2560 Hauser-Ross Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-3338
54 W. Countryside Pkwy
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-4855

Trusted By Patients. Respected By Doctors.
Our doctors have helped thousands of people in the community return to an active life-style through expert and gentle foot pain relief. Our physicians live and work in the community and are the podiatrists of choice for many local doctors. They are also on staff at local and regional hospitals and surgery centers.

Tina Starkweather, D.P.M.
Tina Starkweather, D.P.M.Dr. Starkweather specializes in:

  • Elective Foot Surgery
  • Laser Treatment of  Fungal Nail Infections (Onychomycosis)
  • Lower Extremity Biomechanics and Sports' Injuries
  • Conservative and Surgical Treatment of Heel & Arch Pain


  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
    Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • Surgical Training: Thorek Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Podiatry and Orthopedics, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2 years of comprehensive training in foot & ankle surgery, including: forefoot surgery, reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery, peripheral nerve disorders, arthroscopy, orthopedic traumatology, and limb salvage
  • Board Certified in Foot Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Established Private Practice - Over Ten years

Commonly Treated Foot and Ankle Needs



Amy Schroeder, D.P.M.

amy"I am passionate about treating my patients' foot and ankle conditions completely and comprehensively. I take pride in providing the highest quality care and service to my patients."

Dr. Schroeder specializes in:

  • Foot & Ankle Emergencies and Trauma
  • Sports Medicine and Injuries
  • Bunion and Hammertoe Surgery and Elective Foot Surgery
  • Laser Treatment of  Fungal Nail Infections (Onychomycosis)
  • Diabetic Wound Care and Limb Salvage


  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois
  • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • Surgical Training: JFK Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 3 years of comprehensive training in podiatric medicine and surgery, including forefoot, rearfoot and ankle trauma, lower extremity nerve injury, flatfoot reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy, and diabetic limb management

Commonly Treated Foot and Ankle Needs


Fascia - Podiatry in Sycamore and Yorkville, ILFascia

Fascia is a Therapy Dog, owned and loved by Dr. Tina Starkweather.  

A therapy dog provides emotional support through their visits - to touch them, pet their soft coat, to have them snuggle beside you.  Therapy dogs bring comfort, give spirits a lift, evoke memories of childhood pets, provide a welcome distraction or make you laugh with a trick.  Patients can get their “pet fix” while they are hospitalized and missing their own pet. 

After reading an article about the Healing Paws Program at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Dr. Tina was inspired to get Fascia certified as a Therapy dog.  To become certified, therapy dogs must pass a temperament and skills test.

There are currently 16 dogs in the Healing Paws Program at Kishwaukee Hospital.  At the hospital, therapy dogs visit the inpatients on the medical floors, the patients and families in the reception areas, and the staff.  The dogs also visit the Kishwaukee Cancer Center.

I enjoy volunteering for a health system of which I am already a part, and sharing the companionship of my special dog.  Fascia makes her rounds weekly at the hospital.  

We also participate in the DeKalb Public Library’s Reading with Rover program.  This program motivates children to practice reading aloud to Rover-a friendly, non-judgmental listener.

I hope Fascia brings a smile to your face, as she always does to mine. 

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”  Author Unknown

Breed: Havashu (Havanese x Shih Tzu)

Havanese - native to Cuba, related to Bichons. Unique springy gait, silky non-shedding hair. Shih Tzu - means “lion”. Noble Chinese ancestry. Lap dog and playful companion but has a stubborn streak.

  • Birthday: October 5, 2009
  • Weight: 11 pounds
  • Best Trick: Sneezes, Bows, Blanket Riding


  • Playing
  • Walking the Neighborhood
  • Agility Class
  • Shopping
  • Riding in Trucks
  • Visiting the Farm