The owner and president of Ruskusky Foot and Ankle Clinic, Dr. Jeffrey R. Ruskusky is a podiatric physician managing a staff of 15 employees, with offices in Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin and Bartonville. A skilled surgeon, he provides a wide range of treatments, including arthritic foot care, orthotics, diabetic wound care and limb salvage, and works as adjunct staff for patients in Morton and Peoria Heights.
Dr. Ruskusky is on staff at five area hospitals and was the first podiatrist to aid in the establishment of the OSF Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center. He was also one of the first podiatrists in the region to provide Laser Genesis skin therapy, and has performed many surgeries and consultations to patients in need through charitable programs at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. An associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and member of the Illinois and American Podiatric Medical Associations, Dr. Ruskusky has been a guest lecturer for the internal medicine and family practice residents at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, lecturing primary care physicians on the latest diagnostic tools and treatments.
Dr. Ruskusky devotes much of his time outside of work to giving back to the community. He is vice chair of the Pediatric Supportive Care Center at Children’s Hospital of Illinois and a member of its Community Advisory Board, serving on the MOSAIC subcommittee since 2003 and chairing it for two years. Most recently, he served on the hospital’s Family Advisory Board, which brings together families of current and past patients.
In addition, Dr. Ruskusky has volunteered to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon and Muscular Dystrophy Association. His family was “chair family” for Children’s Hospital’s 2012 Drive for Miracles Radiothon and has also served as host family for Easter Seals’ Black and Blue Ball and “Three Little Pigs” event. Dr. Ruskusky is active at St. Philomena Catholic Church and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus since 2000. iBi