About Us

Welcome to Central Texas Foot Specialist!

Dr. Renee K. Pietzsch DPM, FACFAS (pronounced PEACH) began Central Texas Foot Specialist in 2009 with the desire to help patients of all ages achieve better and more comfortable feet. As a college athlete she saw numerous season ending and career ending injuries and learned the importance of conservative treatment of foot and ankle ailment and injuries to keep you active. Her goal is to practice conservative medicine in a caring atmosphere with your need in mind. 

Meet the Physicians

Renee K. Pietzsch, DPM, FACFAS

Renee K. Pietzsch, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Renee Kukla Pietzsch DPM, FACFAS (pronounced PEACH) is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery® Certified in Foot Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

She is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she was several times awarded the GTE Scholar-Athlete Award while playing Volleyball for Texas A&M University and was a member of the National Honor Society. She knew as a freshman at A&M that podiatry was going to be her profession as she realized she could combine her desire to help others of all ages and her love of sports medicine and surgery all in one profession.

After graduating from Texas A&M University she attended the acclaimed California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA, graduating with honors and was a recipient of the Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities award.

She completed her surgical residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA. After residency, she completed a Fellowship in Diabetic Limb Salvage at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Upon completing her Fellowship training, she returned to Central Texas where she resides with her Firefighter husband and two children. She now spends her free time chasing after her children, church, running and playing tennis.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate- Texas A&M University- College Station, Texas
  • Medical School-California College of Podiatric Medicine- San Francisco, California
  • Residency-Eastern Virginia Medical School-Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Fellowship-Diabetic Limb Salvage-Eastern Virginia Medical School-Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Board Certified- American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fellow-American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, Podiatric Medical Examiners Advisory Board
Prakash N. Panchani, DPM

Prakash N. Panchani, DPM

Dr. Prakash Panchani is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and is an Associate Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Panchani is a graduate of Rutgers University. While attending Rutgers, he volunteered in numerous facets of the healthcare industry and made the decision to pursue a career in medicine. After graduation, he moved to New York to attend New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated with honors and was the recipient of many academic awards. Through his education and Residency training at Baylor Scott and White, he was able to participate in medical missions to India and Mexico. Dr. Panchani plans on continuing with medical mission trips and use his Podiatric medical and surgical skills to continue to help those in need.

Dr. Panchani currently resides in Central Texas with his wife. He loves to spend his free time living a health-centered lifestyle, spending time outdoors, traveling and being involved with temple activities.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate – Rutgers University – New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Doctorate – New York College of Podiatric Medicine – New York
  • Residency – Baylor Scott and White Medical Center/Texas A&M System – Temple, Texas