Amy Winter, DPM, recently joined the team of Foot & Ankle specialists at Oly Ortho. She is a Board-Certified Foot Surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ABFAS) who specializes in treating foot conditions with a conservative approach. Exercise is Dr. Winter’s number one recommendation for proper foot care. By exercising, people are able to increase the body’s overall blood flow and keep their weight down, which places less strain on the feet. Often, her conservative non-operative suggestions, such as wearing sturdy shoes and varying heel heights, will allow patients to experience increased comfort and overall foot health.
Dr. Winter is a native of Collinsville, Illinois, and a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she obtained a BS in Cellular Biology. She received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago and completed her residency at The Eastern Kansas VA Medical Centers. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
Her emphasis on exceptional patient care is evident to her clients and is what brought her to align with Olympia Orthopaedic Associates. Prior to moving to Washington state, Dr. Winter was in private practice for 22 years, first in Michigan and then in Missouri. She was also an adjunct professor at Washington University Medical School and an attending physician at Depaul Podiatry Surgical Residency Program in St. Louis.
Dr. Winter believes in being involved in the community, having been a Special Olympics snow skiing team assistant coach, a volunteer at an ADA Children’s Diabetic Summer Camp, and active on the YMCA Board of Directors and with the Kiwanis club.
Personally, she is a certified scuba diver and recreational helicopter pilot; she enjoys snow skiing and boating with her husband who is from Alaska. With three grown children, they find time to relax by traveling, watching live music, and gardening. They also have a dog, 2 cats, and a turtle due to her commitment to volunteering at and supporting animal rescue organizations. In all aspects of her life, Dr. Winter is focused on helping others.