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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.

Dr. Macaira Dyment

Dr. Macaira Dyment

DPM

“My journey in medicine began at a young age when my first cousin was born with Spina Bifida. My many visits to her at Children’s Hospital as well as observing her home care and therapy sparked my interest in the field. My personal volleyball injuries then introduced me to the the specialty of podiatry. I came to realize how vast this specialty is from treating pediatrics to geriatrics and athletic injuries to wound care. My knowledge, compassion and patience have fostered my ability to treat my patients foot and ankle ailments, returning them to the lifestyle they attain.”

Dr. Macaira Dyment earned her Bachelor of Science from Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio. She then went on to become a Research Associate at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Division of Cardiology. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland Ohio. She then completed her residency training at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as the American Board Of Podiatric Medicine.

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

Beyond her patient responsibilities, she enjoys spinning, boating and spending time with her husband Mark and two small children.

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.

Jessica Thrush

Jessica Thrush

MA, GXMO

I was born and raised in Lancaster Ohio. Graduated from Fairfield Career Center in 2003 as a Medical Assistant. In 2006 I obtained my GXMO. I have always had a huge passion for helping people. I truly love my job and the people I work with. Dr. Hewitt and Dr. Dyment are two of the most down to earth, loving, and passionate physicians I have ever met. I get asked almost daily why I chose to work in Podiatry, I have 9 kids so there is not much I have not seen or touched. I also enjoy being able to focus on one area of the body and learning something new every day.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Chris and our kids. We have two girls that compete in gymnastics and that consumes most of our time.

Tiffany Williams

Tiffany Williams

MA/GXMO

Tiffany Williams, or Nikki as we like to call her is a new addition to Foot and Ankle Physicians of Ohio. She has been a medical assistant since 2015 but has worked in the healthcare field for 17 years. Nikki feels “there is no better feeling in the world than helping someone in their time of need.”

In her free time Nikki enjoys watching her kids play sports and volunteering in Kids Club at The Lancaster Vineyard.

 

 

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