Dr. Nora Zoe Ramos-Carthew has been practicing podiatric medicine for over 20 years and is pleased to bring her passion and knowledge to the California East Bay Area.
A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Ramos attended the University of Puerto Rico for her Biology undergraduate studies and continued her education at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Ramos completed her surgical residency at Westchester General Hospital in Miami, Florida. She is board certified in foot surgery by the ABFAS (American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Ramos worked in private practice in Coral Gables, Florida, for 12 years and followed her husband to Houston, Texas, where she worked for eight more years in private practice. Her husband’s career then took her and her son to Angola, Africa. There, she worked as a volunteer podiatrist with the Expat community and with the Friends of Luanda Street Children and Orphans (FOLSCO) group for two years, treating the wounds of the children who lived on the streets. These children kept a piece of her heart, and she greatly misses them. When it was time to repatriate back to the US, they were blessed to be able to relocate to the beautiful East Bay Area of California near family, where they have finally settled.
While in Texas, Dr. Ramos volunteered at the San Jose Clinic in Houston. In California, she volunteered at the Order of Malta Clinic in Oakland. She has also volunteered in medical missions in Peru and Guatemala.
Dr. Ramos has enjoyed reaching out to the local community as a speaker at events, specialty shoe stores, diabetic groups, and running clubs. She was a volunteer podiatrist for the Houston Marathon, which inspired her to sign up, and complete several races and half marathons in Texas and in the California Bay area. She and her husband are constantly training for races.
As a runner herself, Dr. Ramos is sympathetic to her patients’ training goals and works with them meticulously to help them achieve those during their treatment period. In addition to running, she enjoys hiking, fitness, and dancing. She is a certified STRONG Nation® and Zumba® instructor.
Dr. Ramos believes keeping active is one of the best ways of lowering inflammation, and she works relentlessly with her patients to help them move forward. She utilizes the latest state-of-the-art technology and treatments when needed, but her main goal is to lead her patients on a path of gradual lifestyle changes to achieve long-term solutions.
Let Dr. Ramos Help You and Your Feet Go Forward and Beyond
Dr. Ramos treats California residents in person in her office in Livermore, CA. She also treats patients via telehealth in the states of California, Texas, Florida, and Kansas, and any country outside the US. She is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.