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Podiatrist Tampa

Dr. Melissa Prutch

Comprehensive expertise in podiatric surgery and wound care. Dedicated to a patient-first, holistic approach for superior health results.

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Tuesday 8 AM – 4 PM

Wednesday 1 PM – 6 PM

Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM

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Monday 8 AM – 4 PM

Friday 8 AM – 4 PM

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Dr. Prutch's Offices in Tampa

1005 Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL 33548
Dr. Prutch
's Hours

Tuesday 8 AM – 4 PM

Wednesday 1 PM – 6 PM

Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM

10954 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
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's Hours

Monday 8 AM – 4 PM

Friday 8 AM – 4 PM

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Dr. Prutch in clinic, known for foot care, wound healing, and surgical expertise.

About Dr. Melissa Prutch

Melissa Prutch, DPM, is a podiatric surgeon specializing in heel pain therapy, forefoot elective surgery, sports medicine, and diabetic foot care. Dr. Prutch earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Marcos, followed by her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She then completed a comprehensive three-year surgical residency at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.

Following her postgraduate training, Dr. Prutch gained valuable experience in private practice settings in both Colorado and Tampa before joining Modern Foot & Ankle. Her dedication to patient education stems from her belief that successful treatment outcomes are achieved through collaborative efforts between patients and their healthcare providers. By prioritizing education and fostering empathetic connections, Dr. Prutch customizes her treatment plans to address the unique needs of each patient.

Outside of the office, Dr. Prutch spends her time with her fiancé and their cat, Cali, and whippet/Chihuahua mix, MoGi. She also enjoys reading, bowling, exploring new restaurants, and going to the beach.

Experience and Credentials

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Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science
    California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
  • Podiatric Surgery Resident
    St. Barnabas Medical Center, Tampa, FL


  • Board Certified
    Podiatric Medicine, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Surgery Center Affiliations


  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

What to expect with Dr. Prutch

Podiatrist Dr. Melissa Prutch in office, focusing on patient-centric foot treatment.

Personalized Attention

Dr. Prutch ensures each patient feels heard and understood, providing personalized care and a comprehensive grasp of their treatment plan.

Expert Guidance

Benefit from Dr. Prutch's deep expertise as she expertly guides you to better foot and ankle health.

Patient-First Philosophy

Dr. Prutch's practice centers around a patient-first philosophy, prioritizing your needs and comfort at every step.

Comprehensive Care

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Dr. Prutch offers comprehensive care for all podiatric conditions and will ensure that every patient receives effective, personalized treatment for their specific foot and ankle needs.

Custom orthotics and supportive footwear designed by a professional podiatrist to alleviate foot pain, improve foot function, and correct issues like plantar fasciitis and arch pain.

Custom Orthotics and Footwear

Our foot and ankle specialists can create custom orthotics and recommend footwear to help alleviate foot pain and improve your mobility.
Professional podiatrist at Modern Foot & Ankle providing comprehensive arthritis management services to improve foot function and mobility.

Arthritic Conditions

Our podiatrists can help manage the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis of the feet and ankles.
Podiatrist performing an in-office digital x-ray on a patient's foot to assess their heel pain.

In-Office Digital X-Ray

Our advanced digital X-ray unit allows us to quickly view images and access radiology results for faster diagnosis and treatment planning.
Podiatrist examining a patient's ankle for sprain treatment

Ankle Sprain

Our doctors provide expert care for a range of foot and ankle injuries, including sprains, fractures, and tendonitis.
Sports Medicine Podiatrist at Modern Foot & Ankle providing comprehensive care for athletes

Sports Medicine

We offer specialized care for athletes and active individuals, helping them prevent and treat foot and ankle injuries.
Podiatrist providing foot and ankle wound care at Modern Foot & Ankle clinic

Wound Care

Our team can provide comprehensive wound care services, including debridement, dressing changes, and offloading techniques to help promote healing.
Expert podiatrist at Modern Foot & Ankle providing comprehensive diabetic foot care to prevent and manage complications such as ulcers, infections, and amputations.

Diabetic Foot Care

Our podiatrists specialize in caring for diabetic feet, providing routine foot care, wound care, and education to help prevent complications.
A team of professional podiatrists at Modern Foot & Ankle providing comprehensive care for patients suffering from bunions, including diagnosis, conservative treatment, and surgical intervention when necessary.

Bunion Surgery

We offer a range of treatment options for bunions, including conservative measures and surgical correction when necessary.

We are in-network with all major insurance plans.

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Signature Experience

Personalized Podiatric Care for Optimal Foot Health

How We Provide Care
Foot and ankle physician in white lab coat analyzing a patient's foot X-ray, detailing potential ailments or injuries. The monitor displays a detailed view of foot bones, indicating advanced podiatric diagnostics.

