Meet Our Physicians

Our philosophy for patient care involves a conservative and preventative approach. Our practice provides a dedicated practitioner who uses latest medical techniques to ensure the best individualized care. An initial office visit will address specific complaints, and use diagnostic, radiological, and gait analysis tests for examination. Preventive care is a big part of practice especially for diabetic population. Most of the problems we see can be treated with conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, foot orthoses, and modification of activity. We also perform foot and ankle surgery when needed. Treatment is individualized based on diagnosis, and personal situation. The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our physician's training, professional credentials, and work experience.

  • Syed Ahmed, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Barry University, Miami Shores FL
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2003

    Loyola University, Chicago, IL
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology, 1998

    Residency:

    36-MONTH RESIDENCY
    Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
    Edward J. Hines Veterans Administration Medical Center, Surgical Service, Podiatry Section.
    Maywood, Illinois.

    12-MONTH RESIDENCY
    Mercy Hospital/Barry University, Miami FL
    Primary Podiatric Medical Residency (PPMR), Certificate of Residency June 2004

    Dr. Ahmed attended Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology. He then attended medical school at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, and obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He attended both a 36-month residency as well as an additional 12-month residency program. He has wound care privileges at Baptist Health Floyd in addition to his podiatric privileges.

    Dr. Ahmed is described by patients as having a great bedside manner, sweet, and kind-hearted. We are fortunate to have him acting as our 2021 Medical Director. Job Duties of the Medical Director position include mentoring/training physicians, working with Human Resources to ensure staff are properly trained, among others. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling, at times. Dr. Ahmed’s hobbies include doing anything his six-year-old daughter tells him to do, cooking, reading, and drawing.

    Office

    Louisville Jefferson Blvd Podiatrist

  • Dr. Amanda Denzik (formerly Dr. Amanda Ray) , DPM

    Medical Education:
    Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science-Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine: North Chicago, IL

    Residency:
    St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center: Hartford, CT

    Dr. Denzik was born in Indiana and grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana. She attended Butler University for undergraduate education where she played saxophone for the Wind Ensemble and Arthur Jordan Saxophone Quartet. She obtained her degree in Biology and then went on to complete her medical education at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Denzik earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2011, graduating in the top 10% of her class. She then completed her three-year surgical residency training at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

    While at St. Francis, she served as co-chief resident and co-authored several publications. During her residency, Dr. Denzik completed a two-month rotation at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, Maryland where she was exposed to pediatric cases and complex deformity correction.

    She has extensive training in bunion surgery, diabetic wound care, foot deformities, cosmetic foot issues, and sports medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys running and cheering on the Butler Bulldogs!

    Office

    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    Louisville Jefferson Blvd Podiatrist

    New Albany Podiatrist

    Louisville Dixie Hwy

  • Dr. Angela Didyk, DPM

    Medical Education:
    William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, IL
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2004

    Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, and Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago, IL
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, May 2000

    Residency:
    36-MONTH RESIDENCY
    Resurrection Healthcare, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Didyks’ approach to treating patients:
    “My philosophy for patient care is to treat each person for his or her specific needs, taking into account lifestyle and overall medical and physical abilities. I enjoy being able to tailor a treatment plan that fits into each patient's personal needs. I work closely with primary care providers to ensure continuity of care. An initial office visit will address specific complaints, and use diagnostic, radiological, and gait analysis tests for examination. We then work together to determine whether surgical or conservative care is most appropriate. Ultimately, I respect that a patient is in charge of his or her healthcare.“

    Dr. Didyk has a particular interest in addressing diabetic preventative care, sports medicine, and pediatric issues. She especially enjoys working with people who have special needs of all types.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Didyk enjoys spending time with her loved ones, especially outdoors. She is always on the lookout for a great book as well!

    Medical Interests:

    • Pediatric treatment of sports injuries, skin and nail issues, orthotic evaluations
    • Preventative care for patients who have diabetes and peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation)
    • Sports medicine issues such as heel pain, sprains, fractures, and ankle instability
    • Deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, cysts
    • Skin and nail issues (thick nails, warts, unexplained changes to texture, etc.

    Office

    Louisville East End Podiatrist


  • Jennifer Benge-Emery, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science,- Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, North Chicago, IL
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

    Residency:
    36-MONTH RESIDENCY John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Benge is a Kentucky native and was raised in Harrodsburg, KY. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her podiatric degree from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her 36-month residency program at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

    Dr. Benge enjoys educating patients about their foot problems so that they can become an active part of their own treatment, and her philosophy in patient care involves a conservative approach to treatment before considering surgical corrections. In her spare time, she is a big UK fan and loves spending time with her husband, Daniel, and her twin boys.

