Dr. Eric Fillinger was raised in Southern Ohio and attended Cedarville University for his undergraduate degree. While there, he excelled in Cross-country and Track and earned All-American honors in both sports all four years. In his senior year, he sustained an injury to his foot which introduced him to the specialty of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.
Upon completion of his undergraduate studies he attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH. While there, he was exposed to faculty from University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, Sinai Medical Center, and The Ohio State University.
Upon completing his graduate degree, he was accepted into a three year podiatric medicine and surgery residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. This is considered one of the premier foot and ankle residencies and is affiliated with the Michigan State University and Wayne State University. This training exposed him to advanced surgical treatments for reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle and ultimately led to his board certification by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
His areas of clinical interest and expertise include reconstruction of the arthritic foot, advanced techniques in repair of the traumatized foot (including vascular and neurologic repair), and limb salvage of the diabetic foot . And although these are areas of interests for Dr. Fillinger, he also performs minor surgical procedures in his office.
Dr. Fillinger came to Cullman in 1998 upon completion of his residency and joined an orthopedic group. In 2009, he left that group to start his solo practice. He is married and has two boys. His interest include running, hiking, and outdoor activities.
About the Office
Fillinger Foot Clinic is a different kind of doctor's office on a different kind of mission. From the moment you walk into our office you will feel like family. At Fillinger Foot Clinic, we don't treat problems, we treat people. We see our practice as a ministry. We take our example from the Great Physician. Your feet are a part of you, and caring for your feet means caring for you.
Our mission is to care for the lower extremity sufferings of our patients with the compassion, integrity, and diligence of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ.