Foot & Ankle Specialist

Welcome to Advantage

At Advantage Foot & Ankle Specialists, we provide professional, high-quality care for all your foot and ankle needs. We believe in providing a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan that is realistic and well-understood.

Our physicians will ensure that you completely understand every aspect of your condition, from the treatment plan to future preventive measures.

We are happy to serve the Southeast Michigan area, located in Ferndale, MI. We offer a wide range of services, including but not limited to general foot care, orthotics & prosthetics, diabetic foot care, rear foot/ankle reconstruction, and sports medicine. No matter what your needs are, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

Why Choose Advantage Foot & Ankle Specialists?

We know that when it comes to choosing a podiatrist or foot and ankle care specialist, you have options.

That’s why we offer personalized, gentle, and comprehensive patient care as our number one priority.

We consider our care for you to be about more than just your feet, but also about how we can enhance your overall healthcare and personal well-being.

Whether you’re coming in for a routine check-up or treatment for a more serious condition, we promise to provide you with the highest level of care possible.

We’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs. And we’ll be there for you every step of the way, from your first appointment to your last.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Here are just a few things that make our practice unique:

  • We believe that, like the best medical care, the finest healthcare is delivered by teams of providers working together.  Our doctors work together in deciding on your treatment plan.  This collaborative approach, tapping into the collective wisdom of our experienced team of doctors, is what ensures the best patient outcomes.
  • We emphasize prevention. We know that the best care we can provide you is care that preempts the need for future treatment or surgery. Thus, preventive care is at the forefront of what we do.  Our doctors work with you to develop and maintain the best foot and/or ankle care plan for you.
  • We offer flexible scheduling options. We know you are busy and that finding time to see the doctor can be difficult.  At Advantage Foot & Ankle Specialists there is no need to wait weeks for an appointment. Whether you need a quick appointment over your lunch hour or an evening or Saturday appointment, we will work with you to find something that works best for your schedule.
These are just a few of the reasons why Advantage Foot & Ankle Specialists is the best choice for your healthcare needs. Call our office at (248) 965-2927 to get to the bottom of your foot and ankle healthcare needs.

Meet Our Doctors


Samantha G. Gibson

Rachel Gillespie Advantage Foot Ankle Specialist Ferndale MI

Rachel M.Gillespie

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Frequently Asked Question

Common Foot & Ankle Health Concerns | When to Call A Doctor

People call a Podiatrist for help diagnosing and treating a wide array of foot and ankle problems. Please contact our office if you experience one of the following:

What could be causing persistent pain in my feet or ankles?
Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices, and correct posture.
Should I be concerned with changes in the nails or skin on my feet?
Nails can reveal important clues to your overall health. A touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails.
Why do I have severe cracking, scaling, and peeling on my heel and foot?
Thick, dry, scaly skin and cracks can be more likely as you get older. Athlete’s foot, psoriasis, eczema, thyroid disease, diabetes, and some other skin conditions can cause cracked heels.

What Our Happy Clients Say About Us

I highly recommend Advantage Foot and Ankle specialists for all of your podiatry needs. Dr. Gibson recently did an in office procedure on two of my hammertoes. I have followed her to three offices since there is no one else I would want to operate on my feet. She was thorough, professional and kind during the procedure and follow up. Her colleague Dr. Gillespie is just as fabulous!

A. Dunn

Madison Heights, MI.
I initially saw Dr. Gibson for a diabetic foot infection. She performed surgery to quickly resolve the problem. I continue to see her for my foot care needs especially with being a diabetic. Dr. Gibson always explains everything in a way I can understand.

T. Williams

Warren, MI
Advantage Foot and Ankle specialists in Ferndale have very good caring doctors. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Gibson’s for many years and had a lot of work done on my feet. I’m now able to take my dog for long walks every day with no foot problems!

J. McRobb

Royal Oak, MI
I recently went to Advantage Foot & Ankle Specialists for the first time. Dr. Gibson was wonderful and addressed all my concerns and explained my options. I highly recommend their office.

S. Hoey

Ferndale, MI
My daughter is a patient at Advantage Foot and Ankle specialists. These doctors are so nice and very nowledgeable, we truly love them! They spend more time explaining everything than any other doctor I’ve seen before.

D. Garbula

Ferndale, MI

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