Podiatrist - Dr. Michael Colburn
Originally raised in the Bay Area, I attended the University of California, San Diego and graduated with a degree in Biology. I then attended Podiatry School in San Francisco and then completed my surgical residency at Kaiser Hayward. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. I have more than 20 years of experience working for a large HMO and the VA before turning to private practice. I have enjoyed being an instructor at the California School of Podiatric Medicine in Podopediatrics as well as training surgical residents for most of my career.
My specialties are pediatrics including clubfoot correction. I am acknowledged by the Ponseti International Association as a qualified practitioner in the Ponseti Method. http://www.ponseti.info/ponseti-doctors-by-location.html I have years of experience treating sports medicine conditions, foot and ankle trauma, complex reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, diabetic foot care and preventative medicine. In my spare time I enjoy watching and playing many sports including golfing, mountain biking, hiking and swimming. I am married with 3 grown children.
Specialties; Podopediatrics, Clubfoot Correction, Diabetic Wound Care, Sports Medicine, Preventative Medicine and Geriatrics.
Podiatrist - Dr. Nora Zoe Ramos-Carthew
She worked in private practice in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida for 12 years, moving later to Houston, TX, where she worked for 8 more years in private practice. Dr. Ramos-Carthew then followed her husband and son to Angola, Africa, where she worked as a volunteer with the expat community, and with the Friends of Luanda Street Children and Orphans (FOLSCO) for two years. She has also volunteered in medical missions in Peru www.medicalmissions.clmusa.org and Guatemala www.misionerosdelcamino.org . In Miami, Dr. Ramos was invited as a guest on the Spanish language television show Vida Total, on the Galavision network, to talk about the effects of high heel shoes on women. She also appeared as a recurring guest in a series on podiatry related issues that have aired on the hit Spanish language television Primer Impacto and Despierta America.
Dr. Ramos has enjoyed reaching out to the local community as a speaker for Running Clubs and as a volunteer podiatrist for the Houston Marathon. She has finished 4 Half Marathons (3 Houston and 1 San Antonio), several 5 and 10 K’s, and two “Fit Company” Houston competitions, earning 3rd place in 2015. She is now training for the Berkeley Half Marathon. Her areas of special interest include wound care, sports medicine, gait analysis, pediatric care, and corrective and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ramos and her family have finally settled in California. They enjoy the outdoors, going for walks, cycling and spending time with family and friends. She has joined For Feet Sake Podiatry Group at Livermore Podiatry, where she’s eager to serve the community of Livermore and the Bay Area.