Foot Specialists of Mississippi offers comprehensive foot care services from expert podiatrists with the highest levels of training. Board-certified podiatrists Vern Christensen, DPM, MPA and Jeffery VanYperen, Jr., DPM, feel privileged to provide the community of Amory, Mississippi and all over North Mississippi with excellent medical and surgical care.

Dr. Christensen, Dr. VanYperen, and the team of podiatry professionals at Foot Specialists of Mississippi believe that the best foot care involves teamwork between doctor and patient. They regularly research the latest developments in podiatric medicine and surgery and aim to empower patients by providing the information they need to make the best decisions about their health and wellbeing.

The compassionate team at Foot Specialists of Mississippi welcomes new patients and deeply appreciates the trust and respect of returning ones. They’re committed to exceeding expectations by offering a creative and professional environment and strive for continuous improvement at every level.

Whether you need treatment for foot pain, plantar fasciitis, or plantar warts, Foot Specialists of Mississippi is here for you. Browse the website for useful information or contact the office to learn more.


Vern Christensen, DPM, MPA

Vern Christensen, DPM, MPA

Vern Christensen, DPM, MPA provides the full range of medical and surgical care for injuries and health conditions affecting the foot and ankle. At Foot Specialists of Mississippi, men, women, and children...

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Vern Christensen, DPM, MPA

Vern Christensen, DPM, MPA provides the full range of medical and surgical care for injuries and health conditions affecting the foot and ankle. At Foot Specialists of Mississippi, men, women, and children in Amory, Mississippi and Northern Mississippi receive compassionate and customized care, beginning with conservative options. Should their symptoms persist or they have a condition that needs surgical repair or reconstruction, they can confidently rely on his surgical expertise.

Dr. Christensen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. He went on to receive a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Business-Government Relations in Health Care from the Marriott School of Management at BYU. From there, he obtained his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida.

During his time as a medical student, Dr. Christensen was elected president of the Florida Podiatric Medical Student Association and received numerous leadership awards for his service. After graduating with honors, he completed his podiatric surgical residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

Board certified in both podiatric surgery and wound care, Dr. Christensen specializes in all aspects of medical and surgical treatment of the foot. His areas of interest include sports medicine, limb preservation, reconstructive surgery, and diabetic foot care.

Dr. Christensen is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, the American Professional Wound Care Association, and the American Academy of Wound Management.

He also maintains active memberships with the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Mississippi Podiatric Medical Association. In 2014, Dr. Christensen was elected president of the Mississippi Podiatric Medical Association where he had the opportunity to meet with Governor Phil Bryant to discuss diabetes in Mississippi and the role of podiatrists in treating diabetic patients.

Practicing all over in the Northern Mississippi area since 1998, Dr. Christensen enjoys volunteering and contributing to the local community. He’s married with three children, and his personal life is filled with family, church, and sporting activities.


Jeffery J. VanYperen, Jr., DPM

Jeffery J. VanYperen, Jr., DPM

Jeffery VanYperen, Jr., DPM, or as he’s known in the office, Dr. Van, welcomes patients at Foot Specialists of Mississippi, where they receive top-quality diagnostic, medical, and surgical care for all...

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Jeffery J. VanYperen, Jr., DPM

Jeffery VanYperen, Jr., DPM, or as he’s known in the office, Dr. Van, welcomes patients at Foot Specialists of Mississippi, where they receive top-quality diagnostic, medical, and surgical care for all problems that affect their feet and ankles. Men, women, and children in the area of Amory, Mississippi and Northern Mississippi count on his dedicated attention and customized treatments designed to meet their unique health care needs.

Originally from East Texas, Dr. VanYperen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Brigham Young University, then traveled east to obtain his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago.

Dr. VanYperen completed a three-year residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery with Kentucky One Hospital Network and the University of Louisville Hospital, where he trained as Chief Resident and specialized in trauma and reconstructive surgery. He then moved to Savannah, Georgia to practice podiatric medicine and surgery. After three years in private practice, Dr. VanYperen was recruited by Foot Specialists of Mississippi.

Although he specializes in all aspects of the medical and surgical treatment of the foot, Dr. VanYperen has a special interest in the areas of sports medicine and reconstructive surgery. He’s board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

When he’s not in the office, Dr. VanYperen enjoys running, fishing, playing soccer, and spending time with his wife and four children.