January 25, 2023

New York, NY, January 25, 2023 – U.S. Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC (“USFAS”), a portfolio company of NMS Capital (“NMS”), announced today that it has acquired Mid-West Podiatry & Associates, which operates five clinics in Missouri, First Choice Ankle & Foot Care Center, which operates two clinics in Kentucky, and Foot Specialists of Kansas City, which operates three clinics in Kansas and Missouri.

Mid-West Podiatry & Associates is equipped to treat a full range of foot and ankle conditions, ranging from ingrown toenails, bunions, calluses, and warts, to chronic conditions that include plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, ankle sprains, and more. The practice also provides custom orthotics support and assistance for diabetic wound care. With five locations in Missouri coupled with a family-led team of versatile foot and ankle specialists, Mid-West Podiatry & Associates represents the gold standard for podiatric intervention.

Dr. H. John Visser is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine who completed his residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Lindell Hospital in Missouri. Dr. Robert K. Duddy graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy before completing his residency at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Missouri. Dr. Carmina Quiroga received her degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and went on to complete her residency at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Missouri. Dr. Jared J. Visser is a graduate of the Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine, completing his residency at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Ohio. Dr. Shirley C. Visser received her degree from the Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine before completing her residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Brittany R. Staples is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California who completed her residency at SSM DePaul Hospital in Missouri.

“We’re very excited to take this next step forward in advancing our practice. Partnering with USFAS gives us the tools we need to enhance practice operations, so we can continue to set the standard for foot and ankle care in Missouri,” said Dr. H. John Visser. “Our guiding light has always been an unparalleled standard for patient care, and it’s a foundational focus we share with USFAS.”

The podiatrists at First Choice Ankle & Foot Care Center treat a full gamut of medical and surgical conditions of the foot and ankle, including heel pain, diabetic foot care, fractures, and bunions. The practice’s Kentucky locations are also well- equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including digital x-ray and ultrasound. The practice has a superior reputation among its patients for providing not only comprehensive podiatric care, but also education and empowering resources, delivered within a comfortable convenient setting.

The practice is headed by Dr. Heiko B. Adams, a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine who completed his residency at Western Reserve Hospital in Ohio.

“Our approach to practice excellence has always been rooted in delivering uncompromising value to patients, both in the form of services and through the information that they leave with,” said Dr. Adams. “Through our partnership with USFAS, we’re proud to expand on this value even further, through practice innovations that enable us to do more for every patient over the course of their experience with us.”

Foot Specialists of Kansas City provides podiatric assistance to patients suffering from a wide range of conditions. With over 90 years of combined experience and three locations, the practice has a reputation for expert diagnosis, immediate care, and state-of-the-art equipment that enables a superior standard for patient care.

Dr. Jim Kuhn received his medical degree from Temple Medical School before completing a residency at Metropolitan Springfield Hospital in Pennsylvania. Dr. Holly Korges is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine who completed her residency at Medical Center of Independence in Missouri. Dr. Dylan Grau graduated from Barry University of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas.

“We’ve set an extremely high standard for ourselves and our clinics, and everything we do is in service of raising the bar for service excellence that our patients experience,” says Dr. Jim Kuhn. “Our decision to partner with USFAS is another step in this direction, and one we feel extremely confident taking. The practice innovations we gain through this cooperative endeavor will only serve to enhance the front-line standard of service that’s most important to us and our patients.”

“USFAS couldn’t be more fortunate to partner with these practices and the incredible professionals at the helm of each,” says Cotton Hawes, Chief Executive Officer at USFAS. “Their commitment to patient care, practice excellence, innovation, technology, and knowledge are unyielding—exactly what we value at USFAS. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to our growing family of exceptional practices.”

With this partnership, the practices will benefit from USFAS’ extensive administrative and support services, which include top-of-the-line information technology, a dedicated clinical compliance team, electronic medical records, payor credentialing and contracting, revenue cycle management, human resources, finance and accounting, and business development.

About U.S. Foot & Ankle Specialists

USFAS is a leading provider of podiatric services providing a full range of specialty services for the advanced treatment of foot and lower extremity conditions. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, USFAS provides services through a growing network of more than 100 offices in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, Florida, and Washington, D.C., and over 150 Board Certified and Board Qualified podiatrists. USFAS is an affiliate of Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic and NMS Capital, with plans to expand nationally. For additional information on USFAS, visit the company’s website at www.footandankle-usa.com

About NMS Capital

Founded in 2010, NMS Capital is an experienced private equity firm managing assets in excess of $1.4 billion. Since inception, NMS has partnered with management teams in over 100 investments and follow-on acquisitions across defined investment themes within the Business Services and Healthcare Services industries. The firm’s principal strategy is to create long-term value by providing strategic and operational resources to growth-oriented companies led by founders or experienced management teams. NMS has a track record of successfully building industry leading lower middle market companies in defensible and scalable end markets by accelerating organic and acquisition-driven growth. For additional information on NMS, please visit the firm’s website at www.nms-capital.com. Follow NMS Capital on www.linkedin.com/company/nms-capital.

For Further Information

Brett Richey
Executive Chairman
US Foot & Ankle Specialists
(434) 373-0720