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Tara T. Parks, DPM

About Tara T. Parks

Dr. Parks joined Boulder Medical Center in 2007 as a podiatric foot and ankle specialist. She is trained to diagnose and treat patients with any foot and ankle pathology or condition.

Born in Madison, Wisc., Dr. Parks later moved to Illinois, where she completed her collegiate and medical education. She began her residency training in podiatric medicine and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery in Colorado.

As a former collegiate runner at Southern Illinois University, Dr. Parks continues to run, competing in half- and full marathons. She completed the Boston Marathon in 2017. Dr. Parks has volunteered as assistant coach for the Westminster Coyote Cross Country team and enjoys working with athletes and runners of all ages.

Dr. Parks is proud to call Colorado home, where she resides with her husband Jeremy and two daughters.

Specialty Areas

Common Foot Disorders
– Toenail Disorders (Ingrown/Fungus)
– Bunions and Tailors Bunions
– Hammertoes
– Neuroma
– Plantar Fasciitis

Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
– Flatfoot Deformities
– Ankle Instability
– Arthritic Disorders

Foot and Ankle Trauma
– Fractures
– Sprains
– Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Sports Medicine and Biomechanics
– Orthotics and Bracing
– Gait Analysis

Diabetic Limb Salvage
– Wound Care
– Charcot Arthropathy

Education and Certifications

  • Undergraduate — Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
    Carbondale, IL

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ABFAS)
(Certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery)

Recent Tara Parks Posts

Tara Parks, DPM, Foot and Ankle Surgeon: Runners who increase their mileage too quickly may be more susceptible to a stress fracture. How to prevent this painful condition.

Dr. Tara Parks, foot and ankle specialists, says icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures. Why it’s critical to seek prompt treatment to prevent further damage.

by Tara Parks, DPM. “Looking back, my training for the Boston Marathon didn’t begin when my 4-month, intensive, race-focused training plan. It started many years before running in 5K and 10K races like the Bolder Boulder, then moving up to half marathons.”

“Dr. Parks is a gem. She is warm, caring and professional. This summer while crossing the street I was struck by a car and needed foot surgery. I got very lucky and found Dr. Parks. She guided me through all aspects of the pre and post-op process and always reassured me when I needed it. My surgery was partly challenging because of osteoporosis but Dr. Parks did wonderful work and my foot is healing beautifully.”
Kathy in Boulder, Colo.



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