About

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

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.

Ashleigh Driskell

Ashleigh Driskell

MA

Ashleigh Driskell grew up in Pickerington, Ohio with her parents, her two brothers and her sister. After gradating high school, she joined the United States Air Force, where she worked as a Command Post Controller.

After being honorably discharged she went to college to pursue a career in the medical field. She chose this particular field because of her passion for helping people and working in a hands-on environment. Aside from her job, she enjoys cooking, traveling and deep sea fishing.

Sara Lightener

Sara Lightener

GXMO MA

Sara has been working in foot and ankle medicine for a decade. I had tried working in other medical specialties and always find myself coming back to the foot and ankle space.

An active person myself, I enjoy getting patients back to doing what they love. I especially enjoy treating high school and college athletes. Getting them back to their sport of choice is extremely gratifying.

Preparing to get married this year Sara keeps herself busy with her fiance and family planning her upcoming nuptials.

Carrie Held-Batog

Carrie Held-Batog

MA

I am a Grove City resident. I grew up outside of Toledo and have lived in Columbus area for 15 years now. I have grown to love Grove City, there is such a pride in our community. My husband and I enjoy going to parades and the Farmer’s Market in the summer.

I worked for five years as a manicurist before transitioning into the healthcare industry. While working as a manicurist, I found a desire to help people on a different level at taking care of their feet.

I attended Columbus State Community College where I received an associate degree in Medical Assisting.

In my spare time I can be found out walking the dog (her name is Ozzy) with my husband, either in the neighborhood or at a Metro park. Or maybe reading a good book or watching a movie.

Koffi Edah

Koffi Edah

MA

Originally from Lome, Togo – a small country in West Africa. Twelve years ago, I moved to the US with some of my family members and started my American journey. I have been in Grove City since 2007. I attended Park Street Intermediate School, Jackson Middle School and Grove City High School where I excelled in Track and Field – breaking 3 school records and qualifying for state finals.

I’ve always wanted to be in the medical field since I was young and my parents have support me on the idea. After high school I attended Columbus State Community College to pursue an associate degree in Medical Assisting. I’m grateful that the opportunity to be a part of the Foot and Ankle Physician of Ohio team.

CSCC has given me a strong background knowledge so that I can perform well in my duties as a Medical Assistant. Not only did CSCC prepare me for my role as a medical assistant but in leadership as well. Throughout my tenure at Columbus State, I served in multiple leadership positions such as Student Ambassador, Vice president of Communication and President of Alpha Rho Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

I like to watch movies or anime in my spare time, run, play soccer, workout, keep in touch with friends, but most importantly I like to work on developing my best me – personally and professionally – because the future of my family depends on it.

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

After only 3 months after seeing Dr. Hewitt, I’m happy to report my heel pain is gone! I’m back to golfing and can stand all day without pain at work! I wish I had gone to see Dr. Hewitt sooner. I can’t believe I had lived years with the discomfort of plantar fasciitis.
- Wesley