    Medical Interests:

    • Forefoot deformities
    • Biomechanics
    • Orthotics fabrication
    • Sports injuries
    • Diabetic foot care

    Office

    Bowling Green Podiatrist

  • Syed A. Khader, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

    Residency:
    Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, IL.

    My approach to treating patients:
    My philosophy for patient care involves a conservative and preventative approach. Our practice provides a dedicated practitioner who uses latest medical techniques to ensure the best individualized care. An initial office visit will address specific complaints, and use diagnostic, radiological, and gait analysis tests for examination. Preventive care is a big part of practice especially for diabetic population. Most of the problems I see can be treated with conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, foot orthoses, and modification of activity. I also perform foot and ankle surgery when needed. Treatment is individualized based on diagnosis, and personal situation.

    Medical Interests:

    • Forefoot Reconstructive Surgery:
      Bunions, hammertoes and other deformities.
    • Diabetic Foot Disorders:
      Prevention and treatment including care for ulceration and infection.
    • Foot Injuries:
      Foot fractures, sprains, and dislocations; open, crushing and penetrating injuries of the foot.
    • Arthritis of the Foot:
      Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the foot, heel pain and tendonitis.


    Office

    Bardstown Podiatrist

    Louisville East End Podiatrist

    Louisville Jefferson Blvd Podiatrist

  • Paul J. Klutts, DPM

    Medical Education:
    Barry University, Miami Shores FL
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2007L
    Barry University, Miami Shores FL
    Master of Science, May 2005
    Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, May 2003

    Residency:
    36-MONTH RESIDENCY University of Louisville/Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky

    Board Certifications:
    Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®
    Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®
    Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot /Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®

    Professional Memberships:
    Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

    Dr. Klutts is originally from Louisiana and has been practicing in the Louisville, Kentucky area for over 10 years, moving to the area after completing a 3-year surgical residency at the University of Louisville/Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. While in residency, Dr. Klutts served as Chief Resident as well as the Young Member Liaison for the state of Kentucky for the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is a lifelong member of Pi Delta Podiatric Honor Society.

    Dr. Klutts has a particular interest in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and has numerous journal publications and has even lectured abroad on the subject. He is also passionate about teaching and giving back to his profession which lead to him becoming the Fellowship Director of the Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship program at KYINFAS. In his role as Fellowship Director, he shares his knowledge and expertise with new surgeons that are wanting to hone their surgical skills. In his spare time, Dr. Klutts enjoys working out, reading, hiking, and spending time with his family.

    Medical Interests:

    • Forefoot Reconstructive Surgery:
    • Bunions, hammertoes and other deformities.
    • Diabetic Foot Disorders: Prevention and treatment including care for ulceration and infection.
    • Foot trauma, fractures, sprains, and dislocations; open, crush, and penetrating injuries of the foot.
    • Arthritis of the Foot: Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the foot, heel pain and tendonitis.

    Office

    Bardstown Podiatrist

    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    Louisville Dixie Hwy Podiatrist

  • Jasmine N. Neal, DPM, MBA

    Medical Education:
    California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University Oakland, CA

    Residency Training:
    Dekalb Medical Center Decatur, GA

    Fellowship Training:
    Kentucky/ Indiana Foot & Ankle Specialists
    Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery

    Graduate Degree:
    University of Louisville College of Business Master of Business Administration

    Dr. Neal was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then completed her medical education at California School of Podiatric Medicine.

    She completed her three-year surgical resident training at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur, GA. Dr. Neal served as Chief resident and was acknowledged as Resident of the Year during her senior year. While in residency, Dr. Neal lectured as a resident member of The Podiatry Institute of which she is now a faculty member.

    Dr. Neal completed her fellowship at Kentucky/Indiana Foot & Ankle Specialists specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction.

    Recently, Dr. Neal earned her MBA degree at University of Louisville.
    Dr. Neal hopes to continue enhancing her knowledge base and preparing for the rapidly shifting state of healthcare both in the U.S. and globally.

    Office

    Bardstown Podiatrist

    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    Louisville Dixie Hwy Podiatrist

    Louisville Jefferson Blvd Podiatrist

  • Mehvish Seyal, DPM

    Medical Education:
    New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York NY
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, May 2016

    Bellarmine University, Louisville KY
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2011

    Residency:
    48-MONTH RESIDENCY
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Podiatry New York, NY

    Dr. Seyal is a Kentucky native who grew up in Louisville. She completed Bachelor of Science from Bellarmine University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and had opportunity to work with a local brewery to do research on identifying different species of microbes involved in making bourbon and rum from sour mash. She obtained her degree in podiatric medicine from New York college of podiatric medicine in New York.

