Amod P. Paranjpe, DPM

Board Certified Podiatrist & Foot Surgeon.  


He received his undergraduate education from St. Louis University, his graduate education at The Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL and had a highly ranked surgical residency at Thorek Hospital in Chicago, IL.  He has been in practice for 19 years.  His practice, Advanced Podiatry LLC, is centrally located and provides a full range of treatments from the most common foot and ankle conditions to complex reconstructive surgical procedures.  He is focused on a primarily holistic, organic treatment approach with the emphasis on empowering patients.  

Open, clear communication combined with cutting edge technology when needed are all available through his practice.     


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Katherine M. Besselman, DPM

Board Certified in Foot Surgery

Dr. Katherine Besselman joined Advanced Podiatry in July 2018. She is a St. Charles native and graduated from St. Charles High School. She received her undergraduate education from Westminster College, her graduate education from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and graduated from a three year foot and ankle surgical residency at DePaul Hospital in June 2018. She is trained to perform the latest techniques in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Being a native to St. Charles she is extremely excited to begin practicing in her hometown where she hopes to positively impact the health and lives of those in her community for years to come.

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Shirley C. Visser, DPM

Board Certified in Foot Surgery & Wound Management


Dr. Shirley Visser was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University. She graduated from LSU in 2004 with a Bachelor in Science. She then went on to Podiatry school in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Shirley Visser graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine) in 2008 with Honors. She then completed a 3-year comprehensive surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.

While in residency, she served as part of a multidisciplinary team approach to limb salvage by performing surgical procedures to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent amputation and improve function in diabetic and vasculopathologic patients. She is also trained in a vast array of the elective forefoot and rearfoot procedures to correct deformity and restore function.

Dr. Visser is an active member and associate of The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, and Missouri Podiatric Medical Associations. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Wound Management. She is on staff at Mid Rivers Ambulatory Surgery Center, SSM St. Clare Hospital – Fenton, SSM DePaul Hospital, the Wound Care Center at SSM St. Joseph Hospital, and Mercy Hospital – Washington.

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Our Practice

At Advanced Podiatry we are dedicated to using the latest research and most advanced technology to deliver exceptional podiatric care. Our wide range of services - from preventive care to advanced corrective surgery – have earned the practice an excellent reputation.  

At Advanced Podiatry, we believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual's feet. Dr. Paranjpe, Dr. Besselman and Dr. Visser spend most of their time listening in order to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that pain is relieved, problems are resolved so that you can have the quality of life that you want to have. We also want our patients to be informed about podiatric problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in podiatry.


Recent Reviews:

"Dr Paranjpe and his staff are all amazing!

                                  -February 2020


"Everyone there is professional and very pleasant to see every time i go for a appointment"

                                           -July 2019


"Dr. Paranjpe and staff are very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.   Highly recommend as a podiatrist."

                                           -July 2019

"Dr. Besselman was great!"

                                           -July 2019

"Great experience! I was having so much pain with an infected ingrown and they were able to get me in within the hour after calling. Dr. Besselman was gentle and explained everything in depth. The procedure was quick and painless and I was able to return to work right after my visit. Thanks again!"

                                           -July 2019

"This has been one of the best 'medical' experiences I have ever had.  Everyone is kind and patient and knowledgeable. My surgery went well and I am healing.  Thank you"

                                           -July 2019