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Carla Gamez, DPM

Podiatric Surgeon

Phone: 847-724-4570

Board Certifications
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Highland Park Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center, LLC

Areas of Expertise

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Ankle Joint Instability
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bunions
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Flat & High Arched Feet
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Foot & Ankle Cysts
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures
  • Foot & Ankle Sprain and Strains
  • Acute Gout
  • Hammertoes Deformities & Surgery
  • Heel Pain 
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)
  • Neuromas
  • Pediatric Flat & High Arched Feet
  • Pediatric Sprains & Strains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Workers' Compensation


Dr. Carla Gamez is a podiatrist (a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats foot disorders) who provides care for the full spectrum of foot problems, including Sever’s disease, hammer toe, Achilles tendon, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, fractures and diabetic foot infections. She offers patients a range of treatments, from ointments and orthotics (shoe inserts) to physical therapy and cheilectomy, a surgical procedure to clean out arthritic joints and restore the foot to function. Growing up, Dr. Gamez was a runner and played on her high school tennis team. These activities, combined with contending with a broken toe that hadn’t healed properly, sparked her interest in foot care and led her to become a podiatrist.

She speaks fluent Spanish and participates in health fairs and other activities to promote the health and wellness of the local Hispanic community.

In providing care, Dr. Gamez looks beyond the foot itself, taking into consideration the patient’s legs, knees, hips, and activities. She combines compassion and warmth with honesty, providing patients with realistic expectations about the likely outcome of their care. Her goal is to make each patient feel better and return them to their normal activities to the greatest extent possible."

Carla Gamez, DPM


Medical School

Dr. William M. Scholl School of Podiatric Medicine - Chicago IL


Midwest Regional Medical Center, Zion IL- Podiatric Surgery

Affiliations and Associations

  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS)
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member of the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards
  • Analysis of Emerging Treatments in Diabetic Wound Care. Published in Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Fall 2002.
  • The Effectiveness of Surgical Reconstruction of Adult Flat Foot Deformities, research article with case studies of patients treated during residency, submitted for publication in 2000, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; 1998-2000.
  • Diabetic Foot Care and Common Pedal Abnormalities, a lecture presented to the Hispanic Community of Waukegan at the Waukegan Public Library; July 12, 1999.
  • Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Recurrent Neuromas, preparation of literature review with case presentation presented by residency director to the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association; November 1998.
  • CPME, Professional Education and Educational Support Services – Self Study Sub-Committee, 1996 – 1997.
  • Clinical Honors; Dr. William M. Scholl School of Podiatric Medicine, Third year podiatric medicine clinic and third year surgery rotation, 1996-1997.
  • State of Illinois Board Member Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
  • Illinois Bone & Joint Institute - Vice Chair of Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Annual Speaker for Kraft Foods Corporation’s Health Fair Lecture entitled “Oh My Aching Feet!”

View Dr. Gamez's Media

  • Heel Pain and Beyond: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Dr. Gamez as heard on the Medical Minute on WBBM

Dr Gamez Audio Introduction


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