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At Heartland Foot & Ankle Associates, we strive every day to keep everyone who visits our office healthy and safe. Health first, feet second! That’s why, in addition to following all current guidelines and recommendations, we’re taking a few extra steps to help protect you and your family.


Fungal Laser Treatment

Are Your Feet Summer Ready?
Now is the time to care for your fungal nails so you are ready to go when the weather heats up. Get 20% OFF fungal laser treatment now through the end of the month! We know that this condition takes time to treat so now is the time to act to make sure your feet are summer ready!

Advanced Foot Care.
Family Focus.
Personal Attention.

Our Services

You are on your feet all day. Unfortunately, that makes your feet prone to a variety of injuries and other issues. And when your feet hurt, it affects every part of your life! Fortunately, we can help. Explore our practice areas to learn more about how we can get you the treatment you need.







Dr. Lockwood and Dr. Rizvi healthy cells article

Here’s What’s New

Did you catch the latest issue of Healthy Cells? Well, we’re on the front cover!

See our awesome team, and read our article as well. We love Healthy Cells as they bring great news and education to our local community.

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. Lockwood

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. Lockwood
Dr. Rizvi

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.

What Others Have Said About Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates

Dr. Melissa Lockwood was able to make me pain-free in 15 minutes. I walked out of the office with no pain at all and never did experience any pain thereafter. It is so nice to be able to wear nice shoes again. Kudos to Dr. Lockwood and to her staff! It truly was a wonderful experience.

Carole M.

“Thank you for taking such great care of my daughter. Your expertise was so efficient and accurate, but it was the kind and comfortable way you treated us that made such a lasting impact. Thank you for helping her heal properly and thank you for your caring and pleasant environment.”

Dawn L.

I was having major pain in my arch as well as pain due to an ingrown toenail. Dr. Lockwood treated both problems and I am currently pain free. I am so glad I went to Heartland Foot & Ankle for treatment and highly recommend it. Dr. Lockwood has a great bedside manner and her staff is very personable.

Roger T. (Via Google)

Dr. Lockwood and the entire staff made me feel at ease from the moment I walked in the doorand I was extremely nervous! She walked me through the entire process step by step and made sure I was more than comfortable the entire time. Highly recommend and will definitely be back for any and all future footcare needs! Thank you to everyone there 🙂

Athena N. (Via Google)

My 12yearold daughter had 2 ingrown toenails and delayed getting them looked at for quite some time. The entire staff was amazing and very friendly and made my daughter feel very comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend this office to anyone!

Mandy B. (Via Google)