At Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, our primary purpose and mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing our patients with the highest possible quality of care and continually investing in the lives of our staff.
We achieve this purpose by staying up to date with the progress of advancing medical technology and implementing those innovations that get positive results; by educating our patients and making them part of our team; and by recruiting and training a team of Doctors and Staff that believe in our purpose and mission.
Since 1995, Dr Hess has dedicated his time and fed his passion for Podiatric Medicine in the Northwest to improve the lives of his patients, staff and the community.
Doctor Hess started his career by obtaining his degree in Pharmacy at the University of Washington. He diligently worked in the pharmaceutical industry for three years before discovering that becoming a Podiatrist was his real desire in life. In 1992, he graduated from California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco with honors. Continuing his career path, Doctor Hess flourishingly completed his residency training, specializing in foot and ankle surgery at Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Portland, Oregon. He then finished out strong and perfected his abilities at Harborview Medical Center, which gave him the drive to establish Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates in 2002.
As the years went by, Doctor Hess’s private practice has only grown and expanded, with now impressively containing six offices in Tumwater, Centralia, Yelm, Olympia, Tacoma, and Lacey Washington. In addition, he now has seven exceptional Podiatric Physicians working with him to ensure every patient has a positive experience.
Doctor Hess not only dedicates his time to his practice, he also is avid in helping and preparing other Podiatrists to understand the evolving and upcoming healthcare transitions. Throughout his career, he has shared his knowledge by giving numerous lectures to physicians, nursing groups, and patients to shed light on foot and ankle pathologies and treatment options. During this time, he also embraced his love for traveling, frequently heading to Central America on surgical mission trips in El Salvador and Nicaragua.
When Doctor Hess is not on duty, he enjoys engaging in water and snow sporting activities, travelling and working on his collection of cars. He also loves spending time with his children, making sure to seize every moment to create beautiful memories with them.
Doctor Hess is passionate about what he does and always puts his patients first. Between his extensive skill set and experience, you will undeniably be in excellent hands with him.