A North Tonawanda podiatry practice owned by the same doctor for well over 30 years has a new occupant.
Dr. Will Rosena took over the office at 87 Mead St. in June after long-time podiatrist Dr. Dennis Winiecki retired. Rosena prides himself and his practice on offering convenience to his patients, for whom he treats for a wide range of foot and ankle ailments.
Though he resides in St. Catharines, he said he’s become fond of his new business community, finding it very welcoming.
“It’s a very nice, safe community,” he said. “Everyone here is super friendly and that’s what’s awesome about it.”
Rosena, a native of Bloomington, Indiana, studied medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine near Cleveland. He then completed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Mich., where he completed three years of intensive study in the fields of both pediatric medicine and surgery.
From there he went on to Calgary where he worked in private practice for three years. During this time he was given a unique chance to do something which inspired him to go into podiatry in the first place, sports medicine.
“That was a fantastic opportunity. I had the chance to work on the medical team with the Alberta Ballet,” he said. “I treated athletes when I was out there too, the Olympic training facility was in Calgary, so I got to see a lot of the athletes that were there training.”
Rosena said he feels that his new practice in North Tonawanda is centrally located, with easy access from the Niagara Falls, Lewiston, Wheatfield and Grand Island communities. He’s also a short drive from the Tonawanda communities as well as Amherst. He said his new patients have reported that many other podiatrists, specifically in Northern Niagara County, have retired and that they are glad to have someone with his specialty nearby.
His practice offers treatment for a variety of foot problems, including injuries, infection, nail problems, diabetes-related issues and disorders of the foot stemming from neurological illnesses, among many others.
All patients are welcome at Rosena’s practice, he having experience in adult, geriatric and pediatric podiatry. Aside from sports medicine, he said that working with children is another favorite aspect of his career. He has made his office very kid-friendly, both for his young patients and the children of his adult patients. In addition to working with clients of all ages, Rosena said his practice accepts all insurance providers as well, including Fidelis, Medicare and Medicaid.
In an effort to give something back to the community which has received his new practice so warmly, Rosena’s office will host a food and clothing drive for the holidays with the proceeds benefitting local charities. Starting Monday, patients who bring in a food or lightly used winter clothing donation will be entered to win a basket raffle.
“It’s basically to help serve the community for those folks who are marginalized, folks on the poverty line, veterans, children or youth or anybody physically handicapped who need coats or food,” he said. “The big thing is just finding ways of giving back to the community as much as I can.”
Rosena’s next mission is too apply for hospital privileges, he specifically mentioned the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, where he will be able to perform surgeries. It will also give him access to all the hospital’s technologies services, though he said he likes to stay up-to-date in his own offices as well.
In addition to taking on Winiecki’s former clientele, Rosena is currently taking new patients at the new offices, which are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with later hours from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and early hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Appointments can be made by calling 6921451 and same-day appointments are available. More information and a complete list of services can be found online at www.drwillrosena.com.