ABOUT

DR. RICO VISPERAS

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Rico Visperas, DPM
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Michael Blutfield, DPM

Dr. Rico Visperas takes pride in delivering the highest quality patient experience. His treatment philosophy centers on keeping patients actively involved, well-educated, highly motivated, and aware of all available treatment options to fit one’s lifestyle. He seeks to optimize patient outcomes by integrating traditional methodologies with the latest advancements all while providing first-class care.

 

Dr. Visperas was raised in nearby Clifton, New Jersey. He graduated with honors from Kean University and earned his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

 

Upon graduation, Dr. Visperas completed a comprehensive three-year surgical residency program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (now Englewood Health). He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, trained in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a specialist in Bloodless Medicine. His clinical interests include Sports & Performing Arts Medicine, Reconstructive Surgery, Trauma, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Regenerative Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Wound Care, and Diabetic Limb Salvage.

Dr. Visperas firmly believes in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to combat chronic diseases. He is a seasoned Functional Fitness Athlete and Trainer. While competing in the Doctor's Division of a worldwide Fitness Competition, he ranked consecutively in the Top Ten in New Jersey and in the Top Fifty in the North East Region. He takes pride in being recognized as being one of New Jersey’s “Fittest Doctors” and hopes to use it as an inspiration for his own patients.

 

During his free time, Dr. Visperas enjoys playing an active role within his community and spending time with his family on the golf course. He and his wife have two sons, Jack and Dean, and reside in Franklin Lakes. 

Dr. Michael Blutfield grew up in Westfield, New Jersey. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He first became interested in Podiatric Medicine after a soccer training trip his senior year of high school, where he went to Brazil and developed a severe infection on his ankle. When he returned home, he was sent to the hospital and treated by a podiatrist who showed tremendous care and compassion and helped to reassure him. From this experience, he developed a tremendous respect for the field of podiatric medicine, and strives to use this quality of care and empathy in his own practice to help others in difficult situations.

 

Following undergrad, Dr. Blutfield earned his Podiatric Medical Degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Upon graduation, he completed a comprehensive three-year surgical residency in reconstructive rearfoot and forefoot surgery at Cooper University Hospital, a Level One Trauma Center in Camden, NJ, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. 

 

During his residency, Dr. Blutfield had the opportunity to work with renowned orthopedic trauma and foot and ankle specialists, plastic and general surgeons, dermatology and numerous other medical specialties to become an extremely well rounded provider. This has given him an unmatched experience in managing complex foot and ankle conditions and patients as a whole. It has also provided him with the ability to work together with other specialties in a multi-disciplinary approach to help optimize patient care and outcomes.  

 

Dr. Blutfield keeps current with the latest podiatric trends in academics, journal articles, and has attended multiple educational courses and workshops to help stay up to date on the newest technologies and cutting treatment options. He has participated in research studies throughout his residency. His clinical interests include Sports Medicine, Elective Bunion and Forefoot Surgery, Pediatrics, Trauma, Biomechanics/Orthotics, Diabetic Care and Limb Salvage.

 

​Dr. Blutfield prides himself in delivering the highest possible patient care. He is ethical, believes in open communication with his patients, and thoroughly explains all treatment options and procedures. His easy going and upbeat personality enables him to relate well to patients of all ages. He is energetic, motivated, hardworking, humble, and team oriented. 

 

During his free time, Dr. Blutfield enjoys relaxing with family and friends, fitness, playing sports, running, traveling, cooking, and hiking. He is an avid sports fan of the Giants, Yankees, Knicks, Devils, and James Madison University Dukes.