Do you have aching feet? A sports injury? There’s a new doctor in town who is ready to help.

West Michigan Foot & Ankle Clinic opened its doors in July, ushering in high-quality, advanced care to the region. Dr. Alexus Squires, who grew up in Mason County, has moved back to Ludington, bringing her education and podiatry expertise with her. 

Her new practice is located at 333 N. Jebavy Drive in the building where Dr. Alan Mast practiced until 2019.

“There is just something so special about being back in a small town and having that sense of community,”  Dr. Squires said. “I have had so many people lend a hand in helping us start this journey of opening my own practice. To have that support from our friends, family and community is something I am very grateful for. It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to raise a family around people like this.”

A Custer native, Dr. Squires is a graduate of Michigan State University and Des Moines University School of Podiatric Medicine. Following medical school, she completed a three-year, foot and ankle surgical residency training in Milwaukee, WI. In total, she has 11 years of schooling and a specialization in foot and ankle medicine.

At the new clinic, West Michigan Foot & Ankle staff offers services for:

    • Heel and arch pain
    • Skin and nail conditions
    • Sports injuries
    • Foot deformities
    • Diabetic foot care

“When patients enter West Michigan Foot and Ankle, they can expect to be treated like they are a part of the family,” Dr. Squires said. “Our facility utilizes the latest technology ensuring exceptional, up-to-date care. We want to make sure everyone feels that they are in a professional, respectful and caring environment. We pride ourselves in finding the best options of care for every individual who walks through our doors.” 

The clinic also provides services for children who may be experiencing common foot and ankle problems.

“Thankfully, many of these are easily corrected through conservative measures especially if caught early on,” Squires said. “You know your child best, and if there are any concerns you may have, please call as we are always willing to provide advice or schedule an appointment if needed.

“It is important for me to get to know my patients because every individual is different, and that means every treatment plan is slightly different too,” she added. “In my opinion, there is no cookie-cutter approach. The personal touch I hope to provide is one in which every patient who leaves my office should know the treatment plan provided for them is personalized to their conditions and concerns.”

Dr. Squires enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Weston Squires, who is a local chiropractor at Squires Family Care Chiropractic. The high school sweethearts have recently welcomed their first child, Nash, into the world.  

“We love the outdoors, and Mason County provides the perfect location for looking out your back window to see the beautiful landscape of Northern Michigan,” she said. “We want our children to experience a childhood like we were able to, including spending time on the lake, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. One of my patients has said it best: ‘I have traveled the entire world, and the best place to be is here.’”  

Appointments available
West Michigan Foot & Ankle offers same-day scheduling. To set up an appointment, call (231) 843-2690 or email

Hear from her patients:
Really friendly and competent staff. Dr. Squires was one of the best doctors we have ever had, and we are pushing 70!  Knowledgeable and took an exceptional amount of time to explain everything and you could tell was truly genuine. We called for an appointment and were seen the next day, Nov. 2021. But if you need a podiatrist, you should establish yourself as a patient soon because someday she will be very hard to get into. Yes, she’s that good.”

“I was extremely happy with my visit to West Michigan Foot and Ankle. I did not have a long wait in either the waiting room or the exam room. Everyone was extremely friendly and I was completely comfortable talking with each of the people that I dealt with. I left with a solution to my problem and an additional option going forward if the initial effort didn’t give me the relief I was looking for. The best news is I have been so happy with the results and would highly recommend this friendly, efficient office to everyone.”

“Great patient service. Office personal very friendly and helpful in answering all your questions. Dr. Squires is very caring and knowledgeable when taking care of any foot problems you may have. Highly recommend this office for great care.”