Complete Medical & Surgical Foot Care

We are a group of Podiatrists trained and dedicated to providing the most comprehensive care available to treat all your foot and ankle problems. Our goal is to educate the patient while using all the resources necessary to facilitate an optimum treatment plan. We are an office based private practice, with hospital privileges at several area locations including: Floyd Memorial and Clark Memorial hospitals in Indiana, as well as Jewish and Norton Hospitals in Louisville. We are affiliated with the Kentucky/University of Louisville Podiatric Residency Program. We have two locations to serve you.

We specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions, such as:

  • Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bunions and Hammertoes
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Fracture Care
  • Arthritis
  • Infections
  • Pediatric Conditions
  • Ingrowing Nails
  • Flat Feet
  • Skin Disorders
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Wound Care
  • Forefoot/Rearfoot Surgery
  • Please tour our website to learn more about your foot and ankle health and how Foot and Ankle Specialists will get you feeling your best again. Then contact us today to make an appointment and begin on the path to recovery. Always remember, your feet do not have to hurt!

    Louisville

    4119 Browns Lane, Building 2
    Louisville, KY 40220
    Phone: 502-454-4187
    Fax: 502-454-4235

    New Albany

    3020 Charlestown Crossing
    New Albany, IN 47150
    Phone: 812-948-0211
    Fax: 812-948-0880

    Meet Our Staff

    Learn Who We Are

    • Dr. Brian Przystawski

      PERSONAL

      • Married with two children
      • Enjoys running and biking/triathlons

      EDUCATION

      • Indiana University BME 1983
      • Temple University; College of Podiatric Medicine DPM 1988
      • Westview Hospital; Indianapolis, IN-Residency in Foot Surgery 1989

      PROFESSIONALL

      • Diplomate - American Board of Podiatric Surgery
      • Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
      • Fellow, American Board of Podiatric Surgeons
      • In practice since 1989
    • Dr. Dawn Michels
      Doctor

      PERSONAL

      • Grew up in Bellevue, Iowa
      • Married with two children
      • Enjoys volleyball, hiking, singing and traveling

      EDUCATION

      • University of Northern Iowa BA Science 1996
      • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine DPM 2001
      • Kentucky Podiatric Residency Program, Foot and Ankle Surgery 2004

      PROFESSIONAL

      • Associate American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
    • Dr. Brett Vessell

      PERSONAL

      • Grew up in San Antonio, Tx
      • Former NCAA 1st Team All-American and NCAA Post Graduate Scholar
      • Enjoys cheering for the SA Spurs, Traveling, Hiking, Skiing, and Reading.

      EDUCATION

      • Central Catholic High School
      • Missouri S&T BA Biology, Minor Chemistry 2011
      • Midwestern University, DPM 2015
      • University of Louisville/Jewish Hospitals Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Residency 2018

      PROFESSIONAL

      • Associate American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
      • AAFAO Comprehensive Course of Internal Fixation and Reconstructive Surgery and Trauma
      • ACFAS Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Course

    Featured Articles

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    • Bunions

      A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). Bunions form when the toe moves out of place. The enlargement and its protuberance cause friction and pressure as they rub against footwear. Over time, the movement of the ...

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    • Diabetic Foot Care

      Diabetics are more prone to various foot problems than those without diabetes due to the development of painful nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy can affect your entire body, but most often the legs and feet are the most prone areas to serious health complications. The damage to ...

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    • Diabetes and Your Feet

      Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease that is caused by high levels of sugar in the blood. It can also decrease your body's ability to fight off infections, which is especially harmful in your feet. When diabetes is not properly controlled, damage can occur to the organs and impairment of the immune ...

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    • Sever's Disease

      Pain in the heel of a child's foot, typically brought on by some form of injury or trauma, is sometimes Sever's Disease. The disease often mimics Achilles tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon attached to the back of the heel. A tight Achilles tendon may contribute to Sever's Disease by pulling ...

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    • Getting a Proper Fit

      Everything from serious foot disorders to more common foot and ankle conditions can be exacerbated by one, avoidable cause: inappropriate, poor quality, and/or ill-fitting shoes. Any podiatrist will tell you that a quality, properly fitted shoe pays big dividends for your feet—now and in the future. The ...

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    • Men's Shoes

      Most men's shoes conform to the shape of the feet and have a roomy toe box with sufficient horizontal and vertical space and a low heel (usually about half an inch high). Soles made of either hard materials (such as leather) or soft materials (such as crepe) can be worn, but softer soles tend to be more ...

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    • Your Footprint

      When you take a step, your foot typically hits the ground heel first and rolls toward your toes, flattening the arch slightly. As you push off the ball of your foot, your arch springs back and does not touch the ground. That's how normal feet are supposed to work. Unfortunately, many feet aren't normal. Overpronation ...

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    • Cycling

      Since the bicycle's invention in the early 1900s, it has been a favorite form of recreation and sport in the U.S. More than 100 million Americans enjoy biking, either for recreation or, increasingly, for commuting to work each day. While a great workout for most of the body, feet play a vital role in ...

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    • Fitness And Your Feet

      Your feet are one of the most overlooked body parts when it comes to exercise. As you exercise, pay attention to what your feet are telling you. Consult your physician before beginning any fitness program. This includes a complete physical and foot exam. This is especially important for those who ...

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    • Bunion Surgery

      Bunions are progressive bone deformities of the foot that often cause recurring or chronic inflammation, irritation, and pain that require surgical correction. Surgical removal of a bunion is called a bunionectomy. However, there are multiple types of bunionectomies, each designed to resolve different ...

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    Hours of Operation

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    Louisville

    Monday:

    8:30 AM-5:00 PM

    Tuesday:

    8:30 AM-5:00 PM

    Wednesday:

    8:30 AM-5:00 PM

    Thursday:

    8:30 AM-5:00 PM

    Friday:

    8:30 AM-12:00 PM

    Saturday:

    Closed

    Sunday:

    Closed

    New Albany

    Monday:

    Closed

    Tuesday:

    9:00 am-5:30 pm

    Wednesday:

    9:00 am-5:30 pm

    Thursday:

    9:00 am-5:30 pm

    Friday:

    Closed

    Saturday:

    Closed

    Sunday:

    Closed