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Our Practice

Thank you for your interest in our practice.  Our goal is simple: to provide prompt, courteous and professional services in every aspect of your health care.  Dr. Mussett, and Dr. Shaffer are dedicated to excellence in patient care.  At our practice we understand the value of listening to your concerns and working with you in your road to recovery. When you have foot pain or ankle pain, you need an experienced physician who will not only be able to diagnose your problem but effectively treat it as well. We will provide you with the most current and optimum treatment available to ensure you will receive the most favorable outcomes.

At The Ankle & Foot Clinic of Northern Virginia, we have gone to great lengths to ensure your visit exceeds your expectations. Some examples of this can be seen in our new state of the art medical facility. Many new enhancements were designed for the comfort and health of our patients. During your first visit, you will notice in our reception area and exam rooms we offer bariatric seating which provides added strength and support for all patient populations. Our office is ADA compliant, and first floor location makes for easy accessibility for all patients. 

In our exam rooms we offer exam chairs that easily position you to feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your foot exam. Each room is equipped with high quality and trusted equipment to deliver the most efficient care. The new look of our facility is both professional and modern so you enjoy the overall experience.  We aim to provide exceptional medical care in a comfortable environment.  

As physicians, the highest compliment one can receive is continual referrals from our current patients. If your visit is exceptional and you feel we are worthy of the standards that we claim to stand for, then please tell your friends and family members about us. We will treat them with the same professional care that you expect. To schedule an appointment, call our front office at 703-743-5457.

We are continually looking for any opportunity to improve patient care. If for some reason you are not completely satisfied or have a question or concern in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Sincerely,
Colby Mussett, D.P.M. & Anne Shaffer, D.P.M.

Our Doctors

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Dr. Colby Mussett, DPM

Dr. Colby Mussett is a board certified podiatrist.  He completed his undergraduate education at NVCC before attending podiatric medical school at The Kent State University of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio.  From there, he completed a three year podiatric medicine and surgery residency at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.  There he received extensive training in forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery, rotating through the majority of the hospitals and medical centers of the Salt Lake and Utah Valley.  Specialized areas of training include arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, Charcot reconstruction, and diabetic limb salvage.  Training at a level 1 trauma center, he also received extensive training in lower extremity musculoskeletal and soft tissue trauma.

As a Virginia native, Dr. Mussett enjoys giving back to the community where he can fulfill the need for specialized lower extremity care.  Outside of medicine, he enjoys rock climbing, cooking, and snowboarding.

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Dr. Anne Shaffer, DPM

Dr. Anne Shaffer is a board certified podiatrist. Originally from Aurora, Ohio, she completed her undergraduate education at The Ohio State University before attending podiatric medical school at The Kent State University of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio.  From there, she completed a three year podiatric medicine and surgery residency at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.  Though she is extensively trained in forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery, Dr. Shaffer has a particular interest in sports medicine pathology and non-operative care of a variety of lower extremity disorders.  Throughout her residency she excelled in lower extremity biomechanics, with a focus on orthotics and bracing as conservative care modalities.  

 

Dr. Shaffer is happy to be a part of the greater Northern Virginia community and the wonderful things the region has to offer.  In her free time she enjoys yoga, dogs, and traveling.  

Hospital Affiliations

UVA Health
Haymarket Medical Center​

UVA Health 
Prince William Medical Center

Education & Training

Dr. Colby Mussett, DPM

Dr. Anne Shaffer, DPM

2020

Residency

 Intermountain Medical Center

Murray, UT

Podiatric Surgery with added credentials in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery

2021

Residency

 Intermountain Medical Center

Murray, UT

Podiatric Surgery with added credentials in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery

2018

Internship

George E. Wahlen DVA

Salt Lake City, UT

2019

Internship

George E. Wahlen DVA

Salt Lake City, UT

2017

DPM

Kent State University of

Podiatric Medicine

Independence, OH

2018

DPM

Kent State University of

Podiatric Medicine

Independence, OH

2012

Undergraduate

N.V.C.C

Manassas/Sterling, VA

2012

Undergraduate

 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

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