Richard F. Jennings, DPM, FACFAS

Richard F. Jennings, DPM FACFAS
Richard F. Jennings, DPM

Dr. Jennings is an Ohio native with a strong academic background in podiatric medicine. He earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Bethany College, West Virginia, in 1995, and then went on to earn his podiatric medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1999. Following his education, Dr. Jennings completed a comprehensive 3-year surgical podiatric residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center, honing his expertise in ankle and foot surgery. He holds board certification in Forefoot Surgery from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Ohio Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Jennings has been providing podiatric care in Bellefontaine and Springfield, OH since 2002. He has special interests in new age bunion correction techniques and advanced wound care. He holds privileges at various local hospitals, including Mercy Memorial Hospital, Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield Regional Outpatient Center, the Ohio Valley Surgical Center, and Mary Rutan Hospital.

Beyond his medical practice, Dr. Jennings is passionate about staying active. He enjoys working out, golfing, and quality time with his family and friends. Dr. Jennings is dedicated and compassionate to his patient’s care.


Melitta D. Simmons, DPM

Melitta D. Simmons, DPM
Melitta D. Simmons, DPM

Dr. Simmons has been a valued member of Complete Foot & Ankle Specialists since 2015. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Pennsylvania State University in 1996, followed by the attainment of a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University. After her formal education, she undertook a rigorous 3-year Surgical Residency at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Simmons’ focus is on primary podiatric medicine with concentration on various types of heel pain and treatments for diabetic neuropathy such as Qutenza. She is an advocate of preventative medicine and believes that patient education is a top priority. Dr Simmons has a conservative practice philosophy which entails treating foot and ankle conditions nonsurgical whenever possible. She provides high-quality care and ensures her patients are well-informed about their health. She understands that every patient is unique, and her strength is determining which modality/treatment fits their specific lifestyle.

Outside of the office, Dr. Simmons enjoys various aspects of fitness. As a former competitive figure champion, she is well versed in weight training and nutrition. She enjoys working out with her family, traveling, and going to concerts.


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