About

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Mission Statement 

We are a family at Foot and Ankle Physicians of Ohio. We are active in the community enjoy living in and servicing Central Ohio. For that reason we want patients to feel that same level of comfort and respect. Patients can typically expect to be asked to provide insurance cards and photo ids when checking in. Balances are collected at time of service or at follow up. FAPO accepts cash, check and credit card payment. Medical Assistance will assist the physician in obtaining medical history, vitals and radiographs. We like to say if it’s below your knee we treat it! From ingrown toe nails and hammertoes to ankle replacement, fracture care and reconstructive surgery the physicians and staff are well trained and prepared to get you back on your feet.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Elizabeth Hewitt

Dr. Elizabeth Hewitt

DPM FACFAS

“I come from a very athletic family where my parents, brother and sister were always playing something. It made me realize how devastating injuries or nagging pain can be to an active person. I chose my career to help people keep doing what they want to do.  I also enjoy making personal connections with my patients. Compassion, empathy and understanding are all necessary to being a good doctor.

“I love what I do, and I care a great deal about the patients I treat. It’s important for me to listen to each patient and learn about their lifestyle as well as their ailment. That way I can formulate a treatment plan tailored to each individual and offer my patients the most advanced treatment options. The greatest accomplishment I can achieve is the quick and full recovery of my patients from their foot and ankle ailments.”

Dr. Elizabeth Hewitt went to Miami University in Oxford Ohio for her undergraduate degree. She earned her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, then performed her residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. She went on to complete an external fixation fellowship in Milan Italy. She is board certified in forefoot and rearfoot surgery as well as certified in Ankle Replacement Surgery.

She is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Hewitt loved practicing in Grove City so much she moved her entire family to the area. She has lived in Grove City with her husband and two small children Jack and Kathryn since 2015.  Dr. Hewitt spends her spare time running, watching OSU basketball games, and travels extensively lecturing on Complex Foot and Ankle Reconstruction around the country. She works with residents at Grant Medical Center training them as an attending physician.

Tonja Wolf

Tonja Wolf

Office Manager and Surgical Scheduler

“I first worked with Dr. Hewitt in 2006 during her Residency, we later reunited to serve the Grove City Community in 2011 in her private practice as her Office Manager. “

Born in South Charleston, Ohio where her family were prosperous farmers, and later moved to Dublin , Ohio at age 5 where she attended and graduated Dublin Schools in 1992. Tonja attended Columbus State Community College of Nursing 1993-1996. “Growing up with my mother and step-father both having careers as Registered Nurses encouraged me to get into the medical field. I love making a personal connection with Dr. Hewitt’s patients”. 

“When a patient comes into the office with an injury they may not know what to expect. I make it my mission to put them at ease and treat them the way I would want one of my family members treated”.

“There is not a better feeling then being part of this wonderful practice where you can find excellence in patient care”.

In Tonja’s spare time she is active her children’s activities that include her daughter’s gymnastics and dance, and her son’s JROTC at Grove City High School. She also enjoys gardening and sitting around a campfire with her family enjoying quality time together.

Emily Lash

Emily Lash

Insurance and Precertification Director

Emily was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She has worked in healthcare for 17 years. Emily began work as a nursing assistant at Columbus Community Hospital at the age of 18. She always knew she wanted to work in healthcare. Emily has always been a “people person” with a caring and gregarious personality.

Emily has been working with Dr.Hewitt since 2012. “I truly love this field. I get to be the first person our patients interact with. My goal is to ensure each patient feels welcomed and that their visit goes smoothly. Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark”. ~Jay Danzie

Tracy Perez

Tracy Perez

MA, GXMO- HIPAA/OSHA Director

Tracy Perez has been working with Dr Hewitt serving the Grove City community since 2011. A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia that loves the relationship developed with her patients.

“I want to give the support and care to each of my patient’s as I would my loved one’s. I want them to feel at ease knowing create a bond with each of my patients. This is why I wanted to be a part of the medical field.  I really enjoy working for Dr Hewitt, we connect with each and every patient and strive to give excellent patient care for optimum outcomes. Dr. Hewitt and the staff at Foot and Ankle Physicians of Ohio are wonderful people and make coming to work feel like home. ”

In Tracy’s spare time she is an active member of the athletic community. You can find her watching and cheering her children on while they play baseball and soccer. When not attending her children’s practices and games you will find her on the paintball field, enjoying some friendly competition with her children.

Amy Wooten

Amy Wooten

MA, Clinical Specialist

Amy a native of Grove City, she has been working with Dr. Hewitt since 2016. Amy graduated from Fortis Collage for Medical Assisting in 2010. “I chose to become a Medical Assistant because I wanted to help people and to be part of their healing process”. I enjoy working with Dr. Hewitt because she is a caring and down to earth physician that enjoys working with her patients to get them on the road to recovery.

Amy is a very family oriented person. Her spare time she devotes to her family. She has been married since 2007 to her loving husband and they have three children together. When Basketball season starts you can find her family down at the courts supporting their children.

Kristen Wallace

Kristen Wallace

MA, GXMO- Clinical Specialist

Kristen has been proudly working beside Dr. Hewitt since 2014 serving in the Grove City community. She was born in Florida where she spent her childhood days being very active enjoying the outdoors in the Florida sunshine. She has worked in the medical field since 2011 as a proud graduate of Everest Institute, Ohio School of Phlebotomy and Ohio Foot & Ankle Association. She loves working with Dr. Hewitt because she finds satisfaction in knowing that she helps provide relief and comfort for those who feel like their condition interferes with their daily living or prohibits them from the activities they enjoy. As a mother of two very active little girls she couldn’t imagine them not being able to dance or just enjoy running and playing.

In Kristen’s spare time she enjoys creating memories with her family. She loves being an involved parent in her daughters’ dance program and can’t wait to cheer them on in their dance competitions!

Dr. Hewitt was so compassionate, and really made me feel like I was in good hands. It’s been 3 years since my surgery and I’m back to walking my dog and riding my bike regularly. I would tell anyone who has a foot or ankle injury that doesn’t seem like it’s getting better to see a specialist- I’m so thankful I saw Dr. Hewitt!
- Barbara