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

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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