Our Physicians:

Dr. James P. Flood

Dr. James P. Flood

Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Lake Zurich, & Wauconda, IL Podiatrist

First Step Foot Care

Dr. Flood embarked into private practice after completing a tour of duty in the Army, serving as chief of Podiatric Surgery with Deparment of Orthopedics and Podiatry at Irwin Army Hospital, Fort Riley KS during the gulf war conflict. He founded First Step Foot Care in 1991 with the goal of providing the highest quality specialized service for the diagnosis and treatment of all foot and ankle problems in the Tri-County area.  Dr. Flood has assembled a quality team of physicians to provide a comprehensive service of care for patients with all types of foot and ankle conditions.

"I feel that success in patient outcomes is a product of formulating good communication with patient and practicing medicine with evidence based treatment. I stress direct, understandable communication between myself and the patient to ensure that we as a team achieve excellent clinical results. I strive hard to provide a level of care that has excellence in diagnosis and treatment employing the latest medical technologies"

Professional Activities/Career Highlights:

Serving as a podiatric surgeon and educator for the United States Army. I was chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery-Department of Orthopedics and Podiatry at Irwin Army Community Hospital with the First Infantry Division, Fort Riley Kansas. I functioned in the roles practitioner and educator as a specialist in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

Present Appointments:

  • Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights
  • Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington
  • Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge
  • Northwest Surgicare, Arlington Heights

Past Appointments:

  • Chief of Podiatric Surgery, Northwest Community Hospital
  • Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Irwin Army Community Hospital
  • Surgical attending, United States Army Physician Orthopedic Physician Assistant Program, Irwin Army Community Hospital
  • Surgical attending, Residency Program Midwest Regional Medical Center, Zion Illinois

Memberships:

  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Diabetes Association.
  • Fellowship of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Credentials:

  • Board Certified:
    American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Previous Practice Experience:
Dr. Flood has as areas of special interest in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, complex diabetic foot care, specialized treatment of running injuries and revision surgery of the foot and ankle.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Monmouth College, Monmouth Illinois BA in Chemistry, BA in Biology.
  • Medical School: Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL - DPM
  • Residency: Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley Kansas.

About Myself:
I am a father of three and I feel that devotion to my spouse, children and my faith have helped me to appreciate the wonderful things that life has bestowed upon me. Having competed in cross country and track both at the high school and collegiate level, I am still an active runner and specialize in running injuries. 

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Dr. Ashley B. Lee

Dr. Ashley B. Lee

Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Lake Zurich, & Wauconda, IL Podiatrist

First Step Foot Care

I believe that treating my patients is a privilege, and I pride myself in finding the best possible treatment plan, both conservative and surgical. I strive to develop a relationship with each of my patients, being open and thorough, and ensuring that every patient has a complete understanding of their medical care. As a female practitioner and avid runner, I am sensitive to the many needs of my patients, having learned firsthand the frustrations of athletic injuries. While I enjoy treating all adult foot and ankle disorders, my specialty training includes pediatric reconstructive surgery and adult and pediatric sports medicine. I have also had extensive training in bioengineered skin grafting, limb salvage, trauma, joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. I was appointed Chief Surgical Resident during my residency, and had the opportunity to present research at several Postgraduate Research Symposiums.

Present Appointments:

  • Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights
    • Chief of Podiatric Surgery
    • Day Surgery Consulting Comittee Member
  • Alexian Brothers Hospital, Elk Grove Village
  • Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington 

Past Appointments:

  • Vice Chief of Podiatric Surgery - Northwest Community Hospital

Credentials:

  • Board Certified:
    American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Education

  • Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University, BS in Biology; Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Medical School: Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Health and Science, North Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency: Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago Illinois

About Myself
I am originally from Dallas, and moved to Chicago to attend medical school in 2002.
I am married and enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy running, yoga, health and fitness, golfing, boating, traveling, and reading.

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Dr. Fred Rahimi

Dr. Fred Rahimi

Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Lake Zurich, & Wauconda, IL Podiatrist

First Step Foot Care

Dr. Rahimi has been in practice since 1986 and has been a clinical professor of radiology at the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine since 1990. Dr. Rahimi was also a director of a very sought after residency program from 1995 - 2006. Dr. Rahimi was clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Hospital and is currently an American Board of Podiatric Surgery Oral Examiner. 

Present Appointments:

  • Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights
  • Advocate Condell Hospital, Libertyville
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge

Credentials:

  • Board Certified:
    American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
  • Medical School: Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago IL
  • Residency: Thorek Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL

About Myself:

Dr. Rahimi is married with four children.  He enjoys staying active in his church community and remains very devoted to his faith.  On his free time you can find him cooking or baking which are two of his favorite hobbies.  He also enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.  



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Dr. Guy W. Mattana

Dr. Guy W. Mattana

Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Lake Zurich, & Wauconda, IL Podiatrist

First Step Foot Care

Dr. Mattana is originally from Detroit, Michigan and has lived in the Chicagoland area for the past 33 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit. He earned his DPM degree in 1983 at the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, graduating sum cum laude. Dr. Mattana completed his specialty training at the University of Chicago Medical Center, which included an intensive three-year surgical residency.

"I take great pride in offering my patients the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. Effective communication is a very important part of his overall care."

Present Appointments:

  • Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights
  • Advocate Condell Hospital, Libertyville
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove

Memberships:

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

Credentials:

  • Board Certified:
    American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Education

  • Undergraduate: Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Medical School:  William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago
  • Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center

About Myself:

Dr. Mattana is married and has two children. He enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, and cross country skiing. Music and photography are favorite hobbies of his.
 

Dr. Kellen Cohn

Dr. Kellen Cohn

Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Lake Zurich, & Wauconda, IL Podiatrist

First Step Foot Care

Dr. Cohn is the newest physician to join First Step Foot Care, and prides himself in being up to date with the newest and most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. He is a native to the area and grew up in Deerfield, Illinois.

Dr. Cohn completed his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois – earning degrees in molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, and psychology. He earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University. He then completed a very competitive 3-year surgical residency, with added credentials in reconstructive rear-foot and ankle surgery. He trained with faculty from Rush, Northwestern, and the University of Chicago. He has comprehensive exposure to the newest and most advanced treatment options for all foot and ankle problems. To further his educational enhancement, he routinely attends the finest medical education courses/workshops around the country.

Present Appointments:

  • Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge

Credentials:

  • Board Qualified:
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Education

  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois , BS: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Psychology, and Chemistry
  • Medical School: Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Health and Science, North Chicago, Illinois
  •  Residency: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

About Myself:
As a physician, my mission is to provide care to every patient the same as I would my own family. Success begins with strong communication in order to put together a treatment plan tailored to each patient’s capabilities and outcome goals. Using evidence based medicine, I take time to formulate an individualized plan exhausting all conservative measures before entertaining any surgical correction
 
While I enjoy treating and welcome all adult foot and ankle disorders, I have advanced specialty training in woundcare, hammertoes, bunion correction, arthritis treatment, heel pain, achilles pain, flatfeet, nerve decompression, sports injuries, ankle stabilization, fractures, biomechanics, arthroscopic and minimal incision techniques, joint replacements, and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

Outside of work I spend most of my time with my girlfriend and our puppy, Panda. Panda is quickly becoming the greatest longboard and bicycle companion in the world. I am a foodie and therefore love the city. I have a keen interest in nutrition and exercise, and also enjoy reading, cooking, and following Chicago sports.


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