I am extremely happy with my bunion surgery that Dr. Bussema did. My bunion had been getting worse and bothering me for years but I was afraid to have surgery. It turns out surgery wasn’t bad at all. I didn’t have to take any pain medicine and with my surgical boot on I was able to be on my feet it in a couple of days. I even went to the beach…which why my foot is a little red. LOL. Thank you Dr. Bussema for fixing my foot and making it so I can wear flip flops and sandals again now that I don’t have that ugly bump on my foot.
I highly recommend Dr. Monfore and would not go anywhere else. Knowledgeable, patient, caring doctor that helped put me to ease before, during and after my surgery. Staff is great too!
Michelle Ray Baker
When it comes to orthotics, there are a ton of options on the market. In my personal experience, I found none like Advanas’ medical grade orthotics to assist me in my training and my everyday walking. Jim Lioy, AT of Advanas recommended the process of evaluation and screening to me and I haven’t looked back since. For someone who has battled ankle injuries over the years, Advanas’ system of orthotic development were the solution in helping take my performance to the next level.
Quarterback- Hillsdale College Football
I had to get both toe nails removed. Very traumatic for me, as I have no tolerance for pain. Dr. Monfore was very patient with me even though I acted like an immature 2 year on all 3 visits. I recommend him, and Advanas, to everyone I know, meet, or run into in the future.
Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists recently took care of a very painful wart on our 5 year old daughter’s foot. The Doctor was extremely helpful and took time to explain each step to her. When it came time for surgery, they were compassionate and made sure she was completely at ease. We had a great experience and are thankful for their kind and gentle approach with our daughter.
Sturgis Police Department
Thank You, Thank You!! Advanas Foot and Ankle Specialists. I was recently experiencing severe heel pain in my right foot, and being in the Vending Business, where I’m on my feet most of the day, in and out of facilities with concrete floors. I needed to figure out what was going on. I tried treatment myself with a name brand name insert; however that didn’t seem to really fix my problem. After being referred to Advanas by my friend Jim Lioy, I decided Advanas a try. I was very pleased with the professional advice and treatment I received from Advanas, including certain stretches, to recommended shoe styles and inserts they gave me. Just a month ago I could barely walk without feeling the pain. Today with the treatment I received from Advanas I feel 100 % better. Thanks Again!!
The best way I can describe Advanas/Dr. Monfore, is effective and functional. No gimmicks, or sales pitches. I came in with some mid foot and ankle pains that were disrupting my ability to play the sports I love. We quickly identified the root causes of my pain. We then worked together to develop an effective plan to improve the tissue condition, mobility and stability of the affected areas. I am now pain free and I couldnt be happier!
About five years ago I injured my foot while training for a half marathon. Since then, I have had intermittent discomfort which would flare up when running or participating in other forms of physical activity. I’ve always had the desire to begin running again, and with a recent move back to Sturgis, I knew that if anyone could help me get back it would be Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists. So I reached out to an athletic trainer friend, knowing that he would steer me in the right direction, and steer me in the right direction he did. Within hours of reaching out to him (on a Thursday), he had called the office to let them know that I would be calling, and let me know that they could see me the next Monday. My office experience was much of the same; courteous staff, excellent facility, and best of all, a very knowledgeable doctor that without hesitation recommended a non-surgical treatment plan for my injury. I’m not yet back in running shoes, but I have no doubt that Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists will get me there.
I recently have gone through a procedure for an ingrown toenail. While looking for a place to help me with it I remembered that Jim Lioy had recently taken employment there and knew that if I went there I would be taken care of. Not to my surprise, Advanas did not disappoint. I was scheduled easily and quickly. When I needed to reschedule the staff was helpful and made sure I still was able to get a time that worked with my schedule. Going in to see what the next step was with my toe I expected it to be a process where I would have to wait a few more weeks to get it taken care of, to my surprise I was able to have it taken care of that day in the office. The procedure was explained in depth to me and I was given choices as to how I wanted it to be done. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and would refer anyone to Advanas.
Thank you for all that you do.
The employee health service at Abbott Nutrition is striving to make improvements for their employees to provide comfort where comfort may be lacking….in the shoes. They will be kicking off the New Year by promoting the importance of foot care and encouraging employees to schedule a foot screening with Advanas. The advantages of providing proper foot care and the possibility of wearing custom made insoles are endless.
Abbott Nutrition will also be partnering with Advanas Foot and Ankle Specialists to provide a quick service to answer questions concerning any foot or ankle issues using telemedical service. This service will assist in expediting care for a very demanding business and their busy employees.
Kimberly A. Wilder, RN, BSN, OHN
Occupational Health Nurse
Our family has used Advanas Foot and Ankle Specialists for the last few years. We have seen Dr. Neal and his staff for foot and ankle problems ranging from broken bones to ingrown toe nails. Dr. Neal and his staff have been courteous and professional every step of the way. Our family has two very active teenagers who are involved in a variety of sports and I have a physically demanding job. Advanas has been our immediate care provider for our family and my co-workers when it involves getting back to being active.
Firefighting requires that you are ready to respond every minute of the day so there isn’t time to let injuries slow you down. Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists oversees acute injuries to chronic problems and helps us manage our injuries along with a focused approach to rehabilitation and healing.
We can’t thank them enough for their prompt response when it comes to scheduling our family and co-workers to be evaluated at the office. The physician liaison Jim Lioy not only was able to schedule us sooner than we expected but he also matched us with the doctor that fit our needs.
Whether you need to be fitted for orthotics to reduce foot, knee, and back pain or you have an injury, Advanas Foot and Ankle Specialists can serve your needs.
At Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists all the staff are unbelievably helpful. I am very grateful to have a close working relationship in which I can entrust any injured high school athlete will receive the utmost care. They are of the highest quality and I would recommend any friend and family member to Advanas.
Ashley H, At ATC
Having two daughters that are athletes I have really learned to appreciate the care and support that we receive at Advanas. The staff is knowledgeable and proactive when it comes to the care of sports related injuries. Whether it’s squeezing us in for an appointment, being flexible with needing to change an appointment time or ensuring that an injury is properly healed, the staff go above and beyond. We are lucky to have such a great team of professionals in our small community!
I don’t usually “endorse” a medical practice but I have to today. Thank you Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists for taking great care of me and for having such a super staff!
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*The reviews on this page are from actual patients of Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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