For the past 14 years, Dr. Craig Stam?s career has centered around his efforts to keep his clients? feet healthy and pain-free. He is board-certified, and specializes in using laser technology to treat a variety of ailments. With precisely aimed photons, Dr. Stam can target toenail fungus, zap warts, treat inflammation, and ease foot and leg pain. In addition to dealing with common foot problems, such as sports injuries and bunions, he also renders more cosmetic treatments that include removing spider veins and using beauty injections to ameliorate overly sweaty feet.
Dr. Courtney Watkins and Dr. Jean-Jacques Kassis, the podiatrists at Premier Foot and Ankle Clinic, both honed their skills at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where they treated diabetic foot issues, an array of ankle injuries, and a slew of other lower-body boo-boos. In their North Miami Beach practice, they tackle everything from regular checkups to complicated foot surgeries and work to prevent injuries with custom-molded orthotics that slip discreetly into shoes or bunny slippers. They also address common dermal conditions, such as plantar warts, ulcers, corns, and calluses.
In addition to serving their entire community, Dr. Jonathan M. Tuman and his staff at Bay Harbor Complete Dentistry specialize in providing dental services and facial rejuvenation. That includes general services such as checkups, restorative procedures such as implants and veneers, and cosmetic treatments such as Zoom! teeth whitening, which helps the Tooth Fairy find your pearly whites in the dark. To help patients feel at ease during the appointments, Dr. Tuman can administer several different types of anesthesia, including IV sedation.
Moving away from the teeth and gums, Bay Harbor's staffers can also help diminish the appearance of wrinkles with Botox injections and Ultherapy.
Nina L. Coletta, D.P.M., P.A., a doctor who completed her surgical residency at Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, uses advanced technologies to treat podiatric issues ranging from arthritis to bunions. To heal sprained ankles and properly distribute weight on the feet, she crafts custom orthotics and braces using three-dimensional measurements. Patients also can opt for laser treatments to zap away toenail fungus, warts, or spider veins.
Dr. Kevin Berkowitz and the clinic?s medical staff view health feet first, keeping their clients moving with dermatological services, surgeries, and orthotics. Dr. Berkowitz tries to not only relieve pain but also to identify and treat the source of the problem. This approach informs all of his procedures, including correcting heel spurs to eliminate walking aches and ligament-release surgery to permanently ease the discomfort caused by high heels and fashion stilts. Housed on the grounds of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Foot & Ankle Specialists perform most treatments in-house or at the hospital they call home.
The podiatrists at Advanced Footcare, led by Dr. Charles Mutschler, Dr. Harold Reinhartz, and Dr. Vann Johnson, treat the foot and ankle ailments of athletes, children, and seniors with a combination of advanced technology and manual healing. When addressing issues such as tendon injuries and muscle pain, the doctors use shockwave therapy to stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms. Lasers are used to eliminate foot fungus and erase unwanted spider veins while keeping healthy tissue intact.
In addition to more futuristic treatments, the team also performs surgeries and prescribes medication and devices. Hands-on techniques can ease pain from sports practices or everyday refrigerator-lifting, such as active-release therapy, which addresses the internal scar tissue that binds free-moving muscles.