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

ACFAS

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.

Featured Articles

Read about helpful topics

  • Raynaud's Disease

    Raynaud's disease, also known as Raynaud's phenomenon, is characterized by episodes of reduced blood flow to the extremities, including the fingers and toes, in response to cold temperatures or emotional stress. When Raynaud's affects the feet specifically, it can lead to discomfort and potential complications. ...

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  • Your Footprint

    Your footprint is more than just a mark left on the ground—it can provide valuable insights into the health and structure of your feet. In this article, we'll explore the different types of footprints, what they can reveal about your feet, and how you can use this information to maintain foot health. Types ...

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  • Your Feet at Work

    Whether you work in an office, a factory, or any other environment, your feet play a vital role in keeping you productive and comfortable throughout the workday. This article explores the importance of foot health in the workplace and provides tips for maintaining healthy feet while on the job. Understanding ...

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  • Ultrasound

    Foot ultrasound, also known as sonography, is a non-invasive imaging technique used to visualize the structures and tissues within the foot. This article delves into the uses, procedure, benefits, and considerations associated with foot ultrasound to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding ...

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  • Subungal Exostosis Bone Spur Under Toenail

    Subungual exostosis, also known as a bone spur under the toenail, is a condition characterized by the development of a bony growth beneath the toenail. This article explores the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention strategies for subungual exostosis to provide individuals with ...

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  • Podiatry Stockings

    Podiatry stockings, also known as compression stockings or socks, are specialized garments designed to provide graduated compression to the feet and lower legs. These stockings are commonly used in podiatry practice to promote circulation, reduce swelling, and alleviate symptoms associated with various ...

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  • Sports Injuries

    Knee, foot, and ankle injuries are common occurrences among athletes participating in various sports and activities. These injuries can range from minor strains and sprains to more serious ligament tears and fractures. Understanding the specific types of injuries that affect the knee, foot, and ankle, ...

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  • Pregnancy and The Foot

    Pregnancy is a transformative journey that affects the entire body, including the feet. Many expectant mothers experience changes in their feet during pregnancy due to hormonal shifts, weight gain, and altered biomechanics. Understanding these changes and implementing proper foot care can help alleviate ...

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  • Foot Therapy

    Foot therapy, also known as podiatric physical therapy or physiotherapy for the foot, is a specialized branch of physical therapy that focuses on improving foot health, function, and mobility. This article explores the importance of foot therapy, common conditions treated with foot therapy, therapeutic ...

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  • Toenail Problems

    Toenail problems are common issues that can affect people of all ages and can range from minor concerns to more serious conditions requiring medical attention. In this article, we'll explore various toenail problems, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment options, to help individuals understand ...

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed