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​​“I like being able to help people feel better and regain function. Sometimes there are really simple solutions that make a big difference.”

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​Podiatrist Kerry Dernbach, treats a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions including injuries requiring surgical procedures and problems solved by non-surgical means.


"As a podiatrist, I take care of a wide spectrum of conditions involving the foot and ankle," explains Dr. Dernbach. "Within the foot and ankle there are numerous injuries and complex diseases that I am uniquely qualified to detect and manage to help improve your lifestyle."

Dr. Dernbach provides care to patients by providing both surgical and non-surgical treatments to her patients. "My main goal is to form a treatment plan that is unique to each person so they get the care that is right for them — whether that be surgical or non-surgical options."

There are numerous non-surgical treatment options available to patients for their foot and ankle aches and pains. Treatments can sometimes include medications, immobilization, orthotics, injections and physical therapy. Those patients needing surgery receive the most advanced surgical care to treat their specific condition.

Originally from Wausau, Dr. Dernbach is a graduate of Wausau West High School who played tennis, soccer and downhill skiing. She and her husband continue to enjoy these activities and other outdoor sports with their two children.

Dr. Dernbach is board certified in foot surgery. She earned her medical degree from the Des Moines University – College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. She completed her residency in podiatric surgery at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana. 

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  • Medical School
    Des Moines University - College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Des Moines, IA, United States, D.P.M. 2003

    Residency
    St. Joseph Regional Medical Center South Bend, IN, United States, Podiatric Surgery 2005

  • Professional Societies
    American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons American Podiatric Medical Association

    Board Certifications
    Foot Surgery: 2008

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (171 ratings, 46 comments)
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.9
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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June 21, 2021
Dr. Dernbach was very friendly, compassionate & informative.
July 2, 2021
I was VERY impressed! Dr. Dernbach was very welcoming, engaging, she listened and explained things well. She got to the point but not in a rushing way and gave me every opportunity to ask questions. Definitely will recommend.
July 6, 2021
Caring & concerned doc.
July 13, 2021
Even though it was an issue I probably could have prevented Dr. Dermbach never made me feel like I was to blame. She just showed compassion.
July 13, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is a first class health care provider.
July 16, 2021
Very friendly - yet professionally capable
July 20, 2021
Dr. Dernbach excelled in answering my questions & including me in decisions regarding NEEDED follow-up care.
July 20, 2021
Dr. was wonderful! Educates me, very friendly & knowledgeable.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Dernbach called next day to let me know about x-rays.
August 6, 2021
Excellent care provider - caring, compassionate, great listener & able to explain everything.
August 11, 2021
She was amazing. Explained everything very well.
September 7, 2021
Very pleased w/Dr. Dernbach! She is an excellent provider! Great listener, always explains things thoroughly and gives options and allows you to make the choice. She is my favorite provider! Wish more doctors were like her.
September 24, 2021
Dr. Dernbach was outstanding, courteous, respectful & pleasant.
October 5, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is always very attentive, asks questions, listens and gives plenty of time.
October 5, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is one of the most kind, caring doctors I've ever had.
October 12, 2021
Dr. Dernbach and RN assistant had patience helping me with hearing problems!
October 15, 2021
Good!
October 15, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is amazing! Very positive and makes sure you understand everything!
October 27, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is the best!
November 4, 2021
Dr. Dernbach provided several options with pros & cons of each.
November 9, 2021
I highly recommend Dr. Dernbach. She is very knowledgeable, personable, thorough and will take the time to answer your questions. Thanks Doctor Dernbach.
November 10, 2021
Dr. Dernbach excelled at listening and provided excellent care.
November 10, 2021
Did not discuss any change in treatment - none needed.
November 15, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is very helpful, informative and thorough.
November 26, 2021
She was excellent in every aspects of my visit.
November 30, 2021
I have always appreciated that Dr, Dernbach gives me several options and then we decide together which is the best at this time.
December 5, 2021
The doctor did a wonderful job providing care to my badly injured toenail. I was experiencing a lot of both pain & anxiety. She gave me gentle but thorough care and helped put my mind at ease.
December 17, 2021
Excellent care.
January 10, 2022
Very caring - explained different options - was respectful to our decision.
January 24, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is far and above the best provider I have ever had. She takes as much time as I need, is always very thorough - and genuinely cares & wants best outcome for me.
January 28, 2022
Kerry Dernbach is awesome! Helped me get back on my feet and become normal again.
January 31, 2022
Excellent service. All my options were very well understood.
February 1, 2022
Dr. Dernbach was a dream! She is so caring and really made an effort to get my problem fixed. She is really an excellent dr.
February 21, 2022
I have NEVER had a dr. include me in the decision re: the treatment. Dr. Dernbach explained diagnosis, solutions & any potential problems, asking me how I felt about each, would I be satisfied with the potential treatment. It was amazing!
March 1, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is wonderful, so patient & understanding
March 1, 2022
Excellent physician.
March 4, 2022
Outstanding.
March 4, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is always very responsive, she takes time to explain everything and makes sure I understand, and that I am part of the decision making. She was generally concerned with me, when a set back happened after surgery. She is kind and genuine.
March 18, 2022
Kerry is a peach.
March 25, 2022
Always a pleasure to work with Dr. Dernbach. She is a great listener and always gives me options.
April 12, 2022
As always - Exceptional.
April 19, 2022
I was given so much information, both verbally and via paperwork/brochures to take home to read. Was very appreciative of that!
April 22, 2022
Dr. Dernbach stated everything that was expected to be done in the course of treatment. we are following her plan currently.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is an excellent, attentive doctor - always takes plenty of time with me.
December 14, 2021
Very good friendly personality.
March 18, 2022
She even remembered me from a previous appointment.
December 14, 2021
Very good friendly personality.
March 18, 2022
She even remembered me from a previous appointment.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Dernbach was very friendly, compassionate & informative.
July 2, 2021
I was VERY impressed! Dr. Dernbach was very welcoming, engaging, she listened and explained things well. She got to the point but not in a rushing way and gave me every opportunity to ask questions. Definitely will recommend.
July 6, 2021
Caring & concerned doc.
July 13, 2021
Even though it was an issue I probably could have prevented Dr. Dermbach never made me feel like I was to blame. She just showed compassion.
July 13, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is a first class health care provider.
July 16, 2021
Very friendly - yet professionally capable
July 20, 2021
Dr. Dernbach excelled in answering my questions & including me in decisions regarding NEEDED follow-up care.
July 20, 2021
Dr. was wonderful! Educates me, very friendly & knowledgeable.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Dernbach called next day to let me know about x-rays.
August 6, 2021
Excellent care provider - caring, compassionate, great listener & able to explain everything.
August 11, 2021
She was amazing. Explained everything very well.
September 7, 2021
Very pleased w/Dr. Dernbach! She is an excellent provider! Great listener, always explains things thoroughly and gives options and allows you to make the choice. She is my favorite provider! Wish more doctors were like her.
September 24, 2021
Dr. Dernbach was outstanding, courteous, respectful & pleasant.
October 5, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is always very attentive, asks questions, listens and gives plenty of time.
October 5, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is one of the most kind, caring doctors I've ever had.
October 12, 2021
Dr. Dernbach and RN assistant had patience helping me with hearing problems!
October 15, 2021
Good!
October 15, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is amazing! Very positive and makes sure you understand everything!
October 27, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is the best!
November 4, 2021
Dr. Dernbach provided several options with pros & cons of each.
November 9, 2021
I highly recommend Dr. Dernbach. She is very knowledgeable, personable, thorough and will take the time to answer your questions. Thanks Doctor Dernbach.
November 10, 2021
Dr. Dernbach excelled at listening and provided excellent care.
November 10, 2021
Did not discuss any change in treatment - none needed.
November 15, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is very helpful, informative and thorough.
November 26, 2021
She was excellent in every aspects of my visit.
November 30, 2021
I have always appreciated that Dr, Dernbach gives me several options and then we decide together which is the best at this time.
December 5, 2021
The doctor did a wonderful job providing care to my badly injured toenail. I was experiencing a lot of both pain & anxiety. She gave me gentle but thorough care and helped put my mind at ease.
December 17, 2021
Excellent care.
January 10, 2022
Very caring - explained different options - was respectful to our decision.
January 24, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is far and above the best provider I have ever had. She takes as much time as I need, is always very thorough - and genuinely cares & wants best outcome for me.
January 28, 2022
Kerry Dernbach is awesome! Helped me get back on my feet and become normal again.
January 31, 2022
Excellent service. All my options were very well understood.
February 1, 2022
Dr. Dernbach was a dream! She is so caring and really made an effort to get my problem fixed. She is really an excellent dr.
February 21, 2022
I have NEVER had a dr. include me in the decision re: the treatment. Dr. Dernbach explained diagnosis, solutions & any potential problems, asking me how I felt about each, would I be satisfied with the potential treatment. It was amazing!
March 1, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is wonderful, so patient & understanding
March 1, 2022
Excellent physician.
March 4, 2022
Outstanding.
March 4, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is always very responsive, she takes time to explain everything and makes sure I understand, and that I am part of the decision making. She was generally concerned with me, when a set back happened after surgery. She is kind and genuine.
March 18, 2022
Kerry is a peach.
March 25, 2022
Always a pleasure to work with Dr. Dernbach. She is a great listener and always gives me options.
April 12, 2022
As always - Exceptional.
April 19, 2022
I was given so much information, both verbally and via paperwork/brochures to take home to read. Was very appreciative of that!
April 22, 2022
Dr. Dernbach stated everything that was expected to be done in the course of treatment. we are following her plan currently.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is an excellent, attentive doctor - always takes plenty of time with me.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Dernbach was very friendly, compassionate & informative.
July 2, 2021
I was VERY impressed! Dr. Dernbach was very welcoming, engaging, she listened and explained things well. She got to the point but not in a rushing way and gave me every opportunity to ask questions. Definitely will recommend.
July 6, 2021
Caring & concerned doc.
July 13, 2021
Even though it was an issue I probably could have prevented Dr. Dermbach never made me feel like I was to blame. She just showed compassion.
July 13, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is a first class health care provider.
July 16, 2021
Very friendly - yet professionally capable
July 20, 2021
Dr. Dernbach excelled in answering my questions & including me in decisions regarding NEEDED follow-up care.
July 20, 2021
Dr. was wonderful! Educates me, very friendly & knowledgeable.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Dernbach called next day to let me know about x-rays.
August 6, 2021
Excellent care provider - caring, compassionate, great listener & able to explain everything.
August 11, 2021
She was amazing. Explained everything very well.
September 7, 2021
Very pleased w/Dr. Dernbach! She is an excellent provider! Great listener, always explains things thoroughly and gives options and allows you to make the choice. She is my favorite provider! Wish more doctors were like her.
September 24, 2021
Dr. Dernbach was outstanding, courteous, respectful & pleasant.
October 5, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is always very attentive, asks questions, listens and gives plenty of time.
October 5, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is one of the most kind, caring doctors I've ever had.
October 12, 2021
Dr. Dernbach and RN assistant had patience helping me with hearing problems!
October 15, 2021
Good!
October 15, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is amazing! Very positive and makes sure you understand everything!
October 27, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is the best!
November 4, 2021
Dr. Dernbach provided several options with pros & cons of each.
November 9, 2021
I highly recommend Dr. Dernbach. She is very knowledgeable, personable, thorough and will take the time to answer your questions. Thanks Doctor Dernbach.
November 10, 2021
Dr. Dernbach excelled at listening and provided excellent care.
November 10, 2021
Did not discuss any change in treatment - none needed.
November 15, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is very helpful, informative and thorough.
November 26, 2021
She was excellent in every aspects of my visit.
November 30, 2021
I have always appreciated that Dr, Dernbach gives me several options and then we decide together which is the best at this time.
December 5, 2021
The doctor did a wonderful job providing care to my badly injured toenail. I was experiencing a lot of both pain & anxiety. She gave me gentle but thorough care and helped put my mind at ease.
December 14, 2021
Very good friendly personality.
December 17, 2021
Excellent care.
January 10, 2022
Very caring - explained different options - was respectful to our decision.
January 24, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is far and above the best provider I have ever had. She takes as much time as I need, is always very thorough - and genuinely cares & wants best outcome for me.
