Health meets beauty between lime-green accent walls and birch-tree murals, where a board-certified podiatrist and staff revamp nails afflicted with diabetes or fungal issues with laser treatments, topical medications, and specialty pedicures. The medi-pedi, or medical pedicure, was designed specifically for those with periodic health issues. Still, even healthy patrons can pamper feet with the spa-like pedicures, which boast clinical extras such as debridement, antifungal nail polish, and foot soaks. The multilingual staff—who can speak English, Spanish, French, and Creole—also go beyond standard spa hygiene by blasting shoes with UV rays and stern glares to prevent reinfection.
Dr. Eugene Shapiro draws on more than two decades of experience, along with degrees in podiatry and holistic health, to treat ailments above and below the ankle. Aside from run-of-the-mill maladies, such as athlete’s foot and seventh toe, the kindly foot mender specializes in tending to the pavement-pounding concerns of athletes, elderly folks, and those suffering from diabetes.
As a former research assistant, he’s constantly on the lookout for cutting-edge palliatives, including the use of radio frequencies to heal pinched nerves without resorting to painful surgery. He is also one of the few doctors to offer prolotherapy—an innovative method that aims to treats musculoskeletal pain by stimulating the repair of damaged ligaments and tendons.
People can't usually have their teeth and feet cared for in the same place, but husband-and-wife doctors Corinne Kauderer and Allan Goldfarb aim to change that with Dyker Heights Advanced Foot & Dental Wellness Center. As a board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Kauderer blasts fungus from nails with a cold laser, heals diabetic foot ulcers, and eases pain from muscles and bones with electronic-pulse therapy. She also draws on skills as a nutrition and weight-loss counselor to help clients toward better health. Seasoned dentist Dr. Goldfarb, meanwhile, straightens and polishes teeth with cosmetic treatments ranging from bridges and implants to bleaching and Zoom whitening.
Dr. Leon Stepensky of Fit Feet Podiatry takes foot care seriously. At his practice, he addresses concerns with everything from simple cosmetic treatments and discomfort-reducing remedies to more involved surgeries. Dr. Stepensky also specializes in diabetic neuropathy, helping diabetic patients keep their feet healthy and pain-free. But a focus on old-fashioned care doesn't mean he eschews the latest technology—laser systems efficiently and politely eliminate toenail fungus and erase the appearance of spider veins.
At Global Podiatry, Dr. Losyev and his staff treat issues ranging from sprained ankles to fungal growth with a range of services. The PinPointe laser system uses beams of light to eradicate fungi, bacteria, and stains from toenails and nail beds. Treatments for bunions, athlete's foot, and ingrown toenails restore extremities to mint condition before they are immortalized by stints as foot models or an inability to read “wet cement” signs.
At Midtown Foot Doctors, Dr. Emmanuel Fuzaylov performs about 400 minimal-incision foot surgeries every year. With an artist's eye, he makes discreet cuts that heal quickly and don't show through glass slippers. After surgeries, he teaches patients range-of-motion exercises that get them waltzing again as soon as possible. Joined by a host of MRI machines, x-rays, and lasers, Dr. Fuzaylov treats pedal maladies such as bunions, hammertoe, tendinitis, and toenail fungus.