Michael Egertsen, DPM

New Podiatrist Coming to Cass Health

October 10, 2023

Atlantic, IA—Cass Health is excited to announce that Michael Egertsen, DPM, FACPM, AACFAS will join the medical staff full-time later this month. He will offer clinic appointments and perform surgeries at Cass Health.

Since 2016, Dr. Egertsen has worked for the Washington DC VA Medical Center providing foot and ankle surgery, advanced wound care, limb salvage, sports medicine, and more.

Dr. Egertsen is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and board-qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

“When I was considering different careers within medicine, the podiatry providers I met were the happiest doctors, and patients absolutely loved them. Plus, I liked the complexity of what they did — there is a lot going on in your foot — so I knew it was a good fit for me,” said Dr. Egertsen.

A native of Laurens, Iowa, Dr. Egertsen graduated from the University of Iowa and the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency with the Department of Veterans Affairs — Maryland Health Care System.

“It has always been my plan to come back to Iowa. A lot of my fellow residents and friends were shocked that I stayed in DC after residency and didn’t immediately head to a rural area. I’m thankful for the years I had with the VA, and the timing is finally right for me to move home. I’m excited to be at Cass Health because I like to work in a hospital setting. I think it’s what is best for the patient, and it is important to me that the patient always stays the priority.”

Dr. Egertsen will begin seeing patients by appointment in early November.