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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

Board-certified foot and ankle surgeon Joanne Balkaran, DPM, FACFAS, has more than 12 years of experience in podiatric care. She currently serves men, women, and families throughout Lake County at Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida in Mount Dora, Florida. 

Dr. Balkaran was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She decided to pursue a career in medicine after seeing her grandmother and father battle diabetes and cancer. Prior to launching her career, Dr. Balkaran served in the Canadian armed forces.

She began her professional pursuits at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, where she earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, graduating with high honors. Following graduation, Dr. Balkaran completed a residency at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Florida. She also completed a Masters of External Fixation fellowship at the Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan, Italy.

As a podiatrist, Dr. Balkaran works with people of all ages, from infants and toddlers to adults and senior citizens. She sets aside plenty of time to spend with each person and listens carefully to their symptoms and concerns. Dr. Balkaran’s extensive knowledge of foot and ankle problems enables her to develop treatment plans that ease her patients’ symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Balkaran speaks English, Spanish, and French. She welcomes any man, woman, or family in Lake County seeking improved foot or ankle health to Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida today.

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Larry A Suecof
DPM, CWSP - Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery® | Certified in Foot Surgery | Certified Wound Specialist Physician

Dr. Larry A. Suecof specializes in podiatry in Mount Dora, FL, and has over 42 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine with his medical degree in 1979.  He is affiliated with numerous hospitals in Florida.  Available for appointments, preventative care, medical care as well as ongoing patient care.

Robert Pellosie
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

EXCELLENT
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Miriam Blanco
Miriam Blanco
February 16, 2021.
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This was my first visit and I’m very happy with the service that was provided. The office staff and the doctor were nice, professional, knowledgeable and courteous.
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Cecil Roberts
Cecil Roberts
February 11, 2021.
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Steve McNulty
Steve McNulty
February 10, 2021.
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Lisa Davidson
Lisa Davidson
February 9, 2021.
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Inetta Jarrett
Inetta Jarrett
January 26, 2021.
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Mike Brown
Mike Brown
January 19, 2021.
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Joanne Simpson
Joanne Simpson
January 13, 2021.
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Dr Balkaran was excellent and explained everything in layman terms. I was very impressed with her and all of her staff. The office had a number of new patients so the wait time was very long but Dr Balkaran explained why it was so long a wait. I have already scheduled more appointments with her.
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Natosha Grey
Natosha Grey
January 13, 2021.
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Great staff, nursing team and doctor. So glad that I was referred to this office!!!
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jhall Hall
jhall Hall
January 8, 2021.
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I have had wonderful care . Doctor B. is great she explains everything were you understand what is going on . So glad I found her. Her office staff is also great at their jobs. Very happy with the overall experience.
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