Boston, MA (PressExposure) September 21, 2011 -- Located at 264 Beacon Street, Boston Common Podiatry resides on the second floor. Previously, the practice occupied 1,400 sq. ft. of space. The practice recently acquired additional space across the hall, adding another 600 sq. ft. to better accommodate a fast growing staff and patient population.
Boston Common Podiatry has hired three new staff members and promoted two staff members.
Rebecca Greene-Cramer, a native of Marlboro, VT and resident of Brighton, has been appointed as a Medical Assistant. She will assist Dr. Szpiro with minor surgeries, manage medical instruments and x-rays, prepare exam rooms, educate patients and manage patient referrals and files. Ms. Greene-Cramer received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (Cum Laude) from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT where she won several Biochemistry awards. For four summers previous to Boston Common Podiatry, she was the Assistant Program Director for Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department in Brattleboro, VT. She is a member of the American Chemical Society.
Amanda Castonguay, a native of Danbury, CT and resident of Allston, MA has been appointed as Back Office Manager and will oversee patient accounts, bookkeeping and office operations. Ms. Castonguay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. For two years previous to Boston Common Podiatry, she was a Sales Associate & Keyholder at Hot Topic retailer in Danbury, CT.
GerriAnne Arinella, a Boston resident, has been appointed as Front Office Manager and will be primarily responsible for answering the phones, scheduling appointments, checking in/out patients and processing patient payment/insurance. Ms. Arinella received certification as a Medical Assistant from Fisher Junior College, Bryman Institute. For two years previous to Boston Common Podiatry, she was a Medical Receptionist at the Eye Center of North Shore in Salem, MA. For 22 years prior to that, she was a Medical Receptionist for Edward Wyman, M.D., Orthopaedics, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Danielle Colon, a resident of Boston who has been with Boston Common Podiatry for one year, has been promoted to Senior Medical Assistant. Ms. Colon is a Bachelor of Arts 2012 candidate at Boston University's Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and is member of Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority. She also volunteers with the "Little Sisters of the Poor" and the Greater Boston YMCA.
Jessica Ramalho, a resident of Lynnfield, MA, who has also been with the practice for a year, has been promoted to Senior Medical Assistant. Ms. Ramalho is a Bachelor of Arts 2012 candidate as well as Resident Assistant at Boston University's Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. She is the recipient of an Appreciation Award from the VA Boston Healthcare System in West Roxbury. As Senior Medical Assistants, Ms. Colon and Ms. Ramalho will assist Dr. Szpiro with minor surgeries, manage medical instruments and x-rays, prepare exam rooms, educate patients and manage patient referrals and files.
"The practice is growing by leaps and bounds, due in part to new services we have added, such as the FDA approved PinPointe Laser Treatment, which is a pain-free, non-invasive way to eradicate nail fungus. We are one of the only providers to offer it," noted Szpiro, who recently appeared on WCVB-TV Channel 5 News in the "What Your Feet Say About Your Health" segment. She continued, "The number of patients we treat has doubled over last year, warranting the larger space and medical team. And, we'll be adding even more services and products in the near future."
Boston Common Podiatry physicians are on staff at several area hospitals including Mt. Auburn, a Harvard teaching hospital, and hospitals affiliated with the Cambridge Health Alliance. The practice is led by established Boston podiatrist, Jordana Szpiro, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. Boston Common Podiatry is located at 264 Beacon Street, Second Floor, Boston, MA. For more information contact 617.262.2266 or visit bostoncommonpodiatry.com.