Dr. Williams was born in Detroit and raised in Madison Heights, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Michigan in Dearborn and then completed a four-year Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree at The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Kent State University) in Cleveland, OH. As a freshman at OCPM he ranked #1 in his class and was awarded the Academic Half-Tuition Scholarship for this achievement. Dr. Williams was also awarded with the National Podiatric Medical Association Merit Scholarship before graduating in 1997.
Upon earning his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Williams completed a comprehensive three-year foot and ankle surgical residency in Houston, Texas. Rotations in both medicine and surgical sub-specialties enhanced his foot and ankle training. During residency Dr. Williams was privileged to work among many notable attending physicians, including the developer of the Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF) and the Endoscopic Decompression of Intermetatarsal Neuroma (E.D.I.N.) procedures, the President of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the President of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He received extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and has a special interest in bunion surgery, sports medicine, heel pain, and treatment of the lower extremity complications associated with diabetes. During his final year of residency, Dr. Williams was appointed as Chief Resident where he supervised a team of fourteen other foot and ankle surgical residents.
Following residency in Houston, Dr. Williams returned home to Michigan and began private practice at Professional Foot & Ankle Centers, PC in Davison and Lapeer.
Dr. Williams is Board Certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Williams serves as a teaching physician for six podiatric surgical residents at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He has been awarded the Genesys Regional Medical Center Podiatric Clinicians Recognition award in 2006 and the Podiatric Clinician of the Year award in 2007, 2009 and 2012. Dr. Williams is also a Podiatric Residency Examiner for Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Williams, in coordination with other physicians, strives to select the highest quality residents for the podiatric surgical residency at Genesys. Dr. Williams has been appointed to the Surgery Center at Health Park Medical Executive Committee and is the Lower Extremity Medical Director at the McLaren Wound Care Center in Flint. Dr. Williams has been affiliated with the McLaren Wound Care Center since 2003 where he is actively involved with diabetic wound care and limb salvage in collaboration with many other fine specialists.
Staff privileges for Dr. Williams include Genesys, McLaren, Lapeer and Hurley Medical Centers. He is also affiliated with The Surgery Center at Health Park in Grand Blanc and the McLaren Surgery & Endoscopy Center in Flint.
Dr. Williams resides in Clarkston with his wife Therese and twin daughters. In his free time, he enjoys water sports, snow skiing, vintage car shows, and fishing with his girls.
Dr. Hehemann was born and raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Kent State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude, with honors. He then completed his four-year Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Kent State University) in Cleveland, Ohio. He maintained a 4.0 GPA for all four years of school and was awarded the Academic Half-Tuition Scholarship.
Upon earning his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Chris Hehemann completed a three year foot and ankle surgical residency at the Cleveland Clinic and HealthSpan in Cleveland, Ohio. There, he had the privilege of training under many prominent physicians, including Dr. Mark Hardy, director of education of the Asia Pacific Society for foot and ankle surgeons, and Dr. Jordan Grossman, past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He was appointed Chief Resident in his third year of residency, and was in charge of coordination of all the residents in the program. He has received extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, and has a special interest in bunion surgery, flat feet, and sports medicine.
After residency, Dr. Hehemann moved to Michigan to join Dr. Williams at Professional Foot and Ankle Centers in 2015.
Dr. Chris Hehemann is Board Certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. Staff privileges for him include Genesys, McLaren, Lapeer and Hurley Medical Centers. He is also affiliated with and performing out-patient procedures at Lapeer County Surgery Center in Lapeer, Surgery Center at Health Park in Grand Blanc, and the McLaren Surgery and Endoscopy Center in Flint. Dr. Hehemann is on staff at the McLaren Flint Wound Care Center where he treats lower extremity wounds of all etiologies. He is actively involved with residency education and was awarded as the Genesys Regional Medical Center Podiatric Attending of the Year in 2017.
After 35 years of practice, Dr. Lefever retired in December, 2015. He has defined what local health care means in this community. He is a life member of the Lapeer Optimist Club, a member of the Lapeer Elks Club, and a member of the board of directors at Lapeer County Bank and Trust Company. He lives in Lapeer with his wife Vicky. They have two sons and two grandsons. Ernie enjoys golfing, boating and gardening.
- Professional Foot & Ankle Staff
- Therese ~ Technologies Supervisor / Accounts Payable
- Laurie ~ Practice Manager / Billing Manager / Certified Medical Coder
- Trisha ~ Certified Medical Assistant / Surgical Scheduler
- Sandy ~ Medical Assistant
- Krissy ~ Medical Assistant
- Debbie ~ Front Desk Receptionist / Scheduling Specialist / Surgical Scheduler
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- Debra ~ Front Desk Receptionist / Scheduling Specialist
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- Penny ~ Insurance Billing Specialist - Davison & Lapeer