• Welcome Dr. Kristina Bystrak, AACFAS
    Please welcome Dr. Kristina Bystrak to our practice. She is a CT native and graduate of a 3-year surgical residency for foot and ankle.
  • Please wear a mask
    Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. We are scheduling appointments to avoid patient-to-patient exposure, therefore please arrive on-time.
  • Telemedicine
    We continue to offer telemedicine. Call 203-288-0129, email us at: [email protected] or contact us securely through your patient portal.
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Welcome to Our Practice.

Welcome to CT Family Foot Care and Surgery At CT Family Foot Care and Surgery, we believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual's feet. Dr. Paragas or Dr. Bystrak will spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, they will also follow up to make sure that general pain is relieved, problems are resolved and your health improves.

In addition, we offer the most advanced treatment options for non-invasive pain relief. Our MLS laser therapy provides a painless solution to treating pain and allows our patients to avoid the pitfalls of long term NSAID or pain medication. The vast majority of our patients will feel better without the need for surgery. We also want our patients to be informed about podiatric problems and treatments because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments. We offer treatments for bunions, plantar fasciitis, and foot pain. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet.

As an additional convenience to our patients, we offer Vionic shoes - available to try on and purchase in our office. We also know that convenience in the Hamden area is important to your selection of a podiatrist. In these web pages you'll find information about CT Family Foot Care and Surgery's office, including our Hamden location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to request an appointment. We hope you'll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a physician.

ACFAS

Meet The Doctor

  • Lori Paragas
    DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS

    Dr. Paragas completed her residency in foot and ankle surgery at the prestigious Yale/VA CT Healthcare System.  She is board certified in Foot Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.  In addition, she is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

    Learn more about the doctor here.

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Our Location

Hours of Operation

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed