In Leander, Texas, Leander Foot & Ankle is a top-tier podiatry practice that takes a holistic approach to foot and ankle care for the whole family. Experienced podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon Afsha Naimat-Shahzad, DPM, heads the practice as its primary physician. She is committed to providing trustworthy care using well-researched, podiatrist-tested products and state-of-the-art technology.
Afsha Naimat-Shahzad, DPM, known fondly by her patients as Dr. A, is thrilled to start her podiatry practice in Leander, Texas. She is committed to providing expert podiatry care for the whole family. Patients can expect cutting-edge podiatric services with compassionate care from Dr. A at Leander Foot & Ankle.
Dr. A welcomes each patient in for an initial evaluation and diagnostic appointment, which often includes imaging with the on-site digital X-ray. She goes over the results with patients of all ages and details their options for care accordingly.
Dr. A was raised in Boca Raton, Florida, where she completed her undergraduate studies at Florida Atlantic University, with a major in Biological Science and a minor in Healthcare Administration. She earned her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.
Following graduation, Dr. A completed a comprehensive three-year surgical residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her residency, she treated Division I college athletes at the University of Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Department.
Dr. A has a great interest in preventative medicine, sports medicine, limb salvage, and diabetic patients. She believes that a patient should be well informed and educated by their healthcare providers for the best and healthiest outcomes.
Dr. A has been living in and seeing Leander grow for a little less than two years along with her Dallas-native husband. She is excited to be a part of the growth as a health care provider. Dr. A is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. In her spare time, she loves to work out, cook, read, travel, and spend time with her family.
Leander Foot & Ankle specializes in managing a variety of conditions involving the foot and ankle, from child’s foot care to issues that develop over time. Arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis are all specialties at the practice, and Dr. A routinely prevents short-term heel pain and other symptoms from developing into chronic issues.
Patients often visit Leander Foot & Ankle for highly treatable conditions involving toes and toenails, including toenail fungus and ingrown toenails. Both of these conditions respond well to conservative care. Dr. A also routinely sees patients experiencing sports injuries of the foot and ankle like fractures and sprains.
Each treatment plan is carefully curated to include primarily noninvasive treatments. Dr. A provides shockwave therapy for long-term heel pain, laser toenail treatment for toenail fungus, custom orthotics, medications, and even surgery when it’s necessary.
Don’t wait to schedule an appointment over the phone or online for any concerning foot and ankle pain or problems today.
For your convenience, Leander Foot & Ankle accepts most major insurance plans. Click on "View full list of companies" to see a list of commonly accepted insurances. This list is not entirely inclusive of all the plans we accept. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office at 512-643-7419
"I suffered with plantar fasciitis for over a year when I went to see DR. Naimat-Shahzad. She was very knowledgeable..."
"Dr. Afsha & her staff were very friendly and accommodating to my schedule, but most importantly, Dr. Afsha took the time to address any and all concerns ..."
"Dr. Afsha made the recommendations according to my needs, since I've had multiple surgeries on both of my ankles."
"Dr. Afsha Naimat-Shahzad was incredible in helping me get back on my feet (literally!)."
"Then a week or two ago I made an appointment at Leander Foot & Ankle to see Dr.Naimat and I must say she is the Best Podiatrist I have ever met"
"The product recommendation and guidance Dr. Afsha provided improved my swelling and recovery immediately."