Dr. Tepper started practicing podiatry with Dr. David S. Jacobson in East Los Angeles in 1977. Later, he opened his first office in Ontario in 1981. His approach is to start with the most conservative care before considering aggressive options if necessary, indicated, or desired.
Dr. Tepper decided to become a podiatrist after suffering from his own foot problems. He was experiencing pain in the arches of his feet when he started running long distance at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, New York where he was captain of the cross country team. Dr. Tepper continued running for the C.W. Post College track team in Brookville, New York where his foot problem became worse and he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. This influenced his decision to attend California School of Podiatric Medicine that was known throughout the country for their expertise in podiatric biomechanics and foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Tepper’s interest in biomechanics became a deeply seeded thirst for knowledge in structure and function; the thread that ties all foot and ankle care together.
He started wearing rigid, functional orthotics and was able to remain active in competitive sports such as tennis and basketball.
With medicine and technology evolving; Dr. Tepper continues in depth training and education. He does over 100 hours in continued medical training on wound care, foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine orthopedics and trauma yearly.
Dr. Tepper has been a member of the California Podiatric Medical Association for the past 38 years and the past 15 of which he has been an officer in the Inland Society, including president of the local society and 5 years on the board of the state association, including a year as treasurer of that organization.
Dr. Tepper has been a member of the staff at San Antonio Regional Medical Center and Ambulatory Center for the past 25 years.