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Shelly D. Sedberry, MS, DPM, AACFAS

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon

  • Yale-trained doctor of podiatric medicine
  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Shelly D. Sedberry, an Oklahoma native, graduated from the University of Oklahoma in Norman with a Bachelor of Science in professional chemistry and a Master of Science in chemistry and biochemistry. She received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University in Iowa. While there she was awarded the Des Moines University Research Award and a University Merit Scholarship.

Dr. Sedberry completed three years at one of the top podiatric residencies in the nation, Yale-New Haven Hospital/VA Connecticut Healthcare System, where she was chief resident. During her time there she authored and co-authored several podiatric studies that were published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

After residency, Dr. Sedberry moved back to the Midwest to open Shoal Creek Foot & Ankle Center in Joplin, Missouri. She created this state-of-the-art facility to provide patients in the four-state area with the best treatment options available. She prides herself on treating foot and ankle pain with passion, expertise, and care.

Dr. Sedberry is a highly skilled surgeon credentialed in rearfoot and ankle reconstruction. She is board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has privileges at Mercy Hospital Joplin, Mercy Hospital Carthage, Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Surgical Center, and 32nd Street Surgery Center. She also visits Northeastern Tribal Health System once a month.


Lucas S. Tebbe, DPM, AACFAS

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon

  • Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery