About Nashville Family Foot Care

About Us

Nashville Family Foot Care has been providing caring and compassionate Podiatric services to the Nashville community for over 20 years.  Our Doctors of Podiatric Medicine are on the staff of both Centennial Medical Center and St Thomas Midtown (formerly Baptist) Hospitals.  All of our physicians are well trained, friendly, and compassionate and highly commited to providing YOU with the best possible care.

Our Doctors

Mardon R. Day, DPM

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Dr. Mardon Day received his Undergraduate Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville TN and completed his Podiatric Training at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines IA. Postgraduate training was received at the Yale University School of Medicine Clinical Campus where he served as Chief Resident of the Department of Surgery/Podiatry. Dr. Day also received Postgraduate training at the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.Mardon Day, DPM is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association as well as the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Day is the Co-Founder of Nashville Family Foot Care which has been serving the Nashville community since 1997.

Dr. Day is on staff at both Centennial Medical Center in Nashville TN and St Thomas Midtown, Nashville TN.  Because of his expertise in foot and ankle conditions and wound care, Dr. Day is frequently called on to lecture and write articles on related topics and has served in leadership roles with the Middle Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Day is a consultant at the Craig Center for Advanced Wound Healing at St Thomas Mid Town and helps to manage patient care when hospitalization is required for diabetic foot complcations. In his free time Dr. Day enjoys spending time outdoors and is very involved with his church and their outreach programs.

 

Richelle D. Day, DPM

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Dr. Richelle Day is designated by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery as a Certified Podiatric Surgeon and is also a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, a member of the American and Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Day has staff priveleges at both St Thomas Midtown (formerly Baptist Hopital) and Centennial Medical Center in Nashville TN. She is also a founding partner of Nashville Family Foot Care and has been providing Podiatric services in the Nashville area for over 20 years. Richelle Day, DPM completed her Podiatric training at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines IA and her undergraduate Degree was completed at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville TN. Dr. Day completed her Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Orthopaedics/Podiatry Services.

The focus of Dr. Richelle Day’s practice is the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and she is committed to serving her patients by preventing complications that can arise from these complex cases. Dr. Day also serves as a consultant at the Craig Center for Advanced Wound Healing at St Thomas Midtown Hospital as well as volunteers her services at diabetic screening events held at Faith Family Medical Center. Dr. Day enjoys spending time with her family and is very involved in her daughters' school and extracurricular activities.

 

Michele J. Whittaker, DPM

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Dr. Whittaker is Board Certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Whittaker received her Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University in 1988. She graduated in 1994 from the College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery at Des Moines University and completed her residency at Podiatry Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1997.

The focus of her practice is diabetic wound care as well as general podiatric conditions such as ingrown toenails, heel pain and routine diabetic foot care. In addition to seeing patients in the office, she is on the staff at Centennial Hospital and St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. Dr. Whittaker also serves as a consultant at the Craig Center for Wound Healing.  Outside of the office, Dr. Whittaker enjoys running (she completed two half marathons), being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

 

Nicholas A. Fussell, DPM

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Dr. Fussell is Board Qualified with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association.  Nicholas Fussell, DPM received his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University, CA in 2007. He then completed his Podiatric training at Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in 2012. Following this, Dr. Fussell completed a comprehensive forefoot and rearfoot three year surgical residency at the VA Hospital of Madison, WI in 2016.

The focus of Dr. Fussell's practice includes reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, as well as diabetic wound care. He places a strong emphasis on patient education and preventative care.  In addition to the Nashville office, Dr. Fussell has privileges at TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.  Dr. Fussell actively treats patients at the Craig Center for Wound Healing at St Thomas Midtown Hospital.  Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their shared interest in the arts. He is also an avid outdoorsman and motorcyclist.

 

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry, also known as podiatric medicine, is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle.  

At Nashville Family Foot Care, we specialize in various treatments of ALL foot and ankle condtions to include:

  • Preventative Diabetic foot care to avoid pedal complications
  • Diabetic foot ulcerations and wound care
  • Diabetic foot infections
  • Diabetic neuropathy 
  • Diabetic shoe gear
  • Custom Orthotics and bracing
  • Bunion, Hammertoe, and Charcot deformities
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis, heel spurs)
  • Flat Feet, painful arches
  • Foot and ankle injuries (tendonitis, sprains, fractures)
  • Broken toes
  • Fungal toenails/Athlete’s foot
  • Warts
  • Gout
  • Painful corns and calluses
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), circulatory deficiences
  • Arthritic conditions

"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."  ~ Saint Augustine