About Dr. Davis

As an experienced Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Davis – The Foot & Ankle MD evaluates and treats all types of disorders of the foot and ankle. Dr. Davis has been practicing in the Quad Cities since 1993. She is consulted for treatment of bunion, hammertoe, claw toe, mallet toe, neuroma, metatarsalgia, Achilles tendinitis, Achilles Tendon rupture, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, other tendinitis and tendon problems, flat foot (fallen arch), cavus foot (high arch), plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arthritis of the foot and ankle, ankle injuries including ankle sprain and fracture (broken ankle). She also specializes in running and sports injuries of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Davis graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and then completed internship, orthopedic residency, and a foot and ankle fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals and Clinics at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

In 2012, Dr Davis began treating nail fungus with the PinPointe Laser. Laser is the most effective treatment for nail fungus and it avoids the side effects and complications of oral medication (pills). To compliment this part of her practice, she offers medical pedicures – a safe alternative to salon pedicures. All tools are sterilized like surgical instruments so there is no chance of getting fungus with a medical pedicure.

In addition to her orthopedic foot and ankle surgery practice, Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with her family and being involved in sporting activities, such as sailing, water skiing, and snow skiing. She also enjoys swimming and bicycling to maintain fitness. Dr. Davis attends Trinity Church in Rock Island, Illinois.

Dr. Davis is affiliated with:

Dr. Davis is a member of the following medical societies:

  • Scott County Medical Society
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

MD or DPM? All foot doctors are not created equal

What is the difference between a podiatrist (foot doctor) and an orthopedic surgeon – an MD who specializes in foot and ankle surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons typically go to college and obtain a four-year degree, then attend four years of medical school to learn about all body systems and diseases and earn an MD degree. After that, they complete a one-year internship and then a four-year residency learning all types of bone and joint surgery.

Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in foot and ankle surgery typically do another year of training, called a fellowship, which focuses 100% on surgical techniques specific to the foot and ankle. So the orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery completes a total of 14 years of education beyond high school, and is uniquely qualified to treat foot and ankle problems.

Podiatrists are required to have 90 hours (about three years) of college before entering podiatry college, not medical school. They earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree (DPM). Podiatric training institutions are not accredited the same way as medical schools.
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