"Thank you for helping me feel more at ease and for being so gentle."

– Bethany, St. Clair Shores

Who We Are

A podiatrist is a physician devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle – a doctor of podiatric medicine, or D.P.M. The podiatrist’s roles include medical and surgical management. Podiatrists are qualified to care for bone, joint, muscle, tendon and ligament pathology, as well as skin and nail disorders, foot and ankle injuries, and infections.

What We Do

Dr. Black’s compassionate and approachable nature, along with his experience in podiatric and plastic surgery, allow him to provide excellent care and put patients at ease. He and his office staff offer medical and surgical care in a relaxing and comfortable environment with respect and concern. Surgery can be accommodated in the office, in the hospital, or at an outpatient surgery center.


I have been taking care of people’s feet in Grosse Pointe and Rochester Hills for more than 30 years, and I have dealt with a wide variety of foot problems.  It is my honor to work with a staff of especially competent and warmhearted assistants in my office and in the surgical suite.  Together, we provide quality foot and ankle care for our patients. James D. Black, D.P.M

Coronavirus Update: We are open for business! We are taking every precaution to protect our patients and our employees. Please call 313-882-7480 to schedule your appointment. Thank you!