Welcome To Foot & Ankle Insitute-Iowa

At the Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa, podiatrist Rudolph La Fontant, DPM, provides comprehensive foot and ankle care to people of all ages living in Central Iowa and the surrounding counties, and throughout Polk County.

At the Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa, Dr. La Fontant diagnoses and treats various foot and ankle-related conditions, including, but not limited to heel pain, foot and ankle injuries, and ingrown toenails. People can also receive diabetic foot care, wound care, and custom orthotics.

The practice features cutting-edge diagnostics and technology on-site. Dr. La Fontant offers shockwave therapy, testing for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and Tolcylen Antifungal/Nail Renewal System and Tolcylen Mirco Cleansing Foot Soaks for toenail fungus.

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New Patients

If you have never been to a podiatrist before, you may be nervous about your upcoming visit. Don’t be! Millions of people see podiatrists every year for help with their feet, ankles, and lower legs.

Did you know the average person takes about 10,000 steps every day? That is a lot of stress on your feet! And when you consider the array of surfaces and inclines that people walk on, you can see how foot pain can be a common ailment.


Dae was an awesome RN who went above and beyond the call of duty to make me feel very comfortable when I was getting my procedure done. Dr. La Fontant was real easy to work with and also patient with me. The entire office was pleasant, professional and very laid back. I definitely Would recommend this clinic if you ever have podiatry needs.

Brad F.

Dr. LA Fontant is very good in keeping my feet healthy. As a diabetic I worry about poor foot health. Coming to him has been a great help in keeping my feet healthy. His staff is friendly and kind. His shoe and insole selections is great too.

Colleen H.

Dr. Rudy was fantastic, I have neuropathy in my feet and he was so gentle and did a fantastic job! My toes had been hurting badly and he took care of my corn and gave me a spacer and some fantastic lotion! If you need good food care see Dr Rudy!!!

Amy S.

Dr.Rudy was very good at listening to what I had to say about my issues. Then explaining them very easily and thoroughly! Was extremely impressed considering 5 other doctors never gave me the time of day with my issue. Will be referring all my friends and family to him!!

Crystal R.

My appointment was right on time! The doctor is always very professional and caring. The doctor is so patient, kind and helpful.

Mary W.

Meet Dr La Fontant

Rudolph La Fontant, DPM, is a podiatrist bringing more than 30 years of experience in foot and ankle care to the Foot and Ankle Institute of Iowa, serving people of all ages living in Des Moines, Iowa, and throughout Des Moines County.  

Dr. La Fontant began his professional education at Fordham University in The Bronx, New York, where he earned his Bachelor of Science. Following graduation, Dr. La Fontant enrolled at the New York Medical College in Valhalla and studied pathology.

He subsequently enrolled at the College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, and earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Before entering private practice, Dr. La Fontant completed a podiatry residency at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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