• Specializing in:
    Minimally Invasive Surgery, Diabetic Limb Salvage and Total Ankle Replacement

Welcome to Harlis Family Foot and Ankle, where your foot care is a family matter. We are pleased to welcome you to our practice! We want all of our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues they may face. That's why we've developed a website loaded with valuable information about foot, ankle, and leg ailments, and some of the various treatment options available. In the event that you have a concern about a foot issue, we are podiatrist in Port St Lucie that can evaluate and treat you with the best tools available.  We encourage you to visit our website whenever you have any concerns with your feet, ankles, and lower legs. 

Our website also provides you with background information about our staff (Our office aims to have the best foot doctors in Port St Lucie! ), office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions  to our office and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. We want you to feel confident that when you choose Harlis Family Foot and Ankle, you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. 

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  • Macalee Harlis Jr., DPM, AACFAS

    Dr. Macalee Harlis Jr. completed his undergraduate studies at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL where he earned his BA in Chemistry. He then attended Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his DPM degree.

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  • TaNika Harlis DPM, AACFAS, DABPM

    Dr. TaNika Harlis completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University in Miami, FL. She then attended Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine where she completed her Medical Degree (DPM) in 2015.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I was struggling with a foot ulcer for more than a year. Then I came here and now my ulcer is all healed! The doctors were nothing short of amazing. Dr. Mac and Dr. T both have seen me and helped me get healed. I highly recommend them with no reservation and will be coming in routinely to stay on top of my foot care."
    Cemo Green from Google review
  • "Very Clean Office, Professional DoctorAnd Staff.I Would Recommend Anyone To Go To Him."
    Mary Coke
  • "The receptionist was absolutely great at getting me in quickly... the doctor could not have been nicer and helpful.. totally great experience"
    David Santucci
  • "I would highly recommend Dr. Harlis and his wife for your podiatric needs. I studied with Dr. Harlis during undergraduate and he has the same work ethic and professionalism as a doctor as he had when he was studying. I drove from Broward County all the way to Port St Lucie to see him and was worth the commute."
    Giovanni Casanova
  • "I highly recommend and trust Dr. Macalee Harlis. He and his surgical team have all gone above my expectations and taken the most care for me during my bunion corrective surgery. Everything went promptly and smoothly during and after surgery. Everyone involved is very professional and I feel comfortable going through it again with the other foot. I can’t thank Dr. Harlis and his group enough!"
    Anne Tipasi
  • "Great experience. Seen by the doctor with little wait. Doctor was very informative and explained my issues in great detail- really went the extra mile to spend more tie with me. Highly recommend and will be returning."
    Tamantha Rollins
  • "From the moment my wife and I met the staff and Dr’s at Harlis family foot center we were impressed with the friendliness of the staff and Dr’s. All were great and very helpful. All our questions were answered and we were treated very professionally. Great office and staff."
    Joseph Schell
  • "The staff were able to get me in right away even though I was a new patient. Everyone is very professional and friendly. Dr. TaNika Harlis is excellent! I didn't have to sit and wait long in the lobby. It's a very nice place. Very clean and modern. Great care! Would highly recommend to anyone seeking Podiatry services"
    Michelle Bimini

The feet are adaptable constructions of bones, joints, muscles, and delicate tissues that let us stand upright and perform exercises like walking, running, and jumping. The feet are separated into three segments: 

The forefoot contains the five toes (phalanges) and the five longer bones (metatarsals). 

The mid foot is a pyramid-like assortment of bones that structure the curves of the feet. These include the three cuneiform bones, the cuboid bone, and the navicular bone. 

The hind foot consists of the talus and calcaneus and is connected to the lower leg by way of the ankle joint (composed of the talus, tibia and fibula).  The calcaneus (impact point bone) is the biggest bone in the foot. 

Muscles, ligaments, and tendons run along the surfaces of the feet, permitting the perplexing developments required for movement and balance. The Achilles tendon connects the heel to the lower leg muscle and is fundamental for running, and jumping. The foot, though overlooked, is a very important part of your body and needs careful examination. We are podiatrist at port St. Lucia  who provides you the best foot doctors at port St. Lucie.

Probably the most well-known sorts of deformities of the feet are the following: 

Bunions (Hallux Valgus): 

Bunions, which are medically known as  Hallux Abducto Valgus, are caused from an imbalance of muscles in the foot. To patients, they define bunions as a bump on their big toe. Factors such as genetics do play a role in the development of bunions. Bunions are not inherited but rather certain ‘foot types’ are  inherited which can predispose the development of bunions. Shoes do not cause bunions but they can cause a bunion deformity to become progressively worse.  As certain muscles become stronger, and conversely, others become weaker, the bunion becomes larger. Because of the progressive nature of hammertoes, they should receive early attention.


A Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time. In the earlier stages, hammertoes are flexible and the symptoms can often be managed with noninvasive measures. However, if left untreated, hammertoes can become more rigid and will not respond to non-surgical treatment. Symptoms from patients are usually, deformed toes, and pain at the tips of the toes or at the ‘knuckle’ of the toe joint. Because of the progressive nature of hammertoes, they should receive early attention. Hammertoes never get better without some kind of intervention.

Flat foot:

Flatfeet can be something that is inherited, though not directly. Our genetics influence the flexibility and adaptability of our feet. As we begin to walk, our feet are ‘mobile adaptors’ and are influenced by the shapes of shoes, orthotics, etc. When patients develop flatfeet, their feet do not adapt as well and it causes increased points of pressure during normal activities like walking. This can become very painful. It is important to recognize flatfeet at an earlier age not only to reduce pain and symptoms but also to help reduce the chances of developing other foot deformities like bunions or equinus. Conservative and aggressive treatment options are available to help reduce or eliminate this deformity

Ingrown Toenail:

Ingrown toenail is a condition in which a nail penetrates the skin on the side of a toe. The area where the nail gets in becomes swollen and leads to many complications (ESPECIALLY in case of diabetic foot) and sometimes can lead to an infection. Symptoms include drainage, redness, and pain. If you or someone you know has these symptoms, they should contact their nearest podiatrist and get immediate treatment. 

A significant number of these are straightforward, simple fixes that can save you from long periods of undesirable torment and distress. 

Depending upon the type, cause, and seriousness of your foot and ankle disorder, we might consider the following for treatment: 

  • Anti Inflammatories
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics. 
  • Changing the shoes you wear. 
  • Cushioning, taping, supporting, toe spacers, or different apparatuses depending upon the sort of deformation. 
  • Surgery 

To keep away from the issues that come with foot and ankle disorders, or to seek treatment for existing issues, call our office, located in Port Saint Lucie. You can set up an appointment online with one of our talented physicians, here on our site. We have the best podiatrists St. Lucie  who can take care of your Foot and Ankle pain!

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Harlis Family Foot and Ankle


9:00 am-4:30 pm


11:00 am-6:30 pm


9:00 am-4:30 pm


11:00 am-6:30 pm


9:00 am-4:30 pm