Jonathan Brueggeman, DPM

Podiatry, Wound Care

Phone: (906) 483-1040

Organizations
• Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS)
• American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)
• Board certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
• Associate of the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA)
• Chief Resident at the St Joseph Hospital Residency Program in Chicago, IL
• Associated with the North Chicago Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
• Co-Director of the Wound Care Program at UP Health System - Portage

Undergrad
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 

Medical School
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, North Chicago, IL, 

Residency
• St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL
• North Chicago Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DVAMC): North Chicago, IL

Publications
“Prevention and Management of Complications Arising from External Fixation Pin Sites.” The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; 49 (2010) 87-92. Ref.: Ms. No. JFAS-862 Christopher Bibbo, DO; Jonathan Brueggeman, DPM

Research
• “Preliminary results of a retrospective study utilizing a type 1 collagen xenograft in foot and ankle soft tissue reconstructive procedures.” Elgardo E. Rodriguez, DPM; Jared Overman, DPM; Jonathan Brueggeman, DPM 
• “Peripheral nerve blocks with 0.5% Bupivicaine for the treatment of tarsal tunnel syndrome and peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients.” Edgardo E. Rodriguez, DPM; Jared Overman, DPM; Jonathan Brueggeman, DPM 



"Even though I am well trained in the surgical management of all foot and ankle conditions, my position on elective surgery has always been that of a last resort option which is usually only needed in cases where pain is affecting or limiting your daily activities. In most cases, a resolution to your symptoms can be achieved without surgical intervention. I also provide routine foot care evaluations to diabetic patients needing preventative care to maintain good health and prevent amputations or other complications arising from diabetes."

Below is a list of total foot and ankle care Dr. Brueggeman provides:

  • broken bones of the foot and ankle
  • torn ligaments and/or tendons of the foot and ankle
  • bunions
  • hammer toes
  • heel spurs
  • plantar fasciitis and other arch pain
  • arthritis
  • fungal infections of the skin and nails
  • diabetic patients needing preventative care to maintain good health

Specially trained in the following techniques:

  • ankle joint arthroscopy
  • advanced training in surgical correction of major foot and ankle deformities
    • flatfoot deformities
    • Cavus (high-arched) foot deformities
    • Charcot foot deformities
    • Clubfoot deformities
  • wound care
    • including advanced reconstruction and wound closure techniques for amputation prevention and limb preservation