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Riane Teagarden, DPM

Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Santa Fe, NM

About Riane Teagarden, DPM

Riane Teagarden, DPM, is a passionate foot and ankle surgeon based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She provides comprehensive podiatry care at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists.  

Dr. Teagarden has always been interested in science. Growing up in the Denver area, you could find her explaining food chains with dioramas of lynx and making play-dough models of hearts. When her younger sister was born with significant medical needs, she started helping out her nurses at home. You could see that passion shift towards medicine. 

When she was in second grade, she brought in a baby doll and demonstrated tube feeding and placement of a g-tube to her class. She saw how medical care helped change her sister’s life by improving her independence and relieving her of pain. She was inspired to provide that same care for others.

Dr. Teagarden attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated summa cum laude. At the time, she was shadowing many different providers from all specialties and working in an immunology research lab when she discovered podiatry - almost by accident. She, like many, got an ingrown toenail. Afterward, she started shadowing the podiatrists that helped her out in Greeley. Almost instantly, she fell in love with the hands-on approach they had to offer to improve the lives of their patients.

Dr. Teagarden moved to Iowa to attend Des Moines University of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Following that, she began her residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Albuquerque and completed her residency at Kaiser Northern California in Sacramento. 

Since then, Dr. Teagarden has developed a love of sports medicine, trauma, limb salvage, and wound care. She has experience with the full scope of foot and ankle intervention. She has a tremendous passion for medicine and demonstrates it for her patients by providing the utmost care. She is excited to return to the Southwest and serve the community of Santa Fe.

In her time away from work, Dr. Teagarden enjoys outdoor activities with her dogs and her partner. You can find them hiking, camping, skiing and adventuring. They are looking forward to enjoying the natural beauty of Northern New Mexico.

Riane Teagarden

Riane Teagarden, DPM, is a passionate foot and ankle surgeon based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She provides comprehensive podiatry care at Albuquerque Associated Podiatrists.  

Dr. Teagarden has always been interested in science. Growing up in the Denver area, you could find her explaining food chains with dioramas of lynx and making play-dough models of hearts. When her younger sister was born with significant medical needs, she started helping out her nurses at home. You could see that passion shift towards medicine. 

When she was in second grade, she brought in a baby doll and demonstrated tube feeding and placement of a g-tube to her class. She saw how medical care helped change her sister’s life by improving her independence and relieving her of pain. She was inspired to provide that same care for others.

Dr. Teagarden attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated summa cum laude. At the time, she was shadowing many different providers from all specialties and working in an immunology research lab when she discovered podiatry - almost by accident. She, like many, got an ingrown toenail. Afterward, she started shadowing the podiatrists that helped her out in Greeley. Almost instantly, she fell in love with the hands-on approach they had to offer to improve the lives of their patients.

Dr. Teagarden moved to Iowa to attend Des Moines University of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Following that, she began her residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Albuquerque and completed her residency at Kaiser Northern California in Sacramento. 

Since then, Dr. Teagarden has developed a love of sports medicine, trauma, limb salvage, and wound care. She has experience with the full scope of foot and ankle intervention. She has a tremendous passion for medicine and demonstrates it for her patients by providing the utmost care. She is excited to return to the Southwest and serve the community of Santa Fe.

In her time away from work, Dr. Teagarden enjoys outdoor activities with her dogs and her partner. You can find them hiking, camping, skiing and adventuring. They are looking forward to enjoying the natural beauty of Northern New Mexico.


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