Veda Lewis-Simmons, DPM, MHA


Erica Torgrude, DPM


My career as a podiatrist and foot surgeon began 20 years ago in private practice.  My practice grew from one patient a week to two well established podiatry practices in the St Louis & St Charles County areas.  After 15 years of private practice, I left private practice in hopes to spend more time with the growing needs of my children and developed a business in home healthcare.  Remarkably,  I discovered a world of health needs that i didnt know existed.   I found a great need for compassionate qualified physicians to meet footcare needs of medically complex and/or functionally-impaired individuals appropriate to the house call environment.  I have found this rewarding mission to be a fulfilling career.


I have been in practice for over 15 years.  I have spent most of that time in private practice gaining experience in patient evaluation and care to provide the most exceptional care of my specialty. I am currently focusing on nursing home care servicing over 20 homes near the St. Louis area.  This has provided a wonderful balance of career and family as I raise my 3 young children.   I am also a part of a business development group that has provided mentorship and training which has allowed me to build my personal and interrelational skills to have more effective communication and relation with patients and care providers.