Talar Medical | GPO

Talar Medical

Talar is more than just a Group Purchasing Organization...

It's a place to prosper.

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We are so happy you are here!

First, let us take a moment to explain how we work and why the process in the "How You Save" page will be so impactful to your practice.

Our roots are in the Podiatric profession, but as we have grown, we now have members in multiple specialties in nearly all fifty states.

We are a GPO (group purchasing organization.) Our mission is to provide the same cost savings that are offered to large practices, to even the smallest practice. How we do that is by negotiating contracts with vendors to offer savings to our members based on the number of members we have and the volume they order. When we say to you, that we are getting stronger one member at a time, please, understand that is not a marketing phrase. Each threshold we cross, brings us more bargaining power to save you more money. Each purchase you make with your membership works to drive down pricing in the future. This is possibly the most about-you organization you will ever join and if you work with us to utilize your membership, the benefits to you are just going to get better and better.

We currently have twenty-six existing vendors and are in negotiations with several others. Talar is a living breathing entity in that we are growing and changing all the time, to meet your needs. More than just a GPO, we offer education, free cost comparisons, advice on how to navigate the system to save as much as thirty percent on the total cost of doing business for your practice and we have a trained staff to connect you to the right vendor to get you what you need. We also have an extremely tight knit community and that allows us to connect you to just about anything you need, so don’t be afraid to speak up, if we can help you in any way, we will.

Supporting the Future of the Foot and Ankle Industry.

When you purchase through Talar Medical you are supporting the future of the Foot and Ankle Industry.  Talar proudly donates $50,000 annually to the fully endowed scholarship fund through the APMA Educational Foundation.  A portion of every purchase you make will go towards our next $25,000 donation.  

Jeff Desantis

Jeffrey R. DeSantis, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Jeffrey DeSantis is a leading podiatric physician and surgeon providing patient-centered care for patients of all ages in Newport Beach and Orange, CA. Skilled in both simple and complex podiatric procedures and treatments, Dr. DeSantis offers advanced care options for issues like ingrown toenails, plantar warts, bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, bone spurs, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries and sports injuries. He also practices traditional and minimally-invasive foot and ankle surgery, laser toenail fungus treatment, custom orthotics and preventive care to help patients avoid problems in the future. In addition to being a practicing physician, Dr. DeSantis is also the Chief Executive Officer of Talar Medical.

Dr. DeSantis earned his medical degree at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA. He then completed his surgical residency at Pacific Coast Hospital in San Francisco, CA. A diplomat of the American Board of Foot Surgery, as well as Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery, Dr. DeSantis is dedicated to providing patient-centered care based on each patient’s unique needs, lifestyle and treatment objectives. Currently, Dr. DeSanits holds the position of President of the American Podiatric Medical Association. As a top-ranked podiatrist in Orange County, Dr. DeSantis helps patients understand the cause of their symptoms, providing the most appropriate care to treat underlying symptoms for long-term relief and improved mobility.

Dr. DeSantis welcomes the opportunity to treat new patients and the practice accepts most medical insurance plans.


Ira Kraus, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Dr. Ira Kraus is past president of the American Podiatric Medical Association and has been a member of the APMA Board of Trustees since March 2006.

Dr. Kraus is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Podiatric Practice Management Association (AAPPM). He is Chief Managing partner to a 5 physician, 6 office pediatric group, and has served the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association in all elected positions including president from 2000-2002. He was the first person to be elected for a two-year term. In addition to his expertise as a board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Kraus holds a B.A. in Economics, and has lectured nationally on practice management and billing and coding for many years.

Dr. Kraus is committed to increasing both public awareness and professional parity for podiatric physicians. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.