Here at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, we have a full team of highly skilled personnel to help get you on your feet. All our professionals maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry. Even if we have not yet had the pleasure of meeting you, we would like to provide you with some information on our team:
Melissa J. Lockwood, DPM- Physician
As founder of HFAA, Dr. Lockwood happily returned to central Illinois in 2008 after seven years in Cleveland, Ohio for podiatry school and residency. She is a graduate of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois. Dr. Lockwood completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) in with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor degrees in Chemistry and Anthropology. Dr. Lockwood has a special interest in the treatment of sports related injuries, dermatological conditions and diabetic palliative and preventive care. Dr. Lockwood enjoys working with patients one on one in a clinical setting and chatting about her favorite sports teams!
Scott Heape, CPA - Business Manager
Co-founder of Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, Scott Heape graduated from Illinois State University in 2000 with a BS degree in Accountancy. Scott spends his days working as the finance and operations manager at the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. Scott spends most of his nights and weekends working at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates as the business manager.
Sam Fowler, PMAC - Office Manager and Human Resource Director
As Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates’ first employee, Sam Fowler has experienced all aspects of the office, including medical assisting, front office, billing, and management. In December of 2010, she graduated early from Illinois State University. After graduating from ISU, Sam went right back to the books to earn her PMAC, and is now a certified podiatric medical assistant. Sam is an active member of the ASPMA, the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants, ISPMA, the Illinois Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants, and AAPPM, American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.
Amy Miramontes - Front Office Coordinator
Amy was born and raised in Peru, IL. In 2012 she earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Ashford University in Iowa. She am currently pursuing a master’s degree in education. I really enjoy working at Heartland because I love helping people. When you come in to Heartland I will greet you with a smile! Amy is excited to assist YOU!
Diana Guillory - Head Medical Assistant
Diana was born in San Diego, CA and moved to Normal, IL to be closer to family. She attends Heartland Community college in pursuit of a nursing degree and nursing assistant certification. She loves being in the medical field because I can help patients feel better. Diana loves to get patients back onto their feet and can't wait to get YOU back onto your feet!
Stosha Cruz - Certified Nail Technician
Stosha was born and raised in Peoria, IL and moved to Normal, IL to attend ISU. She is a graduate of the Paul Mitchell School in Normal. For Stosha, getting a pedicure always makes her day. She wants to do the same for you and have your experience at Healing Steps Spa be truly memorable. Stosha wants to give you the spa experience you deserve and make your feet feel great!
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