammation, enhances your body’s healing process, and encourages the formation of scar tissue.
We step above and beyond for patient care.

Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida provides high-quality foot and ankle treatment to men, women, and families living in Mount Dora, Florida. Led by Joanne Balkaran, DPM, FACFAS, CWS  the team provides compassionate, individualized treatments tailored to each person’s needs.


1 A multi-practice center of excellence lead by a trained, competent, and collaborative leadership team.

2 We offer patients of all ages access to a full line of podiatric health services, including x-rays, nerve testing, regenerative therapy and trauma surgery   

3 We address foot and ankle problems using conservative, integrative means and minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. 


The Ankle and Foot Center of Central Florida is the solution to your foot and ankle problems. We provide a range of services from routine check ups and conservative treatments to trauma care and surgical intervention. We use cutting edge technology to provide safe, minimally-invasive treatment and avoid surgery whenever possible. Our foremost concern is providing an excellent patient experience for you and and your loved ones.

Wound Care, Sports Injuries, Surgery
Regenerative Medicine
Class IV MLS Laser Therapy, Amniotic injections, and CBD Products
Diabetic, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet

Call us today 352-385-7718 to book an appointment, or email us

working hours

MON – WED : 

8:30 am – 5:00 pm


8:30 am – 2:00 pm


Answering Service

We treat.. anything below the knee
Robert Pellosie
Google Review

Friendly and professional staff made things very comfortable and easy. Dr. Balkaran is very knowledgeable, personable, and professional. She made treatment very easy and effective. I would highly recommend this office.

Skoolarius Dragavaere
Google Review

Great doctor drove all the way from west Tennessee to Florida because shes that great and genuinely cares about her client and makes sure you understand everything

Nancy Duysters
Google Review

The workers in the office are very friendly and attentive to my needs. It is nice that Dr. Balkaran takes the time to ask me questions and answers my questions. I have had more tests and attention at this doctors office in less then a year then I did in 12 years at my old podiatrist.

muzikismy life
Google Review

I went to 3 different foot Drs till I found Dr. Balkaran. She assessed the problem, ordered an MRI, and when all the results were in, she discussed the problem with me and the course of action to take. Come to find out, I had a very serious injury in both feet that would require surgery. Neither of the other Drs. had no clue. I have complete confidence in Dr. Balkarans professional expertise and I’m sorry I didn’t find her sooner. I would have been spared a lot of pain and money. My advice? ALWAYS get a 2nd opinion!

Steven Hopkins
Google Review

Dr. Balkaran was the 3rd podiatrist we saw to try and figure out why my daughter was having ankle pain. She really listened and figured out the issue in about 15 minutes. The other doctors just dismissed it as a sprain and sent us on our way, when in fact she had an issue that required surgery to correct. Dr. Balkaran performed the surgery and my daughter is currently recovering very well. We are very happy with the results so far.

John Duffey
Google Review

Dr Balkaran was amazing. She put me at ease and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about my foot. She helped me get the right equipment to help me. She is Great!

Donna Rider
Google Review

Dr. Balkarran and her staff are professional, efficient, and thorough. There is a positive atmosphere and even with the COVID pandemic, safety precautions are kept with kindness and compassion. Thank you!

Mary Glaser
Google Review

I was very pleased with all aspects of my doctor visit. She listened to all my foot problems and had great suggestions. I think it’s helping already. I would definitely recommend this office for any foot issues.

Connie Andrews
Google Review

Dr. Balkaran is amazing! She recently did a complex surgery on my husband’s foot. Dr. Balkaran suggested an implant opposed to another surgery recommendation by another well-known doctor. It’s been 5 weeks and he is getting around pretty well with a boot. She is very thorough and takes her time with each patient. I will warn you, she runs behind on her schedule consistently but that is due to the time she spends with each of her patients.

Joanne Balkaran
DPM, FACFAS, CWS - Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery® | Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery | Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery | Certified Wound Specialist
Larry A Suecof
DPM, CWSP - Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery® | Certified in Foot Surgery | Certified Wound Specialist Physician

Due to COVID-19 we are offering Telehealth. Please call 352-385-7718.

IN-STOCK Products

We keep a large inventory of products that are available. We also offer rentals on post-surgery needed equipment.


We now also offer highly effective Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy.


Contact us today to schedule your visit.