Dr. Thomas Guglielmo, a podiatrist, is seeing patients at the OrthoConnecticut practice office in Litchfield. BZ photo

After longtime Litchfield podiatrist Dr. Gary Shields retired last year, local residents who visited his office on Bantam Road had to find someone new to look after their feet.

Turns out they didn’t have to go far. Shields’ patients have all been referred to OrthoConnecticut’s Dr. Thomas Guglielmo, located next door at 338 Bantam Road.

“We’re caring for many of Dr. Shields’ patients,” said Dr. Guglielmo, who has been seeing Shields’ patients in Litchfield since last July. “Our patients are now mentioning us to friends, co-workers and family, so word of mouth has helped residents find the care they need locally.”

Dr. Guglielmo is available to see patients in the Litchfield office on Tuesdays. He treats patients of all ages, from infants to senior citizens, and specializes in surgical and non-surgical management of conditions affecting the foot and ankle.

“Sports injuries, fractures, sprains and strains, palliative care for senior citizens and diabetics, and wound care are some of the conditions we address,” said Dr. Guglielmo.

“In addition, we have expertise in treating ingrown toenails, bunions, common warts, fungus, hammer toes, flat feet heel pain and biomechanical abnormalities.”

Gait analysis and customized foot orthotics and ankle braces are other key services offered by the practice.

Dr. Guglielmo, who joined the OrthoConnecticut team in 2014, has been in private practice since 1995 and is certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is also certified in Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Guglielmo received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and did his residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. His residency included training with the hospital’s orthopedic, vascular and plastic surgeons.

To make an appointment with Dr. Guglielmo in the Litchfield office, call OrthoConnecticut at 860-355-8000 or visit the website: https://myorthoct.com/contact-us/request-appointment

About OrthoConnecticut

OrthoConnecticut is the region’s premier, multi-specialty orthopedic practice, helping patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal well-being.  Fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians offer patient care at 9 offices in Danbury, Darien, Litchfield, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury and Westport. The practice’s emergency orthopedic care service, OrthoCare Express, is open 7 days a week and is available in Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk. To make an appointment with Dr. Guglielmo or any of the practice’s specialists, or to learn more visit http://www.myorthoct.com/ or call 1.833.ORTHOCT (1.833.678.4628).