Make The Right Choice The First Time
Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists (AFAS) is a team of board-certified foot and ankle doctors with training and experience specific to ailments occurring below the knee. We are the leading podiatry experts in the state and the only provider that offers extracorporeal shockwave therapy, a highly effective, noninvasive technology that allows us to treat a wide range of painful conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, without surgery.
We welcome first-time patients without referral. If you prefer to see your primary-care doctor first, simply ask him or her for a reference to AFAS. Let our experienced team of foot and ankle doctors determine what’s causing your pain and find a solution that will get you back on your feet. Because we utilize the most-modern equipment, diagnosis and treatment can often be performed in the same visit.
Our doctors often hear, “I wish I had come here first.” The entire AFAS team is focused on one thing: relieving your pain.
We’re conveniently located in mid-town Anchorage and Wasilla. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
Recent AFAS News
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Jansma for completing the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery® certification process for Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. Board certification in Foot Surgery indicates that you have demonstrated a cognitive knowledge of foot surgery, including the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of pathologic foot conditions, deformities, and/or trauma, and … Read MoreRead More
Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists’ Dr. Jared Kern is gearing up for his second Mt. Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. Dr. Kern last competed in the race in 2014. The Mt. Marathon Race was first organized in 1915. Since then, it has grown into a popular Independence Day tradition. Race participants start in downtown Seward, … Read MoreRead More
Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists is proud to sponsor the 2017 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday on April 22nd. Have you registered to join us for this huge community celebration? The Alaska Heart Run is for all abilities… a 5K timed run, a 5K untimed run/walk or a 3K walk. Look for our booth and … Read MoreRead More
AFAS Patient Testimonials
“Solid, informative, and up to date on techniques. They helped my wife make substantial improvement on a troublesome ankle. We avoided surgery and that was one of our goals.” -Google Reviews
“Dr. Heilala is a true professional! He is very knowledgeable, skilled, kind, thoughtful, courteous and an expert in his profession. My case was very difficult and could not have been done in my origin country. I traveled overseas to get the surgery done by Dr. Heilala. The surgery on both my feet was a success. I am very grateful and happy that I had the chance to have the surgery done by such an excellent doctor! Thank you for helping me walk again without pain!” -Health Grades
“Dr. Jansma is the best!! I wasn’t sure about bunion surgery, but her honesty and caring ways made me move forward – the best decision I’ve made! Thanks so much!” -Facebook
“AFAS is a great place to go for foot issues. Dr. Kern and all the staff were all fantastic; very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous every step of the way. If you have a choice in where you can go for foot or ankle issues, go here, they are great at what they do!” -Facebook
“Made my first ever podiatry appointment here. The building was easy to get to and the office is a little tricky to find, but as long as you’re paying attention, you’ll find it! All of the staff was very friendly. They did things quickly but didn’t rush you. The doctor I saw, Dr. Randall, was nice and very insightful on what was going on. Overall, this is a great place!” -Yelp
“Best place for dancers and athletes! Dr. Jetter helped me pass my Aqua Zumba Cert. Gave me the right care & casts. I’ve been training for 1.5 years for this super tough cert. and was crest fallen when, in a freak accident, I broke my foot in 2 places tripping on a couple stones in a parking lot, a week and a half before the event! Passed today because of this team’s care!!! Bravo AFAS” -Facebook
“[Mary DeCourcey] knows her stuff. She has heart and a good way of making you feel comfortable and do not hesitate to ask a question as if she doesn’t know the answer she will get the answer and will call you to relay the correct answer. [Big] heart and tender touch as well as kind and knowledgeable. Thank you Mary…” -Health Grades
“The doctors, nurses and staff are wonderful. They helped diagnose and treat my peroneal tendinitis and gave me an excuse to buy a new pair of Hoka One’s.” -Facebook