About Us

History
The North Platte Foot Clinic was opened in 1991 by Dr. Clinton Schafer, in 1993 he was joined by Dr. Richard Raska.  We had to move to our current location on the corner of South Maple & Phillip in order to have the ability to grow and better serve our patients.  In 2012, Dr. Justin Raatz joined North Platte Foot Clinic and the clinic began to also specialize in rearfoot and ankle care and procedures. Dr. Joshua Wray then joined the clinic in 2015. Due to the addition of another doctor who specializes in the ankle as well as the foot and their services spanning all of Western Nebraska, our named changed from North Platte Foot Clinic to Great Plains Foot & Ankle Specialists. Today, the doctors and staff of Great Plains Foot & Ankle Specialists continue to take pride in excellent patient care while staying on top of the most innovative procedures and surgeries, just as they did 22 years ago.

Approach
Doctors Schafer, Raska, Raatz & Wray have training in the management of every condition of the foot and ankle. They are equally comfortable treating patients conservatively as they are taking surgical measures.  Each patient is unique and their treatment should be personalized. New patients are welcome and there are no referrals required.