For more than 15 years, Tri County Foot & Ankle (TCFA) has been providing “Foot and Ankle Care for People of All Ages” at its two office locations – its original office in the Santa Barbara medical complex, and its newer office across from Colony Plaza in The Villages®.
As The Villages® continues to grow to the west and south of its initial “center,” owner Dr. Johnny Wu and his team have been monitoring trends and patterns of its patient base. As a result, TCFA made the decision to close its Santa Barbara office in late December and consolidate all its extensive resources and continuum of care to the Colony office location.
With five podiatrists, including three board-certified podiatric surgeons, along with their team of three in-house physical therapy specialists, TCFA will be able to better serve its growing patient base with more space, more exam rooms, a greater concentration of staff resources and communication, as well as more crossover interaction between the physicians and support staff, all leading to an even better patient experience.
Said Dr. Wu, “The decision to open a second office in 2015 was a result of the changing patient growth and needs, directly related to the geographic growth of the communities we serve. The decision to close our original office and bring all of our talented team under one roof was a result of the same market and patient understanding and analysis. We’re excited about all being together and all the patient benefits that will come from this strategic decision.”
Tri County Foot and Ankle specializes in the treatment of conditions from the toes to the knee. In addition to its emphasis on wound care and heel pain, the practice is particularly known for treating sports-related injuries – a natural occurrence when you’re talking about a community that is dominated by active, athletic, and inspiring seniors. However, Dr. Wu is quick to point out that all of the podiatrists on staff have their own children, so they are particularly passionate about the importance of treating the entire family.