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  • MEET DR. PULAPAKA

    drjpDr. Pulapaka graduated from one of the top three residency programs in the United States. Her training has taken her to the Yucatan for advance limb deformity training and a Fellowship in Trauma, Reconstruction, and Limb Deformity from the Ilizarov Institute in Russia.  She is the second woman to complete this training in Russia.

    She first began treating spider veins in Tallahassee, Florida while working with a plastic surgeon from 1992-1995.  Her interest in spider vein treatment carried over as she completes her advance surgical training for the lower extremity.

    Dr. Pulapaka is an Associate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the only podiatrist who is a member of AAPSM in Volusia County for Sports Medicine.

    In 2005 began my own private practice DeLand and Orange City and enjoyed that until 2008, where I decided to focused my care fulltime to the DeLand community.

    I’m grateful to have studied with some of the world’s most influential podiatrists and with a master surgeon for external fixation. I emphasize in surgery, wound care, sports medicine, and nail disorders as well as general preventative podiatry care.

    In 2013, I began to focus on wound care and limb salvage, a specialty missing in our area; completing my Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) in 2016. Also in August, 2016 I was certified with the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry - Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds and Diabetic Footwear.

    We have hundreds of satisfied patients. Dr. Pulapaka is the highest-rated podiatrist in DeLand. Please read Dr. Pulapaka's curriculum vitae to learn about her background and education. Dr. Pulapaka’s husband and Cress’ Executive Chef Hari Pulapaka have been a driving force along with her family. Their support has enabled her to be successful.

  • 2014 Founding Member goFLA & #Sunshineplate, 2014 Culinary Hall of Fame - Orlando Sentinel, 2014 Power Couples Central Florida- Orlando Sentinel. Dr. Pulapaka was named as one of the Top Influential Women in Business 2013 in Volusia/Flagler County."I am proud and honored to be among this group of women and men. This is an inspiration to work harder on issues that remain important to me, such as health care and food sustainability. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. I will continue to work on these issue and support our community that I am so proud of."

  • Podcast Host: Podiatry DocTalk and From the Blade.
    "Regain your health with quick and ingenious tips & chats so you can be stronger and healthy. I’m here making complex foot & ankle problems sensible and simple." Hosted by: Dr. Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM
    Podiatry DocTalk brings information to you in short, easy to understand podcasts. We also will provide links to the original journal articles whenever possible so that you can source the information directly and be stronger & healthy.
    http://doctalk.libsyn.com

  • Dr. Pulapaka is also a Co-owner, with her husband Hari Pulapaka, PhD, since 2013 ZAGAT: Top Restaurant Orlando & Top 100 American Restaurants, Cress Restaurant. Vist her biography at: A Love of Food, Wine, & Medicine. I am proud to announce that my husband was a semifinalist for the JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD for the 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2011 Best Chef in the South, and Food & Wine Best New Chef:Gulf Coast 2013 & 2012. Aside from the restaurant, Hari is a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Stetson University. Cress' devotions is seen in our support of local food charities, initiation of a program to decrease food waste, and championing the sustainability movement. At Cress, we have relationships with where our food comes from, with the individuals who are growing them: the farmers, the fishermen, the cattlemen. Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations.
    Cress Restaurant - Farm to Table - seasonal, global, bold