Franklin W. Harry, DPM – Founder and Podiatrist

St. Louis, MO—Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Franklin W. Harry, DPM, is acknowledged as a Most Trusted Medical Professional for his contributions to in the Podiatric Field.

Dr. Harry began his medical educational journey at Barry University in Miami where he earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He completed his surgical residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and received advanced training with the Central Kentucky Diabetes Fellowship, specializing in complex wounds, limb salvage, and the biomechanics of fall prevention.

The founder of Best Food Forward, Dr. Harry noted that podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of various disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities. He explained that a podiatrist, also known as a podiatric physician or a foot and ankle surgeon, is a medical professional devoted to treating disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities. They can treat injuries and complications from ongoing health issues like diabetes.

Best Foot Forward has offices in Festus and St. Louis, MO. Specializing in diabetic wound care and foot and ankle surgery, the doctor notes that he enjoys working in all areas of foot and ankle care. He is considered an expert in bone deformities and arthritis, and foot and ankle injuries.

According to Dr. Harry, Best Foot Forward (BFF) is committed to providing excellent podiatric care by enhancing the quality of life of patients with foot, ankle, and leg problems. He added that BFF strives to preserve and restore the health of the lower extremities and provide patient-centered care. His team of podiatrists treat everything from difficult-to-trim toenails; calluses; warts; foot infections; diabetic wound care; fall prevention; and surgical foot and ankle repairs.

Dedicated to providing his patients with the latest advancements in his field, the doctor is a member of the American Association of Podiatric Practice Management and is board-certified by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry. He is a member of the American Board of Podiatry; the Relias Wound Care Institute; the Missouri Podiatric Medical Association; and the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association.

Aside from his professional pursuits, Dr. Harry volunteers with Peter and Paul and Biddel House homeless shelters, providing podiatric medical care for the less fortunate. He also goes on mission trips to Haiti with Hands Helping Haiti and to Guatemala with Washington University.

In his spare time, Dr. Harry enjoys spending time with his wife, Misty Gonzalez, Pharm. D., to whom he has been married since 2017. They have one child and a dog named Bentley. They enjoy cooking; hiking; scuba diving; exploring new restaurants; and are avid sports fans. Dr. Harry wishes to thank his mentors Ronald Guberman, DPM; Jonathan Moore, DPM; and Pamela Jensen, DPM.

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