Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Founder Dr. Joseph M. Caporusso opened Complete Family Foot Care at 246 Lindberg Avenue in McAllen, Texas on October 1993 just down the block from our current location. Dr. Caporusso graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. He continued his training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX.
He is past president of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, The American Podiatric Medical Association and the International Federation of Podiatrists. Dr. Caporusso has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has written many articles concerning the care of the foot. He is the founding member of the Nińos de la Frontera project in Reynosa, Mexico. Locally, Dr. Caporusso has been involved in many boards and advisory groups. He has also served as a trustee and vice President of the McAllen Independent School District Board. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic and Primary Podiatric Medicine
Dr. Joseph F. Bender was born in New Jersey. He attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a residency at the Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic and a residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Upon completion of his residencies he joined Dr. Caporusso in private practice in McAllen, Texas in 1994. Dr. Bender is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic and Primary Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Bryan J. Prukop joined Complete Family Foot Care in 2000. He was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. He graduated undergraduate school at St Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas and obtained his doctor of podiatric medicine from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr Prukop trained at the Veterans' Affairs Medical Center in Temple, Texas and the University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio. He is Board certified by the American board of Podiatric Medicine and maintains affiliations with several local hospitals.
Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Dr. Thomas E. Brooks joined Complete Family Foot Care in February 2003 at our Mission location. He received his degree in podiatric medicine from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Brooks is a case reviewer for the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Brooks was a member of the United States Navy from 1971-1975. He is a member of the following professional associations American Diabetes Association, Texas Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Brooks served as a United States Public Service Podiatric Physician from 1984-1988. He remains a consultant for the United States Public Service to this day.
Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Dr. Oscar Corral is a native of Fort Stockton Texas. Since the fifth grade his father and mother, Oscar and Julie Corral, taught him to love hard work and long hours at Eagle Electric and Refrigeration, the family business. As a young man, however, Corral was always interested in medicine and emergency care. In high school he worked as a Radiology Tech Assistant at a hospital, and at the same time, as a Medical Assistant with a local family physician. He was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) before graduating high school and volunteered at his home town EMS during his college years in San Angelo. As an EMT he was involved with providing first aid, CPR, basic life support, and advanced trauma life support. In San Angelo, during college, he volunteered at the local hospital emergency room as an EMT and Medical Assistant. Before completing his Bachelors of Chemistry Degree, an accident at the outdoor gun range changed the direction of his medical aspirations. He literally, but accidentally, shot himself in the foot. The podiatrist who treated him was an inspiration and Corral volunteered at this office for several months before graduating college. The experience taught Corral the importance of treating foot and ankle pain and trauma. He received his Podiatry education at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. His surgical training was a Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. St. Barnabas is a level one trauma center where Dr. Corral was exposed to foot and ankle trauma, orthopedic trauma, vascular surgery, and orthopedic elective surgery. Corral and his wife moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 2006 to work at Complete Family Foot Care. Drs Caporusso, Bender, and Prukop provided motivation and compassion to treat our patients with the highest level of care and education. Corral became board certified by the American Board of Podiatric surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.Read More
Dr. Amory Baker was born and raised in San Jose, California. He fulfilled his dream of becoming a doctor by moving to Ohio to study podiatric medicine at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio where he received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. After completing his residency training in podiatric medicine and surgery at University Hospitals in Richmond Heights, Ohio, Dr. Baker and his family were excited to move to the Rio Grande Valley in 2018 to join Complete Family Foot Care. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. In his spare time, Dr. Baker enjoys cycling, shooting, sports, and spending time with his wife and his little dog, Sadee.
Dr. Kale Merrell was born and raised in Belle Fourche, South Dakota where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, and playing sports. He attended undergraduate school at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on a wrestling scholarship where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts while majoring in A.C.S. Biochemistry. He obtained his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Alberto Garza, C. PED. joined Complete Family Foot Care in 2006. Mr. Garza has helped our community far and near with various Pedorthic needs, along with preventative shoe gear and bracing. He was born in Lansing, Michigan and was raised in a small town west of Mission, Texas. Alberto attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he obtained a certification as a Pedorthist. He is also certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) and has many years of experience working hand on hand with all the Podiatrists at Complete Family Foot Care.
To provide the highest quality of foot and ankle care in a comforting, passionate and understanding environment.