277 N York St

IL 60126-2726


  • Dr.
    Robert M. Turf

    As one of the busiest podiatric surgeons in Chicago for over 30 years, Dr. Turf feels his extraordinary experience enables him to handle the most unusual and complex problems.  He prides himself in his ability to diagnosis the problem and communicate in a most understandable and knowledgeable and emphatic manner. Read More

Welcome: Podiatric Sports Medicine Specialists in Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst Podiatry Center (Dr. Robert Turf) is committed to serving Veterans. Dr. Turf is a participating provider to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Care Network (CCN), part of United Health Care.

To schedule an appointment, please email [email protected] or call 630-279-6565.

Elmhurst Podiatry Center:

  • One of the busiest foot surgeons in the Chicago area.
  • Specializing in correcting previously unsatisfactorily operated surgical results.
  • Our office ALWAYS runs on time.

These are the insurances Dr. Robert Turf accepts:

- All PPO insurances and the following HMO accepted with a PCP referral are:

  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Precision HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Advantage HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Cigna HMO

Dr. Robert Turf and staff of the Elmhurst Podiatry Center and York Road Surgical Facility provide the state of the art diagnostic and treatment options for your foot and ankle problems. We tailor treatment to each patient based upon their individual needs, physical and medical status, age and activity level.

Our years of teaching and practice experience allows us to utilize therapy that is successful - not necessarily therapy that is merely in "vogue." Our experience and use of the latest diagnostic tools allows us to make the correct diagnosis of your problem and apply the appropriate treatment to get you back on your feet as fast as possible. We pride ourselves on informing our patients of all treatment options. We make sure that they fully understand their treatment plan and expected outcome. And we use appropriate educational materials to assist the patient's understanding.

We welcome all questions and we willingly address all patient concerns to assure our patients that they will be confident in their doctor's ability and the treatment selected for them. We are proud of our impressive success rates, for example: 98 percent for bunion surgery. This attracts patients from all over DuPage county and the Midwest.

Our podiatrist, Dr. Turf has been providing quality medical care in the Chicago area for over 30 years. And during that time Dr. Turf has trained over 150 foot and ankle surgeons.

We specialize in:

Featured Articles

  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

    Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst. Because there are several potential ...

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  • Flexible Flatfoot

    What Is Flatfoot? Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common: partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch.   Other characteristics shared by most ...

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  • Ganglion Cyst

    What Is a Ganglion Cyst? A ganglion cyst is a sac filled with a jellylike fluid that originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule. The word “ganglion” means “knot” and is used to describe the knot-like mass or lump that forms below the surface of the skin.   Ganglion cysts are among ...

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  • Webbed Toes

    Webbed toes (also known as syndactyly) is a rare condition seen in approximately one in 2,000 births. Those with this condition have two or more toes that are partially or fully joined by a flexible skin bridge.  Syndactyly most commonly affects the second and third toes, but it can occur between ...

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  • Weak Ankles

    Weak ankles may be a result of previous ankle injuries, but in some cases they are a congenital (at birth) condition. The ankles are sore, and “give way” easily while standing, walking, or doing other activities. When an ankle is injured, it may take a few weeks to many months to fully heal. Often, ...

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  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are usually due to improperly functioning valves within the veins. The veins typically appear prominent or look "raised."  The condition can cause swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet. The skin may become discolored due to leakage of blood into the surrounding tissues, and ulcers may ...

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  • Turf Toe

    What is Turf Toe? Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint resulting from injury during sports activities. The injury usually results from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. The condition can be caused from either jamming the toe, or repetitive injury when pushing off repeatedly when running ...

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  • Toe Walking

    Toe walking, a condition in which a person walks on the toes or ball of the foot, is most often seen in young children learning to walk. A child who does not outgrow toe walking in early childhood should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. Toe walking may be idiopathic (habitual) or it can be caused ...

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  • Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)

    The structure of the foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Of the 26 bones in the foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the midfoot). Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist. ...

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  • Tired Feet

    "Tired feet" are not a medical condition, but are a common complaint related to various medical conditions. Abnormal foot structure (flatfoot or high arched foot) can overburden the foot, resulting in muscle fatigue. Obesity, improper footwear, pregnancy, leg swelling, increased activity level, or compensation ...

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