Podiatry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries. A podiatric physician works independently, utilizes x-rays and laboratory tests for diagnostic purposes, prescribes medications, orders physical therapy, sets fractures, and performs surgery. As part of a healthcare team, the DPM works closely with other health professionals to treat and control disease. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a physician and surgeon who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

MarchandDr. Marchand is a life-long Midwesterner and is a graduate of Purdue University North Central in Westville, IN. Following completion of his undergraduate education, Dr. Marchand earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL in 2018. During his education he held active memberships in the Student National Podiatric Medical Association and American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He then completed his three year surgical residency at Swedish Hospital part of NorthShore in Chicago, IL. This highly regarded residency program provided him with specialized training in all aspects of podiatric medicine. Dr. Marchand’s training was highlighted under the world-renowned Weil Foot and Ankle Institute physicians along with some of the most notable podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons in the Chicagoland area.

During his residency he was elected and served as the Chief Resident for the Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency program during his third year. Dr. Marchand is published from his work during residency entitled, “Intersection Of Limb And Life Preservation: How An Infected Foot Ulceration Led To Emergent Cardiac Intervention.” Dr. Marchand’s particular interest include  diabetic foot management, wound care and sports medicine. His motto is to exhaust conservative measures prior to pursuing surgical intervention which he will carry on within his own practice.

Dr. Marchand’s inspiration to pursue a career within the medical field stems from his family’s background. His biggest inspiration is his mother who worked as a nurse. She instilled in him to be compassionate and care for others which he continues to prioritize. His father worked as a cardiologist, his brother is an internist currently practicing in Indiana, his brother-in-law is a cardiothoracic surgeon practicing in Findlay, and his sister-in-law an obstetrician-gynecologist in Indiana. 

When Dr. Marchand is not working he enjoys spending time with his pets: Teuvo, Nickels, and Maisie. He likes watching college football, college basketball and NFL football along with working out, traveling and keeping up-to-date with the most recent literature in podiatric medicine. He is passionate for causes which promote animal/pet adoption and well-being. In his youth he co-founded “The Kibble Kitchen” with his mother in Northwest Indiana which provided pet food and supplies to individuals who could otherwise not afford to keep their pet(s). He also participated in the animal donation drive to supply abandoned pets in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the area.