After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in English, Dr. Cox earned his doctorate in podiatric medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Following his medical training in Arizona, he then went on to complete an extensive three-year surgical residency in Detroit, Michigan. He practiced for a time in Delaware but returned to Arizona to be closer to family. He is thrilled to be living in the beauty of Prescott and enjoys spending time with his family hiking, biking, and skiing as well as indulging in his love of literature. He has 10+ years of experience in treating foot and ankle conditions. Dr. Cox is board certified with ABPM.
Dr. Blake Peterson completed his undergraduate training at Brigham Young University-Idaho. After graduation, he then moved onto Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, IL to complete his 4-year medical training. While in Chicago, he also completed a Master’s degree in Health Administration at Rosalind Franklin University.
After receiving his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Blake moved to Temple, Texas and completed a 3-year surgical residency at Texas A&M University and Baylor Scott and White Medical Center. During this third year there, he served as chief resident and received an extensive training in both non-surgical and surgical treatments for foot and ankle pathology in adults and pediatrics. He is board qualified in both foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Peterson is a proud husband and father to three wonderful children. He’s also had the opportunity to take part in both service and medical mission trips to Northern Peru and San Miguel, Mexico. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys this ability to communicate with his Spanish-speaking patients. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, playing and watching sports, and most of all, spending time with his family.
Dr. Kent Peterson once had to make the challenging decision to focus on either medical research or clinical practice — he enjoyed both. At his crossroads, he chose clinical practice.
“Podiatry was the most rewarding because you could do something to help almost everyone that came in with a problem. That is very satisfying for the doctor and the patients,” he says.
It’s obvious that research is still very present for him, as seen in the wide range of treatment options Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center tailors to the needs and desires of their patients, such as supportive devices like orthotics, braces, and surgeries.
Originally from Ogden, Utah, Dr. Peterson has been practicing podiatry in Prescott for 32 years. “This area has been a great place to raise children and grandchildren and enjoy unbeatable climate and activities,” he explains.
Prior to settling in Prescott, Dr. Peterson lived in various parts of the country, even abroad.
He began college at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and after 2 years, journeyed to South Korea on a full-time church mission, immersing himself in Korean culture and language. He later finished his Bachelor of Arts at Brigham Young University and continued onward to earn his Masters in Physiology and Genetics there. With his Master’s degree in hand, he headed to medical school in San Francisco, California, and graduated with honors, later completing a surgical residency program through the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr. Peterson is also board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
His expertise is something he is happy to share with others: “I love that we can help people return to doing the physical activities and work that they want and need to do.”