January 28, 2022
Kerry Dernbach is awesome! Helped me get back on my feet and become normal again.
January 31, 2022
Excellent service. All my options were very well understood.
February 1, 2022
Dr. Dernbach was a dream! She is so caring and really made an effort to get my problem fixed. She is really an excellent dr.
February 21, 2022
I have NEVER had a dr. include me in the decision re: the treatment. Dr. Dernbach explained diagnosis, solutions & any potential problems, asking me how I felt about each, would I be satisfied with the potential treatment. It was amazing!
March 1, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is wonderful, so patient & understanding
March 1, 2022
Excellent physician.
March 4, 2022
Outstanding.
March 4, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is always very responsive, she takes time to explain everything and makes sure I understand, and that I am part of the decision making. She was generally concerned with me, when a set back happened after surgery. She is kind and genuine.
March 18, 2022
She even remembered me from a previous appointment.
March 18, 2022
Kerry is a peach.
March 25, 2022
Always a pleasure to work with Dr. Dernbach. She is a great listener and always gives me options.
April 12, 2022
As always - Exceptional.
April 19, 2022
I was given so much information, both verbally and via paperwork/brochures to take home to read. Was very appreciative of that!
April 22, 2022
Dr. Dernbach stated everything that was expected to be done in the course of treatment. we are following her plan currently.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is an excellent, attentive doctor - always takes plenty of time with me.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is an excellent, attentive doctor - always takes plenty of time with me.
April 22, 2022
Dr. Dernbach stated everything that was expected to be done in the course of treatment. we are following her plan currently.
April 19, 2022
I was given so much information, both verbally and via paperwork/brochures to take home to read. Was very appreciative of that!
April 12, 2022
As always - Exceptional.
March 25, 2022
Always a pleasure to work with Dr. Dernbach. She is a great listener and always gives me options.
March 18, 2022
Kerry is a peach.
March 18, 2022
She even remembered me from a previous appointment.
March 4, 2022
Outstanding.
March 4, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is always very responsive, she takes time to explain everything and makes sure I understand, and that I am part of the decision making. She was generally concerned with me, when a set back happened after surgery. She is kind and genuine.
March 1, 2022
Excellent physician.
March 1, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is wonderful, so patient & understanding
February 21, 2022
I have NEVER had a dr. include me in the decision re: the treatment. Dr. Dernbach explained diagnosis, solutions & any potential problems, asking me how I felt about each, would I be satisfied with the potential treatment. It was amazing!
February 1, 2022
Dr. Dernbach was a dream! She is so caring and really made an effort to get my problem fixed. She is really an excellent dr.
January 31, 2022
Excellent service. All my options were very well understood.
January 28, 2022
Kerry Dernbach is awesome! Helped me get back on my feet and become normal again.
January 24, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is far and above the best provider I have ever had. She takes as much time as I need, is always very thorough - and genuinely cares & wants best outcome for me.
January 10, 2022
Very caring - explained different options - was respectful to our decision.
December 17, 2021
Excellent care.
December 14, 2021
Very good friendly personality.
December 5, 2021
The doctor did a wonderful job providing care to my badly injured toenail. I was experiencing a lot of both pain & anxiety. She gave me gentle but thorough care and helped put my mind at ease.
November 30, 2021
I have always appreciated that Dr, Dernbach gives me several options and then we decide together which is the best at this time.
November 26, 2021
She was excellent in every aspects of my visit.
November 15, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is very helpful, informative and thorough.
November 10, 2021
Did not discuss any change in treatment - none needed.
November 10, 2021
Dr. Dernbach excelled at listening and provided excellent care.
November 9, 2021
I highly recommend Dr. Dernbach. She is very knowledgeable, personable, thorough and will take the time to answer your questions. Thanks Doctor Dernbach.
November 4, 2021
Dr. Dernbach provided several options with pros & cons of each.
October 27, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is the best!
October 15, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is amazing! Very positive and makes sure you understand everything!
October 15, 2021
Good!
October 12, 2021
Dr. Dernbach and RN assistant had patience helping me with hearing problems!
October 5, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is one of the most kind, caring doctors I've ever had.
October 5, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is always very attentive, asks questions, listens and gives plenty of time.
September 24, 2021
Dr. Dernbach was outstanding, courteous, respectful & pleasant.
September 7, 2021
Very pleased w/Dr. Dernbach! She is an excellent provider! Great listener, always explains things thoroughly and gives options and allows you to make the choice. She is my favorite provider! Wish more doctors were like her.
August 11, 2021
She was amazing. Explained everything very well.
August 6, 2021
Excellent care provider - caring, compassionate, great listener & able to explain everything.
July 20, 2021
Dr. was wonderful! Educates me, very friendly & knowledgeable.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Dernbach called next day to let me know about x-rays.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Dernbach excelled in answering my questions & including me in decisions regarding NEEDED follow-up care.
July 16, 2021
Very friendly - yet professionally capable
July 13, 2021
Dr. Dernbach is a first class health care provider.
July 13, 2021
Even though it was an issue I probably could have prevented Dr. Dermbach never made me feel like I was to blame. She just showed compassion.
July 6, 2021
Caring & concerned doc.
July 2, 2021
I was VERY impressed! Dr. Dernbach was very welcoming, engaging, she listened and explained things well. She got to the point but not in a rushing way and gave me every opportunity to ask questions. Definitely will recommend.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Dernbach was very friendly, compassionate & informative.

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