Not even x-rays see all. Dr. Henry Slomowitz recognized this more than a decade ago, becoming an early adopter of diagnostic ultrasound, which can identify problems that a foot might normally hide from an x-ray. Diagnostic ultrasound is only the tip of the technological iceberg—aided by his staff of four, Dr. Slomowitz performs laser nail-fungus treatments and radio-frequency heel pain relief, among other advanced services.
Over the last 20 years, the medical experts at New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers have seen 20,000 peoples' feet. Having worked with tens of thousands of patients, the staff has sharpened their expertise in all things related to feet, from plantar fasciitis and sprained ankles to ingrown toenails and bunions. One of their specialties is their use of lasers to help destroy unwanted fungus residing on nail beds. With fewer side effects than other treatments such as oral medication, topical creams, and magic potions, laser toenail-fungus treatments require zero downtime.
Jersey Foot Care's podiatrist operates out of two clinics, where he casts a net of pedal wellness over northeastern New Jersey. The staff tackles both cosmetic and medical complaints, with surgical techniques and custom orthotics that can straighten hammer toes, smooth out bunions, and whisk away heel pain. Cognizant that some foot ailments leave patients in states of near-immobility, the team makes house calls for the homebound, elderly, or members of a toddler commune.
Dr. Jonathan H. Margolin, DPM, AACFAS addresses an expansive assortment of orthopedic, skin, and nail issues. Before he opened shop in 2008, Dr. Margolin spread his energies among various practices, hospitals, and teaching institutions. Through these experiences, he developed and sharpened specialties in diabetic and special-needs care, sports injuries, orthotics, and disorders of the nail and skin. Today, at Teaneck Podiatry, he treats adults and children with the same enthusiasm and care, whether he's fitting a foot for custom orthotics or diagramming the wavelengths of light-up sneakers.:
After deciding to be a doctor at the age of 9, Dr. Peter Wishnie entered the world of sports, gaining a firsthand look at the orthopedic issues unique to athletes. Years later, he began applying this knowledge, working alongside three podiatrists to help make feet happy enough to applaud themselves awkwardly. His team treats and prevents a wide array of orthopedic, skin, nail, and diabetic foot issues with clinical pedicures, as well as massage, waxing, and nail-oriented care.
As a teenager, Dr. Stacie Calian worked as an assistant in several dentists’ offices, which inspired her to later work as a dental hygienist and earn two masters degrees from Columbia University. From there, she left the practice to join academia, but she couldn’t resist the siren song of the dentist’s drill; soon after, she received a doctoral degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and amassed more than 18 years of clinical experience. Now, at her office, Dr. Calian and her team of smile stylists use a variety of high-tech instruments—from digital x-rays to Zoom! whitening lights and lasers that penetrate teeth without the heat, vibration, and pressure of the typical tiny chainsaws. Within a spa-like atmosphere, the staff performs services including Invisalign, Lumineers, and dental implants—procedures Dr. Calian is always looking to improve by furthering her training through continuing education.
Jes A. Gichan has been in the beauty industry for more than 15 years and has worked with high-end hair names such as Aveda and Sebastian International. Now Jes trims and layers tresses into dynamic styles as owner of her own JAG Salon & Spa. While waiting on color highlights to set, clients and question Jes about her many signature services such as hair-thinning therapy, deep-conditioning treatments, and rigging bike baskets to handlebar moustaches.