Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Care for San Francisco

Dr. Katherine E. Chou provides thorough, individualized treatment of foot and ankle conditions for patients throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. Our office is welcoming to all patients.

Our commitment to personal attention means that patients not only receive the care they need, but also the knowledge to understand their conditions and be an empowered part of their own ongoing health care. As a patient, your questions and concerns always matter, and can have a significant impact on tailoring your treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

Services

We provide a range of foot and ankle services with a focus on non-surgical treatments, seeking results while avoiding the need for surgery whenever possible. Our methods range from tried-and-true traditional treatments to new advanced technology.

Sports Injuries

Custom Orthotics

Skin & Nail Conditions

Foot Deformities

Testimonials

★★★★★

I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Chou and her staff.  Dr. Chou was very professional and listened to my concerns. I was actually seen before my appointment time, which has never happened with any physician in the past. She is the best Podiatrist I’ve had since my previous Podiatrist retired and moved away. She is the most conscientious Podiatrist I’ve ever been treated by.  I will continue seeing Dr. Chou.

Barbara V.

★★★★★

I’m so thankful that my primary care doctor referred me to Dr. Chou.   She has everything that I look for in a specialist:  she is personable, very knowledgeable, and practical.  

She’s relatable as a person and understands her patient’s needs.  Dr. Chou really knows her stuff and it shows!  She quickly answered every question I had and provided answers in a non-medical way that I could understand.  Finally, she offered affordable solutions to my foot pain that work with my active lifestyle.

Andrea H.

★★★★★

Dr. Chou is professional, caring, thorough, knowledgeable, and attentive. She really takes the time to understand your symptoms and mechanics. I’m so happy I found Dr. Chou. I had knee pain, back pain, foot pain, and very poor mechanics. She fixed all of it. I highly recommend Dr. Chou!

Mercy C.

★★★★★

My first visit with Dr. Chou was for an ulcer in my left foot. I immediately felt I was in good hands. She has a great manner about her. At the same time, you know she is a real professional. She took the time to properly examine me and provide the appropriate prescription – and follow up appointment.

Jim S.

New Patients

Our San Francisco office welcomes all new patients! Please call or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment, and review the resources below for patient forms and information that can cut your first visit wait time.

Our Staff

Dr. Katherine Chou

Dr. Chou is a San Francisco transplant from Southern California. She fell in love with the Bay Area while attending UC Berkeley, then spent the next few years in cheerful exile while earning her podiatric medical degree in windy Chicago. Acceptance into the prestigious Kaiser North Bay Consortium residency program paved the way for her return in 2008.

Upon her graduation as Chief Resident three years later, Dr. Chou was faced with the dilemma of choosing a safe, reliable job working for someone else or bravely striking out on her own to create the practice of her dreams. After careful consideration, she chose to follow her dreams and has never looked back.       

Dr. Chou is a multi-sport athlete and has run several marathons and was the sole female to complete an Ironman distance race on a day with rain, sleet, and hail. She is currently overcoming her fear of heights by learning to climb. A big part of why she loves living in San Francisco is because she can enjoy all the things she loves best: good weather, beautiful ocean views, open parkland, fantastic restaurants, and amazing people.

Jessica Cortes-Romero

As the office manager, Jessica oversees the daily operations and ensures that your experience at the office is a positive one. She first began working with Dr. Chou as the receptionist. Over time, she learned the ins and outs of what makes the practice run smoothly.

Jessica graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in kinesiology and is happy to be near home as a Bay Area native. As she figures out her next steps for her post-baccalaureate education, she continues to be involved in the healthcare field as much as she can. In her free time, she loves to go dancing with friends, explore parks in the Bay Area, and take photos of her pets, Cilantro and Pinguino.

Brianna Ortiz

As the medical receptionist, Brianna is responsible for appointment scheduling, checking patients in and out, and maintaining all other front-desk operations. With nearly 5 years in customer service, she appreciates being able to apply these skills in creating a positive experience for each and every patient.

Brianna recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon moving to San Francisco in January of 2018, she absolutely fell in love with how much the city had to offer. In her free time, she likes to explore new food joints, delicious coffee shops, and beautiful sights around the city. She also enjoys running by the beach, hiking various trails in the Bay Area, and above all, spending evenings at Oracle Park.

Eva Phan

Eva graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in sociology and is currently pursuing her second degree in human biology. She’s a recent transplant from Michigan and excited to explore her new home in San Francisco. Working in the office will provide her valuable experience to reach her goal of attending medical school. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the food and wine scene in the Bay Area with her husband and hiking with her Newfoundland-Poodle, Millie.  

Reza Gumihid

Reza is a HIPAA-certified healthcare virtual assistant and works as Dr. Chou’s remote medical scribe. She diligently takes notes during your appointment so that Dr. Chou can spend more time focused on you and your care. Based in the Philippines, Reza has a degree in physical therapy and previously worked in pediatric and elderly rehabilitation before transitioning to medical transcription.

She has an optimistic outlook on life and considers everything as a blessing from above. In her free time, Reza loves to cook, bake, read and spend time with her family.

Payment Portal

We wish to make it as easy and convenient as possible for patients to pay for services. Our online portal provides a secure option for patients who wish to pay electronically.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our practice or would like to schedule an appointment, never hesitate to get in touch! Call our office or fill out our contact form to reach a member of our staff.