Why Patients Choose Modern

  • For comprehensive consultations
  • To receive prompt, effective treatment
  • To ensure seamless recovery between care stages
  • To find comfort in their everyday
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New patients welcome, same-day appointments available.

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Dr. Prutch's Colleagues in Tampa

Portrait of Dr. Adam Siegel, a male Board Certified Podiatrist in Tampa, specializing in sports medicine and diabetic limb salvage

Dr. Adam Siegel

His advanced training and diverse technology background equip him to provide top-tier care across a broad range of foot and ankle conditions.

Portrait of Dr. Michael Zuri, a male Board Certified Podiatrist in Tampa, specializing in sports injuries and endoscopic plantar fasciotomies for heel pain

Dr. Michael Zuri

Renowned for treating sports injuries and heel pain, with a focus on diabetic foot care. His patient-centered approach ensures a positive care experience.

Headshot of Dr. Steven Baker, a male Board Certified Podiatrist in Tampa, known for his expertise in orthotic management and sports injuries of the lower extremity

Dr. Steven Baker

Esteemed podiatrist with decades of experience, transitioning from surgery to non-surgical therapies. Known for his caring and friendly approach.

Close-up image of Dr. Kyle Haverstrom, a male Board Certified Podiatrist in Tampa, renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive procedures and sports medicine

Dr. Kyle Haverstrom

Highly skilled in minimally-invasive procedures, trauma, and sports medicine. Known for his strong surgical skills and talent for diabetic limb salvage.

Close-up image of Dr. Sagar Shah, a male Board Certified Podiatrist in Tampa, known for his expertise in sports injuries and wound therapy

Dr. Sagar Shah

Expert in sports injuries, pediatric care, and wound therapy. Committed to advancing clinical expertise through understanding patient lifestyles and health.

Close-up image of Dr. Ryan Haaksma, a male Board Certified Podiatrist in Tampa, recognized for his work in minimally-invasive procedures and diabetic limb salvage

Dr. Ryan Haaksma

Advanced training in minimally-invasive procedures and sports medicine. His dedication ensures new techniques in surgical intervention.

Headshot of Dr. Patrick Derby, a male Board Certified Podiatrist in Tampa, specializing in reconstructive surgery and wound care

Dr. Patrick Derby

Skilled in reconstructive surgery and wound care, with a focus on diabetic limb salvage. His principle: making a uniquely positive impact on each patient.

Portrait of Dr. Dean Sorrento, a male podiatrist in Orlando, recognized for his contributions to sports medicine and diabetic care.

Dr. Dean Sorrento

Excels in advanced nerve decompression and sports medicine. His teaching background enhances patient understanding and care.

Portrait of Dr. Donald Adamov, a board-certified Podiatric Surgeon in Spring Hill, celebrated for his innovative approach to minimally-invasive foot surgeries and expertise in diabetic foot care.

Dr. Donald Adamov

Skilled in minimally-invasive bunion correction and advanced wound care, he provides individualized treatment for all conditions to achieve the best outcome.


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What areas does Dr. Melissa Prutch specialize in?

Dr. Melissa Prutch offers extensive expertise in podiatric surgery, wound care, and limb salvage, with a comprehensive approach to treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.

Where did Dr. Melissa Prutch receive her education and training?

Dr. Prutch earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from California State University San Marcos and her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. She completed her residency at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida, focusing on advanced surgical techniques and patient care.

What types of foot and ankle conditions does Dr. Prutch commonly address?

Dr. Prutch is skilled in addressing various conditions, from sports injuries and diabetic foot complications to comprehensive foot and ankle surgeries. Her practice includes innovative treatments for wound care and preventative strategies to maintain foot health.

How does Dr. Melissa Prutch approach patient care?

Dr. Prutch prioritizes a patient-first philosophy, ensuring treatments are tailored to each individual's needs and circumstances. She values collaborative care, involving patients in their treatment plans for optimal health outcomes.

Is Dr. Melissa Prutch accepting new patients?

Yes, Dr. Prutch is currently welcoming new patients at her practices in Lutz and Westchase, Tampa. Prospective patients are encouraged to contact the office to schedule an appointment.

Does Dr. Melissa Prutch accept my insurance?

Dr. Prutch's offices at Modern Foot & Ankle, are in-network with most major insurance providers. Patients are advised to contact the office directly for specific insurance queries and to confirm coverage details.

What is Dr. Prutch's approach to aftercare and follow-up appointments?

Dr. Prutch emphasizes the importance of thorough aftercare, including detailed follow-up appointments, rehabilitation recommendations, and personalized home care instructions to ensure a swift and successful recovery.

How do patients rate Dr. Melissa Prutch based on reviews?

As Dr. Prutch continues to build her practice and patient base in Lutz and Westchase, Tampa, we look forward to gathering and sharing patient testimonials and reviews reflecting her commitment to excellence in podiatric care.

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