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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

4.9
out of 5 (126 ratings, 45 comments)
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Provider explanations of my problem
4.9
Provider concern for my questions
4.9
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.9
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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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.
May 3, 2022
Kerry is always helping me out to get better. I would highly recommended Karry.
May 16, 2022
At our first visit with Dr. Dernbach went over my options and we decided on treatment and she performed the treatment without me having to come back.
May 31, 2022
Totally happy
June 16, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is a very caring, positive physician. She explained all in detail in layman language & is exceptionally thoughtful & pleasant in how she handles _____ patient.
July 1, 2022
Doctor goes above and beyond for my well being!
July 29, 2022
I have ALWAYS had a great experience. Dr. Dernbach is a good listener & I trust her judgment. I NEVER feel rushed at anytime.
August 12, 2022
Already recommended.
August 12, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is pleasant and easy to talk to.
August 16, 2022
Great experience.
August 26, 2022
I would highly recommend Kerry, very nice person.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Dernbach has been very attentive, caring, professional and personable.
September 21, 2022
After seeing dr. I scheduled an appointment for my husband & he was so appreciative of his visit as well. Best dr. we both have seen in awhile.
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.
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.
May 3, 2022
Kerry is always helping me out to get better. I would highly recommended Karry.
May 16, 2022
At our first visit with Dr. Dernbach went over my options and we decided on treatment and she performed the treatment without me having to come back.
May 31, 2022
Totally happy
June 16, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is a very caring, positive physician. She explained all in detail in layman language & is exceptionally thoughtful & pleasant in how she handles _____ patient.
July 1, 2022
Doctor goes above and beyond for my well being!
July 29, 2022
I have ALWAYS had a great experience. Dr. Dernbach is a good listener & I trust her judgment. I NEVER feel rushed at anytime.
August 12, 2022
Already recommended.
August 12, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is pleasant and easy to talk to.
August 16, 2022
Great experience.
August 26, 2022
I would highly recommend Kerry, very nice person.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Dernbach has been very attentive, caring, professional and personable.
September 21, 2022
After seeing dr. I scheduled an appointment for my husband & he was so appreciative of his visit as well. Best dr. we both have seen in awhile.
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.
May 3, 2022
Kerry is always helping me out to get better. I would highly recommended Karry.
May 16, 2022
At our first visit with Dr. Dernbach went over my options and we decided on treatment and she performed the treatment without me having to come back.
May 31, 2022
Totally happy
June 16, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is a very caring, positive physician. She explained all in detail in layman language & is exceptionally thoughtful & pleasant in how she handles _____ patient.
July 1, 2022
Doctor goes above and beyond for my well being!
July 29, 2022
I have ALWAYS had a great experience. Dr. Dernbach is a good listener & I trust her judgment. I NEVER feel rushed at anytime.
August 12, 2022
Already recommended.
August 12, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is pleasant and easy to talk to.
August 16, 2022
Great experience.
August 26, 2022
I would highly recommend Kerry, very nice person.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Dernbach has been very attentive, caring, professional and personable.
September 21, 2022
After seeing dr. I scheduled an appointment for my husband & he was so appreciative of his visit as well. Best dr. we both have seen in awhile.
September 21, 2022
After seeing dr. I scheduled an appointment for my husband & he was so appreciative of his visit as well. Best dr. we both have seen in awhile.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Dernbach has been very attentive, caring, professional and personable.
August 26, 2022
I would highly recommend Kerry, very nice person.
August 16, 2022
Great experience.
August 12, 2022
Already recommended.
August 12, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is pleasant and easy to talk to.
July 29, 2022
I have ALWAYS had a great experience. Dr. Dernbach is a good listener & I trust her judgment. I NEVER feel rushed at anytime.
July 1, 2022
Doctor goes above and beyond for my well being!
June 16, 2022
Dr. Dernbach is a very caring, positive physician. She explained all in detail in layman language & is exceptionally thoughtful & pleasant in how she handles _____ patient.
May 31, 2022
Totally happy
May 16, 2022
At our first visit with Dr. Dernbach went over my options and we decided on treatment and she performed the treatment without me having to come back.
May 3, 2022
Kerry is always helping me out to get better. I would highly recommended Karry.
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.

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