Our Podiatry Staff
Foot and ankle pain is a common disorder. Almost 80% of the population will experience foot pain in their lives. At Ankle & Foot Centers, PC, we believe that no one should have to live with painful feet- We are trained and equipped to diagnose and treat all problems involving the foot and ankle. We treat people of all ages, for problems such as calluses and bunions, as well as serious injuries and disorders. Many foot and ankle problems can be remedied with conservative care, including correctional orthotic devices. For patients with conditions that fail to respond to conservative care, surgical intervention may be necessary.
Foot and ankle surgery includes the treatment of fractures, repair of tendon injuries, correction of deformity, management of ankle instability and bone/cartilage from sports- related injuries, and comprehensive management of heel pain.
Dr. John and the staff at Ankle & Foot Centers, PC are dedicated to keeping our patients' feet in the healthiest condition. Our goal is to relieve patients of chronic pain and to return function and enjoyment to everyday activities.
Dr. Mathew M. John
Podiatrist / Foot Surgeon in Marietta, GAAnkle & Foot Centers, PC
Dr. John is originally from the Chicago area where his family decided to settle after emigrating to the US from India in the late '60s. Once relocating to Augusta, Georgia, he finished his undergraduate degree from Augusta State University.
After receiving his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree, he completed 3 years of residency in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area which included serving at the National Naval Medical Center, treating the military as well as members of Congress. He received extensive training in reconstructive foot surgery and limb salvage and served as Chief Resident during his third year.
Dr. John is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is a published medical journal author as well.
Dr. John is currently the Medical Director of the Atlanta Center for Foot & Ankle Surgery in Sandy Springs. He also serves in helping train podiatric surgical residents in the Atlanta Metro area. With his experience in treating sports athletes, Dr. John volunteered as a team physican for the Georgia Middle School Athletic Association and is a podiatric medical consultant for high school sports programs in Cobb and Cherokee county. As a part of Northside Hospital's Speakers bureau, Dr. John lectures throughout the Atlanta area educating the public on different foot and ankle conditions and the latest nonsurgical and surgical treatments.
Dr. Mathew M. John
"I try to blend my East and West influences, incorporating my Indian heritage with my American upbringing. I feel it adds a nice diversity of life experiences whether it is food, art, music or other cultural aspects.
I find Faith and family to be important foundations in life and that continue to help me to be a better physician."
- Fellow: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
- Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Private Practice, Marietta, Georgia
Former Attending - Dekalb Medical Podiatric Surgical Residency Program
Attending - Atlanta VA Medical Center Surgical Residency Program
- Northside Hospital Speakers Bureau
Medical Director - Atlanta Center for Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Consulting Podiatrist - Cobb and Cherokee County athletic programs
B.S. Biology 1994
Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia
- Medical School
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 1998
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine/ Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine, Chicago, IL
- Podiatric Surgical Residency 1998-2001
Department of Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System / National Naval Medical Center
Served as Chief Resident during 3rd year
- Member at Mt. Paran Church of God, Atlanta
- Email address: footdoc@AFCenters.com
Sonya serves as our front desk coordinator, scheduling appointments, obtaining insurance information and making sure patients are well informed about their care before and after their appointment.
Sharon McMillen, LPN
Sharon is our nurse who is directly involved in helping Dr. John in patient care. She has been a licensed LPN for the past 25 years. Sharon also coordinates surgery and the ordering of any orthotics, braces and any other medical devices prescribed by Dr. John.
Marla serves as our insurance billing and office manager. She has 20 years of insurance billing experience and maintains continuous education on the latest insurance changes in Georgia.