Podiatry Office

Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Clinic, PC's office operations. To ensure your convenience, below is the information you need about our hours, location, appointment scheduling, insurance acceptance and billing.

Esther Barnes, DPM, FACFAS
Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Clinic, PC

40 Four Mile Drive, Unit 8
Kalispell, MT 59901

Tel: (406) 755-2818
Fax: (406) 755-2991

OFFICE HOURS UPDATE 7/06/2020: In attempt to maintain the safety of employees, patients, and the community, the office is open but following social distancing and mask protocols.

Please use the "Request an Appointment" to request an appointment. If an established patient, we encourage you to log into the Patient Portal and send a message to Dr. Barnes or the office with any questions or concerns. Thank you.


Please call (406) 755-2818 or select "Request an Appointment" on the homepage to schedule or request an appointment. If interested, Dr. Barnes also offers Tele-Visits, as well, and these can be requested in the same fashion.


  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • BlueCross Blue Shield
  • Allegiance HealthCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Clear One Health Plans
  • FirstChoice
  • TriCare
  • Montana Health Co-op
  • Cigna
  • Humana Gold Choice
  • Assurant Health
  • New West
  • Secure Horizons
  • InterWest
  • VA / Veterans' Choice
  • UMR
  • UMI

Facilities & Equipment:

  • Digital X-Ray
  • F-Scan In-Shoe Pressure Measurement / Gait Analysis System
  • Vascular Testing / ABI (PadNet)
  • Pedorthist / Shoe-Fitting Specialist On-Site
  • AmFit Custom Foot Orthotic Scanning & Fabrication System
  • Diabetic Shoe Sizing, Ordering & Dispensing (Dr.Comfort, Apex, Drew)
  • Kiosk Check-in System to make the process of checking in efficient

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our Location

40 Four Mile Drive Unit 8, Kalispell, MT, 59901

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm