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I started my practice to create a safe, friendly place where I could help people get back up and running without pain or discomfort. My patients are my passion!


Dr. Vella is an Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa. He attended podiatry school at Midwestern University in Glendale, where he graduated at the top of his class.


As a native Phoenician, I’m happy to be back in the Valley and part of the Impression team. My specialties include reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, and diabetic foot management.

Our knowledgeable and comforting doctors go to great lengths to make sure your visit is as fast, easy, and painless as possible. They have decades of experience and devote their time to improving your life. When you come to Impression, you can feel confident that you’re in good hands (and feet).



dr-newswander-140Bradley Newswander, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Newswander born in Utah,  began his studies as a pre-med student at Utah State University.

After graduating, he pursued his interest podiatry at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Newswander completed a residency at Carl T. Hayden VA Hospital in Phoenix and opened his own practice in 2003. His research has been featured in numerous medical publications, and in several presentations and lectures around the state.

Dr. Newswander is actively involved with the training process and as a Surgical Attending Physician for the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center. He’s also a preceptor for the Midwestern University Medical School and has received many certifications and awards.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Board Certified with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

He has received the Phoenix’s Top Docs award and the Guardian Angel award from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

Throughout his career, Dr. Newswander has served in various roles on many medical boards, including board president. Dr. Newswander has served as Chief of Surgery at Gilbert Hospital and Chief of Staff at both Gilbert and Florence Hospitals.


dr-vella-113Joseph Vella, DPM

Dr. Vella is an Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and then graduated from the top of this class at Midwestern University in Glendale. He completed his three-year residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and served as Chief Resident. His residency included training in trauma, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and wound care. 

Dr. Vella completed an additional Fellowship in dermatology. He studied the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases of the entire body under Dr.Stephen Schleicher MD, an accomplished and experienced dermatologist based out of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Vella has authored many published articles and continues to contribute to the Dermatology Diagnosis column in Podiatry Today.



Nathan S. Jeppesen, DPM, FACFAS

Nathan Jeppesen, DPM is a foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in diabetic limb salvage and reconstruction, forefoot reconstruction, pediatric deformities, sports medicine, lower extremity biomechanics, primary podiatric medicine, with special training emphasis on foot and ankle deformity reconstruction and trauma.

Dr. Jeppesen completed his podiatric surgical residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Sacramento, where he was appointed as the Chief Resident at all Sacramento area Kaiser Hospitals.

He earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Midwestern University, where he earned distinction as a member and vice president of the Pi Delta National honor society and graduated in the top ten percent of his class.

Dr. Jeppesen received his undergraduate education from Northern Arizona University, where he was awarded with the Presidential Scholarship and was recognized on the dean’s list.

Dr. Jeppesen is actively involved in research and has published two articles both evaluating the use of stem cells in Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis and Chronic Wound and Diabetic Bone Healing. He continues to play an active role in serving the community, including volunteering and lecturing at the Annual Podiatry Institute Conference in San Diego, California, lecturing at Midwestern University as adjunct faculty and is an attending surgeon for the Carl T. Hayden VA podiatric surgery residents.

Dr. Jeppesen is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), as well as the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).


Phoenix Magazine recently recognized Dr. Newswander as one of the Valley’s Top Doctors. 2010-top-doc-logo

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Client Testimonials

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I’ve been to see Dr Newswander several times and I was able to be seen on time, never made me wait. His service from a health standpoint was exceptional. He was able to give me options and also was clear what treatment he thought would be best. He even came in late on a Friday night to help my daughter with her toe. Bottom line, above and beyond!! Thank you Dr Brad!!
Jana Y.Chandler, AZ

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