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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop

Podiatry
Durango, CO
14 years experience female

Locations

Animas Foot & Ankle

Durango, CO

Address

Durango, CO
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 10pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Care Network of Michigan

CIGNA Health Care

About

Bio

I'm Dr. Ashley Vanderloop, a wife and a doctor mom to 3! I grew up in Lapeer, Michigan and went to Saginaw Valley State University for Pre-Medicine and received my Bachelors in Science. I received my Doctorate in Podiatry Medicine in Chicago at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. I then completed three years of surgical residency at Detroit Medical Center. I've since worked in a private practice in Overland Park, KS as well as for the Navajo Reservation hospital in Gallup, NM & currently in Durango, CO. I love using the surgical skills I have including correction of foot deformities for children in 3rd world countries. I have worked in Mexico, South America, the Navajo Nation & the US! I love adventuring in the outdoors with my husband & beautiful kids!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Sports Medicine

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Kansas, Michigan, Texas

Doctor Q&A

418 Answers
152 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Club Foot: There is a genetic link to club foot that researchers have now found in many cases. Some patients will get club foot due to other factors, I have even... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: Many patients decide to have their plantar warts treated with cryoablation... this is generally effective after multiple treatments. Check with your ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Many treatments: Athletes feet and poison ivy are separate conditions that are typically treated differently. They need to be diagnosed accurately for the correct trea... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Numbness: in the lower extremities is typically called neuropathy which can be due to a variety of factors. Any patient who is starting to feel any type of num... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Likely tendonitis: This is a common area for tendonitis... however occasionally there can be an avulsion fracture or even a tendon tear... it is best to get properly dia... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ingrown Nail: Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen,  tender or has any... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Get a good brace: Many patients have consistent ankle sprains throughout their lives...I recommend a supportive ankle brace that you can wear during rehab and when play... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: on if it is a wart or a corn... I recommend different treatments for each. You are welcome to upload a photo or video and we can discuss your diagnos... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Sun exposure: can result in dangerous skin burns . If there is blistering and or peeling, many types of natural and prescription meds can be used. Be sure to stay... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Foot spasm: or twitching can simply be a sign of a nerve impingement. This can stem from a higher nerve area such as L5, which innervates the middle arch area as ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
See specialist: If you have pain, tenderness, redness or swelling you should follow up with your Orthopod for a clinical evaluation!
A female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: This is typically answered based on the patient's health and activity status. Open reductions are excellent procedures for non-healing fractures, how... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
No: Verruca plantaris is a specific HPV wart strain different from the genital wart virus strain. You are safe to take a bath, however it is important to... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Stop Running: With any strain or injury, it's very important to rest the affected foot/ankle. There may be a tendon or ligament injury and with further running it c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Strong Acid: Bazuka gel is a strong salicyclic acid formulary that will cause damage to the layers of the skin of the wart & to the layers surrounding the wart... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Possibly: Spotting can occur infrequently depending on the amount of weight you are lifting and the number of reps. I recommend seeing an ob/gyn if you are con... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Frostbite: Frostbite can turn into an infection in many patients. If you are concerned then please seek medical care for further evaluation and treatment.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Many: insect bites take a few weeks to completely subside. Continue to monitor the area and if you are concerned get an exam!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Gait pattern: may be disrupted if there is a painful corn on the plantar aspect of the 1st big toe joint. There will be less time spent in the stance phase. For t... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Shooting pain: Most patients with nerve injuries describe a "shooting" or "shocking" type of pain. Behind the knee is a large artery, vein, nerve and tendon.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ankle pain: Pain and swelling in the front outside area of the ankle typically indicates ligament or joint damage due to a sprain or tear. Getting an exam is the ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
