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Meet Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark Hinkes, DPM, is one of America’s leading authorities on diabetic foot health, foot care, and amputation prevention.


He has been practicing Podiatric Medicine and Surgery since 1976. He has been the Chief of the Podiatry Service and Director of Podiatric Medical Education for the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, part of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. He was Chairman of the Preservation Amputation Care and Treatment (PACT) Program for more than a decade.


He is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Professional Wound Care Association and is a diplomat of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Hinkes has worked in private practice, extended care and rehabilitation facilities, for managed care organizations, as well as in private, public and VA hospitals. He has treated thousands of people, helping them to regain their foot health; and many of those people have had complications related to diabetes.

When he is not in the clinic, he spends a portion of his time writing about foot health issues, to educate more people with diabetes about preventing the complications of diabetes to their feet so they can enjoy a healthier lifestyle that goes with it. He is also a consultant for several medical device companies and travels nationally as a speaker.

Dr. Hinkes is also the author of Keep The Legs You Stand On, his first book on foot health. For more details on Dr. Hinkes’ education, experience, background and credentials, click here to view his curriculum vitae.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]