About American Foot & Ankle Specialists

Practicing excellent foot care is essential for a lifetime of problem-free feet. Kriti Puthenpurakal, DPM, is a board-certified podiatrist offering podiatric care at American Foot & Ankle Specialists in Naperville, Illinois.

Dr. Puthenpurakal is board certified in podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine. She attended medical school at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois. She stayed in the Chicago-are to complete her residency at Swedish Hospital.

Dr. Puthenpurakal welcomes patients of all ages to her practice — children through seniors — and expertly diagnoses and treats ankle and foot disorders, both common and rare. She specializes in diabetic foot care, palliative care, foot trauma, wound care, and deformity correction.

American Foot & Ankle Specialists prides itself on offering medical and surgical care of the highest quality using state-of-the-art technologies in a friendly, welcoming clinic. The team also does house calls and nursing home visits, so patients can continue to receive exceptional care, no matter where they are.

Patients come to American Foot & Ankle Specialists from all over Northeastern Illinois, seeking treatment for conditions ranging from those that affect the joints, like bunions and hammertoe, to diseases that affect nerves and tissue, like a neuroma and diabetic neuropathy.

Dr. Puthenpurakal also treats more general foot complaints, like ankle pain, foot pain, and ingrown toenails.

Feet are among the most important parts of the body, so take good care of them. Make an appointment with Dr. Puthenpurakal by calling the office, or booking online today.

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Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Very caring and professional, I would highly recommend her."

    Alexander F.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Kriti is an excellent doctor. Very thorough and caring. She pinpointed the problem and provided a solution to prevent it from reoccurring."

    MJ P.
  • Google

    "Dr Puthenpurakal is a great doctor with great medical knowledge and personal skills, highly recommend"

    Rachit M.
  • Google

    "Dr. Puthenpurakal is excellent! She always provides great care and is professional and courteous! Highly recommend her to anyone looking for quality care!"

    Sherin J.
  • Google

    "Dr.Puthen as she allows me to call her is the most excellent professional podiatrist that I've met..Very kind and caring about her patients."

    Lil E.
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    "Dr. was very helpful and professional, I will be recommending her to all of my friends and family."

    Riz S.
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