CHH Introduces New Diabetic Foot Center

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Multi-Specialty Group has added a new Diabetic Foot Center to its roster of physician practices and services headed up by CHH Podiatric Surgeons Dennis D’ Onofrio, DPM, FACFAS, and Darren Winkler, DPM.

The service provides effective, timely diagnosis and treatment of foot wounds for diabetic patients. It is located at the hospital’s newly renovated Turner Coe Building, connected to the Main Tower Building at 540 Litchfield Torrington with parking behind the Memorial Building.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 860-496-6723.

41664513_L_DiabetesFoot_Feet_Flat-FeetPeople that have Diabetes often suffer from other associated medical ailments such as nerve damage and poor circulation which may cause a loss in the ability to feel pain, heat or cold, and even the sense of touch in their feet. If left untreated, foot wounds can lead to amputation so prevention through early detection and treatment is key.  Studies show that Diabetes is the leading cause off all non-traumatic lower extremity amputations and people with Diabetes are 30 times more likely to experience them.

Dennis D’Onofrio, DPM, FACFAS, joined CHH in 1990. He attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and served his Residency and Internship at V.A. Medical Center, West Haven. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is also a certified Wound Specialist Physician. Darren Winkler, DPM, joined the CHH medical staff in 2010. He attended Medical School at New York College of Podiatric Medicine and did his Residency and Internship at St. Barnabas Hospital He is Board Eligible for the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.

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