Carol A. Barrette, M.D.
In my experience as an orthopedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist, I have found that a highly interpersonal approach is critical to patient care. Open and honest communication is the keystone of my practice. This provides for the highest quality care in a comfortable environment. In addition to the office setting, we are able to provide a vast array of diagnostic imaging in conjunction with the Worcester Medical Center and Leominster Hospital. Radiology (x-ray, MRI, CT scan, etc.) and physical therapy are located in your area to provide you with more convenience. Offices located in Leominster, Webster and Worcester allow for more efficient use of your travel time.
If a lower extremity problem is affecting your lifestyle, see if I can work with you to improve your quality of life. Our staff at Premier Foot and Ankle is available to assist you with any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us at (508) 363-6868.
Paul A. Cournoyer, D.P.M.
Dr. Cournoyer is a native of Central Massachusetts and went to undergraduate school in Boston, at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He received his Doctorate from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program at Wyckoff Heights Hospital in New York. Over the past 20 years he has been in practice in Worcester County and is one of the founding partners of Premier Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cournoyer is a Diplomate in the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is Chief of the Division of Podiatry, as well as the Director of Poidatric Surgical Residency Training at St. Vincent Hospital. He is also on staff at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
Premier Foot and Ankle Center is located in Suite 550 in the state-of-the-art Worcester Medical Center. THis allows us to offer our patient's digital radiography, CT scanning, MRIs, in office Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment, EPAT/Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology for chronic heel pain, and advanced surgical care in one convenient location. To provide foot and ankle care to our Southern Worcester County patients and our Northern Connecticut patients, we have a satellite office located in the Webster Medical Center. This is conveniently located at exit 3 off of I-395 on Cudworth Road.
Presently, Dr. Cournoyer and his family reside in the local area where he is active in community affairs and enjoys many recreational sports including golf, tennis, and long distance running.
Suzanne M. Grondin, D.P.M.
Dr. Grondin grew up in Dartmouth, a small town in southeastern Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry from Wheaton College in Norton, MA and her Doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Grondin completed her surgical residency at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA. She then went on to private practice at the Premier Foot and Ankle Center.
Dr. Grondin is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She has been awarded by Temple University for her excellence in pediatric podiatry, and received the Who's Who Award among Executive and Professional Women. She is Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Grondin originally became interested in Podiatry at a young age after suffering several foot injuries as a competitive figure skater. Dr. Grondin competed all over New England for 17 years and worked very closely with her Podiatrist to keep her feet healthy. This led to her interest in the foot and ankle as her own profession. Today Dr. Grondin uses these experiences, along with her training, to work with her patients and keep their feet healthy.
Debbie Johnson, Office Manager