Welcome to the Website of
Dr. Michael Zapf, DPM, MPH, FACFAS
Call: (818) 707-3668
Thank you for visiting my website. I have been placing information and articles on this site for many years and have received millions of hits during that time (and not that many of them were mine). I have designed it for people who like to read about their foot and ankle problems. Since I started the web site, I have added two associates to my practice, Dr. Darren Payne and Dr. Stephen Benson. Since my site is filled with just my thoughts and opinions they are not, necessarily, shared by my colleagues. To see our less controversial (and less windy) practice web site, I offer you: www.ConejoFeet.com, the practice site for The Agoura Los Robles Podiatry Centers (ALRPC). The ALRPC practice site has a lot of material about our office, many of our policies and the registration forms to be filled out before your visit. I suggest all prospective patients visit www.ConejoFeet.com.
I made the web site to give my patients the extra depth information that I donít always have time to cover in the office visit. Visitors who are not my patients are welcome to browse the information found here. I am from a generation that likes to read in depth about all sorts of things, including our ailments. This site is dedicated to all those who want more information that what can be contained in a series of bullet points. If you like this philosophy then let me know when you see me or if you ask a question.
Remember, this site is in no way intended to tell you how your own ailment or problem should be treated, only the approach I use when confronted with certain situations. Your problem may well be different from what you think it is and should always be evaluated by the appropriate professional, whether podiatrist, orthopedist or other authority. Please understand that I, nor anyone else, can offer you a proper diagnosis or treatment plan without seeing and feeling the problem at hand (foot?). Happy reading.
Sincerely, Michael Zapf, DPM, MPH, FACFAS, FACFAOM
P.S. All the information in this web site is © by me and it is mine alone. No picture and none of the articles can be used by anyone without permission from me, personally.
P.P.S. Comments about this web site or questions about your feet can be directed to me at zfootdoc (at) doctor (dot) com.
P.P.P.S. I was going to offer a nice prize to the person who could send me a screen shot of being the 3 Millionth person to visit this web site. I am sorry I missed that opportunity. But wait until you see what I offer the 4 Millionth visitor.
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Dr. Michael Zapf and Dr. Darren Payne and their fabulous staff have been providing a complete range of foot care services at offices in Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks, CA, since 1985. From the smell of fresh brewed coffee in the reception room to your final "good-bye" you can expect to receive warm, personable and expert care from all of our doctors.
Dr. Zapf is one of the few podiatrists Board Certified by BOTH the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. For more information about him look here. -->
Dr. Payne is one of Thousand Oaks' own. He graduated from Thousand Oaks High School where he was on the track and wrestling teams. He completed a two year residency in Tacoma in foot surgery and diabetic foot care. He is in the final stages of his Board Certification process and should have it "on the wall" by the Fall of 2007. For more information about Dr. Payne please look here: -->
Steve Benson, DPM, is Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is an instructor of foot surgery at the Olive View Medical Center and the Veteran's Administration Hospital in West Los Angeles. He is well versed in all forms of foot and ankle surgery and trauma and brings great expertise, as well as a great personality, to our practice.
If you are just visiting us on the web and are not a patient you are welcome to all of the information the doctors have placed on this site. You will learn more about Bunions, Heel Pain, Pain in the Ball Of The Feet, Orthotics, Shockwave ESWT, and Foot Surgery than on just about any other web site. Click the links above to get the latest information on these vexing problems. If you dig around the articles you can find more than 50 of the articles that Dr. Zapf has written for local papers and magazines since 1986. Some of the information may be dated (look at the dates of publication) but it gives an interesting historical background of the last two decades of podiatric medicine.
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To ask Dr. Michael Zapf a question just e-mail him at zfootdoc at doctor dot com.
Agoura Hills: 28240 Agoura Road, Suite 101, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Thousand Oaks Office: 555 Marin Street, Suite 290, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: 818-707-3668 or 805-497-6979
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