Vanessa Bodden, DPM(855) 506-3965
Vanessa Bodden, DPM
One of my most vivid memories as a child is that of me running to help my brother who had fallen off his bike – there I was with my Fisher-Price medical kit ready to get those pretend plastic band-aids on him. I’ve always had a special interest in medicine, and as I continued to grow up so did my desire to one day become a physician.
I shadowed several kinds of doctors and found it difficult to choose which one I enjoyed most because I liked different things from each field. However, my search ended after shadowing a local podiatrist. I never thought a field that focused on the lower extremities had so much to offer.
I love that every day at work is different for me – in one room I’m treating a young child with flat feet, in the next, an athlete who’s suffered an injury, and in the other, a diabetic patient who’s working toward keeping their feet healthy. Our feet are our foundation, and I strive to restore and improve my patients’ quality of life by treating them like family.
When I’m not treating patients, I’m spending time with my two-year-old son, Elijah, and my Goldendoodle, Enzo who always keeps me on my toes. I love the outdoors and going for runs. As a new Texas resident, I’m also spending lots of time exploring the delicious food Texas has to offer. At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, we provide our patients with the safest and most advanced treatment options available. We believe in individualized treatment options and although our specialty focuses on the lower extremities, we treat our patients as a whole in order to provide the best possible care.