Provider Spotlight – Richard Lavigna, DPM, Oakland, CA

June 7, 2021

Richard Lavigna, DPM, is a dedicated podiatrist on the team at Bay Area Foot Care. Dr. Lavigna is a recognized professional in the Bay Area medical community and is proud to provide high-quality care to the residents of Oakland, California.

Upon graduating from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1989, Dr. Lavigna completed a podiatric internship at Worcester Podiatry, finishing his foot and ankle surgical residency at Worcester City Hospital in 1991.

Dr. Lavigna opened his first clinic in San Francisco before moving his practice to Oakland, California, in 1996. He has been in practice in the area for 25 years. Today, Dr. Lavigna is Chief of Podiatry at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland.


At Bay Area Foot Care, Dr. Lavigna specializes in foot and ankle care for personal injuries, illness, workers’ comp cases, and cosmetic procedures. Working with the most cutting-edge technologies, Dr. Lavigna offers noninvasive treatment modalities from cosmetic care to complex injuries. He combines comprehensive treatment with modern technology that will change the way you feel about your feet.

Dr. Lavigna is also an experienced surgeon and holds privileges at Alta Bates Medical Center.

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