Dr. Frederick N. Fedorchak
Indiana University Northwest, graduated with honors
Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, graduated with honors
Board certified in forefoot, rearfoot, foot, and ankle surgery by the American Board of Surgery to American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Education and Career
An expert in podiatric surgery practicing in Portage, IN, Dr. Frederick N. Fedorchak is a native of Gary, Indiana and a graduate of Horace Mann High School. He attended Indiana University Northwest, graduating with honors. He is a retired associate faculty member of Indiana University Northwest, having taught Anatomy and Physiology in the School of Nursing while conducting research at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he co-authored four published papers on migraine headache treatment.
Dr. Fedorchak later attended the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine from 1979-1983, graduating with honors. His first year of surgical training was at the University of Chicago, Billings Hospital as part of the Department of Orthopedics. A short six-week stint at the Hospital for Specialized Surgery in Denver, Colorado was followed by another year of residency in surgery at the Osteopathic Hospital of South Bend, Indiana.
Fellowships and Certifications
He is board certified in forefoot, rearfoot, foot, and ankle surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons since August 1988. He has practiced privately in Portage since 1984 and moved to this present building location in 1989. Dr. Fedorchak presently enjoys surgical privileges at St. Mary’s Hospital (Hobart), Methodist Hospital (Merrillville), and St. Anthony’s Hospital (Crown Point).
Trained In Swiss Bone Healing Techniques
Dr. Fedorchak was the first Podiatric Surgeon in Northwest Indiana to be trained in the Swiss (AO) Techniques of Bone Healing as they apply to foot surgery. Having trained at the University of Chicago, he is well versed in the use of screws and plates, allowing patients to ambulate after surgery and negating the use of casts and crutches. A firm belief in outpatient surgery is adhered to wherever possible.
OUR OFFICE PHILOSOPHY
Our office philosophy has always been to treat all patients as if they were part of our family. Therefore, you can expect to be treated with respect at all times when in our practice. Your diagnosis, cause of the problem, as well as conservative and when necessary surgical treatment will be explained thoroughly and in plain English for you to understand. All conservative therapy will be exhausted before surgical procedures are recommended when possible. All of your questions and concerns will be addressed with the Doctor and answered to your satisfaction. You will benefit from the newest, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment available. We will make every effort to not only relieve your symptoms, but more importantly to explain to you the pathological orthopedic nature and cause of your pain and address that as well, to ensure, as much as possible, no return or worsening of your condition in the future. Our office phone is answered by a human being 24 hours a day to ensure that your needs are given immediate attention. Our office number is (219)-763-1680.
Dr. Veronica A. Kacmar-Fedorchak
Indiana University Northwest, graduated
Retired faculty member of Indiana University Northwest
Education and Career
Dr. Veronica A. Kacmar-Fedorchak is a native of Crown Point, Indiana, and a graduate of Andrean High School. She attended Indiana University Bloomington and Northwest. She is a retired associated faculty member of Indiana University Northwest, having taught Anatomy and Physiology to pre-medicine, nursing, and dental hygiene students.
Dr. Kacmar-Fedorchak attended Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine from 2010-2014, graduating with honors. She did her three year residency at one of the oldest and most respected Podiatric surgical residency programs in the United States, the Hugar Program at Loretto & Gottlieb Hospitals on the west side of Chicago. There she trained in both conservative and surgical treatment of a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. Her training covered forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot / ankle reconstructive surgery, with additional training in stem cell regeneration treatment and other newer 21st century medical advancements. As chief resident she was in charge of running the wound care clinic, as well as assisting in teaching medical student’s proper surgical technique.