After beginning a career as the youngest licensed podiatrist in California, Coast Podiatry Group medical director Dr. Jack A. Reingold, along with Dr. Sheryl Strich, have buffed up their toe-tending skills with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Reingold had a stint as the chairman of podiatric surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital. His office's practitioners treat feet for a host of leg-stand conditions, including ankle sprains, fallen arches, and complications of diabetes. For cloudy or yellowed talons, FDA-cleared Cutera GenesisPlus laser equipment gradually heats mild to severe fungal infections to restore nail clarity without anesthetics or downtime.
Dr. Thomas Shin has devoted his podiatry practice to alleviating feet of pain and aesthetic imperfections. Whether foot aches arise from plantar fasciitis, bunions, or cement boots, Dr. Shin brings relief in the form of custom-fitted orthotics and foot-correcting surgeries. On the cosmetic side, Dr. Shin's collection of lasers fights unwanted toe hair, plantar warts, and toenail fungus.
Dr. Jay Berenter, chief of the podiatric division at Scripps Memorial Hospital, wants to get the message out about how to keep your feet healthy. He does this by educating his patients during one-on-one consultations, posting informative videos on his website, and by sharing his footcare know-how in columns for La Jolla Light. He helps his patient relieve common afflictions, such as heel pain or toenail fungus, with high-tech laser treatments, and he designs custom shoe inserts that enhance athletic performance by forming around each foot’s unique shape and by shooting out oil slicks to trip up competitors.
At University Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Richard Tu draws upon his training at notable institutions including St. Mary's Medical Center, UCSF, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Cambridge Hospital at Harvard. Armed with years of experience—as well as the ability to speak English, Vietnamese, and conversational Spanish—, Dr. Tu specializes in repairing flat feet, performing laser toenail treatments, and fixing failed foot and ankle surgeries. In addition, he treats calluses and plantar fasciitis.
The experienced alternative-medicine practitioners of Happy Cloud Acupuncture recognize that the body’s natural healing processes are powerful; that it can heal itself with the right aid. So, they give bodies a push in the right direction by focusing on treating the body as a whole, rather than treating only problem areas, and by employing holistic therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, cupping, and massage, that will help bodies fix themselves. They believe that, as Thomas Edison once said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease," and that these doctors will be cyborgs.
After receiving her doctorate from the California College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Nahid Birjandi sharpened her scalpel skills with a surgery residency, then ventured into the realm of private practice. She now rids toes of nail fungus, warts, and scars with modern laser technology and fixes ingrown nails, hammertoes, and bunions with traditional surgery. Her office also provides custom orthotics to ease pain throughout the legs and back and microvascular physical therapy to help to alleviate the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.