Advanced Foot Care.
State-of-the-Art Care for the Whole Family
At Heartland Foot & Ankle, we don’t think you should have to choose between a practice with advanced treatment options or one with a relaxed, family-first atmosphere. Our mission from the very beginning has been to give our patients both!
As a doctor, a mother, and the only female podiatrist practicing in McLean county, I welcome you to our practice! Nothing is more important to me than ensuring all our patients—from toddlers to great grandparents—feel comfortable, welcome, and well-cared for. That philosophy extends to everything we do, including the quality of our treatment options, our friendly service, and the personal attention we give to every patient, young and old.
Dr. Melissa J. Lockwood
As founder of Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, P.C., Dr. Melissa J. Lockwood happily returned to central Illinois in 2008 after seven years in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois.
Dr. Lockwood completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) in 2001 with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Lockwood has a great interest in archaeology and also received a minor in anthropology from the U of I in 2001.
Dr. Zain Rizvi
Dr. Zain Rizvi completed an intensive podiatric medicine and surgery residency at the Catholic Health System in Buffalo, NY with additional credentialing in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.
He served as the chief resident of the program in his final year. During his training, Dr. Rizvi developed excellent surgical skills working under podiatric and orthopedic surgeons while also becoming proficient in wound care, hospital in-patient and clinical out-patient care.
Connecting with Your Doctor Has Never Been Easier
Lengthy hold times and multiple-week-waits to see the doctor are so last century!
SAME AND NEXT DAY APPOINTMENTS. Foot or ankle pain is always an urgent concern, and you deserve prompt attention. We work hard to ensure same-day and next-day appointments are available so you never have to wait long.
CALL, TEXT, EMAIL, CHAT BOT … YOU CHOOSE! These days, there are more ways to communicate than ever before—and we’re here for you no matter which mode you prefer! Get in touch with our staff instantly over the chatbot, text us, email us, call us … it’s up to you.