Physician Highlight: Meet Dr. Natalie Hua!

Meet Tucson Orthopaedic Institute’s surgical foot and ankle podiatrist, Dr. Natalie Hua! Dr. Hua offers both nonsurgical and surgical treatments for foot and ankle ailments and injuries, treating patients of all ages. Dr. Hua treats many different types of foot and ankle conditions including: ingrown toenails, bunions, hammertoes, sports injuries, fractures, tendonitis, tendon ruptures, and many more! Dr. Hua emphasizes that every patient is different, and she does not approach patients with a “one shoe fits all” mentality. She always evaluates each patient individually and provides specific recommendations based on the severity and duration of the foot and/or ankle condition. Her number one goal at TOI is to help patients achieve a pain-free life that leads to healthiness and happiness.

Did you know both feet make up about a quarter of all 206 bones in the human body? Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, 10 tendons, and 107 ligaments. Dr. Hua enjoys knowing every complex detail, structure, and different problems patients might have with their foot or ankle. Within her practice, she is always conservative in her treatment approach, suggesting nonsurgical treatments first, and only recommending surgery as a last resort.

Outside of TOI Dr. Hua has a strong passion for hiking, traveling, sewing, scuba diving and creating artwork. If you ever get the chance to see her at TOI’s St. Mary’s or East locations, her beautiful artwork can be seen throughout the clinics.

Dr. Hua sees patients out of TOI’s St. Mary’s, East and Rincon locations. To learn more, or to request an appointment with Dr. Hua, please visit: