Welcome to Our Practice

"Striving for Excellence in Healthcare One Foot at a Time!"


As Podiatric Surgeons we treat a wide variety of common podiatric maladies, such as structural conditions including bunionshammertoesflat feetheel painneuromas, diabetic foot issues and arthritic conditions. We also specialize in treating trauma induced injuries such as ligament tears, ankle sprains, fractures of the foot and ankle and injuries associated with professional and recreational sports.Another area of expertise is treatment of congenital conditions in children. As foot and ankle surgeons, these are only a few of the many lower extremity maladies that we treat. Please take your time to acquaint yourself with the scope of our practice.


Meet our Doctors

Tatiana A. Wellens-Bruschayt, DPM, PhD. FACFAS

Dr. Wellens has been in practice in Polk County, Florida since 1999.  She is president of Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC and has been trained in top medical institutions worldwide including South Miami Hospital, Baptist Health Systems Hospital, Ilizarov Institute for External Fixation in Russia, and Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her Ph.D in biomedical sciences in 2002 and is only one of few podiatrists in the United States to carry a degree of Doctor of podiatric medicine as well as Ph.D.  Dr. Wellens is board certified by the American College of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow with American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.  She has performed over 4000 operations on foot and ankle and has been actively involved in clinical research directly associated with approval of medical devices through Food and Drug Administration.  She is currently heading podiatric practice that specializes in medicine and reconstructive surgery of foot and ankle, which is the largest practice in Polk County, Florida.  In her free time, Dr. Wellens enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, working out, and spending time with her two sons.     

Maria T. Jaramillo-Dolan, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Jaramillo obtained her Doctorate degree from Barry University over 10 years ago. She then obtained extensive training in Sports Medicine, Podopediatric conditions and Biomechanics at Cedars Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Jaramillo-Dolan was then board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery after completing extensive training in foot and ankle surgery at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, NY. Dr. Jaramillo-Dolan is also highly trained in Diabetic Limb Salvage, wound care and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Finally being fluent in both English and Spanish has aided her success in private practice at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, LLC.           


Everything You Need to Know About Gout

Gout, typically found in diabetic patients, is an unusually painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. The condition typically strikes the metatarsal phalangeal joint on the big toe; though it has been known to strike the knees, elbows, fingers, ankles and wrists—generally anywhere that has a functioning, moving joint. The high level of uric acid in a person’s bloodstream creates the condition known as hyperuricema—the main cause of gout. Genetic predisposition occurs in nine out of ten sufferers and the children of parents who suffer gout will have a two in ten chance of developing the condition as well. Read the full article.


Plantar Fasciitis Surgery (learn more)

Bunion Surgery (learn more) & HammerToe Surgery
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Hyperblue Toenail Fungus Laser now available!

Call for an appointment at either the Winter Haven or the Lakeland office. 

Eliminate Toenail Fungus with our brand new HyperBlue 1530 multiuse diode laser. It is FDA-cleared in removing warts, performing matrixectomies (ingrown toenails), and to temporarily increase the growth of clear nail in patients with onychomycosis (toenail fungus).

  • Fast and powerful - With 30 watts of power, the HyperBlue 1530’s ergonomic hand piece allows treatment of all 10 toes in just three ten-minute treatments.
  • Safe and virtually painless - The HyperBlue 1530 laser delivers results with minimal patient pain or discomfort.
  • Easy to use - Pre-set treatment parameters on the HyperBlue 1530 make treating the patients easier than ever

We offer the latest technology in diagnostic studies and our office is the only one in Polk County to offer PSSD testing for peripheral nerve problems.

Once you have familiarized yourself with our practice please visit our offices page. We offer 3 convenient locations in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Davenport, FL.

More specific information, questions, comments, or other interaction can be obtained by e-mailing us at contactus@flfootandankle.com, or by visiting one of our offices. We will be happy to be of any assistance.