Our Staff


Our entire staff is committed to providing the finest podiatric care with compassion and excellence. Dr. DiFranco maintains the highest level of accreditation and participates in continuing medical education to learn, teach, and apply the latest developments in podiatric medicine and surgery.  Our growth in the community is a direct result of the caring and personal treatment we give our patients.   The best compliment you can give is to tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for your referrals.  

Joseph M. DiFranco, DPM, AACFAS

Dr. DiFranco is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He recently relocated to Erie to join the Erie Physicians’ Network in July of 2006 to practice Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with Family Foot and Ankle Care. He now resides in Erie with his wife and daughter.

LICENSURE

PENNSYLVANIA STATE MEDICAL BOARD License

BOARD QUALIFICATIONS

Associate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery (AACFAS)
Board Qualified in Podiatry Surgery (ABPS) on June 17, 2006

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING

Fellowship
July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006

Residency
July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2005

 

Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran’s Affairs Center Cleveland, Ohio
Podiatry Fellowship in Geriatrics with Wound Care and Diabetic Limb Salvage focus

Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran’s Affairs Center Cleveland, Ohio
Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency (PM&S 24)

EDUCATION

Medical School
August 23, 1999 - May 23, 2003 

Undergraduate
Aug 8, 1994 -May 16, 1999




Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Cleveland, Ohio
Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology
Cum Laude with Honor’s in Psychology

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Professional Wound Care Assoc.
American Diabetes Association 
American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatric Medical Association
Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association
Ohio Podiatric Medical Association

 

2007-present
2006-present
2007-present
2005-present
2003-present
2006-present
2003-2006

PRIVILEGES 
Village Surgicenter
Select Specialty Hospital
Health South
Erie Center on Health and Aging
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Hamot Surgery Center

 

Dr. William J. Weily, DPM, AACFAS
Dr. Weily is a native of Youngstown, Ohio. He recently relocated to Erie to join the Erie Physicians' Network in June of 2008 to practice Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Weily's training involved extensive emphasis on wound care, the geriatric population and diabetic surgical limb salvage. He now resides in Fairview with his wife and children.

LICENSURE

PENNSYLVANIA STATE MEDICAL BOARD License
OHIO STATE MEDICAL BOARD License

BOARD QUALIFICATIONS

Associate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery (AACFAS)

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING

Residency
July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2008



Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran's Affairs Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency (PM&S 36)

EDUCATION

Medical School
 



Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Cleveland, Ohio
Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Professional Wound Care Assoc.
American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatric Medical Association
Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association

 

2006-present
2008-present
2008-present
2008-present
2008-present

PRIVILEGES 

Village Surgicenter
Select Specialty Hospital
Health South
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Hamot Surgery Center