Foot and Ankle Surgeons/Specialists

 

 

 

A Letter from Dr. Kenneth Jacoby on his retirement after 37 years of service:

12/31/2021

Dear Elgin Foot and Ankle Patient:

This past year, 2021, has been the year that I have transitioned to full retirement.  As Lou Gehrig once said, I am the luckiest man on the face of the earth.  My father told me that if I enjoyed my work, I would never work a day in my life.  I have had the privilege of loving my work while having the deep satisfaction of helping people. 

Elgin Foot and Ankle Center, will continue under very capable hands with my son, Dr. Cory Jacoby, as owner and along with podiatrists Dr. Beata Bialon and Dr. Ridhi Kratzmeyer and Dr. Kevin Alexander, they will continue to provide the excellent service and medical care which has been the hallmark of our practice for close to 100 years. Over those years, our skills and treatment options have continued to evolve and develop as medicine continually changes. We will continue to offer a full range of foot and ankle services including, but not limited to, routine foot care, trauma care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, orthotics, care for all disorders of the foot and ankle, and when appropriate, a full range of surgical options. As foot and ankle surgeons, we are proud to offer some of the most up to date surgical alternatives including  Lapiplasty for Bunion Correction and minimally invasive Achilles Tendon Repair. We continue to offer 24-hour emergency service 365 days a year for all emergencies including wounds and trauma. We will continue to schedule urgent patients expeditiously. We will continue to be available to you and your patients when you need us. Basically, the only thing that will change is that I will no longer be a part of our team.  Our mission, to provide quality medical care in a caring environment will remain the cornerstone of this practice.

I purchased this podiatric medical practice from Dr. Roger Hess in 1984 and then made Elgin my professional and personal home.  This wonderful profession of Podiatry has given me the opportunity not only to treat my patients, but also to develop relationships with many of you.  While part of me is sad and definitely nostalgic, I am looking forward to this next phase of life, which I will gladly share with my wife of 43 years, Gale, and my children, my children-in-law, and my most

adorable-in-the-world grandchildren.  I hope to play lots of baseball and pickle ball, watch my beloved White Sox win another World Series, travel and enjoy hearing about my first baby, my pride and joy, Elgin Foot and Ankle Center.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart and wish you good health!

 

With gratitude and respect,

Kenneth E. Jacoby, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

 

Our goal is to improve patients' quality of life

 

We can help keep you out of the emergency room!

  • A doctor is ALWAYS available to answer your emergency call, every day, even on holidays, 24 hours a day, just call our pager at 847-203-0103.
  • Our foot and ankle specialists are available to treat all foot and ankle trauma, including broken toes, sprained or broken ankles, Achilles tendon ruptures, and more.
  • Our office is equipped with a state of the art digital x-ray system.
  • Our on call foot and ankle specialist will treat you quickly in our office, often avoiding an emergency room visit.
  • If an emergency room visit is necessary, our on call foot and ankle specialist will either see you in the hospital or in our office promptly to provide the necessary follow up treatment.

The Doctor Is In

  • Over the last few months, we’ve adapted to a new normal that includes social distancing and masks. Our office has made necessary adjustments to keep patients and staff safe, including limiting the number of in-office visits and adhering to stringent cleaning guidelines.
  • While going to a doctor’s office may seem nerve wracking right now, it’s important to continue taking care of your overall wellness, including your feet. Healthy feet and ankles are crucial for balance, mobility and a healthy body. 
  • If you suspect an issue that warrants a trip to our office, don’t worry—we are taking precautions to keep you safe. We’ve ramped up strict cleaning and sanitation procedures before and after patients, utilizing protective equipment, spacing out appointments to limit crossing of patients, minimizing use of waiting rooms and taking patients directly into exam rooms and pre-screening patients to ensure no one is sick.
  • Remember it is also still important to pay attention to your feet and take steps to keep your feet healthy-especially during this time.
  • Check your feet daily to spot any problems. If you notice any changes, contact our office immediately.

COVID-19 Protocol Updates

 

To keep our patients and staff safe, we have instituted the following protocols:

  • We require that all patients wear facemasks as per the CDC masks are still recommended in health care settings.
  • Patients are limited to brining one guest along with them who also must wear a mast while in the office
  • If you display symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, call our office 847-741-3127, do NOT come into the office.

 


Providing foot and ankle care for over 37 years to the greater Elgin and Fox Valley Community

At Elgin Foot & Ankle Center we treat all foot and ankle conditions for all ages with compassion.

Our patient is our number one priority. Our staff is dedicated to you. Our staff will do their best to answer your questions and to make your experience at Elgin Foot & Ankle Center pleasant.  Our podiatric physicians have dedicated themselves to helping people lead more productive and satisfying lives.  Our doctors are skilled in the most advanced podiatric medical procedures and methods in order to offer you the best options to help you with your foot or ankle condition.  Foot or ankle pain is not normal.

Our doctors present an individualized treatment plan to meet the specific needs of your feet and ankles. Informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being.

What Sets Us Apart

  • State of the art treatment for all foot and ankle conditions
  • Conservative and Surgical Alternatives
  • Innovative surgical approach for Achilles tendon tears via minimal incision
  • Variety of surgical options for arthritic great toe and bunions customized to your needs
  • In office Digital X-ray and Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Evening and Saturday hours available upon requst every week
  • We take the time you need
  • We listen to you

We hope you'll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a physician.

You are going to love coming to our office.

Meet the Doctors

We have 4 podiatrists to meet all your foot and ankle needs.

Go to our Staff tab to read all about our podiatrists


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