Licensed podiatrists Dr. Francis J. Smith and Dr. Michael A. Klein deliver soothing relief to feet and ankles aching from infections, poor circulation, and arthritis. Operating out of two facilities, the doctors work with such advanced technology as the OssaTron shock-wave system, which treats conditions of the bone, joint, and tendon, and specially designed lasers that painlessly wipe away bacteria tucked beneath nail beds. The staff ensure that patients thoroughly understand their treatments beforehand, and work to offer each one a comfortable, educational visit and free hourly puppet shows at the receptionist’s desk.
Supervised by a trio of doctors, Elysee 360 Concierge Med-Spa specializes in beautifying clients with FDA-approved techniques and treatments. The licensed staff includes medical aestheticians, laser specialists, makeup artists, and massage therapists well-versed in their respective service offerings. Although the team performs complimentary consultations for most skin services, patients can speak to a doctor for an additional fee.
Even if Dr. Pearl weren't a podiatrist, he’d still be thankful for feet. In his free time, he presses his own against bike pedals, straps them into skis, and puts them through their paces on running trails. This active lifestyle helps him empathize with his patients at Arlington Foot and Ankle, where he works to promote wellness from the soles up.
Besides his special interest in sports medicine, Dr. Pearl draws on extensive training that ably prepared him for the fractures, ingrown toenails, and cases of rheumatoid arthritis he regularly treats. As a board-certified podiatric surgeon, he can remove bunions, and as a fan of light, he also offers laser nail treatments. The practice can also mold custom orthotics that can be worn to help realign foot structure.
During Dr. Andrew Carver's three decades in podiatry, he has served as a team podiatrist in the NBA and the USFL, as well as acted as the podiatrist for American Tennis Professionals. He treated the illustrious feet of patients such as Barry Bonds and Andre Agassi, who routinely reported burns from setting the court on fire with his footwork. A man of untiring initiative, Dr. Carver invented a widely used orthotic implant and founded the HealthSouth Surgery Center's second-year residency training program. The celebrated podiatrist also lends his surgical skills to the philanthropic Baja Project for Crippled Children.
26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles must work in harmony for the human foot to function properly. At Alexandria Family Podiatry, Dr. Richard Lee and Dr. Steven Lin use x-rays and ultrasounds to locate disturbances in the foot's complex machinery. They use the computerized pressure analysis of Footmaxx to customize orthotics to each patient's gait, turning shuffles to confident strides and limps to military marches. Through laser treatments and surgical procedures, they work to liberate feet from common problems such as plantar fasciitis, hammertoe, and foot fungus.
At Kentlands Foot and Ankle Center, board-certified foot surgeon Dr. Jon M. Sherman draws on 10 years of podiatric practice to vanquish foot and ankle disorders. A fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a diplomat of The American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, Dr. Sherman specializes in outpatient foot surgery and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for chronic heel pain, a common complaint among active loaves of french bread. Board-certified anesthesiologists oversee local, intravenous, or conscious sedation during surgical procedures, and Dr. Sherman has extended his foot-based expertise beyond the operating room by serving as a consultant to the Penn Relays and Marine Corps Marathon.