It all starts here.  Feet as healthy as the day you were born.

Welcome to the Novato Foot & Ankle Center. We are located in Novato, Marin County, California, about 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our staff is headed by renowned podiatric physician and surgeon Dr. Fred D. Youngswick. Also practicing in our office is Dr. Vincent C. Marino. Drs. Youngswick and Marino, and our entire staff provide every patient with the highest level of medical care through a personal approach that involves the patient every step of the way.

We help patients maintain good podiatric health by practicing proper preventive treatment and promoting healthy activity. Many people are unaware that most conditions that begin in the foot, ankle or leg result from stress, improper shoes or muscular imbalance and can affect every aspect of your life. Because we are recognized as experts in the industry of foot and ankle medicine, you can be confident that you will receive correct diagnosis and treatment of your podiatric condition or disorder. One such procedure, known as the Youngswick Procedure, is one of the most popular surgeries for treatment of a painful arthritic great toe joint known as Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus.

Podiatric disorders are generally classified in three categories: acquired, hereditary or traumatic. Some of the most common conditions treated by the Novato Foot & Ankle Center follow:

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