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South Lake Tahoe Podiatrist | South Lake Tahoe Meet the Doctors | CA | Lake Tahoe Podiatry |

Lake Tahoe Podiatry
Providing Thorough, Compassionate Care

2229 Barton Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-2665

Meet the Doctors



Patricia L. Ferraro, D.P.M., MS, FACFAOM
Christine C. Dobrowolski, D.P.M.




Dr. Patricia Ferraro has been providing comprehensive podiatric care in South Lake Tahoe since 1991.  She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Forensic Science from Indiana University then headed west  to attend podiatry school.  She received her Doctorate from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco.  She then completed her residency at Circle City Hospital in Corona, CA.  While living in Southern California she attended the University of Southern California and received her Masters degree in Medical Education.

Her love of outdoor activities brought her to the Tahoe paradise she calls home.  Her passion for promoting healthy, active lifestyles for all ages has given her an opportunity to provide care for patients with an extensive variety of ages, occupations and conditions.  As a community advocate, she holds board positions for OPEN (Ordinary People Meeting Extraordinary Needs) and the Barton Hospital Foundation as well as membership in Soroptimist International of SLT and American Association of University Women.  Other interests include triathlons, cycling, hiking, adventure travels and Sierra gardening.


  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine–California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco
  • Masters of Science in Medical Education–University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Forensic Studies–Indiana University, Bloomington IN

   Surgical Training

  • Residency–Circle City Hospital, Corona, CA
  • Focused on limb salvage procedures to prevent amputation
  • Provided consultations for many complicated conditions with performance of procedures within training scope


  • American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics

   Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliation

  • Barton Memorial Hospital
  • Lake Tahoe Surgery Center

   Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association




Dr. Dobrowolski has been practicing podiatry since 1998. She has worked with Dr. Ferraro since 2008 and joined Lake Tahoe Podiatry in 2012. Dr. Dobrowolski received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis, a Masters in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a Doctorate from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. She completed her residency training at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana and Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Walnut Creek. Dr. Dobrowolski worked with Redwood Podiatry Group in Eureka for 8 years before moving to South Lake Tahoe. She moved to Tahoe because of her love for skiing, mountain biking and the outdoors. Dr. Dobrowolski works part-time as a non-surgical podiatrist for Lake Tahoe Podiatrist and works part-time teaching nutrition and physiology courses at the College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University.

South Lake Tahoe Podiatrist Lake Tahoe Podiatry is a poidiatry office providing Meet the Doctors, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in South Lake Tahoe, CA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 96150 area and surrounding areas in South Lake Tahoe