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Southwest Podiatry

At Southwest Podiatry, we believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual's feet. Our physicians spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that general pain is relieved, problems are resolved and your health improves.

We also want our patients to be informed about podiatric problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments. Our services include heel pain treatment, bunions, ingrown toenails, hammertoes, and more! We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet.

We also know that convenience in the Wytheville area is important to your selection of a podiatrist. In these web pages you'll find information about Southwest Podiatry's office, including our Wytheville location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to request an appointment. We hope you'll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a physician.

Meet the Doctors

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  • Ted R. Johnson, D.PM.

    Hometown: Wytheville, VA

    Education: Emory & Henry College, 1976

    Florida State University, Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology, 1980

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  • Janet E. Bechtel, D.P.M.

    Hometown: Williamsport, PA

    Education: Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA, BS in Biology, 1980

    Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, 1986

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  • Heather B. Pearman, D.P.M.

    Dr. Pearman is a native of Southwest Virginia and joined Southwest Podiatry, PC in 2001.

    Education: King College, BS 1995

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  • Dr. Joris Claessens

    Bio coming soon

Featured Articles

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  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

    Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst. Because there are several potential ...

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  • Flexible Flatfoot

    What Is Flatfoot? Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common: partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch.   Other characteristics shared by most ...

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  • Ganglion Cyst

    What Is a Ganglion Cyst? A ganglion cyst is a sac filled with a jellylike fluid that originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule. The word “ganglion” means “knot” and is used to describe the knot-like mass or lump that forms below the surface of the skin.   Ganglion cysts are among ...

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  • Webbed Toes

    Webbed toes (also known as syndactyly) is a rare condition seen in approximately one in 2,000 births. Those with this condition have two or more toes that are partially or fully joined by a flexible skin bridge.  Syndactyly most commonly affects the second and third toes, but it can occur between ...

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  • Weak Ankles

    Weak ankles may be a result of previous ankle injuries, but in some cases they are a congenital (at birth) condition. The ankles are sore, and “give way” easily while standing, walking, or doing other activities. When an ankle is injured, it may take a few weeks to many months to fully heal. Often, ...

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Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed