About Us


Great Plains Foot & Ankle Specialist originally started as North Platte Foot Clinic in 1991 by Dr. Clinton Schafer. Dr. Schafer was the first residency trained podiatrist in Western Nebraska. In 1993, Dr. Schafer was joined by Dr. Richard Raska and for 25 years, these two physicians offered the region exceptional foot and ankle services. We moved to our current location in 2010.

In 2015, North Platte Foot Clinic became Great Plains Foot &Ankle Specialist. This change was due to the addition of Dr. Josh Wray. Dr. Wray completed a 3-year foot and ankle residency with emphasis in rear foot and ankle reconstruction. This increased education and the expansion in Western and Central Nebraska has increased the foot and ankle services in this region.

Dr. Dusty Christensen joined the practice in 2019. He also completed 3-year foot and ankle residency with emphasis in rear foot and ankle reconstruction. He has started GPFAS services in Northern Kansas.

Today, the doctors and staff of Great Plains Foot &Ankle Specialists continue to take pride in providing the most up-to-date and passionate care for the foot and ankle.


Mission Statement:

GPFAS is dedicated to educating patients and providing exceptional conservative and surgical treatment in all aspects of Foot & Ankle Medicine. We strive to do this in a safe, effective and efficient manner utilizing our culture of exceptional service and helping patients be involved in their treatment and make informed decisions.


Our goal is to operate in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, while meeting then needs of our patients. Helping all achieve and maintain a state of physical and mental wellbeing.

We Take a Personal
Approach To
every patient

“We care” are not just words.

Dr.’s Raska, Wray, and Christensen and their team bring many years of Podiatry experience. Their educational training allows them to provide custom treatment plans to fit every individual’s needs. They have minds that cure and hearts that care. They provide you with excellent care to help keep you on your feet.

You don’t have to continue to live in Pain! Give us a call today to request an appointment.