Welcome to our Practice

From the moment you first contact our office, we want you to feel welcome and know that we appreciate the trust you have placed in us.

Our staff takes pride in providing an exceptional experience to our patients. We strive to simplify the check-in process, clarify insurance details, and partner with you to deliver successful treatment outcomes. It is our hope that by doing our part, we can make your visit less stressful and even more enjoyable.

We always take the time to get to know our patients on a personal level. Your goals, your needs, and your hobbies matter to us. And not just so we can get to know you personally, but also because these factors should be taken into consideration whenever we create a treatment plan tailored for your specific situation and lifestyle.

We are on your team and look forward to serving you!

Meet Our Doctors

Our doctors are highly trained and accomplished in the field of podiatry. When you come to our office for foot and ankle care, you can find comfort in knowing that you are in good hands. After determining an accurate diagnosis, we will educate you on your condition and treatment options, and work with you to ensure the best outcome possible.

On this page, you will find everything you need to know about the experts who make up the Advanced Foot Care team – their background, work experience, accomplishments, and hobbies.

Dr. Thomas T. Pignetti, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Pignetti was born and raised on Long Island, NY. After completing his undergraduate studies at Adelphi University, he earned his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens prior to moving to The Woodlands, TX in 1993.

He is board-certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Pignetti is also an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. He has participated in research, co-authored published articles and trained hundreds of surgeons on endoscopic surgical treatments for heel pain and neuromas. He is highly experienced in Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction and was the first surgeon in The Woodlands to perform this revolutionary procedure.

Dr. Pignetti has been practicing in The Woodlands since 1993, where he has provided advanced, gentle and effective techniques to relieve foot and ankle problems. He believes education is the key to successful outcomes and takes care to ensure that patients understand their recommended treatment plan. He particularly enjoys treating pediatric patients from young children through teens.

He is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Montgomery County and is an active member of The Woodlands’ community. As member of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Pignetti has served on the board of directors as Vice President of Business Opportunities, as well as Programs Team Leader, Annual Banquet Team Leader, and Proshow/Business Expo Team Leader.

He has been a supporter of Education for Tomorrow Alliance and has given presentations to local high school students, stressing the importance of self-discipline and continuing their education in order to have more opportunities for success in life. Dr. Pignetti has also been an advocate and supporter for the Pregnancy Assistance Center North, a local non-profit pregnancy medical clinic that offers confidential services for women and men but does not perform or refer clients for abortion services.

Dr. Pignetti and his wife live in The Woodlands and have two adult children. They are members of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where Dr. Pignetti has been active in Life Teen (high school youth ministry program), Worldwide Marriage Encounter, and the ACTS program. He enjoys singing and playing keyboard with the SALT Band at the 9AM mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. He enjoys travel, music, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Fernando Fernandez, DPM

Dr. Fernando Fernandez is a native Texan, having been born and raised in El Paso. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at El Paso, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. Dr. Fernandez then completed his medical education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

He went on to complete a three-year surgical residency at Mary Immaculate Hospital, St. John’s Queens Hospital, and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York, serving as chief resident during his final year of training.

Dr. Fernandez is an active member of both the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. He is board-qualified in surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is board-certified in Primary Care by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry.

Dr. Fernandez has extensive training in forefoot surgery and diabetic foot-related complications and has earned special recognition for his experience with Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction. He has been practicing in The Woodlands since joining Advanced Foot Care in 2016.

Prior to relocating to the area, Dr. Fernandez practiced in El Paso for seven years. He is proud of his Hispanic heritage and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Dr. Fernandez enjoys the interaction with the diversity of patients that he has the privilege to meet, and he finds joy in being able treat people of all ages.

Dr. Fernandez and his wife Vivianne are proud parents of two young children, Peyton and Jordynn. Together, they enjoy all the events and activities that The Woodlands and other surrounding areas have to offer. They also enjoy everything Disney and are always willing to try new foods. Dr. Fernandez is an avid sports fan, supporting all the Houston teams and cheering on all of his other favorite Texas teams.

Meet Our Staff

Corinna Heineike - Office Manager
Corinna Heineike
Office Manager
Lindsey Elliff - Marketing Coordinator
Lindsey Elliff
Marketing and Billing
Angela Carillo - Patient Care Coordinator
Angela Carillo
Patient Care Coordinator
Cassandra Sowell - Patient Care Coordinator
Cassandra Sowell
Patient Care Coordinator
Jessica Cardenas - Medical Assistant
Jessica Cardenas
Medical Assistant
Johanna Barriga - Medical Assistant
Johanna Barriga
Medical Assistant
Syndia Chapa - Medical Assistant
Syndia Chapa
Medical Assistant

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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