David Hellewell, DPM

Specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle.

"I’m fortunate to have the desire, skill and training to pursue my goal of providing my patients and their families with the best care available and to continue a lifelong journey of learning and professional enhancement, to the benefit of our community."

Foot and Ankle Surgeon

"During medical school, residency and fellowship training I was able to learn from excellent instructors and practitioners the knowledge and skills to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions both conservatively and surgically."

David Hellewell, DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Education and Training:

The foundation for excellent care and great results.
"I have had the opportunity to receive excellent education and training throughout my medical career, which has provided me with settings which enable me to care for those in need. During medical school, residency and fellowship training I was able to learn from excellent instructors and practitioners the knowledge and skills to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions both conservatively and surgically. My experiences and opportunities aid to work together with patients in helping them get on the path to returning to their activities, reduce pain and discomfort, and prevent future conditions. I enjoy working with a wide variety of patients and personalities and their unique needs and conditions."

DPM: Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine, Glendale, Arizona.
BS: Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
Residency: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Fountain Valley, California.
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Southwestern Podiatric Surgical Sports Medicine Fellowship, San Juan Capistrano, California.

Sports Medicine Experience:

"Athletes and sports related injuries and conditions are unique and are optimally treated by physicians and surgeons who are active in the sports and have received the education and skills to aid in their care. During my sports medicine fellowship I received excellent training in appropriately assessing, diagnosing and treating athletes of a variety of experience and skill level through both conservative and surgical treatment. Staying active and healthy is crucial and it’s my privilege to aid in this process. Running, surfing, martial arts and working out are some of my favorite hobbies and when I get hurt I know the value of a qualified professional to help me obtain a quick and effective return to my activities."

State-of-the-Art for all Foot and Ankle Disorders

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Adult and pediatric flatfoot
  • Trauma, sports injuries, fractures, sprains and dislocations
  • Post-traumatic deformities
  • Reconstructive surgery for arthritis
  • Revision of failed operations
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Performance enhancement
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Joint replacements and revision
  • Advanced internal fixation for rapid recovery
  • Orthotics, shoe inserts, braces and custom sandals
  • Second opinions
  • Perinatal foot conditions
  • Diabetic limb preservation
  • Scar minimizing techniques used
  • Q-Clear laser treatment for fungal nails
  • Platelet Rich Plasma and Prolotherapy
  • MLS Therapeutic Laser
  • Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Experience and Interaction:

The keys to increased knowledge and skill.
"The foundation of excellent education and training, coupled with current education through each other as colleagues, conferences, and studying resources enables us to aid patients in a higher level of care, return to work and activities quickly, reduce pain and symptoms and improve quality of life."

This is the Aloha way!

Member: American Podiatric Medical Association, California Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Teaching Experience: Pharmacology Tutor, 2010-2011 at Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine; Teaching Assistant for the Podiatric Surgery & Anesthesia course at Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine, 2009.

Training: Completed a one year Sports Medicine Fellowship working with a variety of athletes and treating them through both conservative and surgical care. 3 year forefoot, rearfoot and ankle residency working with athletes from traumatic events to overuse or disuse conditions.

Volunteer Activities: 3-day medical mission to Mexico, assisted in Spanish translation, clinical care, and surgeries, 2010; American Diabetes Association Expo, participated in foot screenings and diabetes education, 2010; Arizona State Judo Tournament, part of student medic team, 2010; Convoy of Hope, volunteered for foot screenings and Spanish translation, 2010; CASS/HOME/Vista Colina, volunteered, diagnosed, and treated homeless and battered women patients, 2009; Health Sciences Career Day at Midwestern University, participated in gait analysis, 2009; Senior citizen foot screenings, 2009; TOPS/Team of Physicians for Students, 2008.

Affiliations: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Fountain Valley Surgery Center, Laguna Hills Surgery Center, Laguna Niguel Surgery Center, AesthetiCare Surgical Center, Monterey Park Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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