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Published on February 04, 2015

Spotlight on Diabetes and Foot Care

WATERBURY, Conn. (February 4, 2015) ─ Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center (NVSC) is sponsoring a free program. “Heel to Toe: Keep Your Feet Healthy and Happy,” will be presented by Dr. Jessica Vinokur on Tuesday, February 10th as part of the “Spotlight on Health” series. Dr. Vinokur will examine the risk factors and long-term effects of diabetes, and answer questions regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders commonly related to diabetes.

A native of Waterbury, Dr. Vinokur has been an associate at the Foot Care Group since 2011. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Vassar College and completed her doctorate after graduating with honors from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her surgical training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, a teaching hospital of Harvard University. While in Boston, Dr. Vinokur held the appointment of Clinical Fellow in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Vinokur is board qualified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She has been involved in multiple research projects and has been published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Podiatric Management. She is a member of the Saint Mary’s Hospital Medical Staff.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 6 to 7 p.m. at NVSC, 160 Robbins St. in Waterbury. Reservations are required. Please call 203-755-6663.

Established in 1986, Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center was one of the first free-standing surgical centers in the country. Now an outpatient department of Saint Mary’s Hospital, this fully-licensed and accredited ambulatory surgical center includes seven operating rooms, three treatment rooms, a 21-bed Post Anesthesia Care Unit and dedicated pediatric recovery room. More than 135 physicians perform procedures at the center in a full range of surgical specialties. For more information, please call (203) 755-6663.

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