Our Enfield, South Windsor and Windsor, CT Board Certified Podiatric Physician & Surgeons Can Help You
PodiatryCare and the Heel Pain Center has been providing a complete range of footcare for over 25 years. We are staffed by five podiatrists: Dr. Robert Marra, Dr. Thomas Johnson, Dr. Kristen Winters, Dr. Laura Vander Poel, and Dr. Ryan Donegan.
Saint Francis Hospital
Johnson Surgical Center
What our Patients are saying...
"For the longest time I had the feeling under my toes that my sock was all bunched up. It was both frustrating and painful. I even tried using different kinds of socks. It wasn't until I went to Dr. Marra for some relief that I learned that I was suffering the classic symptoms of a neuroma.He treated me with a series of alcohol injections and it has made a HUGE difference! In fact, even my back pain has subsided now that I am not favoring that foot anymore. Absolutely amazing! It is a great relief to finally be out of pain"
- Kevin M.
“My feet hurt me so much, even wearing sneakers was painful. I had gone to several doctors before coming to Dr. Marra. He was informative, compassionate and very reassuring. It was impressive how he talked to me about my options. I had bunion surgery and at a later date, hammertoe surgery and was in awe at the lack of pain.
I have since developed diabetes and I see him regularly for my diabetic foot care. It has always been the right place to go!”
- Cindy F.
"As a teacher, I was on my feet all day and in constant pain before I came to see Dr. Winters. I have a weight problem and I appreciated that she treated me ‘not as a fat person’ but ‘as a woman with foot pain.”
- Janet W.
“For years I put off having my feet fixed. I didn't want to take the time to do what I knew I should do. My mother referred me to her Podiatrist, Dr. Kristen Winters. She quickly instilled a sense of confidence and put my mind at ease. I had a toe joint replacement and hammertoe surgery. On the day of my surgery, she calmed my nerves. It wasn't until after my surgery that I discovered what a good carpenter she is! My outcome was better than I expected and I was back to hiking and wearing normal shoes again. I am very pleased. I will be back hiking the Appalachian Trail...as soon as the snow melts!”
- John F.
“Dr. Marra was patient, empathetic and an excellent bed side manner. My son had an unfortunate experience with an urgent care Dr and Dr. Marra took his time and reassured us of every detail of the procedure reassuring him. His staff were all very pleasant and professional. “
- Tara M.
"I can't stress enough how kind, caring, knowledgeable and patient Dr. Winters has been with me. She is fantastic! I had suffered from planters fasciitis on my left foot for about 9 months. It just kept getting worse (tried PT and Cortisone shots) The shock wave therapy is the only way to go! This was remarkable. Prior to this treatment I could barely put any pressure on my heel without wincing. I wore the boot to bed & on long trips. I did 6 shock wave treatments and I am now pain free."
- V. R.
"Dr. Marra treated me for a neuroma. After three alcohol injections two weeks apart I am nearly pain free. When I first get up in the morning there’s is a bit of tenderness and for the rest of the day I experience no pain. I have had foot pain for roughly the last 13 years. I am delighted with this outcome!"
"Dr. Winters did a fantastic job on my foot. I had to have a joint replacement in my big toe. It's been six weeks since my surgery and my foot feels and looks great. The surgery was easy. Dr. Winters did such a great job closing up my wound that you can hardly see the scar. I am very grateful to have had this procedure done by Dr. Winters and highly recommend her. You will also be satisfied."
"I saw Dr. Marra for a painful bunion. Dr. Marra explained why surgery was my best option. He worked with me in scheduling a convenient surgical date for me . He also prepared myself and my husband for what the recovery would be like, what was needed at home and the day after surgery would be the worst pain. And it was painful!!! I am beyond thrilled that I did have the surgery! The discomfort and pain before surgery was far worse than the surgery it self. Strongly encourage having the surgery"
- Pamela W.
“I have had Dr. Donegan 2 times so far and he's a great doctor. The 2nd time I had him he gave me a precription for a surgical shoe and told me we are dealing with one thing first then the 2nd once my first issue heals!”
“Dr Donegan is an excellent foot and ankle specialist. I am currently a patient. He has treated me for broken foot bones, and has reviewed and treated me for a serious foot injury that occurred in 2002.”
- James F.