We here at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle grieve for our patients who have lost so much due to the wildfires. If you have lost your diabetic shoes due to the fires, we may be able to help.

If you meet the following criteria, please contact our office and let us see if we can help replace your shoes at no cost to you.

  • You are an established Patient at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle.
  • You have received diabetic shoes by us within the past 2 years.
  • You have lost your diabetic shoes to the wildfires.

Our best wishes to each of you as you face these difficult times.

Evan C. Merrill, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Merrill has lived and worked in the Medford area since 1999. Before this, he had a podiatric practice in Pullman, Washington for 7 years.

Running has been a great help in Dr. Merrill’s personal life and practice. In addition to keeping him in good health, he has more empathy for runners and their specific injuries and foot/ankle problems, as he has been afflicted with some of the same foot issues that he treats. He plans on one-day completing a 100-mile endurance ultramarathon.

Dr. Merrill has been married since 1984. At present he has 3 married children and 5 grandchildren. His passions are running, fly fishing and playing with his awesome grandchildren.


  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatric Medical Residency (PMR), California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency (PSR), California College of Podiatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

Hospital/Surgical Center Affiliations

  • Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
  • Providence Medford Medical Center
  • Surgery Center of Southern Oregon
  • Asante Ashland Community Hospital
  • Asante Ashland Community Hospital Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine – former staff member


  • Oregon Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Founding Fellow, Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing

Additional Training

  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF)
  • Endoscopic Decompression of Intermetatarsal Neuroma (EDIN)
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)


  • Running 
  • Fly Fishing