David Cain, DPM
Accepting New Patients
- 265 Patient Ratings
1215 Duff Avenue Office
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Also Sees Patients In
Iowa Falls Office
701 Washington Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Dr. Cain was very friendly and took the time to explain everything. He answered all my questions in a thoughtful and easily understood manner. Great experience for something I was not looking forward to doing.
March 29, 2023
You have a treasure with Dr. Cain. I have seen numerous podiatrists in the past with a problem that no one could provide a diagnosis with each visit. Dr. Cain spent a great amount of time with me and was able to explain just what the problem was based on my symptoms and x-rays. I was so happy that finally I have an answer and options for treatment. I am writing this as a retired RN and I consider myself so lucky to have chosen him for my care.
March 2, 2023
Dr. Cain's explanations of the biomechanics of the foot were very helpful to me to understand the mechanism of damage I have experienced. His patience and thoroughness were very appreciated.
January 20, 2023
Dr. Cain has an excellent bedside manner and seems competent and trustworthy. So does his nurse. I appreciate the excellent care I received before, during, and after my foot surgery.
January 7, 2023
I appreciated his willingness to answer my questions and work with me to solve my issues
November 29, 2022
Dr. Cain is a great podiatrist. He is friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable. His nurse is also very welcoming and does a great job.
November 23, 2022
First meeting with him. Very knowledgeable and professional. Made me feel that I am in good hands for my ankle surgery
November 7, 2022
Dr Cain was very personable and answered all my questions.
November 3, 2022
Dr. Cain spend time explaining every detail with me and in terms I could understand. Very personable and friendly.
October 5, 2022
Dr. Cain was very friendly, informative, listened to what I had to say and did not rush the visit. I had great results!
September 19, 2022
Very compassionate, listens to patient's concerns and explains things to where one can understand.
September 19, 2022
I love the fact that Dr. Cain takes his time to hear my concerns and answer my questions thoroughly. I never feel rushed. He has a great bedside manner. And he is very knowledgeable and clear as well.
September 16, 2022
Dr. Cain took the time to listen to my concerns and address each one.
September 12, 2022
Dr. Cain was excellent. He explained things thoroughly and answered all of my questions. This is very reassuring heading into surgery.
September 7, 2022
Dr. Cain is the very best. He will sit down and listen to you about your problem plus give you advice on how to resolve it or at least help with it.
July 20, 2022
Dr.Cain performed a total ankle replacement for me six months ago. He has been incredible through the entire process, from explaining X Rays and finding me websites to view the surgery, to helping me through the recovery and rehab. I have complete trust in him as my doctor, and am thankful that he was available for me at McFarland. His skills and knowledge of the foot and ankle have allowed me to fully walk without pain or anxiety. The best!
June 14, 2022
I never feel rushed when I visit Dr. Cain. He lets me ask all the questions I have (and I generally have quite a few), and his answers are always clear, detailed, and informative. He has a superb bedside manner too!
June 1, 2022
Dr. Cain and his nurse are always helpful and willing to listen and solve the problem! Thank you!
April 27, 2022
Very good, friendly, thorough and knowledgeable service, greatly appreciated the willingness and patience to answer questions. Thank you so much!
April 6, 2022
He took time to thoroughly explain and educate me about my results and his recommendations.
April 5, 2022
Dr. Cain was caring and informative. I have seen Dr. Cain once before. Both times I have been impressed with his ability to share information. I’m elderly, some practitioners dismiss elderly patients ability to comprehend and interact. Dr. Cain treats me as if I’m his most important patient of the day. I will be following his excellent advice. Thank you for having caring practitioners to care for Story County residents
March 29, 2022
Dr Cain was very knowledgeable and responsive to my questions and concerns today. This was the first time I had met him and am glad to have him helping me with my ankle. I felt he explained everything and offered me treatment and testing options to consider. Great visit today.
February 25, 2022
Dr. Cain is very thorough and explains the plan of care in terms you can understand while allowing the patient to ask questions during his explanations. Top notch doctor!
February 23, 2022
He is an excellent Doctor. Very knowledgeable, very good advice and takes the time to explain what he is talking about. I appreciate that he was able to show me what he was telling me to use to fix the problem.
January 24, 2022
Dr. Cain is always friendly and takes time to answer questions and to sure I am comfortable with further treatment.
January 18, 2022
- Total ankle replacements
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Sports and athletic injuries
- Trauma and reconstructive surgery
Joined McFarland Clinic
Education & Professional Certification
- National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA
- Doctor of Podiatric Medicine; 2016
Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
- M.S., Anatomy; 2012
Central College, Pella, IA
- B.A., Biology; 2009
- 2-year Varsity Letterwinnner, Dutch Football
Columbia St. Mary's, Milwaukee, WI
- Podiatric Medicine and Surgery; 2016-2019
- American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics
- American Academy Podiatric Sports Medicine
- American Society of Podiatric Surgeons
- American Podiatric Medical Association
Professional & Personal Interests
- Member, McFarland Clinic Facilities Committee
Hobbies and Personal Interests
Dr. Cain is an avid sports fan. He participates in flag football and slow pitch softball. He enjoys turkey and deer hunting and stays actively involved with the family farm back in Winterset, Iowa.
Special Olympics Volunteer
A Step in the Right Direction
Dr. David Cain performed the first total ankle replacement surgery at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Learn about this patient success story.