Kirk

About Kirk

Husband, father, podiatrist, Minnesota native, sports nut, dog lover, car guy, singer in a rock-n-roll band, middle-aged hoops player, youth soccer/basketball coach.

What is Bigfoot?

What does it mean to me? Bigfoot Health means everyone – all shapes, sizes, colors, – has the potential to be healthy and happy in mind, body and spirit. Bigfoot Health is on a mission to do just that. Adults, Kids, and seniors will inspire each other, through photos, blogs, and social media posts, to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle. The doctors and professionals at Bigfoot Health will provide guidance and expertise to help us all make healthy choices, everyday. WE will all help EACH OTHER. WE WILL DO IT TOGETHER!

Professional Career

Board-Certified Podiatrist, Foot and Ankle Surgeon, practicing in Raleigh, North Carolina since 2000.

Raleigh Foot and Ankle Center
Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid Atlantic
Team Podiatrist, Courage/NCFC Pro Soccer Teams
Past Team Podiatrist, Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Pro Hockey Team
Past President, North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society
Physician, Open Door Clinic, Urban Ministries, Raleigh, NC
Physician, Alliance Medical Ministry, Raleigh, NC

Professional Philosophy

My goal everyday is to help my patients be the best they can be. I try to utilize my training and experience to craft a treatment plan that will be effective for each individual. Everyone is different! So, every treatment plan is different.
Also, I try to make going to the doctor a positive experience. I want to give my patients my enthusiasm, and fill them with encouragement and support.
Patients are spending a lot of time and money to see doctors, so I try to lift them up, listen to their concerns, and construct a treatment plan bursting with hope. Hope can help the patient feel good about the treatment plan, and, thus, better follow through with its course. A good plan, from a good doctor, often leads to a good outcome. Patients deserve our best; our best advice, our best listening ear, and our best attitude. I want to help everyone be their best!

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BIGFOOT HEALTH NEWS

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Laughing is healthy!!!😍#jeep #sillysisters #bigfoothealth #phonesarefunny #gobig😎 ...

Awesome runners, rockin’ it!!💪. Much thanks to the town of Holly Springs😎#doctorsforyou #bigfoot #fitnessisfun #raleigh ...

Here’s to a sunny day!!😎#hopeiscool #BIGFOOTHEALTH #GoBig #doctorsforyou #inspirationandperspiration #sportsmedicine #jeep #carolinajeeps #4x4 #pollenisfun ...

✨Wellness Wednesday✨

Let this stand as a reminder to be kind to yourself because not every day is going to be amazing. It is perfectly fine to let yourself feel the emotions you feel when you are down because it is in dealing with these emotions that you make progress with your mental health rather than bottling everything inside. There is no one form of progress!

Go BIG!
#bigfoothealth #gobig #wellnesswednesday #mentalhealthcheck #bekind #progress
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✨Wellness Wednesday✨

Love the world. Sounds like a simple statement, but it’s not. It requires choosing to embrace and love the difficulties in life. It involves believing in all the good in the world. It necessitates waking up every morning and choosing to love the world because it encapsulates so much life. It is in this that you will find happiness, so Go Big and choose to love the world and it just might love you right back.
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Try posting some of your favorite quotes, lyrics, and verses (like this one) around you as helpful reminders to be the best you can! Go big!
#gobig #bigfoothealth #lovetheworld #wellnesswednesday #love
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Q&A!!😎#bigfoothealth #fun #hairproduct #doctorsforyou #gobig #camping #raleighnc ...

✨Wellness Wednesday✨

The best way to start achieving your health goals is your mindset, the goals of striving towards the best that you can be! Of course, you may have days where that goal seems so far away. But it is POWERFUL to hold onto that thought in the back of your mind that says, “I can do this!” So remember that being healthy isn’t just about running a mile or eating your fruits and veggies, but also to take care of your inner health!

Go BIG!

#healthylifestyle #mindsetiseverything #bigfoot #bigfoothealth #gobig #wellnesswednesday
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✨Wellness Wednesday ✨

With Valentine’s Day being last Sunday, we all know the importance of cherishing and caring for our loved ones. However, do we ever look at ourselves of our Valentine? Have we looked at our reflections in the mirror and only had negative thoughts? That’s why, at Bigfoot Health, we challenge you to start giving your love NOW to yourself, because you deserve it!
#bigfoothealth #gobig #selfcare #selflove #wellness #healthylifestyle #positivevibes
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Communing with the trees today at the Birkie Tour #bigfoothealth #gobig ...

With all good things comes moderation, and this includes caffeine! We all need that burst in our day, but just remember your caffeine limits. Go BIG, and crack a smile after you sip your morning coffee! ☕️😄

#healthylifestyle #caffeine #bigfoothealth #healthyliving #gobig #selfcare #healthiswealth
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As the late Nipsey Hussle once said “Hard work and dedication”, Consistency is key in pursuing a healthy lifestyle. To what ever you put your mind to stay dedicated! 💯 #gobig#Bigfoothealth#consistencyiskey🔑#dedication#practicemakesperfect#juggling#hardwork ...

Working out should be a celebration of yourself, of how much you can do and how great you can feel about yourself! Of course, as much as we stress on “pushing limits”, it’s healthy to understand what we currently can’t handle. It’s great to take care of ourselves! So remember, Go BIG in the way that works best with you! 💯

#bigfoothealth #gobig #pushyourlimits #takecareofyourself #healthyboundaries #workout #workoutmotivation #healthylifestyle
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Don’t get stuck in the stillness!

Keep up with your hobbies, and don’t be afraid to try new ones! Studies show the abundant benefits to partaking in hobbies and having structured down time.

GO BIG and try something new today! It’s never the wrong time!

#gobig #bigfoothealth #moveyourbody #healthandwellness #skating #winter #hobby #somethingnew
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Are you nervous about the COVID-19 vaccine? Wonder what getting vaccinated was like? If so, check out my interview with my sister, an amazing healthcare worker, on the Bigfoot Health blog (link in bio)! Go BIG! 💪

#bigfoothealth #covid #pfizer #moderna #healthyliving #healthcareworkers #vaccines #wellness #gobig
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Hey Bigfooters!
I interviewed my sister, a registered nurse, about what the past year has been like as a healthcare worker, and how she stays healthy.

If you want to hear about the insightful things she said, click the link in bio!

#bigfoothealth #healthcareworkers #nurse #healthandwellness #gobig
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💫Wellness Wednesday💫 Take this quote from poet and activist Amanda Gorman who recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the presidential inauguration. We cannot be unmotivated, we are the light that will guide the next generation to success with unity. #bigfoothealth#gobig#wellnesswendesday#motivation#presidentialinauguration#bidenharris2021#amandagorman#poem ...

Today, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a national day of service. Go out and do something good for someone, whether it’s sending care packages, virtually volunteering, or being a companion to someone!

It is also equally important that we strive for intersectionality and cultural awareness not only today but keep it a continued conversation! It is a known fact that health disproportionately affects BIPOC communities, and that’s why learning and uplifting their voices in healthcare is so important.  At Bigfoot Health, we want to promote dialogues, awareness, and health for all, and this is what makes us whole.

Check out our blog (link in bio) written by the amazing Tajuana Lordeus on cultural humility, and keep Dr. King’s quote in mind as you start your day.

Go BIG!

#mlkday #intersectionality #bigfoothealth #supportbipoc
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