Phone: (865) 558-0006 | Fax: (865) 558-9462



Knoxville Podiatry Group offers the most professional, competent, and time-cost effective podiatric medicine and surgery possible. Many people who visit our office have never visited a podiatrist before.  We treat disorders and diseases of the skin, nails, bones, and joints of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Paul C. Rivard is a board certified podiatrist in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle.  He performs traditional and endoscopic procedures, and has been a medical staff member at many facilities around the Knoxville area over the years.


In order to ensure the highest quality foot and ankle care, we will ask you to complete a brief, yet comprehensive information packet regarding your medical history and medications. Questions regarding diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, arthritis, etc. are pertinent and may be relevant to how your condition should be treated with medication, or surgery if necessary. You can complete the questionnaire in our office, or, for your convenience, you may download and print the forms from our website, by clicking on the Patient Forms tab.

Oftentimes, treatment can be performed on your initial visit; sometimes, the required treatment may include a surgical procedure to correct your problem. If surgery is required, this treatment will be scheduled at your convenience. Every attempt at conservatory treatment will be performed before recommending surgical intervention. It is always our goal to deliver the most effective and least invasive solution possible in order to correct your foot or ankle problem.

Our entire staff practices the “Golden Rule”, treating others the way we would want to be treated, regardless of age, gender, race, or economic status. Our staff member with the least seniority has been with us for over 11 years. We all do what we do because we are passionate about the field of podiatry, and it is our honor to serve you.


In 1985, Dr. Paul C. Rivard joined Knoxville Podiatry Group, which has been the foundation of podiatric care in Knoxville since 1947. He has been chief partner of this elite institution for the past 20 years. Dr. Rivard completed his medical training at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency with the VA System in Indiana. He completed a surgical fellowship in Knoxville, Tennessee. His emphasis has always been on forefoot, midfoot, and heel pain treatment and surgery. He has had a prior residency program for many years and has taught numerous podiatrists who are now in practice across the country, as well as here in Knoxville.

Dr. Paul C Rivard is Board Certified by the Medical Board of Podiatric Surgery and Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and has served as the President of the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Rivard was appointed by the Governor of Tennessee to serve on the Podiatric Medical Board, where he has been serving for over 3 years now. He takes great pride in helping to ensure and protect the quality of podiatric care to the people throughout the Great State of Tennessee.

Dr. Rivard’s commitment to the poor and indigent of East Tennessee has always been part of his practice philosophy. He has served on such charity boards as the Interfaith Health Clinic, which is a non-profit healthcare ministry that treats East Tennessee patients who have no medical insurance. No patient is turned away unseen or untreated. In addition, he has been a guest expert speaker on numerous radio and television shows over the years, dispensing advice and information regarding foot and ankle problems that occur. He has also provided assistance at the University of Tennessee and maintains that relations to this day.

We appreciate your visiting our site, and hope to be of further assistance to you. Call our office today at (865) 558-0006 to schedule your visit!

Dr. Rivard and his staff deliver expert care in the following:

  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Children’s Foot Care
  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Bunions
  • Calluses
  • Deep Seated Corns and Soft Corns
  • Hammertoes
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Fungus Nails
  • Heel Pain (Under the Heel Bone)
  • Heel Pain (In the back of the Heels, also known as “Pump Bumps”)
  • Ingrown Toe Nails
  • Morton’s Neuroma (Nerve Tumor of the Foot)
  • Tailor’s Bunion
  • Toenail Pain (Under and Around the Toenail)
  • Warts