Your Choice For Podiatrist
in Bethesda, MD


Dedicated to ensuring your visits are as efficient and convenient as possible.


Emergency and same day appointments with our Bethesda podiatrists are available.


we are always accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you!


Conveniently located in Bethesda, MD with a second location in Greenbelt, MD.

Welcome to Bethesda Foot and Ankle Center!

Your choice for podiatric care in the Washington DC, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Bethesda areas.

We are happy you have chosen Bethesda Foot and Ankle Center as the health care provider for your feet.  Dr. Duggirala and Dr. Deroy are committed to delivering foot and ankle health care in a compassionate and conservative manner.

Sensitive to the needs of our patients, Dr. Duggirala and Dr. Deroy take time with each patient to listen and explain all diagnostic findings, recommendations and treatment options. We want to relieve your ache to help keep you walking and standing strong.

As you browse our website, be sure to check out our services page for a complete list of conditions we treat, including:

  • Bunions
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Heel Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Diabetic Foot Care

For your added convenience, you can also request an appointment online with Dr. Duggirala and Dr. Deroy. Keep one foot forward with exceptional foot and ankle health care from Bethesda Foot and Ankle Center, your local podiatrist! We look forward to keeping your feet healthy and happy.

Dr. Aparna Duggirala

Dr. Aparna Duggirala has been in private practice in the Washington, DC area since 2004. She received her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine...

Dr. Alan R. Deroy

Dr. Alan R. Deroy graduated in the top one-fifth of his class at the prestigious Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2001....

Toenail fungus is a troublesome condition that can take a time to clear up. To help patients in Bethesda get toenail fungus treatment … Continued

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory response that is caused by degenerative irritation at the insertion of the plantar fascia ligament—which … Continued

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail—also referred to as onychocryptosis—is a common problem that occurs when the edges or corners of the nail… Continued


What are Bunions? A bunion—also called Hallux Valgus—is a bump that appears inside the foot, around the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint … Continued

Attention: Resuming All Healthcare Visits

We are resuming all elective and non-urgent medical visits and procedures effective Monday, May 11 since Maryland Department of Health has lifted the restriction on medical care to just urgent visits. Our physicians will conduct in office visits as well as daily telemedicine visits. You can call during business hours, through our website or email us at anytime at [email protected] to request a appointment.

We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors. From the beginning of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we’ve been listening closely to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other agencies to stay up to date with the latest information.

We are continuing to keep our office safe and sanitized for you and our amazing staff.

Thank you.