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.
Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
Edward J. Hines Veterans Administration Medical Center, Surgical Service, Podiatry Section.
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.
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!
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
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!
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
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.
St. Vincent Residency Podiatry Program.
Dr. Ferro was born in Indiana and grew up in Anderson and South Bend Indiana. He attended the University of Ball State for undergraduate education, where he played football for the Cardinals. He also worked at St. John’s hospital ICU part of the St.Vincent health system, while completing his undergraduate education. He then went to The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland.
Nick chose St. Vincent’s Podiatry program because of his past work experience with the St. Vincent health system and diverse center of education and training. Nick has a strong interest in foot/ankle surgery and diabetic wound care as well as the future of diabetic wound care. In his spare time Dr. Ferro enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren and his children, as well as running half-marathons with his wife, cooking, walking his dog, Rocco and enjoying quality time at Churchill Downs.
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
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.
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
36-MONTH RESIDENCY University of Louisville/Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky
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®
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.
Dekalb Medical Center Decatur, GA
Kentucky/ Indiana Foot & Ankle Specialists
Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery
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.
University of Louisville School of Medicine
My Approach to Treating Patients:
Dr. Christopher Saccone is a foot and ankle surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky at the offices of Kentucky Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics at Sonoma State University, where he graduated Magnum Cum Laude, class valedictorian, Dean’s list member, an NCAA academic All-American in collegiate golf, and a Presidential Scholar, he attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California (one of only ten colleges that specializes exclusively in the treatment of Foot and Ankle disorders). Dr. Saccone graduated first in his medical school class, attaining the honor of Magnum Cum Laude, served as class President, along with being inducted into the distinguished national honor society, Phi Delta, for graduating in the top 10% of his medical class.
Dr. Saccone then completed an intensive 3-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification in Louisville at The University of Louisville Hospitals. He served as Chief Resident Surgeon in his final year of training. During his surgical residency training, Dr. Saccone completed additional advanced training in dermato-pathology. Dr. Saccone has published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as presented his publication and lectured in Belgium at the International Orthopedic Trauma Association conference.
Dr. Saccone is a board-certified surgeon, credentialed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, serves as an attending physician, and surgeon for the fellowship program for the medical group at Kentucky Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Saccone is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS, FACFAS).
Dr. Saccone specializes in all aspects of foot and ankle trauma, diabetic limb salvage, elective cosmetic and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as advanced micro-vascular surgical techniques. Dr. Saccone also has expertise in dermato-pathologic conditions affecting the lower extremity as well as being highly surgically trained in minimally invasive procedures of the foot and ankle including arthroscopic and endoscopic techniques and interventions.
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
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.
Utica College, Utica, NY
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Ohio County, Kentucky
Dr. Ferguson was born and raised in Ohio County and has lived in Elizabethtown, Kentucky for the past 20 years. Before joining KYINFAS, he has most recently worked with Rehab Resources and Encompass Home Health in the Hardin County area. He has been named a Kentucky Colonel three times by three different Kentucky governors! This honor is for going beyond expectations and making a difference in a company or individual’s life!
Areas of interest include: Rehab program development and management; Rehab- including balance, sensory integration, and praxis-disorder; Wound prevention and wound care; Restraint reduction and properly fitted wheelchairs; and prophylactic intervention in individuals of all ages through fitness and condition training.
Outside of clinic, you may see him participating at the PAC in Hardin County! Dr. Ferguson played Sitting Bull in Annie Get Your Gun. Past productions that he has also appeared in include: Our Town, Macbeth, and Elephant Man. He placed second in Men’s ADFPA National Powerlifting Championship in 1988 and 1989 in the 220-pound weight class. In his free time, Dr. Ferguson when not at work or on stage enjoys sharing time with his wonderful wife, Christine, powerlifting, traveling, and watching old movies.
Utica College, Utica, New York
Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2015
University of Louisville, Louisvile, Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 1986
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.
Bellarmine University. Louisville, KY
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Louisiana Tech University. Ruston, LA
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science
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.
Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky
Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2010
University of Louisville School of Arts & Sciences, Louisville, Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, May 2008
Master Dry Needling certified, CPR certified
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.