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Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Care Center, Inc

Mafutaga S. Tagaloa-Tulifau, D.P.M.

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Lakewood, CA

Dear Valued Patients

Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot and Ankle Care Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our patients and team members during this unprecedented time.
We are here for you and we are all in this together as we do all we can to stop the spread of the COVID 19 Corona Virus.  We are informing you  that our office is open and we are seeing patients in the office as usual.  We are proud to say that we are also offering telemedicine where your appointment can occur using your smart phone or your compluter in the comfort of your home.  Simply call our office at 562-925-3055 and our staff will walk you through the process and schedule a convenient time so your virtual visit with the Doctor will be as smooth as possible.  You can also schedule an appointment online on our website at www.doctortulifau.com 24/7 and one of your staff members will reach out to you to go over the process.  We are limiting the number of people that accompany the patients to one person only if necessary. 

We continue to monitor and follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for preventing the spread of the Corona Virus.

At our office, we are doing the following:

  • Reschedule all our elective surgical procedures
  • Rescheduling all high risk patients
    • Patients 60 years old and over
    • Patients with immunocompromised disease and those with serious chronic health conditions

We continue to follow OSHA Regulations with sanitation and sterilization to maintain good health of our patients, staff and physicians.

We wish you and your families well, good health and blessings.

Our passion is to keep you walking

Our passion is to keep you walking

About Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau

Mafutaga Tagaloa-Tulifau, DPM, has practiced podiatric medicine and surgery at Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Center, Inc in Lakewood, California, since 1999. She takes great pride in her career. Doing what she loves to do – helping people with their foot and ankle problems – is a real blessing and her true calling.

Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau believes there’s nothing as fulfilling as seeing someone come into her office with pain or a full-blown infected diabetic ulcer and leave with a smile because she was able to resolve their pain or begin a course of treatment to save their limb.

Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau works to create lasting relationships with her patients and the community. She believes in spending quality time with her patients, explaining their foot or ankle problem and exploring treatment options. While she’s a well-trained foot and ankle surgeon, her philosophy is to try conservative treatment first before considering surgical intervention.

Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau was born and raised in American Samoa, where she attended Fagaitua High School, graduating as valedictorian of her class. Following high school, she attended American Samoa Community College, then moved to California with her parents and received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Loma Linda University.

After relocating to San Francisco, Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from California College of Podiatric Medicine, which is now known as California College of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College. Then she went on to complete her residency at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center.

Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau continues to keep up with the latest medical research, innovations, and treatments by attending continuing education seminars throughout the country. She firmly believes that knowledge is powerful, so she keeps up-to-date with technology and implements advanced procedures in her office.

In her spare time, Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau likes to exercise and spend time with her family, which includes six children and her mother. Three of her daughters are still at home, while her fourth daughter and two sons attend college. Her oldest son is heading off to medical school – Western University College of Podiatric Medicine – and she looks forward to the day when he can join her practice.

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Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Care Center, Inc

About Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau

Mafutaga Tagaloa-Tulifau, DPM, has practiced podiatric medicine and surgery at Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Center, Inc in Lakewood, California, since 1999. She takes great pride in her career. Doing what she loves to do – helping people with their foot and ankle problems – is a real blessing and her true calling.

Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau believes there’s nothing as fulfilling as seeing someone come into her office with pain or a full-blown infected diabetic ulcer and leave with a smile because she was able to resolve their pain or begin a course of treatment to save their limb.

Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau works to create lasting relationships with her patients and the community. She believes in spending quality time with her patients, explaining their foot or ankle problem and exploring treatment options. While she’s a well-trained foot and ankle surgeon, her philosophy is to try conservative treatment first before considering surgical intervention.

Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau was born and raised in American Samoa, where she attended Fagaitua High School, graduating as valedictorian of her class. Following high school, she attended American Samoa Community College, then moved to California with her parents and received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Loma Linda University.

After relocating to San Francisco, Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from California College of Podiatric Medicine, which is now known as California College of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College. Then she went on to complete her residency at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center.

Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau continues to keep up with the latest medical research, innovations, and treatments by attending continuing education seminars throughout the country. She firmly believes that knowledge is powerful, so she keeps up-to-date with technology and implements advanced procedures in her office.

In her spare time, Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau likes to exercise and spend time with her family, which includes six children and her mother. Three of her daughters are still at home, while her fourth daughter and two sons attend college. Her oldest son is heading off to medical school – Western University College of Podiatric Medicine – and she looks forward to the day when he can join her practice.


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Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau has been serving the Lakewood community since 1999

Dr. Tagaloa-Tulifau has been serving the Lakewood community since 1999

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Center, Inc, we accept all PPO's, most HMO's, Medicare, and Medi-Cal. Here is a list of some of the insurances that we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Guardian
Humana
Medicare
MetLife
United Healthcare

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Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Care Center, Inc
5220 Clark Avenue, Suite 315
Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone: 562-205-8349
Fax: 562-925-7371
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