    She completed her extensive 4-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification in New York by attending Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She served as chief resident in the last two years of her residency and had comprehensive training in Charcot and wound care as well as trauma. The primary focus during her residency was Charcot reconstruction using external fixators as well local wound care on diabetic and Charcot patients.

    Dr. Seyal stays up to date with the latest treatment options that are evidence based. In her spare time, she loves to travel internationally as well as spending time with her family and cooking/baking.

    Medical Interests:

    • Charcot management with conservative and surgical techniques
    • Forefoot Reconstructive Surgery: Bunions, hammertoes, and other deformities.
    • Diabetic Foot Disorders: Prevention and treatment including care for ulceration and infection.
    • Trauma: Foot fractures, ankle sprains, and dislocations; open, crushing, and penetrating injuries of the foot.
    • Arthritis of the Foot: Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the foot, heel pain and tendonitis.

    Office

    Louisville Dixie Hwy Podiatrist

    Elizabethtown Podiatrist

    New Albany Podiatrist

  • Becky J. McFee

    Education:
    Utica College, Utica, New York
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2015

    University of Louisville, Louisvile, Kentucky
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 1986

    Hometown:
    Louisville, Kentucky


    Dr. McFee was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky and graduated from Fern Creek High School. Her interest in physical therapy was prompted by a knee injury playing church flag football. 

    Dr. McFee began her career in Louisville Kentucky at Jewish and Methodist Evangelical Hospitals but continued as Navy wife in California specializing in post spinal surgery and South Carolina specializing in Workers Compensation/Work Hardening Programs. Dr. McFee returned to Kentucky in Campbellsville working in multiple settings such as Acute Care, Outpatient, First Steps program, SNF and Home Health. 

    She now resides in Lebanon Kentucky. Dr. McFee is married and has 2 daughters. She has special interest in Cystic Fibrosis (daughter), Down Syndrome (nephew), and Spina Bifida ( great nephew). Dr. McFee is from a large family and married with 2 daughters. When not at work she enjoys spending time with family, her dogs, and traveling.

  • Raven Powell

    Bellarmine University. Louisville, KY

    Doctorate of Physical Therapy
     

    Louisiana Tech University. Ruston, LA

    Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science

    Hometown:
    Rapides Parish, Louisiana

     

    Dr. Powell was born and raised in central Louisiana and moved to Louisville, KY to attain her doctorate of physical therapy degree where she met her husband who is also a physical therapist. She is a mother of a beautiful boy, Blake Thomas. Raven has experience in skilled nursing and outpatient physical therapy. She has provided care in reconditioning, vertigo training, work conditioning, fall risk prevention, and weight loss reduction programs. She was the former President of Louisiana Tech University Kinesiology Honor Fraternity Pi Epsilon Kappa and won the undergraduate service award two consecutive years.
     

    Areas of Interest:
     Raven has an interest in neuro rehabilitation, vertigo, balance and proprioceptive training, manual intervention, fall risk prevention, and an interest in several orthopedic conditions including the foot and ankle. She also spends time educating patients to give them the tools needed for success beyond the clinic. She thrives to return patients to their previous level of activity and quality of life, not impaired by their injury or condition.

     

    Outside of clinic:
    Raven enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering, hiking, running, theatre, art, gardening, drinking coffee, eating good food around Louisville, and playing with her dogs. 

  • Dr. Jill L. Lynes, PT, DPT, MDNC

    Education:
    Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky
    Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2010

    • Capstone Research: Aquatics and Autism in the Community: A Guide for Families

    University of Louisville School of Arts & Sciences, Louisville, Kentucky
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology, May 2008

    Certifications:
    Master Dry Needling certified, CPR certified

    Hometown:
    Louisville, Kentucky

    Dr. Lynes was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated high school from Sacred Heart Academy. Always having had a passion for the medical field, her time at University of Louisville was directed with a Pre-Med emphasis alongside of the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is a proud Bellarmine University graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, having completed her doctoral thesis on the impact of aquatics on individuals of the autism spectrum. Her time at Bellarmine University, she notes, empowered her to be a great physical therapist focused on patient care. Dr. Lynes began her physical therapy career in Texas as the neurology specialist for balance, working most closely with diagnoses of Parkinson's disease, Guillan-Barre, strokes, Lewy body dementia, post-Polio syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease), and Meniere's disease. She has progressed her career in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, and New York as an Army officer's wife. Her passion for patient wellness has led her to work in a variety of settings, to include orthopedics, skilled nursing, acute care, and home health care. She is active in the special needs community, which is close to her heart in having two special needs foster brothers. Family is a strong part of Dr. Lynes' life; with her husband, Matt, she has two children, Lillian and Colin. In her free-time, Dr. Lynes enjoys trail riding, running & exercising, and spending time with her family.

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