Melinda Shoemaker DPM
     
LOCATION

Miami
University of Miami Hospital
1321 NW 14th St
Suite 103

Miami , FL  33125

Phone: (305) 326-3338
Fax: (305) 326-3339
HOURS
Mon / Fri 9am to 4:30pm
 
 
SPECIALTIES

Diabetic Foot Care
Wound Care

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

University of Miami Hospital
EDUCATION DISTINCTIONS
 
 
 
 

Montefiore Hospital
Post-Graduate Surgical Residency

New York College of Podiatric Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals Podiatric Residency

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Bloomsburg State College
Bachelor of Science, Biology

MEMBERSHIPS

American Podiatric Medical Association
Florida Podiatric Medical Association

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Attending Surgeon, Miami VA Residency Program

Volunteer Faculty, University of Miami School of Medicine
 
     
BIOGRAPHY    
     
Dr. Melinda Shoemaker has been practicing in the medical field for nearly four decades, first as a Physician Assistant, spending most of her time in surgery and for the past 23 years, as a podiatrist. She works out of the University of Miami Hospital and shares a practice with her husband, Dr. Thomas Zwick.

Dr. Shoemaker specializes in bone infections of the foot and ankle, particularly ulcers in the foot and leg, as well as gangrene and diabetic wounds. Despite her knack for these areas, Dr. Shoemaker sees all other foot problems as well, such as heel spurs, tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

Drs. Shoemaker and Zwick work closely together and often treat patients as a team. They have also used bioengineered skin substitutes to help heal wounds on patients, either in outpatient care or during surgery.

Dr. Shoemaker says she believes her years of experience in medicine have helped her to become an even more effective podiatrist today.

“I now have a thorough understanding about every aspect that needs to be investigated and done to cure an infection, heal the wounds and salvage the limb,” Dr. Shoemaker says.