Foot & Ankle Associates - Our Doctors

Dr. John George Fleischli
Dr. Terese J. Laughlin
Dr. Jeffrey W. Fleischli


Dr. John G. Fleischli





Dr. Fleischli was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. He attended Griffin High School where he was a two sport letterman and honor student. At Illinois State University, Dr. Fleischli participated in football and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Biology. While attending ISU he was a member of the athletic directors role. After completion of his undergraduate studies, Dr. Fleischli attended Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL. He graduated in 1994 with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree, and then furthered his training with a two year surgical residency program at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois.

Dr. Fleischli’s interest in research then brought him to San Antonio, TX where he completed a Diabetic Foot Research Fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-one of the premiere research facilities for diabetes related health complications in the country.

In 1997, Dr. Fleischli and his wife, Dr. Laughlin, moved to Central Illinois and started their private practice. In 2001, Dr. Fleischli’s younger brother, Jeff, joined Foot & Ankle Associates. Dr. Fleischli has published extensively in the medical literature, and lectures at medical conferences nationally. He has a strong interest in surgical treatment of foot deformities.

OFFICES:
  • Springfield
  • Jacksonville
  • Lincoln


  • AFFILIATIONS:
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Fellow
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Certified in Foot Surgery

  • Dr. John Fleischli's Curriculum Vitae.

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    Dr. Terese J. Laughlin





    Dr. Laughlin is a native of Downer Grove, Illinois. While in high school, Dr. Laughlin excelled in track and cross-country, earning All-American honors and receiving an athletic scholarship to The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to being a four-year varsity letter winner and a member of an NCAA National Championship team in cross-country at UT, she also received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with honors.

    Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Laughlin attended Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, graduating summa cum laude and salutatorian of her class in 1994. She then completed a three-year podiatric medicine and surgery residency at The University of Texas health Science Center at San Antonio, serving as chief resident of the Podiatry Service in 1996-97.

    Dr. Laughlin and her husband, Dr. John Fleischli, moved to central Illinois to begin their private practice in 1997. Dr. Laughlin has published extensively on a variety of topics and has lectured at numerous medical seminars. She has a special interest in running related injuries and foot surgery. She also specializes in wound care, serving as a panel physician at St. John’s Regional Wound Center.

    OFFICES:
  • Springfield
  • Jacksonville
  • Havana
  • St. John’s Regional Wound Center, Panel Physician


  • AFFILIATIONS:
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Fellow
  • Illinois Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Board Certified in Foot Surgery

  • Dr. Terese Laughlin's Curriculum Vitae.

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    Dr. Jeffrey W. Fleischli

    Dr. Jeffrey W. Fleischli was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois and attended Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. He moved back to the area in 2001 and joined his brother and sister-in-law’s practice, Dr. John Fleischli and Dr. Terese Laughlin.
    While in high school, Dr. Fleischli was very active in athletics receiving three varsity letters in both basketball and football and was named all—city two times in each sport. After high school he finished his undergraduate education at Illinois State University earning a B. S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Fleischli is a graduate of Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and completed two years of post-graduate training.

    His first year was an internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center/Rush Medical School teaching hospital in Chicago, Illinois, followed by a year of surgical training at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

    He has a strong interest in foot surgery and diabetic foot care and research. Dr. Fleischli was awarded the prestigious 2001 William J. Stickel Award, the highest award given for research in podiatric medicine and surgery, for research that could lead to earlier detection of osteomyelitis among persons with diabetic foot infections. His background makes him highly qualified as a panel physician at St. John’s Regional Wound Center.

    OFFICES:
  • Springfield
  • Jacksonville
  • Pittsfield
  • Rushville/Beardstown
  • St. John’s Regional Wound Center, Panel Physician

  • AFFILIATIONS:
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Certified in Foot Surgery


  • Dr. Jeff Fleischli's Curriculum Vitae.

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