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Trusted Podiatrists Near You Providing World Class Care


Learn more about Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers - benenati-st-clair-shoresBenenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers are conveniently located in Macomb county with podiatry offices in St. Clair Shores, Warren, and Macomb, MI.

Each location offers general foot and ankle care for people of all ages, as well as specialized treatments and surgery for sports injuries, diabetic foot care, and ankle replacements.

Starting with his first location in 1993, Dr. Benenati has been dedicated to preserving limbs and providing Michigan residents effective ankle and foot pain relief from all kinds of short term and chronic conditions. Each location is staffed with highly trained, experienced podiatrists who genuinely care about each patient they treat. By focusing on your quality of life and your overall health and well-being, they are able to diagnose and treat the cause, rather than the symptom, of your foot and ankle pain.

Meet the Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Center Podiatrists and Foot Surgeons

The professionals at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.


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Anthony V. Benenati, D.P.M.

Anthony V. Benenati, D.P.M., is a graduate of Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Benenati has been in private practice since 1993. He is also a staff member at several area hospitals. Dr. Benenati is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons as well as the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Benenati has held many leadership positions including Chief of Podiatric Surgery and Medicine and the Residency Director for the Foot and Ankle Reconstruction program at St. John Macomb Hospital.  He is a member of multiple Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Programs, which he is personally involved with the training of the Podiatry Residents.  Dr. Benenati completed a comprehensive Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Podiatric Surgical Residency at St. John North Shores Hospital. He is a distinguished member of the American Podiatric Medical Association as well as the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association. A proud member of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce and bilingual speaking both English and Italian. Si parla italiano.

Dr. Benenati is a high performance twin engine instrument certified pressurized pilot who donates time to "Wings of Mercy" and to flying patients to the Mayo Clinic.  He is the proud Co-Founder of Wounded wings who dedicates time to provide services to families of service men and women.  His interests include spending time with and boating with his family, fishing, hunting and hotrods.  

Ankle Special Expertise:

  • Total ankle replacement
  • Complex forefoot and hindfoot reconstruction
  • Deformity correction using thin-wire external fixation
  • Flatfoot deformity reconstruction
  • Achilles tendon disorders
  • Arthroscopic techniques of the ankle and subtalar joint
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Wound Care

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Neil T. Shaw, D.P.M.

Neil T. Shaw, D.P.M.; A graduate of the School College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Shaw II has been in private practice since 2001. Dr. Shaw is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons. Dr. Shaw completed a comprehensive foot and ankle reconstructive surgical residency at St. John North Shores Hospital and is on staff at several area hospitals. Dr. Shaw is a member of multiple Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Programs, which he is personally involved with the training of the Podiatry Residents. Dr. Shaw specializes in orthopedic related sport injuries. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association.

Ankle Special Expertise:

  • Complex hindfoot reconstruction 
  • Deformity correction using thin-wire external fixation
  • Flatfoot deformity reconstruction
  • Achilles tendon disorders
  • Arthroscopic techniques of the ankle 
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Wound Care

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Dr. Philip M. Watkins

Philip M. Watkins is a Metro Detroit native. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Sciences. He moved on to complete his podiatric training in Chicago, Illinois at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 2016. Upon graduation he returned to the Metro Detroit area to complete his three year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency with reconstructive rearfoot/ankle training at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center.

In his free time Dr. Watkins enjoys running, swimming, cycling, playing golf, and cooking. He was a four year collegiate swimmer during his undergraduate studies and served as the team captain.

He is excited to be a part of the team at Benenati Foot and Ankle. He hopes to provide high quality foot and ankle care to the Metro Detroit community consistent with his commitment to provide patient-centered treatment and outcomes.


It’s Not OK to Live with Foot Pain

While it’s true that most Americans suffer from chronic foot pain, it doesn’t have to be a fact of life. Often times, foot and ankle pain can be alleviated by changing footwear or increasing movement and circulation. If your pain is caused by a new or old injury, or illness, we have proven methods to diagnose and pinpoint the root cause of the pain and treatments that can greatly reduce or eliminate your discomfort. Our number one goal is to get you up and moving, and doing the things you love to do. If foot or ankle pain is slowing you down, contact us today and get the relief you need to get back to life!

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