About Albrecht Foot & Ankle
What are we about? And why are we the best choice for you and your family?

Dr. Albrecht is celebrating 21 years as a DPM within a group and 3 years in Private Practice. She delivers experienced, trained and compassionate foot care. Her goal is to get to know you and manage your medical needs. Dr. Albrecht serves patients in and around the Des Moines area.

Our staff is there to serve you with a warm smile, and make your visit a pleasant experience.

About Dr. Julie K. Albrecht
What makes our doctor the finest foot and ankle specialist in Des Moines.

Dr. Albrecht received her Bachelor’s degree from the College of St Francis, Joliet, Illinois while working as a medical technologist at Mary Greeley Medical Center. She then entered the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa earning her DPM degree graduating with honors in 1992. She then completed a two-year residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa in 1994. Prior to her solo practice at Albrecht Foot and Ankle PC she spent 15 years with Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons and 2 years in private practice with Capital Foot and Ankle Clinic.

Dr Albrecht takes care of all foot and ankle issues with special interests in foot and ankle trauma and tendon repair, diabetic wound care, and medical and surgical treatment of nerve disorders of the foot and ankle. New treatment options are also now available with laser procedures for the removal of spider veins of the lower extremity, hair removal, wart removal, and laser toe nail fungus removal.

Favorite activities outside the office include cheering her kids on in their athletic and dance endeavors, as well as golfing, hiking, boating, and fishing.

About Dr. Linda Bratkiewicz
Welcoming Our New Doctor!

Albrecht Foot & Ankle Clinic welcomes Dr. Linda Bratkiewicz to the practice. Dr. Bratkiewicz is Board Certified by The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Bratkiewicz has over 25 years experience in private practice, including serving as the past director of The Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency at Unity Point Hospital in Des Moines.

We're excited to welcome Dr. Bratkiewicz to Albrecht Foot and Ankle, and happy to announce that she is now accepting patients are her new location.

Our Specialties
Here Are The Problems We Specialize In Treating


Foot Pain
If your foot or heel is hurting, there's a reason for it, and we can figure it out. From simple to surgical, we can take care of you.


Ankle Pain
Sprained ankles, torn tendons, joint problems — whatever is causing your ankles pain or discomfort, we can help you recover.


Diabetic Foot Conditions
Patients with diabetes often have problems with open ulcers or wounds on their feet. Diabetic foot issues are a specialty here.


Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis)
We have the finest FDA-approved laser treatment for toenail fungus in the US: fast, safe, and with a 95 percent success rate.


Plantar Warts
Warts on the bottoms of your feet are painful. And, if untreated, they spread. Our laser can destroy them without cutting or freezing.


Spider Veins
Those unsightly veins near your ankles and lower legs? They don't need to be there. And we can get rid of them for you!