Brett Fink MD
Brett Fink MD
Do you have foot pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, or a foot problem that you just can't figure out? I am an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle problems including trauma, arthritis, flat feet, and deformities. I see people from infants to the elderly. Give my office a call!!! (317) 588-2700.
My philosophy is that education is a central part of my job as an orthopedic surgeon. I think that some doctors forget this. While it is sometimes difficult and time consuming to help my patients understand their problems and the wide array of potential solutions, their participation is crucial to their recovery and the success of their treatment.
Let’s face the fact that foot and ankle surgery is far from the science that we would all like it to be. Even when it works well, it is still not easy. Effective non-operative options exist for most foot problems and these should be explored fully before resorting to surgery. But the patient and the physician must be engaged in the non-operative treatment for it to work well. This is impossible unless a clear understanding of the problem, the goals, and the time necessary to accomplish them are laid out.
To this end, I have written the Whole Foot Book, a complete program for taking care of your feet. I have poured every bit of knowledge into it that I could. It contains the answers to all of the questions that my patients have asked me over the twenty-two years that I have been practicing medicine as a doctor. It is a valuable resource for anyone with foot pain.
I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981 and received a B.S. in Molecular Biology with Honors in 1985.
I entered Medical School at Washington University School of Medicine in 1985. In 1989, I graduated with an M.D.
I completed my surgical internship in 1990 under Dr. Samuel Wells at Barnes Hospital in St Louis.
After internship, I entered the US Navy in 1990 as a medical officer in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I was soon after assigned to the 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines as a Battalion Surgeon during Desert Storm.
My orthopedic residency was in the Navy at Portsmouth Naval Hospital from 1993-1997.
My foot and ankle fellowship was completed in 2000 under Dr Mark Mizel at Univ. Miami.
I have practiced at Indiana Orthopedic Center as a Foot and Ankle /Trauma Specialist since 200