About Gelbmann Podiatry

Gelbmann Podiatry is a trusted and respected source for comprehensive foot and ankle care in the West Town and Near Southside areas in Chicago, Illinois. David Gelbmann, DPM, Ramsha Tanwir, DPM, and the highly experienced team diagnose and treat ingrown toenails, Achilles tendonitis, arthritis, flat feet, bunions, hammertoe, heel pain, and other podiatry conditions, injuries, and diseases. 

The Gelbmann Podiatry clinics feature high tech equipment, including digital X-ray, ultrasound, and 3D scanner for orthotics inserts and custom braces. The doctors of podiatric medicine at Gelbmann Podiatry perform conservative and advanced treatments on-site in their two offices and offer minimally invasive same-day foot and ankle surgery when needed. 

Gelbmann Podiatry offers effective foot care products for home use, including HempNesic® CBD gel and prescription-strength Bako lotions and creams, at both of their office locations. 

Patients in Chicago rely on the Gelbmann Podiatry team for superior foot and ankle care. At this time, they’re welcoming new patients. Call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.





We ask that patients who are sick, or who have been exposed to the virus, please stay home. We also ask that only one visitor accompany each patient to our office. Additionally, our patients will be scheduled in such a way that the waiting room does not fill up, and we are doubling our regular disinfection and cleaning efforts throughout the office. Lastly, protective surgical masks and gloves will be given to all patients as they enter the office. New Patients are welcome.

Please be safe and be smart. Best wishes.

-Gelbmann Podiatry Inc.


Health Information

At Gelbmann Podiatry the staff will give you all of the information that you need about your condition and the best course of treatment

Medical Education

Dr. Gelbmann was a top graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine). He completed 3 years of post graduate surgical training at St. John Hospital in Detroit,MI serving as chief podiatric resident.

Symptom Check

Foot pain is never normal and should not be ignored. Dr. Gelbmann will review with you all of the reasons that foot pain may occur, and find the best plan to allow you to return to an active pain-free lifestyle.

Qualified Doctors

Dr. Gelbmann is dual board certified and on staff at both Northwestern and Weiss Memorial hospital, where he is an attending physician.


Insurance Providers

We accept many insurances. If you do not see yours listed, please contact our front office to confirm. Gelbmann Podiatry offers self-pay options and payment plans for those patients without one of the above plans, or whom wish to pay out of pocket. HMO plans: please have your insurance card in front of you and call our office at 312-880-0067 as these plans vary.

AETNA Better Health
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna HealthSpring
Railroad Medicare
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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)April 2015

Basic Life Support (BLS)April 2015

Awards and honors Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society 2011 – 2014

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Educational Services Award for Excellence 2011

Dean’s List at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine- All Semesters 2007 – 2011

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Presidential Half-Tuition Scholarship 2007

Certified: American Board of Podiatric Medicine (2018)

Certified: American Board of Podiatric Surgery (Pending final review, expected 2019)

Board Qualified: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (2016)

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Words from our patients

  • "Dr. Gelbmann was very personable and conducted a thorough and competent assessment of my pain site. The office was stocked w/materials on hand for immediate use"

  • "Dr Gelbmann is so nice and .kind to his patients..Very. good at what he do. Receptionist is very pleasant. I found me a good foot doctor. Will Recommend him"

  • "Dr Gelbmann was very helpful. He explains everything and answered all my questions."

  • "It's a good place and very convenient"


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