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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 

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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