About Dr. Cruz

The goal of the team at Gentle Foot Care Clinic is to provide comprehensive podiatry care for men, women, and children living in and around Zephyrhills and Brandon, Florida, and throughout Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. 

Expert podiatrist, Jairo Cruz, DPM, leads the team and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of common foot and ankle-related health problems including bunions, diabetic foot care, flatfeet, gout, ingrown toenails, heel pain, and hammertoes. Whenever possible, Dr. Cruz recommends conservative measures of care to treat these issues, but when necessary, he also performs minimally invasive surgery. 

Whenever possible, Dr. Cruz and the team recommend conservative, alternative methods of treatment. Oftentimes, healthy lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, as well as at-home treatments like stretches, rest, and alternating between ice and heat are enough to relieve pain and discomfort. 

Dr. Cruz always sets aside plenty of time to meet with new patients and develop unique treatment plans based on their health history, concerns, and background. His attention to detail and commitment to patient satisfaction ensures all of his clients receive the best quality care. 

To receive the best, most comprehensive podiatric care, partner with the team at Gentle Foot Care Clinic. Make your appointment today by calling the office nearest you or by clicking the online booking tool.


Minimally Invasive Surgery


Hammer Toes

Heel Pain


Ingrown Toenails


Diabetic Foot Care

Flat Foot

What is a Matrixectomy and Why do I Need One?

A matrixectomy is a minor office procedure to cure your ingrown toenails. Typically there are no incisions or stitches. The procedure is 95% successful! Why suffer with ingrown toenail any longer when you can have permanent relief.

What is Tendinitis of the Foot or Ankle?

Tendons under excessive strain or following injury will begin to develop swelling within the tendon. Tendinitis can start out with occasional pain, but with continued use of the foot or ankle, the tendon will be painful whenever it is used.


Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Throughout the entire process I felt calm, reassured, and comfortable during and after procedure. I would recommend to everyone! Thanks Dr. Cruz!"

    Claudette R.
  • Healthgrades

    "Amazingly comforting and confident doctor. Staff is just as excellent if not more. Very friendly, spoke to me as a person and not just a patient."

    David S.
  • Healthgrades

    "His expert diagnosis and surgical capability gave me mobility back and stopped my pain. I love this guy!!"

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