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"All patients deserve the best of both worlds - an exceptional bedside manner and a high degree of surgical expertise." - Dr. Michael Coyer

Dr. Michael Coyer, DPM, FACFAS -

Orange County Foot and Ankle Surgeon


Dr. Coyer is a DIPLOMATE of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery® and is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®. 

Dr. Coyer is a highly trained Orange Foot and Ankle Surgeon with extensive experience in the latest treatments for foot and ankle conditions in Orange County. He specializes in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery in Orange County, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, corrective and reconstructive foot surgery, corrective and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle trauma, diabetic limb salvage, pediatric foot conditions, and sports medicine. Dr. Coyer, Orange County Podiatrist, is a member of the medical staff at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, and several surgery centers in the Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Woods areas. In addition, Dr. Coyer is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS) with offices in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Orange, CA for your convenience.


Dr. Coyer completed his undergraduate education in his home state of Michigan. He then obtained his medical degree from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, OH having graduated in the top 1/3 of his class. He continued on to complete a comprehensive three-year surgical residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic / Mercy Health Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency program in Cleveland, OH. While in residency training, he completed numerous rotations within the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the #2 top rated U.S. Hospital. During his residency, he received training by many renown physicians in numerous specialties, including Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Radiology, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry. 


Dr. Coyer received extensive training in the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery and Cleveland Clinic / Akron General Orthopaedic Surgery Departments, as well as training with top foot and ankle surgeons within the Mercy Heath and Metro Health systems.  Additionally, he completed training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery within the Metro Health System, having received specialized training from several fellowship trained, pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in comprehensive pediatric care. Working beside some of the most respected surgical specialists, he amassed an abundant and diverse surgical background.


He has authored and co-authored several articles on foot and ankle surgical conditions, with published articles in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Northern Ohio Foot and Ankle Foundation (NOFA) journal. He has also presented numerous research posters at both the regional and national levels, and has conducted and presented research through the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. Additionally, he has given several academic presentations on various topics, including Gunshot Wounds in the Lower Extremity, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in the Lower Extremity, Pre-Operative Management of Lower Extremity Surgical Conditions, and Total Ankle Replacement. 

Additionally, Dr. Coyer is honored to have been interviewed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) and featured in the June 2017 Issue of the nationally published ACFAS Update.


Prior to beginning his career as a foot and ankle surgeon in Orange County, Dr. Coyer spent 15 years as a deputy sheriff, police sergeant, and police lieutenant in his home state of Michigan.  His experiences as a police officer and police supervisor have provided an extraordinary perspective on the value of providing service to those in need in a compassionate and personal manner, regardless of the situation. Having a great respect for public service, and for humanity in its entirety, has led to his commitment to provide proactive and quality patient care with a professional, empathetic, and personal touch. He believes that all patients deserve the “best of both worlds” and that an exceptional bedside manner and high degree of surgical expertise are equally important.


Having spent the majority of his life engaged in outdoor activities, Dr. Coyer understands the value of maintaining an active life style. He is a past competitor of the Cleveland Triathlon and is an avid cyclist. He is also an avid scuba diver and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. He continues to maintain an active lifestyle and enjoys all that Orange County has to offer.

Our Practice in the City of Orange, CA


Our goal is to provide the most advanced, comprehensive, and professional care in a personalized, empathetic environment in the City of Orange, CA at our offices in Orange, Irvine, and Huntington Beach, CA. It is our belief that this philosophy will not only return our patients to an active lifestyle, but will positively impact their lives long after their foot and ankle condition has been resolved.


We maintain state of the art medical equipment. Our Orange Foot and Ankle Surgeon / Orange Podiatrist has significant training and experience in the most technologically advanced and proven techniques in Orange, CA. Together, we will partner with each patient to discuss your individual needs, circumstances, and treatment goals. It is our belief that you, as the patient, are the most important part of the decision making process.


We realize that navigating the healthcare process can be difficult and stressful. We put our patients first, addressing your needs and concerns every step of the way. 




We are happy to accept the following insurance coverages in Orange, CA:


  • Aetna

  • Anthem

  • Blue Cross

  • Blue Shield

  • Cigna

  • Coventry

  • First Health

  • HealthNet

  • HealthSmart

  • Hoag HMO

  • Humana

  • Greater Newport Physicians  (GNP)

  • Interplan

  • Medicare

  • Mission Heritage

  • Multiplan

  • St. Joseph / Hoag Health

  • St. Joseph Heritage

  • St. Jude Heritage

  • United Healthcare


If you do not see your insurance listed above, please feel free to call our office in Orange, Irvine, or Huntington Beach for further details.








Professional Memberships

 Michael Coyer, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Coyer, Orange Foot and Ankle Surgeon, is committed to remaining at the cutting edge in the most advanced surgical treatments for all foot and ankle conditions in Irvine, Orange, and Huntington Beach, CA.


In addition to attending numerous academic and continuing educational surgical training conferences annually, he maintains memberships in the following medical societies:


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