Dr. Cox earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine and holds professional memberships in the following organizations:
Dr. Cox has practiced podiatry in Delaware and Arizona, and is excited to be back in Arizona with his wife and children, especially in the wonderful city of Prescott.
Dr. Lisa Demidowich, affectionately known as “Dr. D,” began her ambitious pursuit of podiatry with a fascination on the journey of life itself. New Jersey born and bred, Dr. D received her undergraduate degree in Psychology, with minors in Gerontology and Health Sciences of Aging, at George Washington University and Richard Stockton College of NJ. This zeal for life and its intricacies — a passion for medicine and healthy aging — then led her to pursue a doctorate degree at the New York College of Pediatric Medicine.
As fate would have it, Dr. D finished her training in Arizona at the Carl T. Hayden Phoenix Veterans Hospital, where she specialized in wound care, diabetic limb salvage, forefoot and rearfoot surgery, as well as biomechanics. Her training also included experience with infectious disease, rheumatology, vascular surgery, dermatology, and orthopedic surgery.
With so much knowledge under her belt, it comes as no surprise that Dr. D became licensed to practice podiatry in forefoot and rearfoot surgery in Arizona and New Jersey. Coupled with her compassionate, upbeat attitude for treating patients of all ages, Dr. D believes that podiatry should take a comprehensive approach for overall success.
Dr. D continues to feed her curiosity about the world and life as we know it through her enthusiasm for the outdoors, as well as contributions to the community. As a member of Outdoors Scouting Community and Sorority, she organizes camps and youth events. Not only that, she also volunteers at her church to help the homeless, works with animal foster rescue, and participates in recycling initiatives.
With an abundant awareness for others, Dr. D also thrives in her interests with hiking and strength training biomechanics (and even competes in weightlifting and figure competitions!). She is truly a source of inspiration, and we are so happy to have her on our team at Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center.
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.”