Dr. Breck Tiernan

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Bio:

Dr. Tiernan opened Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of Joliet in 2007.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa in 2000. He was born and raised in Eastern Iowa and is still a big Hawkeye fan. In 2001 he started his medical training at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. During this time, he helped write two peer-reviewed scientific articles while training at the world-renown Weil Foot and Ankle Institute in Des Plaines, IL with Dr. Thomas Roukis.   After graduating in 2005, he was surgically trained at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago with an emphasis on bunion correction and Ankle Arthroscopy. Dr. Tiernan has completed 3 extensive External Fixation courses around the country.   

Dr. Tiernan’s clinic in Joliet is filled with new state of the art equipment to help heal all foot and ankle conditions conservatively. Dr. Tiernan suffers from “shiny object syndrome” and tends to buy all treatment equipment available to help his patients. He invests a lot of time and equipment to help his patients get back on their feet pain-free.  Dr. Tiernan specializes in treating heel pain 

Dr. Tiernan is married with 3 children. He is an avid golfer and football fan.  Dr. Tiernan has played 28 out of the top 100 golf courses in the world. He is hoping to get to as many them as possible.  His all-time top 10 favorite courses are below: 

  1. Royal Dornoch 
  2. Cruden Bay 
  3. Cabot Cliffs 
  4. Ballybunion – Old course 
  5. Lahinch 
  6. Pebble Beach 
  7. Pinehurst #2 
  8. Royal County Down 
  9. Old Course at St. Andrews 
  10. Turnberry (Ailsa)  

Education:

Undergraduate: University of Iowa, BA Chemistry

Medical School: Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Residency: Norwegian American Hospital

Awards:

Spontaneous Bilateral Ankle and Midfoot Sepsis in a Nonimmunocompromised Patient. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Associatation 2006 96: 139-147

Offices:

Joliet and Orland Park

Podiatry Interests:

Heel pain, bunions, orthotics and pediatric care

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