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 Physicians

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.

Dr. Nikul Panchal

Dr. Nikul Panchal

DPM

“I knew at a very young age that I was going to be a healthcare provider. Growing up medical professionals afforded me the ability to explore the different branches of medicine, and what drew me towards podiatry specifically was the opportunity to apply my hands. I find that podiatry provides a good balance of science and art to truly make difference in people’s lives. The feet are often the most neglected parts of someone’s body, however, when a foot problem arises, it has the potential to completely alter someone’s lifestyle. That’s why I make it a point to get to know my patients well, so I can tailor the best possible treatment for each specific person. I’ve had a foot fracture myself and can personally relate to how much disruption being non-ambulatory for a couple of weeks can be. My aim is to get my patients back on their feet as soon as possible so that they can get back to their lives.”

Dr. Panchal was born in Bombay, India and calls Cincinnati, OH his hometown. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky and his doctoral degree at Western University in Pomona, CA. Dr. Panchal completed his residency at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, NJ, and is now back in Ohio to complete his fellowship.

In his free time, Dr. Panchal enjoys playing sports, learning new languages, travelling, cooking, and spending time with his friends and family.

I felt very confident I was in good hands and fully comprehended the benefits as well as the risks of this surgery.
- Kathrine