Leading area Podiatrist is the first woman to be elected to lead the organization, which serves as the Manatee & Sarasota County component to the Florida Podiatric Medical Association.
Sarasota, FL — April 5, 2016 — Dr. Alissa Zdancewicz of West Coast Podiatry Center has been unanimously elected to lead the Manasota Podiatric Medical Association, making her the organization’s first female President. The Association is made up of area physicians whose specialty is podiatric medicine and surgery, which is focused on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the human lower limb, including the foot, ankle, and their governing and related structures, as well as local manifestations of systemic conditions such as diabetes and vascular disease.
“Dr. Z,” as she is affectionately known, continues a long tradition of community leadership at West Coast Podiatry Center, where shareholder Dr. Robert Goecker is currently serving as Chief of the section of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, a position previously held for several years by West Coast Podiatry President, Dr. Stephen Lasday.
“It’s a thrill to be honored by my fellow Podiatrists in our community, and to be given this opportunity to serve the Association. I hope to advance awareness that Podiatrists are able to offer to anyone suffering from problems—not just in their feet, but any part of their legs from their knees down.” said Dr. Zdancewicz.
Dr. Zdancewicz has been an important member of the West Coast Podiatry family for 12 years, and is well-loved by patients and staff alike. She can often be found seeing patients at many of the area hospitals and wound care centers. Dr. Z is a Board Certified physician, a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a member of the American Association for Women Podiatrists.
When not taking care of patients, Dr. Z enjoys spending time with her family, serving as a Girl Scout leader, and staying fit through activities like running.
West Coast Podiatry Center, P.A. is leader in caring for the feet, ankles and lower limbs of Manatee and Sarasota County residents, with offices in Bradenton and Sarasota. Established as a single-physician practice in the early 1990s, the group has grown to a team of 4 top-notch podiatrists and conducts more than 1,000 procedures each year. The Sarasota office is conveniently located near Sarasota Memorial Hospital at 1961 Floyd St, Suite D, and the Manatee County location is at 1611 53rd Avenue West.