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    1. Extremely impressed with Dr.Schweger She was very helpful and honest!

    2. Aly L. Google

    1. I got a reoccurring ingrown toenail problem fixed here. Very quick and professional.

    2. Paden S. Google

    1. She is wonderful- very knowledgeable. Her staff are all fun also.

    2. Sue M. Healthgrades

    1. Excellent care and prime team.

    2. Roy G. Google

    1. I had severe issues with my left leg & foot. Treatment included an operation on my foot.

    2. James P. Google

    1. Great attention to detail

    2. Craig D. Google

    1. Great experience! Dr. Laura and all of her staff were friendly, professional and thorough.

    2. Colleen D. Google

    1. Dr. Laura knows her stuff! Direct with compassion, my kind of gal! Staff is fantastic too.

    2. Marianne M. Google

    1. Amazing staff all around! Do everything they can to give you the best experience!

    2. Jeannie K. Google

    1. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Laura and her staff.

    2. Debi D. Google

    1. She is a excellent doctor and surgeon would highly recommend her

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Both Dr Schweger and Dr Ross have undergone training for the Lapiplasty procedure. In 2020, Lapiplasty has become our first choice for bunion repair.


Here at Optima Foot and Ankle, our goal is to educate each patient and begin a relevant treatment program with the optimal level of care available. Whatever your foot and ankle trouble, we'll work together to find the answers that will comfort you and bring you relief.


The goal of expert podiatrists Laura Schweger, DPM, Evan M. Ross, DPM, and the team at Optima Foot and Ankle is to provide high-quality podiatric care to men, women, and families living in and around Bend, Oregon, Redmond, Oregon, and throughout Deschutes County. 

At Optima Foot and Ankle, Dr. Schweger tailors treatment to each individual. No two care plans are exactly alike, ensuring everyone receives the customized care they need to return to their daily routine and favorite activities. 

The physicians at Optima Foot and Ankle regularly diagnose and treat a wide-variety of common foot and ankle-related problems including corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and hammertoe. They also provide wound care of the legs and feet.

The offices at Optima Foot and Ankle feature advanced technology and a caring team of medical professionals. Their Bend location offers laser treatments, including FX 635 and Lunula Lasers, by Erchonia. Patients can also access prescription foot products, including lotions, pain-relieving gels, sprays, nail fungus topical treatments, braces, boots, and, if necessary, surgery. 

To receive the most comprehensive foot and ankle care, partner with the team at Optima Foot and Ankle. Request an appointment today by calling the office nearest you or booking online. 

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Words from our patients

  • 5 star

    Dr. Schweger preformed a bunionectomy on my foot and my outcome was amazing. I became allergic to the sutures after my surgery, and Dr. Schweger fixed it!

  • 5 star

    A++ Service. They made me feel really welcome and the whole time I was there, every single team member introduced themselves & made me feel like I was in the right place.

    Andrew T.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Schweger read my previous records, asked me relevant questions, and listened closely to my answers. She diagnosed & provided me with more information on my condition.

    Verified Patient
  • 5 star

    Can I give Optima more than 5 stars? They are extremely knowledgeable and explain everything clearly. They will get you back on your feet as fast and strong as possible.

    Alex U.
  • 5 star

    Dr Laura recently performed surgery on my foot. She is an extremely confident, freindly, doctor with no typical surgeon attitude. Every visit is friendly & professional.

    Bill W.
  • 5 star

    After years of being ashamed and embarrassed of my fungal toes I finally Found something that actually makes a difference!!

    Damien D.
  • 5 star

    These two have taken care of my feet almost as much as my drs have, and I guarantee you will love them! Thank you Optima Foot and Ankle for my pain free feet!!!!!!

    Jodi F.
  • 5 star

    I brought my son in with a badly broken toe the day after Christmas. We received excellent care from her & her staff. She is a very caring doctor who goes above & beyond

    Kathy B.
  • 5 star

    I went here for an embarrassing situation (the cheap nail salon in LA wasn’t as clean as I thought) Dr. Laura & her staff recommended a course of treatment that worked!

    Gail S.
  • 5 star

    Finally a place that cares!! I have never seen a more caring & professional team as these ladies at Optima!! Great receptionists & two of the best doctors I've ever seen!

    Tory H.
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