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Podiatry Care

How can a Podiatrist help me?

Podiatrists are specially trained physicians whose clinical and surgical training allow them to diagnose and treat problems with the foot and ankle, specially tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Given their expertise, a Podiatric physician can address your injury—from minor to severe—and help find a treatment option to help you heal.


When should I contact a Podiatrist?

When you experience pain or discomfort in a foot or ankle, it is recommended that you make an appointment with a Podiatric physician as soon as possible. Some issues can be resolved quickly, while others may take longer, but as with other health issues, the sooner, the better. Prevention is also imperative to your foot or ankle health.


To find a Podiatrist near you, please call our Physician Referral Service at 866-521-DOCS (3627) and let our friendly staff assist in your search. We can tell you more details about the physician or directly transfer you to the physician's office to schedule an appointment.


Disorders of the Foot and Ankle include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Neuromas
  • Heel Pain
  • Plantar Faciitis
  • Ingrown Nails
  • Corns
  • Congenital Malformations
  • Poor Circulation
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Calluses
  • Fungal Nails
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Tendonitis
  • Thickened Nails
  • Plantar Warts
  • Diabetic Pressure Ulcers


What should I expect at my first Podiatry appointment?

During a visit with a podiatrist, you will be asked about your medical history and your present health. Your podiatrist will then examine you to determine the nature of your issue. After your ailment has been diagnosed, your physician will prescribe the proper treatment and care.


For patients with chronic, non-healing wounds, the physician will decide if it is necessary to refer further care to one of our Wound Healing Centers, who specialize in healing these types of ailments.


For patients with rehabilitation needs, the physician will decide if it is necessary to refer to one of our Frazier Rehab facilities, known for their world-class care in comprehensive acute rehabilitation.


Common Podiatric diagnostic procedures include:

  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Rays



How can I protect my feet from injury?

While there’s no guaranteed way to completely protect your feet or ankles, there are steps you can take to have healthy feet habits.

  • Wear shoes that fit—if you’re unsure of your actual size or just want to be sure, have a shoe specialist measure your feet.
  • Also important for proper fit are pantyhose or stockings—these should be of the correct size and free of seams for optimal comfort and health.
  • Wear shoes with a firm sole and soft upper-area for every day activities.
  • Shop for shoes in the afternoon; feet tend to swell during the day.
  • Walking is the best exercise for your feet.
  • Use over-the-counter foot products only with the advice of a podiatrist—but never cut corns and calluses with a razor, pocket knife or other such instrument.
  • Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm (not hot) water, using a mild soap, and moisturize dry feet following the bath.
  • Keep an eye on your foot and ankle health daily—if you notice any redness, swelling, cracks in the skin or sores, consult your podiatrist.


Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Podiatric Residency Program

As a part of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare’s mission of innovation and education, we and our affiliate the University of Louisville provide the training sites for our Podiatric Residency Program. If you are interested in discovering more about this Our Program, please visit the Podiatric Residency Program website.

Attending Faculty


Commonwealth Foot & Ankle Center
Benjamin Schaffer, D.P.M.
Vipul Patel, D.P.M.
1915 Bishop Lane
Louisville, KY 40218
Fax: 502.459.7509


First Choice Ankle & Foot Care Center
Heiko Adams, D.P.M.
Jacob Hord, D.P.M.
1701 Midland Trail
Shelbyville, KY 40065


Foot Doctors, P.S.C.
Timothy C. Ford, D.P.M.
142 Chenoweth Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Fax: .502.897.7412

University Foot Care
401 E. Chestnut St. Suite 240
Louisville, KY 40202


Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Center
Ann Pinski, D.P.M.
3901 Dutchmans Lane Suite 103
Louisville, KY 40207
Fax 502.409.4275


Podiatric Physicians of Kentucky
Robert Levine, D.P.M.

9110 Leesgate Road
Louisville, KY 40222
Fax: 502.425.8226


4402 Churchman Avenue
Louisville, KY 40215


3 Audubon Plaza, Suite 340
Louisville, KY 40217


1905 West Hebron Lane
Shepherdsville, KY 40165


St. Matthews Foot & Ankle Specialists
Brian Przystawski, D.P.M.
Dawn Michels, D.P.M.
117 South Hubbards Lane, #102
Louisville, KY 40207
Fax: 502.897.3642

3020 Charlestown Crossing
New Albany, IN
Fax: 812.948.0880


Tipton & Unroe Foot & Ankle Center
Paul Klutts, D.P.M.
Ryan Lemmenes, D.P.M.
Dawn Masternick, D.P.M.
Paul Tipton, D.P.M.
Bradford Unroe, D.P.M.

5135 Dixie Highway, Suite 26
Louisville, KY 40216
Fax: 502.449.0108

8017 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40291
Fax: 502.449.0108

12907 Factory Lane
Louisville, KY 40245
Fax: 502.449.0108

118 Patriot Drive, Suite 106
Bardstown, KY 40004
Fax: 502.449.0108


Janine Valentino, D.P.M.
Janine Valentino, D.P.M.
6011 Wooded Creek Drive, Unit #202
Louisville, KY 40291


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