Meet the Staff

Our courteous and friendly staff are committed to providing quality patient care in a comfortable environment.

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jalpa Patel to our office.

Dr. Rupal Patel Gupta, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Gupta was born in India. When she was fourteen years old she moved with her family to Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland. She completed her two-year surgical residency at Parkway Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Her training involved primary and surgical care for patients of all ages. Following her residency, she completed one month of training in Vienna, Austria where she learned the latest surgical techniques for lower extremity trauma under the watchful eye of leading European trauma surgeons. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association. She also serves on the executive committee for the Johns Creek Healthcare Association. She has staff privileges at Emory Johns Creek Hospital where she also serves as the Chairperson for the Podiatry Section. She also enjoys treating patients at Belmont Village, Ivy Hall and the Cohen Home. She volunteers for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. She also provides her services for local non-profit clinics. Dr. Gupta resides in Cumming with her husband and son.

Dr. Jill K. Stepnicka, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Stepnicka was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She received her Chemistry degree from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. She received her doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami, Florida. She was also awarded class valedictorian. She completed her three year residency training at Decatur Hospital and the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia. Her training involved non-surgical and surgical care of foot and ankle problems including extensive treatment of Diabetic foot problems. The versatility in her residency training has enabled her to provide a broad spectrum of treatments to her patients in private practice. Dr. Stepnicka is also affiliated with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association and the International Aesthetic Foot Society. She also serves as secretary/treasurer for the Johns Creek Healthcare Association. She also has privileges at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. She also enjoys treating patients at Belmont Village, Ivy Hall and the Cohen Home. Dr. Stepnicka resides in the metro-Atlanta area with her husband and daughter.

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jalpa Patel to our office.

Dr. Jalpa Patel

Dr. Jalpa Patel was born in London, England. She moved to the United States with her family when she was 16 years old. Dr. Patel attended Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) for her undergraduate studies, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Following this, Dr. Patel worked at a podiatric practice where her passion for the profession first began. She pursued her love for podiatry by obtaining a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (Independence, Ohio). She completed her Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency training at Cooper University Hospital (Camden, New Jersey). During her three year residency program, Dr. Patel received training in primary podiatric care, wound care & diabetic limb salvage, biomechanics, pediatrics and foot surgery. She also served as chief resident of the program during her third year. She is affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association.