Dr. Michael Coyer is a highly trained foot and ankle surgeon with extensive experience in the latest treatments for foot and ankle conditions. He specializes in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery including minimally invasive surgical techniques, corrective and reconstructive foot surgery, corrective and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle trauma, diabetic limb salvage, pediatric foot conditions, and sports medicine. In addition, Dr. Coyer is an Associate Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Coyer completed his undergraduate education in his home state of Michigan. He then obtained his medical degree from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, OH having graduated in the top 1/3 of his class. He continued on to complete a comprehensive three-year surgical residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic / Mercy Health Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency program in Cleveland, OH. While in residency training, he completed numerous rotations within the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the #2 top rated U.S. Hospital. During his residency, he received training by many renown physicians in numerous specialties, including Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Radiology, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry.
Dr. Coyer received extensive training in the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery and Cleveland Clinic / Akron General Orthopaedic Surgery Departments, as well as training with top foot and ankle surgeons within the Mercy Heath and Metro Health systems. Additionally, he completed training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery within the Metro Health System, having received specialized training from several fellowship trained, pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in comprehensive pediatric care. Working beside some of the most respected surgical specialists, he amassed an abundant and diverse surgical background.
Dr. Coyer has authored and co-authored several articles on foot and ankle surgical conditions, with published articles in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Northern Ohio Foot and Ankle Foundation (NOFA) journal. He has also presented numerous research posters at both the regional and national levels, and has conducted and presented research through the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. Additionally, he has given several academic presentations on various topics, including Gunshot Wounds in the Lower Extremity, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in the Lower Extremity, Pre-Operative Management of Lower Extremity Surgical Conditions, and Total Ankle Replacement.
Prior to beginning his career as a foot and ankle surgeon in Orange County, Dr. Coyer spent 15 years as a deputy sheriff, police sergeant, and police lieutenant in his home state of Michigan. His experiences as a police officer and police supervisor have provided an extraordinary perspective on the value of providing service to those in need in a compassionate and personal manner, regardless of the situation. Having a great respect for public service, and for humanity in its entirety, has led to his commitment to provide proactive and quality patient care with a professional, empathetic, and personal touch. He believes that all patients deserve the “best of both worlds” and that an exceptional bedside manner and high degree of surgical expertise are equally important.
Having spent the majority of his life engaged in outdoor activities, Dr. Coyer understands the value of maintaining an active life style. He is a past competitor of the Cleveland Triathlon and is an avid cyclist. He is also an avid scuba diver and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, looking forward to all that Orange County has to offer.