OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Derek J. Florek

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As a podiatrist in Visalia, California the most important things to Dr. Florek aren't feet, its the people who are attached to those feet. Growing up in Utah, Dr. Florek always wanted to be a doctor.  When it came time to apply to medical school he wanted to pick a specialty in which he could make an impact on disease but still have a close personal relationship with his patients. As he shadowed numerous different types of doctors one thing really stuck out to him was how happy the podiatrists in his community were, and how much they loved their patients and their patients loved them.  It seemed like a perfect fit.  Four years of podiatry school and three rigorous years of residency training later, that is still what he loves most...the personal interaction with those he is treating. 

His special interests in podiatry include trauma, pediatric and adult foot and ankle deformity, and managing the complications of diabetes.

Dr. Florek, along with his Wife and 4 growing children, are happy to call the Central Valley their home. 

 

Medical Education:
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA
Degree: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

 

Medical Residency:
Aria Health Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

 

Professional Associations:
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American Podiatric Medical Association

 

 

Dr. Tyler P. May

Originally from Southwest Wyoming,  Dr. May grew up in in a large family on a cattle ranch and learned the value of hard work early in life. After high school he served a 2 year mission for his church in the Philippines and speaks a Philippine dialect fluently. At the end of his medical and residency training at the University of Pennsylvania he worked for Kaiser South Bay in Harbor City, California where his family developed a love for California living.  At this point of his career Dr. May has decided to join his long time friend and colleague Dr. Florek and venture into private practice hoping to better utilize his surgical training to serve a community in need.

We are pleased to have Dr. May, along with his Wife and 4 beautiful children, join us here in Visalia. We know our patients are in great hands with his broad podiatric knowledge, great surgical experience and all around congenial disposition, and genuine concern for his patients welfare. 

 

Medical Education:
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA
Degree: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

 

Medical Residency:
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center 

Philadelphia, PA

 

Professional Associations:
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American Podiatric Medical Association

Philadelphia Podiatric Medical Association

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Dr. T. Blake Nelson

Raised by a single mother in Colorado Springs, CO, part of Dr. Nelson's passion is helping those who have less, as he grew up with little himself. He enjoys helping people heal, and loves the challenge of medicine. Whether the problem is diabetic wounds, bunions, trauma, or sports medicine, Dr. Nelson tackles it all! Motion is life, and Dr. Nelson is dedicated to getting you back on your feet! He lives in Bakersfield along with his family of four; 2 adorable little girls and his beautiful wife. In addition to Bakersfield, he loves getting to know the patients in Porterville, Delano, and Lindsey. With a sense of humor as polished as his diagnostic skills, Dr. Nelson has an unrivaled human touch and connects with patients of all ages.

Medical Education:

School of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

 

Medical Residency:

Eastern Colorado Health System

Denver, CO

Professional Associations:

American Podiatric Medical Association

California Podiatric Medical Association

American Professional Wound Care Association

Dr. Devin G. Dimond

Dr. Dimond is the newest addition to our staff of highly trained and professional Podiatrists now serving the Central Valley. Dr. Dimond grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah in a big family where he spent his summers working for his Father's construction company.  While studying at the University of Utah, he worked at a running shoe company where he worked closely with many of the local podiatrists. It was during this time that he decided to become a podiatrist. He attended the California School of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland, CA and performed his surgical residency at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco where he worked at two level 1 trauma centers and multiple hospital systems. His podiatric interests include trauma, sports medicine, foot and ankle deformities and managing the complications of diabetes. 

 

Dr. Dimond, along with his wife and 2 daughters, are happy to be in the Central Valley and he looks forward to caring for the people of Porterville and Visalia. 

 

Medical Education:
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA
Degree: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

 

Medical Residency:
St. Mary's Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

 

Professional Associations:
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American Podiatric Medical Association

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