American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatric Medical Association
As a podiatrist in Visalia, California the most important things to Dr. Florek aren’t feet, its the people who are attached to those feet. Growing up in Utah Dr. Florek always wanted to be a doctor. When it came time to apply to medical school he wanted to pick a specialty in which he could make an impact on disease but still have a close personal relationship with his patients. As he shadowed numerous different types of doctors one thing really stuck out to him was how happy the podiatrists in his community were, and how much they loved their patients and their patients loved them. It seemed like a perfect fit. Four years of podiatry school and three rigorous years of residency training later, that is still what he loves most…the personal interaction with those he is treating. His special interests in podiatry include trauma, pediatric and adult foot and ankle deformity, and managing the complications of diabetes. Dr. Florek, along with his Wife and 4 growing children, are happy to call the Central Valley their home.
Dr. Audrey "Lisa" Arzamendi is double board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. Since 2012, she has specialized in diabetes, obesity and metabolism, thyroid disease (including Hashimoto's and Graves'), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and sex hormone disorders, adrenal and pituitary dysfunction, osteoporosis, parathyroid/calcium disorders, and thyroid and parathyroid nodules and cancers. She is highly trained in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the thyroid (99% diagnostic rate).
Dr. Arzamendi is committed to safe and established medical treatments, and prides herself on staying informed about emerging therapies and research-supported non-prescription options. She is experienced working with all forms of brand-name and generic thyroid medications, and as a type 1 diabetic herself, has first-hand knowledge of nearly all available prescription and technological diabetic treatments, to best support patients in selecting their optimal diabetes treatment regimens.
Dr. Arzamendi graduated with honors from Stanford University, with a BA in Human Biology and a concentration in Health & Human Performance. She attended UC San Diego School of Medicine (receiving a federal NIH National Cancer Institute fellowship), and completed her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Pemanente’s Santa Clara Medical Center. Her endocrinology training was completed at UC Davis Medical Center. She previously practiced in California's South Bay before relocating to open her practice in Walnut Creek in 2020. Dr. Arzamendi was a Stanford varsity athlete and still enjoys running, hiking, tennis, rowing, and other outdoor activities. She loves spending time with her husband and many pets, and looks forward to being your doctor!
Medical School: California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland
Residency: Aria Health Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania