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Robbi A. Young, DPM

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Robbi Young, DPM

Dr. Robbi Young is a board-certified podiatrist and podiatric surgeon with a passion for making sure her patients can walk comfortably. “I’m a hiker and a biker, so I really understand how important your feet and ankles are to your health and well-being,” she says. Early on, Dr. Young wanted to become a physical therapist, but she quickly realized that becoming a podiatrist would allow her to really focus on keeping people walking. For more than 14 years, she has stayed at the forefront of podiatric medicine and providing surgical and non-surgical treatment for all kinds of conditions of the feet and ankles.

“I’m a surgeon, but I don’t usually recommend surgery as a first option,” Dr. Young says. She evaluates each patient, listens carefully to their needs and preferences, and creates an individualized treatment plan to alleviate pain, treat the cause, and prevent future podiatric problems. Non-surgical options can include orthotics, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and injections. If patients need surgery, Dr. Young is highly skilled in using the latest surgical techniques to ensure excellent outcomes with minimal recovery time.

Dr. Young moved to Grand Haven in 2007 and bought the practice from beloved local podiatrist Dr. Jack Meyer. She says that he left her with “big shoes to fill,” but Dr. Young and her staff strive to live up to the name by treating every patient with the care and respect they would want for their own families. As the only locally owned, full-time podiatry practice in Grand Haven, Dr. Young and her staff believe in being active members of their community and serving their neighbors with respect and dignity.

I’m interested in keeping people walking, because I understand that walking means they can be more independent, healthy, and happy.

Personal Interests

Patients often spot Dr. Young riding one of her many bicycles around town and along the shore of Lake Michigan. She is an avid hiker and biker—any activity that will take her outdoors so she can enjoy Michigan's beautiful forests, lakes, and rivers. She is an active member of the Grand Haven community and volunteers locally for Habitat for Humanity, Love Incorporated, and Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s.

Education and Experience

After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, with a degree in biology, Dr. Young attended the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. She received her DPM with honors in 2002, and she was selected for a rigorous three-year residency program in podiatric surgery at the Genesys Regional Medical Center in central Michigan. Dr. Young is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association.

 
  1. 1998

    UNDERGRADUATE

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Biology

  2. 2002

    PODIATRIC SCHOOL

    Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
    Podiatry

  3. 2005

    RESIDENCY

    Genesys Regional Medical Center
    Podiatry Surgical Residency

 

Benjamin Hartger, DPM, AACFAS

Benjamin Hartger, DPM
Benjamin Hartger, DPM

Dr. Benjamin Hartger is a board-qualified podiatrist and podiatric surgeon. A native of Grand Rapids, Dr. Hartger grew up surrounded by the beauty of West Michigan. His interest in podiatry began with a fascination of science and movement, and a desire to help others. It was while completing his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery that he found his true passion in diabetic foot care, wound care, and limb salvage. “No two wounds are the same, so the approach to wound care and limb salvage requires intricacy and a bit of problem solving. Our limbs are pretty great – they allow us to do cool things like walk, work, bike, play sports, etc. The opportunity to help others continue to do these things is why I love what I do.”

Dr. Hartger’s approach to patient care directly aligns with that of Dr. Young and the rest of the Grand Haven Foot and Ankle team, “I believe in taking the time to get to know patients, understand the unique issues they’re facing, and work with them to determine a solution that best suits their needs and lifestyle.”

Dr. Hartger recently relocated to the Spring Lake/Grand Haven area with his wife, Ashlee and their young son, Jack.

Personal Interests

Dr. Hartger loves to go to concerts and make it out to the golf course whenever he can. However, more than anything, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Ashlee, and their son, Jack. Patients can catch them on the trails around town, and making a valiant effort to sample all the amazing local food and drinks that West Michigan has to offer.

Education and Experience

After graduating from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Hartger attended Midwestern University College of Podiatric Medicine in Phoenix, AZ. Following medical school, Dr. Hartger continued his training with a 3-year residency in podiatric medicine and surgery, with the added credential in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills in Farmington Hills, MI. While in residency, Dr. Hartger gained extensive experience in diabetic foot care, wound care, and limb salvage, a passion he’s excited to bring to the Grand Haven Foot and Ankle team.

Dr. Hartger is board-qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Michigan Podiatric Medical Association.

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