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In search of an experienced, caring podiatrist in Vero Beach or Sebastian? You're in the right place. Indian River Podiatry specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and preventive care of foot and ankle problems to patients throughout Indian River County.

Our podiatrists continuously deliver the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life for our patients. We do this by utilizing the latest treatment techniques, cutting-edge technology and a compassionate, gentle approach to patient care. Like our current patients, you'll find that Indian River Podiatry offers an unmatched level of service.

To learn more about all of the foot ailments we treat, we encourage you to browse our services page for complete treatment details. We provide quality care for a wide array of foot and ankle conditions, including but not limited to:

Explore our website for additional information, including doctor bios, office details and printable new patient forms. Our patient library includes a searchable glossary of foot health topics to help you understand your condition and options.

Make it your priority to take care of your feet. Start today by teaming with an expert in foot and ankle care, a podiatrist that listens to your concerns and makes the best recommendations for the optimal outcome.

Meet the Doctors

  • Nicholas W. Rutledge, D.P.M.

    Dr. Rutledge graduated from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, Miami, Florida in 1994. He completed his three year Orthopedic and Surgical Residency at the University of Utah Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1997. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Board Certified by The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

    Dr. Rutledge enjoys the beach, skiing, cycling and fishing.

    Read more about Nicholas W. Rutledge, D.P.M.

  • Michael A. Mazziotta, D.P.M, FACFAOM

    Dr. Mazziotta graduated from college Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  He then attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan, New York and graduated in 2007 with Honors. Dr. Mazziotta is a member of the podiatric Pi Delta National Honor Society.  He completed his three year Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency in 2010 at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL., where he served as Chief Resident.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine.  Dr.Mazziotta is dual board certified by both the The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and The American Board of Podiatric Medicine.  He is also a proud 4 year veteran of the United States Navy.

    Dr. Mazziotta enjoys sports, cooking, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

    Read more about Michael Mazziotta, D.P.M 

  • Zacharia Facaros, DPM, FACFAS

    Dr. Zacharia Facaros obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2003. He then attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, New York where he graduated in 2007, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He underwent a 3-year residency training at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California, gaining a comprehensive background in foot and ankle non-surgical and surgical care involving reconstructive procedures. He sought further training completing a one-year fellowship focused on diabetic foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, Charcot deformity correction, plastic surgery techniques and correction of advanced deformities.

    Read more about Zacharia Facaros, DPM, FACFAS

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Please join us in welcoming Dr. Zacharia Facaros to our practice. Dr. Facaros joined Indian River Podiatry in September, 2020.


Dr. Zacharia Facaros is originally from a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA , where he grew up in a Greek home alongside three brothers. He obtained his doctor’s degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine after completing a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He underwent a 3-year residency training at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California, gaining a comprehensive background in foot and ankle non-surgical and surgical care involving reconstructive procedures. Furthermore, he has spent significant time treating athletes and sports-related injuries of all types.


He sought further training completing a one-year fellowship focused on diabetic foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, Charcot deformity correction, plastic surgery techniques and correction of advanced deformities. He was under the tutelage of the eminent Dr. Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During his fellowship, he held an academic position as a clinical instructor within the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, and maintained an active role in teaching podiatric students and residents while also participating in clinical research.


He has lectured and co-authored articles and book chapters in the field of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Facaros is dedicated to all facets of foot and ankle care, his expertise includes Foot and Ankle Trauma, Sports Medicine, Soft Tissue and Skeletal Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot & Ankle, Diabetic Charcot Foot & Ankle Reconstruction, Revisional and Post-Traumatic Foot & Ankle Surgery, External Fixation & Orthobiologics.

Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, he also strives to exhaust all non-operative treatment in a comprehensive manner and looks forward to providing you attentive and thorough care. Along with his wife and daughters, he’s excited to be a part of Indian River Podiatry and knows your trust must be earned and will work endlessly to meet your needs.

Call 772-569-0081 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Facaros.

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Hours of Operation

** Please note our office is closed for lunch from 11:30AM - 12:45 PM. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Vero Beach Office

Monday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-3:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Sebastian Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed