Specializing in the treatment of Foot and Ankle Disorders


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Gabriel Gambardella, DPM, FACFAS named Section Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital

Gabriel Gambardella, DPM, FACFAS has been named Section Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital (Trinity Health of New England), effective July 1, 2021. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the section of Podiatry and working towards improving quality patient care and obtaining excellent surgical outcomes. Dr. Gambardella holds a medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He … Read more

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Diabetes Care during COVID-19

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, podiatrists have seen some of the sickest patients of their careers. But these patients aren’t suffering from COVID. Instead, concerned about exposure to the virus, they have delayed regular care and avoided treatment for injuries, resulting in serious diabetic foot wounds, gangrene, and even risk of sepsis, a life-threatening systemic infection. “People with diabetes are absolutely right to take precautions against exposure to … Read more

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Coronavirus precautions

March 2023 Update: We continue to see patients in our office, Monday–Thursday 8:30am–5pm, Friday 8:30am–2pm. Please call ahead to make an in-office appointment. Masks are no longer required. FOR CURRENT PATIENTS ONLY: We now offer Telemedicine. Questions can be asked through our Patient Portal or you can call the office to request a phone appointment. As healthcare providers we put the well-being of our patients and our staff first. We … Read more

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Spring is Coming: Get Ready to Show Those Toes

With spring coming and our thoughts focused on getting out of the house and enjoying the season, getting our feet ready for flip flops and sandals becomes a high priority. However, when you head off to the salon for a pedicure or when you take out your own scissors and files, there are some serious issues you should consider. Salon pedicures are meant only for aesthetics and should not substitute … Read more

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“Hammer Time”

A hammertoe is formed from an abnormal balance of the muscles in the toes. This causes increased pressures on the tendons and joints of the toe, leading to the contracture or bending of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint. This bending causes the toe to appear like an upside-down V when looked at from the side. Any toe can be involved, but … Read more