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Dr. Tara Parks, DPM - Podiatry

Dr. Tara Parks, DPM - PodiatryDr. Parks joined the Boulder Medical Center in 2007 as the podiatric foot and ankle specialist in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

 Dr. Parks was born in Madison, Wisconsin and later moved to Illinois where she completed her collegiate and medical education.  She later moved to Colorado to begin her residency training in podiatric medicine and foot and ankle surgery.   

Dr. Parks is proud to call Colorado home where she resides with her husband and two daughters. As a former collegiate runner at Southern Illinois University, she continues to run competing in 1/2 and full marathons. She also enjoys biking, hiking and being a mom.

 

MEDICAL TRAINING AND SPECIALTY:

 Dr. Parks graduated cum laude with a Bachelor degree in Physiology and minor in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.  She received her medical degree at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois.  Dr. Parks completed her three year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (PM&S-36) podiatric residency training at Highlands Presbyterian / St. Lukes in Denver, Colorado in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Parks has extensive experience and training in:          

  • Common Foot Disorders
    • Toenail Disorders (Ingrown/Fungus)
    • Bunions and Tailors bunions
    • Hammertoes
    • Neuroma
    • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Flatfoot Deformities
    • Ankle Instability
    • Arthritic Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma
    • Fractures
    • Sprains
    • Achilles Tendon Ruptures
  • Sports Medicine and Biomechanics
    • Orthotics and Bracing
    • Gait Analysis
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
    • Wound Care
    • Charcot Arthropathy

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Dr. Parks, DPM is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She is certified in Foot, Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. She is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as well as a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

PRESENTATIONS AND RESEARCH

  • Stage Two Pre-Dislocation Syndrome: Retrospective Review   
    Awaiting Publication by Residency
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Lateral Cuneiform: A Case Presentation
    Awaiting Publication by Residency
  • Calcaneal Fracture Nonunion: A Case Presentation 
    Awaiting Publication by Residency with case presentation
  • Avascular Necrosis 
    Presented at the Colorado State Podiatry Meeting December 2005
  • Brostrom Lateral Ankle Stabilization: A Follow-up Study 
    Presented Poster at American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Meeting March 2006
  • Stage Two Pre-Dislocation Syndrome: Retrospective Review 
    Presented results at the Highland’s Institute 
    Meeting January 2008

OFFICE HOURS AND PHONE

Dr. Parks sees patients at the Broadway location of Boulder Medical Center on Monday afternoons and all day on Tuesday and Thursday. She is also available at the Avista Adventist location on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  Dr. Parks performs surgery at the Ambulatory Surgery Unit (ASU) at Boulder Medical Center and Boulder Community Hospital. She also has privileges Avista Adventist Hospital.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Parks please call 303-440-3036.  Boulder Medical Center’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and the Orthopedic office takes calls beginning at 8:00 a.m. However, specific hours for each physician may vary.

In case of emergency, Dr. Parks or one of her colleagues in the Orthopedic Department can be reached 24 hours a day by calling 303-440-3000.

  Thank you for choosing the Boulder Medical Center.