Welcome to Our Practice

We are proud to serve the San Diego with our newest Foot & Ankle facility to meet the needs of our new & existing patients in the area.

We are now proud to offer Medical Pedicures as an alternative to nail salons at a discounted fee. Please inquire for details.

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At University Foot and Ankle Specialists, Inc., our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Quality Care

When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds ... an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs ... a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our staff meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

Informed Patients

University Foot and Ankle Specialists, Inc. believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting

The best care in the world doesn't mean anything if you can't access it. At University Foot and Ankle Specialists, Inc.,we strive to make our San Diego, Mira Mesa, and Coronado, locations as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about University Foot and Ankle Specialists, Inc.'s office, including our San Diego, Mira Mesa, and Coronado, CA locations, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. You can even email a request for an appointment right here!

We hope you find this web site useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.

Dr. Richard Tu is "America's Top Podiatrist 2010"

~ Consumer Research Council of America

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Proven leaders. Lifelong Learners. Changing Lives.

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Meet Our Doctor

  • Richard Tu, DPM, FABPS, ACFAP

    Hi my name is Dr. Richard Tu. I was born and raised in San Diego. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your healthcare needs. I perform treatment and surgical procedures with affiliations at Sharp Coronado Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, and the UCSD Surgical Center of San Diego. I am proud to be on staff these hospitals because they demonstrate high quality of care delivered by doctors who make decisions based on the best interests of their patients.

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Dr. Tu is one of the most gentle, relaxed, yet efficient doctors I have seen. He made me feel very comfortable with the surgical procedure he was to perform. The healing was made simple and the scarring is minimal! He was most professional! I would highly recommend him for any foot need!"
    Lori M.
  • "One of the best interactions I have had with a doctor in a really long time! Great experience, he was honest and very informative! Answered all my questions and was so patient with me. I would recommend this clinic to anyone!"
    Lauren K.
  • "I genuinely enjoyed being treated by this doctor. Was very practical and professional in the way that he just got the job done... and my nails are on into the state of regrowth!"
    Michael W.
  • "My husband and I returned to the doctor again today. He is a really good doctor. I had to have a cortisone shot in my foot and he took the time to deaden it and show concern for my pain. He is kind and explains everything in detail. He sees people in several locations. I highly recommend him."
    Chris S.
  • "Dr. Tu is the best foot doctor I know! I had my ingrowns done by him and have not had any problems with them since then. He definitely knows what he is doing! His staff is very nice as well (:"
    Jennifer G.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed