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Our Team

Our Approach to Care

Our team believes that patient education is the foundation of proper treatment and spends the time necessary talking to our patients about their condition so they can make the most informed decision about their care.

We manage many common foot and ankle conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, sprained ankle, and flat foot. We also provide specialty care for people with diabetes, gout, athlete’s foot, and toenail fungus. Our podiatric experts also provide custom orthotics to support various foot conditions.

Our Physicians

Dr. Mendoza

Dr. Mendoza is a native from Nashville. He graduated from William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago in 1992. After graduation, he completed a podiatric surgical residency in reconstructive surgery and medicine at Westview Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Dr. Mendoza is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). He has been in private practice since 1994. Nashville Podiatry has office locations in Nashville, Hendersonville and Gallatin, TN.

Dr. Rickertsen

Dr. Reece N. Rickertsen grew up in rural Iowa on a multigenerational farm.  Prior to attending college, he was trained as an Emergency Medical Technician.  He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Luther College where he was also a collegiate football player. 


Dr. Rickertsen received his degree in podiatry from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Iowa. He completed his surgical residency at Saint Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan. Dr. Ricktersen is board qualified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery.  He has extensive training in elective foot and ankle surgery, reconstructive operations, diabetic wounds, and has a special interest in foot and ankle trauma.

Our Dedicated Team

Veronica Martinez

Medical Assistant

Aryssa Fountain

Medical Assistant

Tracy Harris

Office Manager

Traci Smotherman


Testimonials About Our Team

Nashville Podiatry Office

"Your office and staff were very efficient and prepared to do the procedures that I needed. I would recommend others to seek your services.

William G.

Dr. Mendoza

"The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. My procedure was very quick and I would highly recommend if you are looking for a podiatrist you should make an appointment with Dr. Mendoza's office.

Chineta E.