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Your Upstate Foot Care Team

Our staff at Upstate Footcare is knowledgeable and friendly. We stay at the forefront of the latest developments, and options for foot care. When you come to our office you will interact, not only with Dr. Blaakman, but also with his support staff.


Dr. Hans E. Blaakman

Dr. Blaakman has been in the field of podiatry for the past twenty plus years. He enjoys treating many conditions in patients of all ages from infants to seniors. His areas of specialty are heel pain, ingrown toenails, and diabetic footcare, along with any other biomechanical conditions of the feet or ankle. He graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, with a degree in biology. He then immediately went on to the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Temple University of Podiatric Medicine) and graduated in 1992. Upon graduating, he was bestowed with the Stanley David award for outstanding proficiency in the clinical sciences.

He continued his medical and surgical training at the Carney Hospital, an affiliate of Boston University, in Boston, MA. After practicing for over 10 years in Bedford, NH, Dr. Blaakman decided to pack his bags and move to South Carolina in search of sunny, warmer weather, and a more temperate climate.

Dr. Blaakman is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatry Surgery, and is a fellow in the American College of Foot Surgeons. He is involved with the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons.


Dr Blaakman

Dr. Hans E. Blaakman

Support Staff

Jennifer Peeler
Jennifer is our Office Manager. She has been with our practice for over 15 years. She is always eager to help our patients with any questions or concerns.

April Morrow and Donna Millen
April Morrow and Donna Millen are our Directors of First Impressions. Together they work hard to see that your visit is a great experience from start to finish.

Jenny Chhim, Certified Podiatry Assistant
Jenny provides our patients with the care and comfort you have come to expect from Dr. Blaakman and his staff. With her extensive experience, Jenny is committed to making your office visit as pleasant and stress-free as possible.


If you need foot and ankle care in the Upstate of South Carolina, please contact Upstate Footcare. Dr. Blaakman is an experienced podiatrist who can diagnoses and treats patients of all ages.

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