Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine Assoc.

Treatment, Prevention, Rehabilitation

Our Vision

Is to have a service orientated, well rounded practice, where patient's needs are met, easily and efficiently with varied Treatment modalities, Prevention strategies, and thorough Rehabilitation.

Our Mission

Our practice has well-educated, outstanding physicians, therapists and staff. We always strive for the utmost in customer service towards all patients.

Covid-19 Update

LISA M. SCHOENE DPM, PC

While our office complies with Federal, State Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention infection control guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we cannot make any guarantees about your health and safety. As we are all aware, COVID-19 may be transmitted in many different ways, including any place of public accommodation.

To the best of our knowledge, LISA M. SCHOENE DPM, PC’s staff are symptom-free and, to the best of their knowledge, have not been exposed to the virus. However, since we are a place of healthcare services, other persons (including other patients) could be infected, with or without our knowledge.

As a prerequisite to receiving care/treatment, we are asking our patients and their accompanying party(s) to answer all appropriate screening questions along with checking temperatures at every appointment. If it is determined that there is risk of exposure during the questionnaire, we will ask our patients to reschedule their appointment for a later date. If you have any questions regarding our current policies and procedures related to COVID, please contact our office at (847) 263-6073.


Are you experiencing pain in your feet or ankles?

Do you just want to take better care of your feet?

Are you an athlete or dancer looking for a foot specialist who really understands your feet?
Our goal at Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine Associates is to not only treat your podiatric condition but to discuss and educate on the root cause of your diagnosis to prevent future reoccurrence. We want our patients to be well-informed about their conditions and treatment decisions.
Our goal is a happy and healthy patient.
Contact Dr. Schoene and our team of Illinois Foot Specialist today.

Featured Services



Surgery will correct the abnormal alignment of the toe for bunion deformities or can remove an unknown mole or lesion.


Dr. Lisa M. Schoene has extensive experience with dance medicine in the Chicago and Northern IL area.


Dr. Lisa M. Schoene has worked with all types of athletes since 1991, so she takes a special interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation.

These treatments can reduce pain, and swelling. They decrease inflammation, increase blood flow, and improve soft tissue elasticity and function.


Holistic and alternative therapies are becoming more accepted by many patient populations.


Children may be born with rotational deformities of their legs, either above the knee, or below the knee.

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"The office was beyond friendly, welcoming. I was impressed with the time the doctor spent with me! Could not be happier with the initial appointment." 

-K.E.


Gurnee Podiatrist

Our wide range of foot services helps us treat patients throughout Chicago, Gurnee, and their surrounding areas. Like all good podiatrist practices, we provide general podiatric care. We also provide podiatric surgical evaluation and care for patients requiring corrective reconstruction, including people with bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, and persistent heel pain. If you require special footwear or accessories, consider our custom orthotic, bracing, taping, and shoe prescriptions. You're never too young or too old to use our services. Dr. Schoene is a trained pediatric podiatrist who can help improve health outcomes for children born with rotational leg deformities and other complaints.

Our focus on sports medicine and dance medicine sets us apart. We understand what athletes and dancers put their feet through and offer advice that can minimize their injury risk, aid recovery, and extend their careers. Whether you're an athlete or dancer currently experiencing pain or you want to take preventive measures to make sure your feet and ankles stay healthy, we'd love to hear from you. Our services for athletes and dancers include:

  • Sports medicine evaluation, screenings, and treatments.
  • Sports strength conditioning programs.
  • Dance medicine and injury evaluations and prevention plans.
  • Dance shoe prescription and modifications.

We're much more than just a podiatrist clinic. We aim to be the only place you need to go for all of your foot care needs. That's why we offer a range of services you won't find with other Chicago podiatrists, including:

Gurnee & Chicago Podiatrist Doctors Office

Dr. Schoene owns and operates two practices: one in Chicago and another in Gurnee. Both practices are united in the goal of delivering professional foot care tailored to each of our patients. We take time to get to know our patients and their individual needs. This time lets us develop customized treatment plans that consider each patient's condition and lifestyle.

We believe in long-term relationships with our patients. We help them through rehabilitation periods and offer prevention strategies to help them keep their feet in the best possible condition. We explain each patient's condition in easy to understand terms and encourage them to ask questions to stay informed about their health and treatment options. By focusing on education, we empower our patients and help them take greater control of their podiatric health.

Dr. Schoene understands that people are any practice's greatest assets, so she surrounds herself with the best foot experts handpicked for their expertise and dedication to patient care. In Chicago, Dr. Schoene works with podiatrist Dr. Bruce Bever, DPM, a renowned foot specialist doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. In Gurnee, Dr. Schoene works alongside Dr. Erin Smielewski, a qualified podiatrist with extensive experience in diabetic wound care, limb salvage, and infectious diseases. The expertise of these doctors complements Dr. Schoene's extensive knowledge, ensuring you always receive the best care when you visit our practices.

Our massage therapists and nail technician ensure that we can provide holistic patient care. The friendly office staff at our Chicago and Gurnee practices are always there to help you check in, make new appointments, and more.

We're proud of the way the business has grown from a single practice with just one doctor to a pair of practices delivering more comprehensive services. We've designed these practices to deliver the best patient care, with comfortable waiting rooms and well-appointed exam rooms. We invest in the latest technology to make sure our patients receive the most effective treatments. Our patients are responsible for our growth and ongoing success, so we are always looking for ways to serve them better. While our practice has grown over the years, our commitment to personalized patient care has not changed.

The books of both practices are open to new patients. We also accept Medicaid and all major credit cards.

Get To Know Dr. Schoene

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Dr. Lisa Schoene is a triple board-certified podiatrist who has practiced in Lake County and Chicago for more than 30 years. More than 25 of those years were spent working with athletes. This work has developed Dr. Schoene's interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation.

As a certified athletic trainer, Dr. Schoene has worked closely with American athletes during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and 1994 World Cup games in Chicago. She also has patients from leading dance troupes including Ballet Chicago, Inaside Chicago Dance, and the Evanston Dance Ensemble. Runners, triathletes, skaters, gymnasts, basketball players, and other athletes all trust Dr. Schoene with their feet. Dr. Schoene is one of only a few professionals qualified as a sports podiatrist and athletic trainer in the country. That makes her the natural choice for active people needing a podiatrist in Chicago or Gurnee.

Podiatrist Office Locations

You can find us in Chicago and Gurnee. Our Chicago podiatrists' practice is at Sports Medicine Associates, located at 401 West Ontario Street, in the River North Gallery District. Take advantage of ample parking in the SP+ Parking station on the next block, or catch the number 37 bus to the Orleans & Erie station just a two-minute walk away.

Our Gurnee practice is at Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine at 351 South Greenleaf Street, Park City. This practice in the northern Chicago metropolitan area helps us serve the Lake County townships of Warren and Waukegan. We have a large on-site parking lot for the convenience of patients and their families.

Aches and pains in your feet are not normal, and in most cases, they're easily treatable. So don't put up with them for a moment longer. Give Dr. Schoene and her friendly team a call to learn more about our comprehensive services.