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Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery

Podiatry & Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery located in Worcester & Webster, MA


About The Practice

 About the Practice

Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery, with offices in Worcester & Webster, Massachusetts, is a state-of-the-art practice specializing in plastic surgery and diagnosing and treating conditions involving the foot, ankle, hand, fingers, wrist, and elbow.

The practice provides care for people of all ages — pediatrics through geriatrics. Incorporating the latest technology, individuals can expect professional care, outstanding results, integrity, and a gentle touch.

Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery provides comprehensive care for conditions such as arthritis, bunions, Achilles tendonitis, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, toenail fungus, and warts. They can also treat tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, arthritis pain, wrist pain, and other upper extremity disorders.

The practice specializes in sports medicine, foot and ankle surgery, and upper extremity surgery, including minimally invasive treatment options. Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery also offers custom orthotics and diabetic foot care.

For expert foot, ankle, and upper extremity care with a gentle touch, call Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery or schedule an appointment online today.

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Your visits with us are all about you, your happiness, your comfort and your health. Our patients expect and receive the finest care with a gentle touch each and every time they see us. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. Among our most important functions is to educate our patients as to their treatment options. We take the time to speak to you about your treatment goals and we will make recommendations allowing you to make the most educated health care decisions.


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Most Major Insurances Accepted

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Commonwealth Care
Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP)
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Optum Health
Tufts Health Plan
UnitedHealthcare Oxford

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Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "Dr. Cournoyer is a consummate professional as well as being warm and caring. His staff also is a pleasure to work with."

    Self-verified patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Knabel is knowledgeable and articulate and seems very enthusiastic about his work in surgical podiatry."

    Karen G.
  • Vitals

    "They listened to my needs and I never feel rushed out during an appointment. Dr. Schaffer is great!"

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    "I would recommend Dr. Schaffer to anyone having hand or elbow problems. I think he's great!"

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