Crown Point/Northwest Podiatrist Dr. Nirenberg Our Crown Point/Northwest Indiana Podiatry Office Crown Point/Northwest Indiana Podiatrist Dr. Minhas Northwest Indiana Forensic Podiatry Expert Our Northwest Indiana/Crown Point Podiatry Staff

It All Starts With Caring®
Northwest Indiana’s Premier Podiatrists

This is the philosophy of our podiatrists, Drs. Nirenberg & Minhas, Northwest Indiana’s premier heel, foot and ankle specialists.

Please feel free to explore our site and learn about our podiatrists, our team, our many podiatry services and get to know our Crown Point/Northwest Indiana practice. We hope you’ll see that at Friendly Foot Care our goal is to work with you to alleviate pain, achieve superb heel, foot and ankle health, and create the best podiatry experience possible in Northwest Indiana.

Our podiatry practice has been voted “Best Podiatrist” and Best of the Region in foot care repeatedly by readers of the Times and Post-Tribune. We believe these people are right: our foot doctors ARE the best. Our podiatrists strive to alleviate your heel, foot and ankle pain and problems as quickly as possible in a pleasant, friendly office atmosphere (please see our photos section).

Our Crown Point/Northwest Indiana foot and ankle podiatrists are trained in all aspects of heel, foot and ankle care and surgery, and there are few podiatric problems they cannot treat.

More than being voted the Best Podiatrists, our Northwest Indiana (and Crown Point)  podiatry practice offers you superb, state-of-the-art expert foot and ankle care, our podiatrists go about treating patients quite differently. The podiatrists get to know each patient and cater to their special needs. For example, if you have an outpatient heel, foot or ankle surgery your foot doctor will personally call you the next day.

Our podiatry office is easy to find on Broadway, just south of the VA Clinic in Crown Point, just outside of Merrillville.

People who want award winning podiatry care come from all over Northwest Indiana, including Merrillville, Winfield, Schererville, Valparaiso, Dyer, Portage, Gary, Dyer, Highland, Griffith, Wheatfield, Hammond, Munster and Chesterton. Perhaps, you should too!

Some examples of the special treatment you can expect include:

  • Laser surgery for plantar warts and other foot and ankle problems.
  • Our foot doctors use tiny minimal incision arthroscopic surgery for foot and ankle arthritis.
  • Podiatrists in our practice specialize in bunion treatment and bunion surgery.
  • Revolutionary PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment for heel, foot, ankle, and Achilles tendon pain. Click Here.
  • Electronic Medical Records (securely encrypted) with online “portal” access.
  • Heel pain and plantar fasciitis treated with the hi-tech Endoscopic Release Procedure.
  • I.V. Sedation or “twilight sleep” is available for our Northwest Indiana patients.
  • State of the art digital x-rays and vascular testing to check for circulation problems.
  • Specialized diagnostic foot and ankle ultrasound to accurately diagnosis podiatric problems.
  • Our foot doctors often use “plastic surgery” techniques in surgery – this means there are no sutures to remove and usually the scar is less visible.
  • In-office digital x-ray, specifically designed for computerized analysis of heel, foot and ankle problems.
  • Our podiatrists are skilled at alleviating nerve problems and neuropathy.
  • Swiss technique available for bunions and minimal incision surgery.
  • Specialize in heel pain and sports medicine.
  • Our podiatrists use the wound vacuum, artificial skin grafts, hyperbaric oxygen and antibiotic impregnated beads to treat infections and wounds.
  • We are open Saturdays and evening appointments are available.
  • Convenient Northwest Indiana location on Broadway, just south of the VA Clinic and across from Ace Hardware in Crown Point.
  • Ample parking and our convenient Crown Point/Northwest Indiana office is handicap accessible.
  • Most insurance and Workers Compensation accepted.
  • All major credit cards accepted. We offer affordable payment plans.
  • Voted Best Podiatrist by the Post-Tribune and Best of the Region by the NWI Times.

Dr. Nirenberg

Our founding podiatrist, Dr. Nirenberg loves solving tough problems. He uses the latest technology to treat heel, foot & ankle pain.

Welcome to Our Practice

Our Crown Point/Northwest Indiana podiatrists are committed to giving you the best, most caring, most advanced foot & ankle treatment.

Dr. Minhas

Our newest podiatrist, Dr. Minhas enjoys getting patients back on their feet quickly. He uses hi-tech methods to treat heel, foot & ankle problems.

Cathy Wisniewski

Since day one when I stepped into the Friendly Foot Care facility I was welcomed with a friendly smile. Dr Nirenberg and his staff are awesome. The care that I have been given is beyond words. I would recommend Friendly Foot Care to anyone. Keep up the good work and keep smiling.

Margaret Nolan

“I heard about Dr. Nirenberg from a friend. They got me in to see him the next day. He was very nice and the office people were also nice – and FRIENDLY, just like their name! My heel had been killing me forever and now it’s much better. I am walking so much more. I tell everyone about this place!”

