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Welcome to Bailey Foot & Ankle Specialists

The Bailey Experience
We would like to welcome you to our two beautiful facilities conveniently located in Plainfield and Oswego.  As you come through the doors you are immediately welcomed by the friendly reception staff and the spacious lobby with complimentary Wifi.  Our inviting front desk staff will help make your registration process quick and easy.  Once registered, one of our friendly podiatric medical assistants will bring you to one of our comfortable examination rooms where you have your choice of music to listen to during your brief wait.  If any x-rays are necessary, our assistant will take you for your x-rays so the digital images will be ready and waiting for you and your doctor to review right there in your room.  Also, family members are always welcome to join you during your visit.
The Doctor's Visit
Your visit with Dr. Bailey starts with a simple history of the injury or illness taken by the podiatric medical assistant. The doctor will then look to expand upon that history to pull out any important details that may help with your diagnosis and treatment.  Dr. Bailey is a big believer in Doctor – Patient communication as one of the keys to successful treatment.  If he needs to sit down and talk with you and your family for longer than usual in order to get all the information necessary, then that is exactly what he will do.  Dr. Bailey will then perform his examination and review any x-rays or diagnostic imaging available.  After a thorough history, examination, and review of diagnostic imaging, he will go over the primary and the differential diagnoses.

The primary diagnosis is the diagnosis your doctor feels is most likely the primary cause of your symptoms.  A differential diagnosis is a possible alternative diagnosis that could be responsible for symptoms, but based upon all the information available at the time, it is less likely.  Reviewing possible differential diagnoses is an important step for patients to be educated and informed about their condition. An educated and informed patient will almost always feel more comfortable with medical decision making and treatment selection, which is what Dr. Bailey will discuss with you next.  During your discussion with Dr. Bailey regarding treatment options, he will likely offer you a number of treatment options depending on the condition and the severity.  There are times when the condition is so severe that there can be very little discussion regarding treatment because only one treatment is appropriate – this is the exception, not the norm.

In general, most of the conditions treated on a daily basis have multiple treatment options available. Dr. Bailey believes the patient should participate in and drive the medical decision making process.  He is there to offer his medical opinion, answer any questions, and if necessary, help make the medical decision for you. After a treatment decision is made, most treatments are available on-site, at the time of the visit.

Checking Out
After your visit is complete, the podiatric medical assistant will review any important instructions given by your doctor and will answer any remaining questions.  She will also dispense any medical equipment, prescriptions, written instructions, or samples prescribed by the doctor. After leaving the exam room, you will stop by the front desk to check out and set up a follow-up appointment if necessary. If outside medical imaging or testing has been ordered, our front desk staff will guide you through the process of scheduling and insurance verification and will answer any question you have. Lastly, we have a convenient retail store located in our lobby for any ancillary foot and ankle products you may wish to purchase.


  • Dr Bailey was great. He took his time, explained my condition and gave me options. He has a lovely office and the staff was very helpful and friendly.

  • I highly recommend Dr. Bailey and his staff. After years of ingrown toenails from wearing high heels to battling excessive foot and ankle pain along with swelling due to damage from Chemotherapy, I bounced around several specialist with no real relief or comfort until the day I walked into his office. I am always greeted with kindness by the very friendly and professional staff. The office and exam rooms are clean, bright and cheery.

    Verified Patient
  • Dr. Bailey was really kind and took his time to explain where my pain was coming from and gave me options on treatment. I like being involved in my plan of care. His staff was friendly and was good about giving directions, on-line paperwork instructions, etc.

    Verified Patient
  • Dr. Bailey was very thorough. He took his time to explain my foot problem, what causes it, and the treatment options as well as the benefits and risks to each. His office staff was also very welcoming and helpful w/ additional questions I had. I would highly recommend Dr. Bailey!

    Kaitlyn H. (Verified Patient)
  • Dr. Bailey was great! I wish my primary care physician was this good. He takes time to understand you and he really LISTENS! I know I’m in good hands with him and I’m sure he’ll have me better soon.

    Verified Patient
  • Not just professional, Caring, concerned, interested in the patient.

    Richard C. (Verified Patient)
  • Dr. Bailey was great. He understood my problem right away and planned what I hope to be an effective course of corrective action.

    Verified Patient
  • Very Professional.

    Jeff S. (Verified Patient)
  • Very professional and courteous. Let me know how serious situation was and couldn’t amplify enough how important it was to follow his directions to insure quick healing .

    Angelo P. (Verified Patient)
  • He was very informative, answered any questions I had and very nice! we look forward to seeing him again!

    Kendall H. (Verified Patient)
  • Fantastic! Very professional, courteous, polite, and knowledgeable.

    Teresa B. (Verified Patient)
  • I was his last appointment of the day and was late, because I was given the wrong address (not by his office). He saw me anyway. I felt he was thorough, took the time to explain everything to me, made me feel comfortable and confident that I could make informed decisions about my treatment.

    Verified Patient

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Google Reviews

Cora TorresCora Torres
19:03 15 Jul 24
Dave BoisdorfDave Boisdorf
15:32 02 May 24
Terrible diagnosis after having to see a second doctor. Terrible office manager that tried to push a charge on us that they failed to get pre approval from our insurance that was needed. They seemed much more interested in payments that patient care. Glad we found a podiatrist with better care.
Maura MylesMaura Myles
18:55 05 Dec 23
For over ten years, now, I've been so grateful to Dr. Chris Bailey, for his truly expert and considerate care. And I look forward to seeing everyone who works with him - at the desk and in the exam room.I can walk like a normal person, again, thanks to him.When my first foot doctor passed away, unexpectedly, and with no associate, I had no idea where to go, nor whom to see, next. And I still needed some follow-up care... When my friend at work told me about her podiatrist, she said, "you'll be good, for life, now." We laughed, but now I get what she was really saying. Dr. Bailey takes care of my whole family, and at least five more of us, at work, as well as their families.Dr. Chris is not only a great podiatrist; he's also a foot surgeon.So, from a little corn or wart to a full-on surgical solution, he's got you. Just a few years after I started going in, I accidentally ripped a tendon (tore it all the way). He rebuilt my ankle and the arch of my left foot. I could not be more grateful.Dr. Bailey found melanoma on someone dear to me, and got him on an accelerated path to full remission.Most important: Dr. Chris is a truly good person. He'll explain all your options in plain, easy to understand ways. He really cares.You'll have a few favorite doctors in your life - and Dr. Bailey will be one of them.
Doctor Amy is very friendly, helpful, understanding and really listens to your problems and conditions. The front desk staff is also very friendly and helpful.
Sammy KSammy K
15:46 13 Jan 23
Giedrius MockunasGiedrius Mockunas
17:35 09 Sep 22
First timer here. My whole experience was really good. Everyone super friendly, clean office, and the doctor is amazing. She went above and beyond answering all my questions and concerns, as well as made all the recommendations for me to heal faster. Will come back 100%. I will recommend this place to all other athletes!
Ginna WozniakGinna Wozniak
16:07 22 Apr 22
Dr. Bailey is absolutely fantastic! It's worth going through the rude front desk staff to have him see you & help you. I went in with an embarrassing foot issue and he made me so comfortable.
Leticia OrbanLeticia Orban
01:35 19 Dec 18
Doctor Bailey and his staff are the best. They provide the best service, great atmosphere and very professional. I highly recommend Doctor Bayley to other people.
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Meet the Doctors

At Bailey Foot & Ankle Specialists, our doctors are well-known for their kindness, patience and professionalism. Click to learn more about Doctor Bailey and Doctor McPherson!