Dr. Silas Klaver, DPM, AACFAS
Medical school: Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, 2011-2015
Residency: Podiatry, New Mexico VA Health Care System & Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 2015-2018
What inspired you to choose medicine and your specialty? I grew up playing soccer and running so I naturally found interest in biomechanics, or the study of the body in motion. Being able to help patients get back to the activities they love is very rewarding. I wanted to have an active role in both conservative and surgical patient care, so Podiatry was a perfect fit.
What is your philosophy of care? It's important to me to create a relationship of trust with my patients, making sure they understand their condition, their options, and are able to take an active role in their treatment plan.
What do you like about Yakima? I like the weather and the proximity to all the outdoor activities.
What do you like to do outside of work? Running, just about anything outdoors; winter sports, soccer, hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking. I seem to develop a new hobby every year. We have three young, active kids that keep us very busy.
How did you come to Yakima Podiatry? I previously lived in Oregon and really wanted to get back to the Northwest. I was introduced to Dr. Orminski and things fell into place. It turned out to be a fantastic opportunity.
Dr. Donald W. Orminski
Dr. Donald Orminski is an experienced, Board Certified physician and surgeon of the foot and ankle. Dr. Orminski has 30 years of podiatric experience, with expertise in cutting-edge technology and the latest in proven surgical techniques.
Dr. Orminski has been in practice since 1980, specializing in general and surgical podiatry. He was certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in 1986 and re-certified in 1995 and 2005. As founder and former director of the Wound Care Center at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital, he is dedicated to the prevention of limb loss through proper treatment of diabetes and other serious medical conditions. Throughout his career, Dr. Orminski has been committed to public service. He founded "Operation Walk," sponsored by Rotary International, providing treatment and rehabilitation to Southeast Asian victims of limb loss from land mines. In recent years, his focus has turned to the Yakima Valley community. At Yakima Podiatry Associates, Dr. Orminski is dedicated to creating a healthy Yakima, one patient at a time. In his spare time, Dr. Orminski enjoys the outdoors, bicycling and crafting furniture.