See Specialist!: It sounds like there may be an infectious process starting with tenderness, discoloration and discharge. Check your temperature and if it is abnormall... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Rest: 4 weeks may not be enough time for complete healing before starting therapy. 6-8 wks is typically the amount of time it takes to heal a sprain if imm... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: What are you referring to that needs healing? Skin, bone, tendon? Simple cuts in the skin usually take 10-14 days and simple bone and tendon injuries... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Many women: work while pregnant. What is most important is to have supportive shoes while on your feet, eat healthy, stay hydrated and stretch and exercise daily.... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Foot pain: Stress fractures typically do not show up on xray until 10-14 days after the injury in most patients! You may need a follow up and/or 2nd opinion.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Casting: Anterior ankle impingement is not typically treated with casting... unless there is a surgical procedure performed... which would then put a patient i... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ankle pain: Many patients will get pain in the ankle area during activity and increased activity. An exam will pinpoint the correct diagnosis and proper treatmen... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Necessary: After any bone surgery with hardware it is essential for patients to recover in a cast or cast boot in order to keep the fracture site protected, to m... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Sore toes: These symptoms could be a number of diagnosis. If it has not resolved and you are still in pain, itchiness, etc I would recommend getting seen in per... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Surgery: OCD lesions are common in athletes and those with post-traumatic injuries. The best treatment in my opinion is to have an arthroscopic procedure done... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Foot pain: Stress fractures are very common and show up on xray around 10-14 days after the injury in many patients. A follow up and/or 2nd opinion may help!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Scarring: and skin discoloration can be lightened with many different types of natural products. There are also some prescription creams that can help. If you... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: Were you diagnosed with a deficiency? Normal serum zinc is 0.66 to 1.10 mcg/m. With proper lab work your provider can give you the exact dose needed. ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
An active lifestyle: with even mild to moderate exercise 5 days a week really helps many patients... additionally, eating foods low in saturated fats, sugars and sodium wi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Numbness and: tingling sensations on the outside of the foot close to the little toe are seen commonly in patients with L4 spinal compression. The pain or abnormal... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Good hygiene,: daily washing with soap and water; keeping shoes, socks and feet dry; washing shoe inserts; using powder in shoes and on feet and using a natural esse... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Growth on shin...: There are multiple types of cysts that can appear on the skin. To give an accurate diagnosis you need to have it looked and and examined. Some cysts... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Skin lump: Many patients will get soft tissue cysts, bone spurs or even fatty deposits that all can be described as skin lumps. If you are concerned get an exam... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Discoloration: If they are new areas of discoloration or increasing in size, raised, spreading, sensitive, or 2-toned in color... those would be reasons to get seen ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Washing: clothes in regular detergent with white vinegar is what I typically recommend. Most cleaners and detergents have extremely strong chemicals that will... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Nerve compression : You may have a compressed nerve in your ankle and foot. Soft tissues around the ankle can add pressure to a large nerve which can then cause twitching... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Gangrene: would be rare for a young and healthy patient to get with simply soaking in vinegar for a short time... however, if a patient has limited blood supply... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
See Dermatologist: It is important to get a skin biopsy of the new dark area on your forehead if you are concerned. This is the only way to determine if it is a potentia... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Stop Running: With any strain or injury, it's very important to rest the affected foot. There may be a tendon or ligament injury and with further running it could w... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
No: Osteonecrosis is when part of the bone starts to die due to lack of blood flow and oxygen. It is not typically associated with an infectious disease,... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: After spraining or injuring your ankle there will typically be retained swelling for at least 6-8 weeks depending on the level of injury... it will su... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Time & ice: are excellent to use for plantar fasciitis. I also highly recommend stretching at least 3x/day, massaging the area with an anti-inflammatory (natural ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
The inside of: the lower leg region can be a common area for skin discoloration. This is typically due to circulation changes and can be incidental or it can indica... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Swelling: in the ankle and foot after standing all day long can be a sign of decreased circulation and can be somewhat normal. More information such as your me... Read More

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Dr. Vanderloop is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Vanderloop is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you! I really appreciate the response. I've started taping the 4th toe to the 3rd so I can sleep without feeling the twitch too much. Also taking aleve (naproxen)...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. Although I disclose that I'm on 75 milligrams daily doing methadone maintenance I was still prescribed Levaquin and I remembered something and a class about interaction ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I saw my PCP this morning and we are on a two front attack. The first possibility is that this is an infection based on the fact that there isn't a lot of swelling. Bl...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University,
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

DETROIT RECEIVING HOSPITAL & UNIV HEALTH CENTER

Awards

Outstanding Physician Care Award from CEO of GIMC 2015
Top Podiatrist, Second Place, Kansas - Spring
2015
Thought Leader, Third Place, New Mexico - Spring
2016

Affiliations

Crisis Response International
People of Peru Project

Publications

Wake Up KC Doctor Spotlight
Supportive Heels for Women
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