Dr. Teresa Burtoft
(ABPS Board Certified: August 2005)
Teresa Burtoft spent most of her formative years in North Carolina, where her family still resides. She attended Pittsburg State University in Kansas for her undergraduate degree and received her Doctorate from the College of Podiatric Medicine and Health Sciences located in Des Moines, Iowa. Her surgical residency in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery was completed at The Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Burtoft has extensive training in forefoot reconstruction. Her training included work with some of the leading Podiatric and Orthopedic surgeons around the Boston area.
Dr. Burtoft is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is on staff at Lawrence General, Holy Family, Lowell General and Winchester Hospitals as well as The Andover Surgery Center. Dr. Burtoft continues her education by attending multiple conferences and is dedicated to learning the latest advances in medicine and innovative techniques to bring the most current level of care to her patients.
Dr. Burtoft acquired the Foot Health Center of Merrimack Valley in November of 2000. The Practice has grown substantially under her direction by her dedication for providing quality care and investment in technology to provide patients with alternatives. With the additions of Dr. Dalrymple in 2009 and Dr. O’Keefe in 2013, the Foot Health Center expanded its foot print to Tewksbury.
Currently, Dr. Burtoft resides in the local area. She is a golf fanatic and enjoys outdoor activities and exercising.
Dr. Christine Dalrymple
(ABPS Board Certified: August 2008)
Dr. Christine Dalrymple began her education locally at Sacred Heart School in Lawrence and then graduated from Dracut High School. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science at George Washington University and received her Doctorate from Des Moines University, Iowa. Dr. Dalrymple spent her first year of Residency at the Veterans Hospital in Boston where she obtained a solid background in medical and surgical management of diabetic foot complications and common Podiatric conditions. Her second year of Residency was completed at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence where she developed strong surgical skills in elective procedures for bunions, hammertoe deformities, arthritic conditions, chronic plantar fasciitis, and painful flatfoot conditions.
Dr. Dalrymple is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is on staff at Lawrence General, Holy Family, Lowell General and Winchester Hospitals as well as The Andover Surgery Center. She continues her education by annually attending conferences to bring the most current and advance level of care to her patients.
In her free time Dr. Dalrymple loves spending time with her husband and son. She is a National level Gymnastics Judge and is actively involved in the Gymnastics community. Her interests also include general fitness and Sudoku puzzles.
Dr. Kathleen O’Keefe
(ABPS Board Certified: August 2009)
Kathleen O’Keefe is a lifetime resident of Massachusetts and lives in the area with her husband and 2 children. . After receiving her Doctorate at Barry University, she completed her surgical residency at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Ct. and has extensive training in all aspects of surgical reconstruction of the foot.
Dr. O’Keefe is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is on staff at Lawrence General, Holy Family, Lowell General and Winchester Hospitals as well as The Andover Surgery Center. She continues her education by annually attending conferences to bring the most current and advance level of care to her patients.
Dr. O’Keefe joined the Foot Health Center of Merrimack Valley in 2013 bringing a wealth of experience in both private and public practice. She had spent four years on staff at Saints Memorial/Lowell General Hospital before joining our team. She integrates quality of care with communication and compassion and emphasizes patient education.
All our professionals at The Foot Health Center of Merrimack Valley, PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.
Lynda Cuddy, Billing Coordinator
Lynda joined our Practice in March 2012 as our Billing Manager. She has more than 30 years experience in Medical billing in both Ophthalmology and Podiatry. We believe having our billing process in house allows us to better serve the needs of our patients.
Anne has been a receptionist since 2007 in our North Andover on Wednesdays. She is an athletic trainer and avid golfer.
Nikki joined us as a Medical Assistant with the opening our Tewksbury office 2013. Nikki schedules surgeries and diagnostic testing as well as assisting the Doctors with procedures in the Tewksbury office.
Deb is a receptionist in our North Andover office. She brings over 20 years experience in the medical field and has worked at other local Doctors offices. She brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to our office.
Nairobi did her Medical Assistant Training externship with us in 2015 and stayed on as an employee in our North Andover office. She escorts patients to the exam rooms, assists the Doctors and is a backup to our front office staff.
Anne is a receptionist in our North Andover office. She has been in the Medical Field for over 20 years and is committed to providing a personalized experience to our patients.
Janery joined us as a Medical Assistant at our North Andover office in June 2015. She enters patient medical histories, assists the Doctors and provides backup for the Front Staff.
Alba joined our Tewksbury office in November 2015. She is responsible for data entry of patient medical information and assists the Doctors with procedures. She also provides back up for the Front Desk and Patient Scheduling.