Encinitas Podiatry Group
James Hatfield, DPM
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James Hatfield, DPMDr. John Hickey, or “Skip” as he is known, was raised in National City, and has been a fixture in the medical community of Chula Vista since establishing his practice in 1965. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He was the first podiatrist on staff at what is now Scripps Mercy Chula Vista and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. He was also the Chief of Podiatry Services at Mt Helix General Hospital. He is well published in Podiatric Medical journals and holds several patents for medical devices.

Dr. Hickey has held many elective offices in the San Diego Podiatric Medical Association, and is a past Board Member of Lions International . He has also served on the Board of Directors of Synanon of San Diego and The Starlight Center for Developmentally Handicapped.

Skip enjoys spending his time fishing, hunting, playing and performing music and woodworking, and has recently begun producing and selling split bamboo fly fishing rods. He is an accomplished musician and was recognized as Outstanding Guitarist at the 1960 Monterey Jazz Festival.



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