Originally from Michigan, Randy Semma moved to South Florida in July of 2011 to begin his three year residency program at the Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah. Prior to moving to Florida, he earned his Bachelors of Science from Wayne State University. While completing his undergraduate degree, Randy was introduced to the field of podiatric medicine after injuring his ankle during a basketball game.
As a result his interest shifted from a career in dentistry to one in podiatry and he applied to the Ohio College of Podiatry Medicine. He excelled in the areas of anatomy, radiology and biomechanics and was determined to pursue a challenging residency program that targeted his interests in trauma and sports medicine.
Randy’s residency at Palmetto General provided extensive training and experience in trauma surgery, flat foot reconstruction, and bunion and hammertoe surgery. The environment also gave him the opportunity to learn Spanish as a second language. He was able to participate in two missionary trips to Dominican Republic with the Steps of Life Foundation and one to Mexico with the Yucatan Cripple Children’s Project. During these missionary trips, he performed reconstructive surgery on both children and adults.
Dr. Semma has specialty training in the MDPO External Fixator System which is utilized for lower extremity fractures and reconstruction. He is also qualified in the Stryker Lower Extremity Foot and Ankle Systems and the Taylor Spatial Frame from Smith & Nephew for deformity correction.
After completing the residency in June 2014, Dr. Semma has participated in various educational lectures. He was a speaker at the MDPO External Fixation Symposium in Detroit and the lead speaker at the Florida Medical Centers’ lecture “The Effects of Wounds on Your Health” in October 2014.
Dr. Semma is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (June 2014)
Randy moved back to Michigan to be closer to his family. He resides in West Bloomfield, Michigan with his entire family. He and Dr. Michele Bertelle-Semma now work as a team at Maple Park Podiatry.
Born in New York, Michele Bertelle-Sema relocated to South Florida in 2005 to continue to advance in the medical field. She had received a Bachelor of Arts in Woman Studies from State University of New York in 2003 while working as an EMT Paramedic with the Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps. After working with Comprehensive Pediatrics, she decided to pursue podiatry.
Michele graduated from Barry University school of Podiatric Medicine in 2010. As she progressed through her studies, her focus was aligned with her interest and outstanding proficiency in surgery and wound care. After medical school Michele began a Podiatric Surgical Residency at Hialeah and Palmetto General Hospital. While she completed her residency in 2013, she also gained meaningful insight and experience during missionary trips to the Dominican Republic and Mexico with the Steps of Life Foundation and the Yucatan Cripple Children’s Project.
Since then, Michele has continued her personal and professional growth. Dr. Bertelle-Semma is licensed in Michigan and Florida and has lead several training seminars in Florida, Michigan and Nevada. Most recently she contributed in an Arthrex Ankle Arthroscopy Training Course, a Tailor Spatial Frame Training Workshop, and a Wright Medical Forefoot Surgical Training Workshop.
Dr. Michele Bertelle-Semma now works together with her husband Dr. Randy Semma at Maple Park Podiatry in Michigan.
Dr. Bertelle-Semma was amazing. She listened to my concerns and provided me several treatment options for my chronic ingrown nail problem. She explained the entire process beforehand and even paced it to accommodate my issues with muscle spasms. Truly one of the best care experiences I have had.Paola Blanco
Great doctors! They will treat you well and get you back on your feet.Trung Ky
Just had my first appointment there. Randy and Michelle are excellent at their job. Best podiatry I’ve been to! You can chat with them to ignore the pain of the operation! Most definitely coming again!Marchellino Mash