About Us

All professionals at Colorado Clinics for the Foot and Ankle maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Erik Ouderkirk, DPM, FACFAS  

Erik Ouderkirk, DPM, FACFAS

"My mission is to provide you with the latest treatments available to keep your feet and ankles healthy for a lifetime. I'm proud to give you advanced care in a friendly environment where you can feel right at home."

"I've suffered with foot problems of my own, so I understand podiatry from both a doctor and patient perspective. It's important to me to put every patient at ease and share information that can improve your quality of life. You deserve the best care available, and I strive to give you the most advanced, effective treatment every single day." 

When he's not treating patients, Dr. Ouderkirk spends time with his wife, Dana, and two young twin daughters, Elizabeth and Johanna. He also enjoys outdoor sports such as backpacking, hiking, running, skiing and mountain biking.


Corey Bess, DPM, AACFAS

Corey Bess, DPM, AACFAS

Dr. Corey Bess is a podiatric surgeon new to the Denver area. Originally from Ohio, he studied biomedical engineering at the University of Toledo and from there moved to New York City to earn his DPM degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed an extensive three-year surgical residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, where he had an special focus on diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine, trauma, and elective surgery of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Bess believes in creating an outstanding patient experience with a combination of patient education and evidence-based treatments. Every patient is unique, and your ailments should be treated while taking into careful consideration your activity level, occupation, lifestyle, and expectations.

When he’s not working, Dr. Bess enjoys participating in recreational soccer, tennis, and hockey, as he has since high school. He also takes great pleasure in the great outdoors.

Office Staff

Ashley Alvarez, Administrative Coordinator and Reception

Claudia Sammer, Medical Assistant  and  Reception

Dana Ouderkirk, Human Resources

Nicole Capps, Medical Assistant  and  Reception

Regan Swezey, Medical Assistant and Reception