Dr. Michael A. Stein, board-certified podiatrist and founder of Foot Doctor of the East Bay, draws upon more than 20 years of experience as he treats patients from the ankle down. Having performed more than 5,000 successful laser treatments, Dr. Stein and his team of doctors and staff tackle ailments of the bone, skin, and nail, correcting bunions, vanquishing warts, and ousting ingrown toenails by barking at them until they emerge. Dr. Stein is a fellow of the American Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery. Combing his expertise and a knack for clear communication, he wrote a book entitled Why Your Feet Hurt: A User's Guide to Foot and Ankle Health to help patients lead healthy lives full of dancing and free of pain.
With the fun and whimsical names given to many of the services at Relax Feet Massage, it's no surprise that services here come with a little extra personality. The Beer Drinker and Hell Raisers massage, for one, gives clients a fresh new start by targeting pressure points on the head and feet that help relieve stressors in the liver and lungs. Then there's the White Collar Special massage, which soothes areas that bear the burden of desk jobs?the neck, shoulders, waist, and hands.
Every massage comes with a foot soak infused with herbs like lavender and jasmine, which may help ease ailments such as insomnia or bolster immune systems. And at the Sutter and Post Street locations, the team offers clients a hot pad that they drape over the neck and shoulders to further ease tension and encourage relaxation. The team also takes pride in keeping each location impeccable, which includes sending their towels away to be thoroughly cleaned and raised in a boarding school.
San Francisco native Dr. Bill Metaxas leads the medical staff at The Foot and Ankle Institute of San Francisco in treating patients with podiatric services that range from simple to complex. Prior to moving to a dramatic surgical service, Dr. Metaxas and his staff exhaust all possible conservative treatments, ensuring that surgeries are performed only when physical therapies, medication, and toe hypnotism won't solve the problem. Regardless of the intensity of the procedures, the team remains focused on communication, making sure that the technology involved, recovery time needed, and post-treatment therapies are clearly understood by all involved.
In her 12 years of private practice, Magdalena Blasko D.P.M. has made sure to keep her patients comfortable and well informed as she treats their podiatric problems. Her training has equipped her to handle the most aggressive nail fungus, calluses, arthritis, and athlete's foot. Dr. Blasko makes all her patients feel welcome, communicating in a multitude of languages and draping her office in magenta and violet tones.