Joan McMillen

“I had been to three foot doctors before I found Friendly Foot Care. Dr. Nirenberg listened to me and was extremely caring and thorough with my medical care. I finally have hope that I can walk without pain. His staff is excellent and always gentle. I have already recommended Friendly Foot Care to friends with foot problems. You can trust Dr. Nirenberg.”


“Dr. Nirenberg and his staff are incredible. I was having problems with my ankle and foot due to pronation. Dr. Nirenberg was able to fit me with an orthotic and I feel like new. I highly recommend Friendly Foot Care!!!”

Susan Medved

“Dr. Nirenberg is a wonderful Foot Doctor. My whole family goes to him. Not only is Dr. Nirenberg the best foot doctor his staff is awesome. They are so helpful and nice.”

Gwenda Steele

Dr Nierenberg helps me manage my total healthcare by alerting me if issues I needed to address immediately I thank god for him he caught something none of my other specialists noticed and informed me right away so that I could get the matter addressed. Then he followed.up to ensure that the matter is addressed. He is genuinely caring & concerned about my life. I am truly thankful May god continue to bless you & your family much love peace & blessings 😇

Lester & Gloria Burkart

“Dr. Nirenberg, We are deeply indebted to you for the compassion and financial help that you have shown to us. We feel that God guides us to people like you who have so much compassion in their heart. Thank you!”

Martin Papusch

“If there is anything above an A-ONE rating for excellence, please let me know and I will include it in my rating of the services that I have received from the entire staff.”

Karen Mika

“As always, this visit like all others was great. The office girls are always smiling, friendly and helpful. From pre-surgery to post-surgery you cared, answered all my questions, calmed my fears, and went above and beyond Thank you for making something pleasant that could be otherwise!”

Christopher Brauer

“Dr. Nirenberg is wonderful and I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs foot care. He showed great care with my issues and was easy to talk with. I give him 2 thumbs up!”

Tammy Banasiak

“Both doctors have has taken great care of my foot problems. After 2 years of care, I ended up having surgery and it went well. I did not need any pain medication! I recommended Friendly Foot Care to my many friends and family members.”

Donald Decero

“I have been to thousands of doctors. This may sound like B.S., but the girls here are the friendliest, nicest, and prettiest I have ever been associated with! The doctors aren’t too bad either.”

Tamika Mays

“I love this office. Everyone is friendly. I would and have recommended this place to many others.”

Pierette A. Evans

“I really love the service and care provided by my doctor and the staff. Keep up the good work!”

Kristen Allen

“The doctor and staff are amazing. I have been going to the office for 4 years now and my treatment has been excellent. I would recommend Friendly Foot Care to anyone in need of a podiatrist.”

Wanda Grugel

“I love Friendly Foot Care – the staff is great, and Drs. Nirenberg & Lacey are sweet, friendly, and very handsome!”

James Krantz

“Dr. Nirenberg is the best Podiatrist I ever had. He does everything he can to help. I have seen a post once where someone did not like the office staff because they would not chat with her while she waited to go back in the treatment, the staff is not there to talk to us except to say hello and check us in otherwise they are there to work. Everyone there is friendly, why else would it be called Friendly Foot Care. I will tell everyone I know and if someone asks me I will always refer them to Friendly Foot Care.”

Google user

“I have been a patient of Friendly Foot Care for 3 years now and have only good things to report! The front office staff, nurses, and physicians are friendly and thorough. The knowledge of Dr. Nirenberg surpasses my expectations. He does not “settle” until he resolves the issue at hand. If you are looking for a qualified podiatrist, Friendly Foot Care comes highly recommended!”

Google user

“They doctors are the very best. Wouldn’t go anywhere else for my foot care. Thanks all of you. The office staff are fantastic as well.”

Google user

“I have been going to see Dr. Nirenberg for awhile. I am so impressed with his work as well as his friendly staff. He has performed a few surgeries on my foot. I drive an hour to see this wonderful doctor. Him and his staff live up to the name ” Friendly Footcare”. If you have any feet problems I recommend this facility. There aren’t enough stars for their outstanding work. “

Google user

“Friendly Foot Care is …..FANTASTIC!!! Dr. Nirenberg’s knowledge, experience and kind spirit made my Achilles tendon surgery easy. He takes a real interest in you and enjoys explaining what you need to know about your foot problem. An added plus is that his staff is always warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr. Nirenberg and Friendly Foot Care. “

Google user

“I have been a patient of Friendly Foot Care for 3 years now and have only good things to report! The front office staff, nurses, and physicians are friendly and thorough. The knowledge of Dr. Nirenberg surpasses my expectations. He does not “settle” until he resolves the issue at hand. If you are looking for a qualified podiatrist, Friendly Foot Care comes highly recommended!”