About us

Mission

Welcome to Coeur d’Alene Foot and Ankle Clinic and Surgery Center. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care possible in a safe environment to the community and in the field of the surgical treatment of the foot and ankle.  Towards this end we offer the most advanced corrective surgical procedures, traditional and minimally invasive, available.  We specialize in the Isham minimally invasive techniques recognized by orthopedic and podiatric surgeons worldwide.

Because we are committed to comprehensive and convenient care, we are able to perform both simple and more extensive surgeries on site in our Accredited & Certified Ambulatory Surgical Center.

CDA Foot and Ankle Clinic

Coeur d’Alene Foot and Ankle Clinic was founded in 1974 by Stephen A. Isham, DPM, MD, DrHC (retired), as Spokane Foot and Ankle Clinic.  Our current location was established in 1995.  During these years, we have provided the most advanced surgical care available.  Our professional staff includes Dr. Orlando Núñez, DPM, MD, Podiatric Surgeon, Laneil Trapp, billing manager, Rita Kinney, BSN, surgical nurse manager,  Michelle Kopriva, BSN, clinical nurse manager.

Dr. Núñez received his DPM from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and is licensed in Idaho and Florida as a podiatric surgeon.  Dr. Núñez earned his MD degree from the University of Cartagena and is licensed as a medical doctor in Colombia, Mexico, and Europe.  He attended an orthopedic residency in Guadalajara, Mexico, a three-year surgical residency in foot and ankle surgery in Miami, Florida, and a two-year fellowship in minimal invasive foot and ankle surgery sponsored by the Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery.  Dr. Núñez is a Fellow, Assistant Professor of Surgery, and Associate International Director of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Surgery (AAFAS).  He has authored chapters on minimally invasive surgery published in two orthopedic texts as well as an article in an Orthopedic journal in Italy.

Laneil Trapp, Billing Manager, is a graduate of Everest College’s Medical Billing program in Everett, WA.  Ms. Trapp has over seven years of various medical billing experience.  Rita Kinney, BSN, surgical nurse manager, is a graduate of Washington State University Nursing School.  She is licensed as a registered nurse in Idaho and Washington State.  Ms. Kinney has over thirty years nursing experience and providing nursing care to our patients with foot and ankle disorders.  Michelle Kopriva, BSN, clinical nurse manager received her RN degree from North Idaho College and her BSN from Lewis and Clark College.  Ms. Kopriva has over nine years clinical experience at Coeur d’Alene Foot and Ankle Clinic and Surgery Center.

Our goal is to provide the best care possible for our patients.