Dr. Donald Pelto, DPM

PodiatryMaleAge 43

Dr. Pelto
Accepting new patients

Central Massachusetts Podiatry PC

299 Lincoln St Ste 202 Worcester, MA 01605

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(508) 757-4003

Dr. Donald Pelto, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Worcester, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Vincent Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pelto to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Pelto's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Heel Spur
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelto treats Heel Spur more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pelto treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Plantar Fasciitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelto treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pelto treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Hammer Toe
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelto treats Hammer Toe more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Pelto treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Pelto's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Callus
  • Flat Foot
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet Disorders
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Warts
  • Wound Care and Management

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(508) 757-4003

Dr. Pelto accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Dr. Pelto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pelto

5.0

Based on 113 ratings

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Dr. Pelto was great! My daughter was seen for an ingrown toenail and the problem was resolved within a half and hour. Dr. Pesto was so nice to talk to and made my daughter feel very comfortable. He was thorough and had a great bedside manner. I would highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 23, 2021
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thanks for the feedback. Dr. Pelto
Dr. Pelto"s Achilles Tendinitious Course is well versed and detailed. He obviously knows his anatomy/physiology. As and occasional athlete I'd like to see more information about day-to-day activities to assist in controlling Achilles Tendentious.
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WillyT43 COG – Jul 28, 2021
Great Thanks for the nice feedback. Here is the...Read More
I was seen on time, giving a lot of information about my pain in my heel, and Dr. Pelto was very easy to talk to.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia Larkin – Jul 08, 2021
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thank you Patricia
My son had an injury to his toe. We brought him to our pediatrician and she wanted him to be seen by a podiatrist before the holiday weekend. I contacted Dr. Pelto's office and they were extremely helpful and went out of their way squeeze him in today. The staff were wonderful in office as well. Dr. Pelto took his time to explain everything to my son and even cracked a few jokes to ease my son's nerves. We were sent home with all the information we need and have a follow up in a few weeks. Great experience, I would highly recommend Dr. Pelto and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julianne Gonzalez – Jul 02, 2021
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thank you Julianne!
Dr. Pelto is amazing! His ability to think holistically and apply his knowledge to assist his patients is by far exceptional!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dayna Stahl – Jun 11, 2021
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thanks Dayna!
Repaired my nail damaged by trauma. Painless & professional. Very helpful. I'm very happy to have a new nail for summer. Thank you Dr. Pelto! Extremely satisfied with your care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jean – Jun 09, 2021
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thank you Jean!
Dr. Pelto has been treating me for Achilles Tendonitis. He is very attentive and caring. He is very easy to talk with and cares very much about your long term health goals. I would highly recommend Dr Pelto.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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L.P. – Apr 21, 2021
Thank you L.P for your comments they are...Read More
Fantastic and thorough appointment! Highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Liz – Apr 13, 2021
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thanks Liz!
I WAS REFERRED TO DR. PELTO BY A VASCULAR SURGEON A FEW WEEKS AGO. THIS MORNING I HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE OF BEING TREATED BY DR. PELTO FOR A VERY PAINFUL CALLOUS ON THE SOLE OF MY LEFT FOOT. I HAD ENDURED THIS PAIN FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS AS I WAS TRYING TO SELF TREAT MY FOOT USING VARIOUS TREATMENT OPTIONS FOUND ON THE INTERNET. DR PELTO FIXED MY PROBLEM AND I AM NOW PAIN FREE. THANKS DOCTOR !!. IN ADDITION TO HIS PODIATRY SKILLS, HE HAS A REASSURING DEMEANOR THAT INSTILLS CONFIDENCE IN HIS MEDICAL ABILITIES.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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PETER S. – Mar 24, 2021
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thank you Peter for the nice reply.
Dr. Pelto listened, examined & advised in such a way that made me feel like a normal human. What I mean by this is that he asked questions and advised using experience and empathy to inspire and motivate me to learn about the human body in order to change my habits to achieve the health goals I have that would contribute to my overall happiness. I am better off now after a 30 minute appointment with Dr. Pelto than I ever have been from years of regularly scheduled appointments with my various primary care doctors.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Steve – Mar 20, 2021
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thank you Steve!
Was able to get an appointment very fast and his manner is very professional and he explained every to us. Very happy with Dr. Pelto and highly recommend him .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Judy A Hutchinson – Mar 13, 2021
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thank you Judy!
Dr. Pelto is very knowlegable and patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Paul – Nov 30, 2020
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thank you!
Dr. Pelto was such a blessing in taking care of a family member's very serious foot issue. Not only did we get an appointment to be seen right away, but Dr. Pelto also managed to get the surgery scheduled in a very short time span, during this Covid epidemic. The surgery was completely successful and this saved this foot issue from turning into a much bigger problem. Dr. Pelto was very informative, compassionate, took his time to answer any and all questions, and followed through with phone calls to ensure everything was going well throughout the healing process. The entire office team is very professional, helpful, and always a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Dr. Pelto
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bernadette W. – Oct 30, 2020
Thank you Bernadette it is pleasure to have you...Read More
I went in for the first time and was welcomed. Dr. Pelto took the time to explain everything and even sent me information to help me understand more on my own. I went to Dr. Pelto for one thing and ended up finding a new doctor for a problem I have had my whole life. Highly recommend this office!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rebecca – Oct 27, 2020
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thank you Rebecca for the nice review.
Takes time to answer questions and explains things that need to be changed
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 11, 2020
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thanks for the comment
Dr. Pelto is by far the best Podiatrist I have ever seen. He’s concerned, thorough and solid in his explanation and education. He takes his time and listens. I highly recommend him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna P. – Sep 04, 2020
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thank you Donna. Happy to help.
Dr Pelto treated a foot injury that I sustained. The care and treatment I received was great. It took some time but now I'm pain free and back to doing everything I was pre-injury. His staff was great appointments were easy to make and convenient for my schedule. I would recommend Dr Pelto.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 11, 2020
Thanks for the comment our team of docs and staff...Read More
With Covid 19, I expected my office visit to be centered around minimizing interaction but still being effective. Honestly, yes, you wear a mask, and yes, the office staff does sanitize anything you come in contact with BUT it's accomplished in such a way as that is like background noise, you know it is happening but it's not the focus of the visit. That was my biggest concern and it was for nothing. It felt like a normal visit with a very caring, knowledgeable, and pleasant provider. Thanks and kudos!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charlene – Jul 22, 2020
Thanks with COVID things have been tough but it...Read More
Very informative and explanations were very helpful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 14, 2020
Dr. Pelto's Reply –
Thanks for the review
Dr Pelto is knowledgeable and looks at the patients whole health picture. Excellent!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 19, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Thanks for visiting Central Massachusetts Podiatry! At our clinic, we make your foot health problems our top priority. 

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Biography

Immensely dedicated to expanding the knowledge-base of podiatric medicine and influencing future medical providers, Dr. Donald E. Pelto takes continuing...Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatry

Education

2009
Saint Vincent Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
University Of Illinois At Chicago
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Donald Pelto, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Pelto frequently treats Heel Spur, Plantar Fasciitis, and Hammer Toe. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pelto treats.

Where is Dr. Donald Pelto, DPM's office located?

Dr. Pelto's office is located at 299 Lincoln St Ste 202, Worcester, MA 01605. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Pelto speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Central Massachusetts Podiatry PC299 Lincoln St Ste 202 Worcester, MA 01605
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Central Massachusetts Podiatry24 Lyman St Ste 180 Westborough, MA 01581
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pelto is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Vincent Hospital

Worcester, MA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus

Worcester, MA

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)