Our Doctors
 
 

Christopher M. Funk, D.P.M., FACFAS

Dr. Funk practices in the following offices locations:
Monday: Oro Valley Office
Tuesday – Friday: Tucson Office
Please call our office at (520) 575-0800 if you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Funk. Our office staff would be happy to help you! 
 


Richard C. Mott, D.P.M., FACFAS (emeritus)

Dr. Mott has retired after 41 years of practice.  We wish him the best as he enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.  

 


Bradley A. Whitaker, D.P.M., FACFAS

Dr. Whitaker practices in the following office locations:
Monday – Wednesday: Tucson Office
Friday: Oro Valley Office
Please call our office at (520) 575-0800 if you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Whitaker. Our office staff would be happy to help you!

 

 


Peter C. Merrill, D.P.M., AACFAS

Dr. Peter Merrill, DPM is a podiatrist treating both children and adults for a variety of foot / ankle related issues. As an athlete and a sports coach himself, he understands what it takes to be your very best. He enjoys taking care of young athletes and helping them achieve their goals. Dr. Merrill also enjoys treating adults. To him, every foot tells a story about a life and he works to help you live it pain-free. Dr. Merrill has a special interest in educating diabetic patients about their feet including how to prevent ulcerations and even amputations.

His patients find him approachable and easy to talk to. Dr. Merrill enjoys finding out what he has in common with each patient and tailors his treatment to the patient. He believes in strong character traits like integrity, honesty and family values. He loves being a husband and father and treats everyone he sees as if they were a member of his family. In his spare time, you might find Dr. Merrill spending time with his family, heading out on a Jeep trail, hiking, fishing or in the stands at a local sporting event.

Dr. Merrill is an active member of the medical staffs at Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital.

Medical Training

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA
  • PM&S 36 month Residency, Southern Arizona VA Healthcare Center, Tucson, AZ

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association

Dr. Merrill practices in the following office locations:
Monday - Wednesday & Friday: Tucson Office
Thursday: Oro Valley Office

Please call our office at (520) 575-0800 if you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Merrill. Our office staff would be happy to help you!


Steven M. Gillespie, D.P.M.

Dr. Steven Gillespie DPM is a podiatrist treating a variety of foot and ankle issues for patients of all ages.  He enjoys treating all types of foot problems including: heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, warts, diabetic foot care, fungal toenails, sports injuries and more.   His goal is to help each patient get relief from their pain and to get them quickly back to the activities that they enjoy.  

He grew up in Orem, Utah, just 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.  He attended Utah State University for his undergraduate studies and he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University. He has completed a three-year surgical residency at Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System in Tucson.   

Dr. Gillespie and his wife, Jodie, have five active children which keep them busy. Interests outside of medicine include playing basketball, creating educational videos for his successful YouTube channel and playing board games with his family. Dr. Gillespie is an active member of the medical staffs at Green Valley Hospital and Northwest Medical Center.

Dr. Gillespie practices in the following office locations:
Monday - Friday: Green Valley Office

Please call our office at (520) 575-0800 if you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Gillespie. Our office staff would be happy to help you!


Joseph S. Baker, D.P.M. AACFAS

Dr. Baker is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in complex foot and ankle reconstruction, total ankle replacement, advanced arthroscopic techniques, and revision surgery. His areas of interest include ankle arthritis and instability, sports medicine, and traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle. Dr. Baker brings compassionate care to all of his patients, and will always work with his patients and their family to develop an individualized plan of care. Dr. Baker was born and raised in Michigan, and attended Western Michigan University where he received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences.  He then went on to Rosalind Franklin University, where he received his doctorate in podiatric medicine. While in school, Dr. Baker served as the president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Student Association.  He went on to complete his residency training at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, where he received comprehensive training in podiatric surgery, with exposure to orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, general surgery, vascular surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, infectious disease, and diabetic limb salvage.

Following residency, Dr. Baker went on to complete a one-year fellowship in foot and ankle surgery, where he learned advanced surgical techniques including total ankle replacement. He has also been involved in numerous research projects and has published several peer-reviewed studies. He continues to bring evidence-based medicine and best practices into his care of patients.  

Dr. Baker additionally enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and biking and enjoys spending time with his wife and their young daughter.  Dr. Baker and his family are excited to be a part of the Tucson community.

Please call our office at (520) 575-0800 if you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Baker. Our office staff would be happy to help you!