About

Dr. Julian Menendez, Podiatrist

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, Dr. Julian Menendez has been a Florida resident since age five. He graduated from the University of South Florida, with a bachelor of science in Biology and went on to study Podiatry at Barry University, in Miami, Florida.  Dr. Julian Menendez has been a Podiatric Physician since graduating in 2004, and went on to complete a residency program through the James A Haley, Tampa VA specializing in surgery, wound care, and limb salvage, and reconstruction of the lower extremity.

Dr. Menendez, has been serving the Saint Petersburg area since 2006 and has been building a successful practice, focusing on patient care and satisfaction as his main goal. With a well experienced and pleasant staff, our goal is to meet your every need and make your podiatric experience pleasurable all while providing education to the patient that will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle for the future.

Dr. Menendez is bilingual, also speaking Spanish and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry, Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery and Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine. He is also treats patients of all ages and maladies.

Dr. Menendez is on staff at Largo Medical Center, Indian Rocks and Main campus, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is also a member of the Largo Medical Center Indian Rocks Wound Healing Center for over 10 years.

Residency: James A. Haley V.A. Hospital      July, 2004 - July, 2006

Education: Barry University, Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, May 2004

Activities:
       
Committee Chair
        Class Treasurer
        Sports Medicine Club
        Surgery Club Member
        Surgery Club Vice President
        Lower Extremity Anatomy Tutor/ TA
        Biochemistry Tutor/ TA
            
        University of South Florida, Tampa
        Bachelor of Science Degree, Biology, December, 1997.
            
        Undergraduate Research/ Awards
        Progressive and gender-dependent cognitive impairment in the APP(SW) transgenic mouse model for Alzheimer’s disease.” 1997. Published Sept, 1999. Behav Brain Res.  103 (2): 145-162.
        
        James A. Haley V.A./ Dept. of Biology Fellowship Award, 1996.    
        “Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibition Prolongs Survival and Limits Metastatic Spread of Human Pancreatic Cancer in Nude Mice”, 1996, 1997.

        “Physiologic Effects of Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitors on Wound Healing Using a Nude Mouse Model”, 1996, 1997.
        “Cardiotoxic Effects of Chemotherapeutins Used in Pediatric Patients with Leukemia”, 1997.

Certification/Licensure/Additional Skills:
        Diplomate, American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry
        Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery and Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine    
        Certified ACLS, BLS
        Bilingual- English/Spanish    
 
Hospital Staff Placements/Privileges:
         Largo Medical Center, Indian Rocks, Wound Care Center
         Northside Hospital
         St. Petersburg General Hospital
         Largo Medical Center

Susan Rife - Office Manager

Susan Rife was born and raised in the Village of Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. She is the middle child of three, with one older and one younger brother. In 1993, she relocated to Saint Petersburg, Florida where she has been a resident ever since. She is the proud mother of two daughters.

Sue has been working in the medical field for over fourteen years; the past ten years have been specifically as an office manager in Podiatry. Her goal in running a Podiatry office has always been to go above and beyond expectation to make every patient understand how important they truly are.  

Since joining Podiatry Foot and Ankle Care, she has proven how valuable she is to our patients and helped our office become a better place of service for all.