Michael J. Helms, DPM
Doctor Helms has been delivering high quality foot and ankle care in the greater Indianapolis area since 1988. He completed his residency in 1988 at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and continues to learn the latest and best foot and ankle treatments by attending workshops and conferences each year.
Dr. Helms specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all foot problems. Dr. Helms is an avid runner and hiker. He has been running year round since the 1970’s and he has completed many full and half marathons. He has a special interest in treating running and sports medicine related problems. Further, he has extensive experience and expertise in the use of custom orthotic devices, the treatment of heel pain and in diabetic foot problems.
Dr. Helms is married to Karen Mersereau, Managing Director at Oxford Financial Group, Ltd. Dr. Helms and Ms. Mersereau have five adult children.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Helms, call our office at (317) 573-4250.
Dr. Helms’ Specialties include:
Shelly F. Bowers, DPM
Doctor Bowers is an Indianapolis native. She is an alumnus of Culver Military Academy Summer Program. She graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School then went on to degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington. Dr. Bowers spent a year of graduate training at IUPUI before attending William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. She graduated from Medical School in 2003.
Following Medical School, she completed a three year surgical residency program at Ohio State University in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. While at Ohio State she completed special training in multiple areas including Trauma and Vascular surgery.
Dr. Bowers is a certified Wound Care specialist and particularly enjoys this aspect of her practice. She is also board-qualified in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. Dr. Bowers is qualified to handle any problem that may occur in the foot and ankle including skin, bone and nerve disorders.
Dr. Bowers is happy to be back in the Hoosier state and spending time with her family in Indianapolis and Bloomington. She is an animal lover and currently owns one dog and three cats. Dr Bowers is also an avid traveler and loves to hit the road in her spare time.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bowers, call our office at (317) 573-4250.
Dr. Bowers’ Specialties include:
After completing her undergraduate studies at Bowling Green State University, Dr. Higgins earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Higgins completed a three year surgical residency at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis where she was Chief Podiatry Resident and was on the Graduate Medical Education Council.
Dr. Higgins specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions of the foot and ankle. She is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
In her personal life, Dr. Higgins enjoys playing recreational sports and participating in outdoor activities.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Higgins, call our office at (317) 573-4250.
Dr. Higgins’ Specialties include:
Rachel Chhiba, DPM
Dr. Chhiba is the newest addition to Indy Podiatry. She attended Lapel High School and graduated from the Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. After attaining her undergraduate degree in Biology and Liberal Arts/Management from Indiana University in Bloomington, Dr. Chhiba went on to obtain her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida. She completed her surgical residency with forefoot and rearfoot qualifications at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis where she served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Chhiba is very excited to be practicing at home in Central Indiana. She enjoys all aspects of podiatry with a major focus on wound care, sports medicine, and pediatric podiatry.
In her personal life, she enjoys traveling, cooking as well as a self-described foodie, and sporting events. Dr. Chhiba and her husband recently welcomed a baby girl to their family.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chhiba, call our office at (317) 573-4250.