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Ketan Patel DPM

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia

Ketan Patel DPM

For 33 years Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia has served the Atlanta community. Their nationally-renowned group of doctors specialize in the full spectrum of care for the lower extremity at 22 area locations across Metro Atlanta. As members of The Piedmont Clinic the group is noted for excellence in patient care while constantly providing the cutting edge treatment for all conditions of the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg.

I’ve had the opportunity to sit down with several of the specialists from Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia. And we have collaborated with the practice on numerous occasions as members of the multi-specialty team working to preserve lower extremities in diabetic ulcer patients.

I know first-hand they provide a high measure of expertise and put their patients’ outcomes first.  This week I hosted Ketan Patel, DPM, who practices in the Buckhead office of Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia.

He shared why he chose podiatry as his career, having known most of his young life he wanted to be a healthcare provider.  He shared some great information about new technologies he is able to provide access to for his patients, in many cases allowing the patients to resolve their problems without surgery.

We spoke of ways individuals can prevent many of the overuse injuries he frequently sees in his office when we decide to start training, running, or engaging in athletic activities with too much intensity/volume too soon.

It is clear in speaking with Ketan he has a passion for his work and enjoys the positive, collegial culture found across the Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia practice.  I look forward to meeting additional members of the group on the show.

Special Guest:

Ketan Patel, DPM, of Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia  linkedin_small1  twitter_logo_small-e1403698475314  facebook_logo_small3  youtube logo

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia

  • BS, Microbiology, University of Georgia
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Previous Chief Resident, Podiatric Medicine, Bon Secours Health System
  • Speaks Hindi, Gujarati, English


Georgia Podiatry Inc

Georgia Podiatry Inc

CW & Schwegman talking with Evan Brody and Ashish Kapila of GA Podiatry


Georgia Podiatry, Inc.

Today, Schwegman and I sat down to learn about Georgia Podiatry, Inc.  Dr. Evan Brody founded Georgia Podiatry after practicing several years in a large multi-site group.  He has since added two more locations to provide more convenient access to the care of their foot and ankle specialists.  Dr. Brody sees patients with the gamut of foot and ankle problems, including patients experiencing limb-threatening diabetic ulcers.  While he is a surgeon he recommends surgery to correct a problem only after non-surgical corrective options have been explored to give the greatest outcome with the least disruption in the patient’s daily life.  He brought with him Dr. Ashish Kapila, his colleague who works with him in their Austell office.  Dr. Kapila joined the practice recently and provides care for patients with traumatic/sports injuries, diabetic and non-diabetic foot deformities such as charcot, and patients with limb-threatening wounds in addition to more general foot and ankle problems.  As a practice they place much emphasis on patient experience with regard to how they interact with their patients as well as design of the office—no frosted glass wall will greet you when you walk up to the front desk at Georgia Podiatry.

Special Guests:

Dr. Evan Brody, DPM, of Georgia Podiatry, Inc  twitter_logo_small  youtube logo  facebook_logo_small3

  Georgia Podiatry

  • Doctorate of Podiatry, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Residency, VA Hospital
  • Recipient, Dean’s Leadership Award
  • Developed surgical techniques for 5th Ray and Transmetatarsal Amputation

Dr. Ashish Kapila, DPM of Georgia Podiatry, Inc.

Georgia Podiatry

  • Doctorate of Podiatry, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Residency, South Miami Hospital
  • Co-author, “Guide to Preventative Offloading for Diabetic Foot Ulcer”


Village Podiatry Centers and Extremity Health Care

Village Podiatry

Dr. David Helfman talks about how Village Podiatry became one of the largest podiatry practices in the Southeast.


Village Podiatry Centers and Extremity Health Care

This week I sat down with Dr. David Helfman, DPM.  He’s founder and CEO of Village Podiatry Centers and Chairman  of the Board for Extremity Health Care.  We discussed how he was able to grow the practice from a solo office in 1992 to having 30 locations in the Atlanta Metro area.

We learned that they look for doctors who possess ten or more years of training and board certified or board eligible.  Village Podiatry Centers’ physicians have contributed editorial and content contribution on a number of text books in academic podiatry reference books.  The reference materials Village Podiatry surgeons have contributed to are in use in podiatric schools across the US and abroad.

Each Village Podiatry Centers office provides on-site, digital X-ray and vascular studies.  And Village Podiatry patients have access to high quality imaging services through a relationship with the only high-field Extremity MRI Center in Atlanta. The group has three convenient surgery centers and their surgeons have privileges at numerous metro hospitals.

Extremity Health Care, the holding company of which Village Podiatry is a part, provides professional services, consulting, billing/collection, management services, interfaces with third-party contracting, marketing, etc.   Additionally, Extremity Health is working to add additional specialty service lines that complement their core practice, giving their patients access to the full spectrum of providers, diagnostics, and procedures they may need to achieve a positive outcome.

Special Guest:

Dr. David Helfman, DPM, CEO of Village Podiatry Centers and Chairman of the Board of Extremity Health Care

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Village Podiatry Centers

  • Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Surgical Residency, Vencor Hospital, Atlanta & Georgia Podiatric Surgical Residency Program
  • Published author and lecturer on podiatric surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery


Special Guest, Dr. Jocelyn Curry, Podiatry

Special Guest Dr. Jocelyn Curry DPM

Special Guest Dr. Jocelyn Curry DPM







Talking Podiatry with Dr. Jocelyn Curry DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr. Jocelyn Curry talks about her expertise in foot/ankle care.















Podiatrist Dr. Jocelyn Curry, DPM of Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia facebook_logo_small3  twitter_logo_small  linkedin_small1

This week I’m joined by Dr. Jocelyn Curry, DPM.  She is a podiatrist with Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia.  She’ll talk about the variety of foot & ankle surgical and medical management services she provides in her Lithonia and Midtown office locations, including:  Surgical correction of bunions and hammertoes, heel pain/ plantar fasciitis, custom orthotics, reconstructive foot surgery for deformity, sports injuries, and workers compensation foot & ankle care.  Dr. Curry’s professional special interests are in forefoot surgery, tendon injury repair and diabetic limb reconstruction.

  • Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency, Atlanta Department of Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Member:  American Podiatric Medical Association, Georgia Podiatric Medical Association, American Diabetes Association

In her own words: Medicine has been her lifelong passion and she feels blessed when a patient puts their trust and health in her hands. Dr. Curry states “I treat every patient with the utmost respect and care, as if they were my own family member.  I enjoy meeting new patients daily and exploring the challenges of podiatric medicine.”