Podiatrist Esther Barnes provides care through her Step Ahead Foot and Ankle Clinic. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed a three-year residency in foot and ankle surgery at Highlands Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Barnes treats patients with heel pain, bunions, hammer-toe deformities and diabetic foot wounds. She also treats many foot and ankle conditions both surgically and non-surgically, including structural deformities, fractures, tendon ruptures, ankle instability, sprains and more. She has a particular passion for working with sports medicine, biomechanics, pediatrics and wound healing. She works with patients at Kalispell Regional Medical Center's Wound Ostomy Center. She willingly refers patients to another health care provider when it serves the patient better, and collaborates closely with other providers working as a team for a patient’s overall improved health. She favors a conservative approach when treating foot and ankle pain, but has trained extensively at one of the most reputable podiatric surgery and medicine residency programs in the United States. Her undergraduate emphasis in biomechanics at Northwestern University gives her a strong foundation for her practice. Dr. Barnes and her husband Joe enjoy hiking, backcountry skiing, camping and any other outdoor activities with their Siberian Huskies Niko and Zoe. She also spends her time mountain and road cycling, running, downhill skiing, reading and hand-crafting wood furniture.
Step Ahead Foot and Ankle Clinic*
175 Commons Loop, Suite 400
Kalispell, MT 59901
p: (406) 755-2818
* Independent physician clinics are not owned/operated by KRH. Please consult your insurance provider with questions regarding any authorization, billing, benefit information and patient eligibility.
Kalispell Regional Medical Center
North Valley Hospital
This provider does not subscribe to the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Financial Assistance Program.