"I was having heel pain so I went to see Dr. Hunziker. He was able to figure out the problem, treat it, and I was pain-free in about a week. I would definitely recommend Dr. Hunziker for any foot problem."
John, West Des Moines, IA
About Brian Hunziker, DPM
(Foot and Ankle Surgeon)
Dr. Hunziker is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a native of Iowa. He has clinics in Waukee and Des Moines and he provides foot care to the entire Des Moines area. He attended The University of Iowa in Iowa City where he received his undergraduate bachelor’s degree. He then attended medical school at Des Moines University in Des Moines where he obtained his doctorate degree in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Hunziker then completed a three-year surgical residency focusing on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, IA where he had extensive foot and ankle surgical training and was the chief resident during his final year. After residency, Dr. Hunziker practiced in St. Joseph, Missouri for two years then his family decided to move back home to Iowa to be closer to family and friends. Dr. Hunziker practiced in South Des Moines for a year before deciding to start up Fusion Foot and Ankle in Waukee and Des Moines.
Dr. Hunziker is a member of the Iowa Board of Podiatry and he is a member of the Iowa Podiatric Medical Society, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Hunziker specializes in inpatient and outpatient foot and ankle surgical and clinical management, adult and pediatric foot and ankle reconstruction, bunion surgery, heel pain, arthroscopy, toenail procedures and management, infection management, flatfoot reconstruction, forefoot deformity correction, foot and ankle fracture/trauma management, external fixation, and diabetic wound management.
In his free time Dr. Hunziker enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He also likes golfing, watching football, snowboarding, and walking his two dogs.
About Cindy Taylor, ARNP
(Nurse Practictioner - Wound Specialist)
Hello! my name is Cindy Taylor, ARNP. I have been specialized in Wound care since 2002 after completing my program obtained at the Cleveland Clinic’s R.B. Turnbull, Jr. School of Enterostomal Nursing. I am certified in wound care through the WOCN certification board at the Advanced Practice level. I have been providing specialized wound care as Nurse Practitioner/ARNP since 2014 after being a Registered nurse/BSN since 1989. I am certified by American Association of Nurse Practitioners. I have been able to assist clients in community, outpatient, and inpatient settings. I have provided foot and lower extremity wound care working alongside Podiatry, Vascular and Lymphatic specialists. I have enjoyed my career as an RN and ARNP over the last 30 years. Helping people, especially supporting them with compassionate and evidence based wound care, has been my passion. My husband and I are both Iowa natives. We have had the joy of raising our four adult children. We enjoy visiting our children, hiking, pickleball, a good mystery, and table games in our free time. I look forward to serving patients for treatment of foot and ankle conditions as well as wound care of the foot and lower extremity.
Wishing you good health and a good day!
Cindy Taylor, ARNP, CWOCN-AP
Mercy Medical Center-Downtown, Mercy Medical Center-West Lakes, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Methodist West Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital
It is my mission to passionately pursue the health and well-being of my patients by providing the highest quality medical and surgical care in a safe, effective and efficient manner utilizing our culture of exceptional service and state of the art technology, and to educate our patients so they can be involved in their treatment and make informed decisions.
Fusion Foot and Ankle
80 East Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263
Des Moines Location
200 Army Post Rd Ste 52
Des Moines, IA 50315