Meet Our Doctors

We stay up to date on the latest advancements in podiatry

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As your podiatric healthcare professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in podiatry in order to provide the most current treatment options to our patients.
As your doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us and our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

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    Dr. Craig McLaws – Founder

    Dr. Craig McLaws founded The Foot Care Center in 1987 in Sheridan, WY.
    He is President and CEO of The Foot Care Center. Dr. McLaws sees patients in Billings on Mondays, Thursdays, and in Sheridan on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Dr. McLaws was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona as part of a construction family. His undergraduate education was at Arizona State University in bio-medical physics. He attended and graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA where he received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). He returned to Scottsdale, AZ for extensive training in podiatric surgery. His best friend in medical school was from Wyoming and often told him hunting and fishing stories (lies mostly). 
    It perked his interest and during his senior year Dr. McLaws fulfilled a 1 month hospital rotation in Missoula, Montana. That month changed the course of his life and after surgical training he moved north to open The Foot Care Center and was the only podiatrist in the north half of Wyoming. The practice expanded with multiple clinics and physicians and in 2003, he moved to Billings and started the Billings, MT office. Craig is married and loves Wyoming and Montana. They have five children and eight grandchildren – with one on the way! He has run 5 marathons and enjoys time with his family. His grandkids all call him “Granddaddy”.

    Dr. Jason Kane – Partner

    As of 2020 Dr. Kane is now a partner at The Foot Care Center! He began seeing patients in our Sheridan, WY office in July, 2014.
    Dr. Kane was raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was raised in a very sports focused family and was active in school sports. He completed his undergraduate degree at Idaho State University, after which he attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, he was president of the Sports Medicine Club which provided him the opportunity to attend events such as the Breast Cancer Walk, MS Walk of Philadelphia, and the Marine Corp Marathon. Dr. Kane was able to provide medical care for participants in those activities. After completing his doctorate in 2011, he attended and completed a 3 year surgical residency at the Carl T. Hayden Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. While in residency he completed extensive surgical training in forefoot/rearfoot surgery, diabetic limb salvage, total ankle replacement, and trauma.
    We are proud of the work he has done for our veterans during his residencyJason is married with three children. With his family he enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and biking. He also enjoys sports–especially basketball and football. Although born in landlocked Idaho, his father is Hawaiian, a heritage he is proud of. He enjoys listening to Hawaiian music and is trying to master the ukulele.Dr. Kane and his family love the Sheridan area and are happy to be living and working in the shadow of the Big Horns.

    Dr. Stephen Wilkinson – Associate

    We welcome Dr. Wilkinson as our newest associate.
    Dr. Wilkinson recently came from Omaha where he helped start a podiatry practice with Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He grew up in Maryland before spending 10 years in the military.
    Dr. Wilkinson was a staff podiatrist and residency director in the military before starting a private practice in Maryland after leaving the military. He Is one of 4 children. He has been married to his wife, Robin, for 37 years and they have 1 daughter, Sarah, who is 31 years old and lives in Broomfield Colorado. His hobbies include camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. His wife is an excellent wildlife photographer and hikes along with him.

    Dr. Marina Rath – Family Nurse Practitioner

    We have expanded our services by welcoming Dr. Marina Rath to The Foot Care Center.
    Dr. Marina Rath is a Family Nurse Practitioner who we are very excited to have as part of the team here at The Foot Care Center! Growing up in Russia, she moved to Billings 20 years ago. 
    She completed her undergraduate degree at MSU Bozeman and received a graduate degree from the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND). She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her experience includes working in a primary care clinic and emergency department. 
    Dr. Marina Rath and her husband enjoy being outdoors, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with their niece. She is a perfect fit in expanding our services in podiatry and has helped us better serve the individuals and families in our community.

