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Putting his best foot forward

Dr. Yoon expands podiatry practice in Lake Oswego


Dr. Jerry Yoon and his wife Esther have begun a new era for the Lake Oswego Foot Clinic on 543 S.W. Third St. Yoon calls practicing medicine in this city a blessing.

Many people in Lake Oswego suffering from sore feet have a special place in their hearts for Dr. Jerry Yoon.

When it comes to feet, Yoon can heal just about anything that ails them — heel pain, arthritis, sports injuries, ingrown toenails, diabetic footcare, etc. And don’t forget bunions.

Now, Yoon has expanded his practice in downtown Lake Oswego by purchasing the rest of the Lake Oswego Foot Clinic on 543 S.W. Third St. from his former partner Dr. Jon Fitzgerald, who has retired.

Already an extremely busy man, Yoon rolls his eyes when you ask him if he is ready to become even busier. “It’s going to be a WHOLE lot more work,” he said. But actually he is gung ho about the challenge.

“I think I’m in the prime years of my career right now,” Yoon said. “Doing this was the most natural decision we could make. My patients have seen my name and know my face. They’ve been very receptive to the changes that have been made. Certainly there’s a comfort level in being in my same location.”

Yoon definitely faces an easier task than when he arrived in Lake Oswego five years ago and had to build his practice from the ground up. The longer he was here the more successful his practice became.

A tour of Yoon’s clinic is enough to ease your aching feet. It has three treatment rooms, a room for fitting diabetic shoes, a laboratory, and lounge.

But it’s what is up front that is best. Esther Yoon, Jerry Yoon’s wife, presides at the reception desk. He calls her “the boss.”

“She keeps my patients happy,” Yoon said.

“Both the happy ones and the angry ones,” Esther said.

“I focus on the medical part, and everything else takes care of itself,” Yoon said.

Yoon really knows feet. He has been practicing podiatry in Oregon ever since 2001. He also owns the Ankle and Foot Clinic in southeast Portland on 5528 S.E. Powell Blvd. He and Esther are the parents of three girls with extraordinary musical talent who call themselves the Yoon Trio.

“Things have been pretty hectic lately,” Yoon admits.

But it has been the happy kind of hectic.

“We love the Lake Oswego community,” Yoon said. “To have my own practice in the city I love has been a blessing.”

For more about Dr. Jerry Yoon and the Lake Oswego Foot Clinic, go to AnkleAndFootOregon.com or call 503 636-9656.

Contact Cliff Newell at 503-636-1281 ext. 105 or email cnewell@lakeoswegoreview.com.

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