Dr. William Pierce, D.P.M, FACFAS

“Prior to going to medical school, I spent 10 years on active duty in the U.S. Army as an armor officer and attack helicopter platoon leader. Currently, I practice clinical and surgical podiatry 20% of the time and am the Chief Medical Officer for Christie Clinic.”

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Why I Became a Medical Provider

“When I was a little boy, I broke my arm while we were stationed in Ankara, Turkey, and was hospitalized in Libya, Africa. I remember the Air Force male orderly who befriended me during my long six-week bed rest in traction. He became my friend and made me feel very special. I wanted to be like him and be able to take care of people and make them feel special.”


Foot Surgery, Community Hospital of Ottawa, Ottawa, IL


William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL


Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green


American Board of Podiatric Surgery and American College of Foot Surgeons (Fellow)

Professional Memberships

Foot Health Council of the American Diabetes Association

Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery

In the Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Dr. Pierce diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent diseases and disorders affecting the feet and ankles of adults and children. He specializes in diabetic foot complications and reconstructive foot surgery. He also has a strong interest in the pathobiomechanics (abnormal function) of the foot and ankle.

Hospital Affiliation

Carle Foundation Hospital


Dr. Pierce is very active in his church and enjoys teaching self-development courses and helping people grow in life and in their marriages. He also loves family outings and riding his motorcycle.