The physicians at Birch Tree Foot & Ankle Specialists provide exceptional care and expertise for patients suffering from a variety of foot and ankle conditions. We believe that years of experience combined with advanced surgical training helps provide superior patient outcomes. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing a patient experience that is above and beyond what is considered normal in today’s healthcare setting. As a purely privately owned healthcare institution in Northern Michigan, our clinic has the ability to provide a more personalized, thoughtful, and comprehensive plan of care for the individual. From same day appointment availability to 24/7 access to our on call physicians, we are here for you every step of the way.
Birch Tree Foot and Ankle Specialists was founded by Dr. Randy Hartman and Dr. Daniel Lathrop in 1992 in Traverse City, Michigan. Drs. Hartman and Lathrop were two of the first surgically trained podiatric physicians in the Traverse City area. In 1999, they expanded the practice to a 2nd office in Manistee, Michigan after recognizing a need for foot and ankle care in the community there as well. Collectively, Drs. Hartman and Lathrop provided (number of) years of medical care to the Northern Michigan community.
In July of 2019, Dr. Lathrop retired, and he and Dr. Hartman transferred ownership of the practice to Dr. Jeffrey Weber. Drs. Weber and Hartman treat patients at both the Traverse City and Manistee locations. Dr. Weber maintains hospital and surgical privileges at Munson Medical Center and Copper Ridge Surgery Center.