Dr. Krista Nelson is a board certified podiatrist who has been with Next Step Foot and Ankle Centers since 2012. While valuing up-to-date medical knowledge and surgical skills, Dr. Nelson also believes the ability to really listen to patients and communicate effectively is of utmost importance.
Dr. Nelson is an avid runner and has a passion for treating sports-related foot and ankle problems. She also enjoys treating a wide variety of podiatric conditions, including: bunions, flat feet hammertoes, Achilles tendon problems, foot fractures, ingrown toenails, skin disorders and diabetic foot care. She sees patients of all ages: pediatric, adult, and older adult.
Dr. Nelson completed her undergraduate degree at Luther College in Decorah, IA, and earned her DPM from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. She lives in Edwardsville with her husband and two children. She loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time at the many local parks and hiking trails with her family. In her spare time, she is training to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials in 2020.
Medical School: Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center 2009
Residency: DePaul Health Center 2012
Board Certified: American Board of Podiatric Surgery since 2017
Dr. Nelson is available at the following Offices:
Alton, and Edwardsville