Yes, CMC has our HOPE (Helpful Option for Patients Expenses) program, which is our financial assistance. It goes by your household size and income.
Our 'Soles' Keep Us On the Correct Path
The foundation of our bodies starts at our “soles”… of our feet, that is. If our feet have issues, other parts of our body become ‘out-of-whack’.
You owe it to yourself to make sure you are on solid footing. Talk to your primary care physician to see if your foot conditions warrant a visit with our podiatrist.
With the retirement of Dr. Steven Meinhold, Dr. David Waters and Dr. Lenertz with Platte River Foot and Ankle Specialists, are seeing patients in Falls City at our Medical Specialist Clinic.
What To Expect
- Please arrive 15 -30 minutes prior to your appointment.
- You will check in with our admissions team. Please have your identification (Driver’s license or ID card) and a current copy of your insurance card. The admission staff will direct to the Outpatient Department.
- Each specialist has their own forms they want you to fill out. While we do have your information, their clinics have different information and questions they will ask you. We are working on online forms for your convenience.
- When the staff member takes you back to your exam room, they will take your weight (we know, none of us like it but it is necessary information), blood pressure, oxygen level, and ask you about your medications. (An updated list of meds is a must, especially for a first-time patient.)
- Wait times for your appointment can vary. Some clinic visits with certain providers are scheduled around surgeries. Sometimes, surgeries run longer than anticipated. Your patience and understanding in those situations are greatly appreciated.
- Blood draws sometimes are required for appointments. If they aren’t arranged ahead of time, you may have to step over to our lab and one of our laboratory team members will take care of you.
David Waters, DPM
Dr. David Waters started Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons because of his passion to provide comprehensive state of the art solutions to foot and ankle pain for his patients. He is thrilled to be an integral part of the Hastings and tri city communities. He was raised in a town of similar size and loved the experience and fun a smaller community brings. He also felt there was an unmet need for the highest quality of foot and ankle care within the region. He chose to be a foot and ankle surgeon because he enjoys helping patients live without foot and ankle pain. Previous to starting Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr. Waters worked for Henry Ford Health system in Detroit, MI. While there he was involved in teaching and training the resident surgeons for three years. He was involved in developing new minimally invasive techniques and three dimensional bunion correction. Additionally Dr. Waters specializes in total ankle replacement as a means to helping those patients suffering from ankle pain from arthritis to maintain a high quality of life. Although he specializes in foot and ankle surgery Dr. Waters has a comprehensive approach to foot and ankle pain offering the least invasive conservative measures to treatment before proceeding with surgery when necessary.
Dr. Waters received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Weber State University in Ogden, UT. He received a doctorate in podiatric medicine from Kent State University in Independence, OH where he served as president of his class and graduated as a member of Phi Delta Honor Society. He then went to St. John Hospital and Medical Center, in Detroit, MI, for three years of residency. There he served as the chief podiatric surgical resident. While there he received advanced training in both non-surgical and surgical management of foot and ankle disorders and deformities including total ankle replacement. He also received training in diabetic foot care, wound care and limb salvage procedures.
He is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot, rearfoot and ankle reconstructive surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Waters is excited to be here in the tri city region of Nebraska. He wants to keep the population up and active without foot and ankle pain. He provides a full range of foot and ankle care from non-surgical care and basic foot and ankle questions to advanced reconstruction of foot and ankle deformity.
Dr. Waters and his wife, Valerie, and their four wonderful children have relocated to Hastings and are enjoying it as their new home. They love the community feel it has and have integrated themselves into the community through scouting, sports and the arts. They enjoy spending time together as a family hiking, fishing, camping, swimming, boating and enjoying the community.
Evan Lenertz, DPM
Evan Lenertz, DPM, is a board-qualified foot and ankle surgeon at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons, which has locations throughout Nebraska. He grew up in Lincoln, where he graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a dual major in biology and microbiology.
Dr. Lenertz received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery from Des Moines, University. Upon graduation, he completed his residency at St. Mary Mercy and St. Joseph Hospitals outside of Detroit, Michigan. There, he was elected Chief Resident by his peers and attending physicians.
After residency, Dr. Lenertz became one of very few physicians to complete a year-long fellowship in advanced reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.In his free time, Dr. Lenertz enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, daughter, and family dog; playing video games; exercising; and watching sports.
Ashley Anderson PA-C
Ashley was born and raised in Lincoln, NE and has recently moved to Hastings to join the PRFAS team. She went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her undergraduate degree, so Husker red runs through her veins, win or lose. Ashley then went to Union College for PA school in Lincoln and graduated in May 2021. She is excited to live and work in Hastings with this awesome team. In her free time, you can find her walking around town, tending to her houseplants, reading, or cuddling with her cat, Pinto.
Why Turn To Community Medical Center of Falls City?
There are a lot of reasons to work with the incredible professionals at CMCFC. Our incredible facility, community engagement, and patient-centric approach—just to name a few. But some of the biggest reasons to work with our team are that we are:
Caring for our patients is our passion. When you come to CMCFC, you’re coming to a professional team that will always put your health first.
We will always listen. You know your health best, and when something is wrong we will hear you, believe you, and work with you to find a solution.
For over 100 years, Southeastern Nebraska has depended upon the Community Medical Center of Falls City for quality medical care. Our providers are experts in their fields and provide world-class care to our community.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may call 402-245-6542 and get information.
You may find the application online at www.cmcfc.org under the financial assistance tab. You may pick up an application at CMC front admissions. You may have an application mailed to you.
CMC provides the service (technical component) and the doctors or specialists bill for their professional services.
Some insurance plans take up to 90 days or more to pay a claim. The patient is not sent a statement until your insurance has processed your claim.
Due to HIPAA, we are not allowed to disclose any information to anyone other than the patient if they are over the age of 19 unless permission is granted to us by the patient. It is the law and we have to follow it.