    The Story of The Foot Care Center of Montana and Wyoming

    The Foot Care Center

    The Foot Care Center is the largest and most active podiatry group in Wyoming and Montana. The first office was opened in 1987 in Sheridan, WY by Craig McLaws, DPM. As the only podiatrist in northern Wyoming, Dr. McLaws ran outreach clinics in the basin area, in Gillette, and other surrounding communities. In 2005, we added our full time podiatry office in Billings, MT. The doctors and staff at The Foot Care Center are committed to improving the health of your feet, ankles, and lower legs.
    As experts in the field of podiatry, we are able to provide you with comprehensive exams and diagnostic analyses of your condition. We also offer innovative treatments for injuries, diseases, and other conditions of your feet, ankles, and lower legs.Contact our Sheridan or Billings office to schedule an appointment.
    Please also take some time to review the information on this website. To better serve you, we have provided extensive reading on:
    • Selecting the right shoes and orthotics for your needs.
    • The podiatric services we offer.
    • Various foot care topics.
    • Various foot diseases, deformities, and injuries.

    We believe that every step you take should be pain free and we will work with you to make this a reality.

    True Experts of Foot Care

    Although your primary care physician may be able to diagnose and treat a problem with your foot, ankle, or lower leg, it is often wise to speak with a skilled podiatrist about your issues. Many podiatric health conditions have similar symptoms as other conditions and can be easily misdiagnosed.At our practice, our focus is podiatry. Our training and experience is concentrated on understanding the workings of feet, ankles, and lower legs, allowing us to better understand the intricate workings of this part of the body. With our expertise, we are able to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and other conditions of your feet, ankles, and lower legs better than a general healthcare practitioner.

    Personalized Patient Care and Treatment

    Many of our patients suffer from similar foot and ankle conditions; however, we treat each case uniquely. By understanding not only your podiatric disease, deformity, or other medical condition, but also your specific lifestyle needs, we can better create a course of treatment or recommend footwear that will help relieve your issues.The complexity of the workings of your feet and ankles makes this a part of your body that may need significant attention, so we don’t rush you through treatment. At our office, we take the time to provide you with comprehensive foot care education and give you the treatment that you need and deserve.

    Education and Preventative Care

    At our podiatry practice, we believe that the more information you have about proper foot care, the better your overall podiatric health will be. That is why we not only treat existing medical conditions, but also provide you with guidelines to minimize your chances of future foot or ankle injuries and ailments.Based on your specific needs, our podiatrist will provide you with foot care tips and recommendations. Also, we have filled this website with podiatry information to help educate you on how you can properly take care of your feet, ankles, and lower legs.

    Positive Experience

    When dealing with foot pain and discomfort, you most likely are not thinking of the situation as positive. However, when you visit our podiatry practice we will do our best to make this difficult situation better.We will not only focus on finding and treating the source of your pain, but also provide you with a comfortable environment during the process. Our friendly and professional staff is here to ensure that your overall experience at our office is a positive one.

    Don’t gamble with the health of your feet, ankles, and legs.

    If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or other symptoms of a potential problem contact our podiatry office today to schedule an appointment.
    Please take a moment to read some of the reviews provided by real patients of our office.
    • “Dr. McLaws is a very friendly, compassionate, and caring doctor. Everything was explained in detail before my surgery. His assistant was very efficient and calmed my nerves. My experience was exceptional. Thank you!”


    • “We have been to a lot of different specialists regarding a foot/tendon issue and haven’t found any relief. For the first time in 5 years my wife’s foot is starting to get better thanks to the attentive care at The Foot Care Center. Thank you so much!”


    • “The staff was wonderful. I was able to get in very quickly and was treated very well. I came from Gillette and it has been worth the drive for the service, kindness, and knowledge. Dr. Kane is great!”


    Contact Us

    Billings Office
    3990 Avenue D
    Billings , MT 59102
    Call us at 406-252-5444
    Billings Heights
    513 Hilltop Rd. Ste 2
    Billings, MT 59105
    Call us at 406-206-1600
    Sheridan Office
    132 N. Gould St.
    Sheridan, WY 82801
    Call us at 307-672-3457
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    Work Hours:

    Billings– Monday to Friday : 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Heights– Monday to Friday : 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Sheridan– Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Saturday & Sunday : Close Door

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