Dr. Lucy Meier
Dr. Lucy Meier is a board-certified podiatrist who serves patients with great enthusiasm from our offices in Oak Creek and New Berlin. She enjoys treating patients of all ages using both conservative and surgical techniques.
A Wisconsin native, Dr. Meier grew up in Sturgeon Bay and beautiful Door County. She completed her bachelor’s degree at UW-La Crosse and earned her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago.
After returning to Wisconsin, Dr. Meier completed her surgical training and residency at Wheaton Franciscan in Milwaukee.
Dr. Meier specializes in treating heel pain, ingrown toenails, and other skin and nail conditions. She also enjoys teaching young physicians-in-training and students from local colleges, and serves as the assistant director of the Ascension Hospital Foot and Ankle Surgery program. It is not uncommon that she has a student shadowing her at the practice.
Outside of podiatry, Dr. Meier loves spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. They enjoy camping together, as well as visiting museums and cheering on the Packers.
Dr. Meier is also a history buff with particular interest in historical biographies and presidential history. Don’t hesitate to bring up any interesting stories you might have!
When I was 12 years old, I had to get braces. I absolutely despised the idea. As I walked in the orthodontist office, I passed a sign that read “Podiatry.” I asked my Mom what podiatry was. She gave me a quick run down and referenced my grandma, who saw one regularly.
For the next several hours, I laid in a chair getting metal attached to my teeth wishing I were next door at the podiatrist’s office. That night I went home and googled “podiatry.” It sounded cool to say “foot doctor,” so my 8th grade graduation book read, “Lucinda Malvitz, most likely to become a podiatrist.”
My journey really started in high school. I grew up on a family farm with three sisters. At the time, I was annoyed with farm life and the stress of a family business. I was terrified my friends would see me driving our tractor. In preparing to pay for college, I not only had my farm chores, but I also had a job. This meant I was on my feet all day, every day.
My feet started to hurt. I experimented with different shoes and inserts and struggled to find comfort. This is when my love for podiatry really started. I understood how important healthy feet are. My senior yearbook read, “Lucinda Malvitz, most likely to become a podiatrist.”
After I moved away from the farm, I realized how lucky I was. My parents’ careers were never a job; it was a way of life. They took great pride in being farmers. It meant they were not just providing for their family, but also providing for the community. They were the “know your farmer” before it was trendy. There was a reason people drove out of their way to the farm or met us at the farmer’s market every weekend.
I chose private practice over corporate healthcare. I like being in control of the experience my patients receive. I want doctors to refer their patients to me because of my skills and personality, not just because I work in the same healthcare system. It’s important to me that my patients feel exceptional when they come to see me. My staff and I love providing a family-type doctor’s office environment just like the old days.
Thank you for trusting me with your feet. I think you’ll like how we make you feel. I may be far from the farm, but I’ve brought the core values my parents live by every day.