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

    2857 Charlestown Rd, Suite 300,
    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
      • University of Louisville Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Clerkship Director

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      Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

      Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, ...

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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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      Children's Feet

      Children with strong, healthy feet avoid many kinds of lower extremity problems later in life. That's why it is important to inspect your children's feet periodically. Infants The size and shape of your baby's feet change quickly during their first year. Because a baby's feet are flexible, too much pressure ...

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      Government

      National Institutes of Healthhttp://[email protected] (e-mail)(301) 496-4000National Institute on Aging http://www.nih.gov/nia Information Center P.O. Box 8057Gaithersburg, Maryland 20898-8057(800) 222-2225(800) 222-4225 (TTY)National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ...

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      Arthritis

      What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a chronic illness that causes swelling or inflammation in one or more joints in the body. Over 100 different types of arthritis currently exist. Approximately 1 in every 4 Americans are affected by arthritis. While most forms affect the cartilage or lining around the joints, ...

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      Bunions

      What are Bunions? Also known as a hallux valgus, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe. Bunions are a common toe disorder that affects about a third of all adults in the US. They form due to the big toe pointing inward to the other toes of your feet. As a result, the metatarsophalangeal ...

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      Bunions

      What are Bunions? Also known as a hallux valgus, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe. Bunions are a common toe disorder that affects about a third of all adults in the US. They form due to the big toe pointing inward to the other toes of your feet. As a result, the metatarsophalangeal ...

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      Gout

      What is Gout? Classified as a type of metabolic arthritis, gout is one of several common types of arthritis that cause severe inflammation, pain, and swelling in the joints it affects. Gout occurs due to deposits of uric acid crystals in joints around the body—most commonly joints in the big toe and ...

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      Psoriasis

      Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by round, reddish, dry scaly patches covered by grayish-white or silvery-white scales. Lesions are most commonly found on the nails, scalp, elbows, shins and feet. In the foot, psoriasis can be difficult to distinguish ...

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      Warts

      Most foot warts are harmless, even though they may be painful. They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated. A wart, however, is caused by a viral infection which invades the skin through small or invisible ...

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    New Albany

    Monday:

    Closed

    Tuesday:

    9:00 am-5:00 pm

    Wednesday:

    9:00 am-5:00 pm

    Thursday:

    9:00 am-5:00 pm

    Friday:

    Closed

    Saturday:

    Closed

    Sunday:

    Closed

    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:

    8:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Saturday:

    Closed

    Sunday:

    Closed