A group of more than 50 podiatrists across the world have one thing in common, besides podiatry: they received training from Dr. Dean Spellman, a 25-year veteran who tends to the foot-oriented needs of clients of all ages. In addition to holding positions at several hospitals and surgical centers, Dr. Spellman serves as one of two podiatrists at Family Foot Care—a well-established podiatric center with locations throughout the New York City area. And when he’s not helping patients regain the pep in their step, Spellman takes the time to work with youth soccer teams to ensure all participants can run, kick, and victoriously prance with ease.
A staff of experts deftly address maladies of ankles and the entire foot, from bones and ligaments to skin and nails, to help patients enjoy pain-free mobility. Their laser treatments tackle unsightly nail fungus, or onychomycosis, leaving toes healthy, clear, and void of mushrooms.
At Midtown Foot Doctors, Dr. Emmanuel Fuzaylov performs about 400 minimal-incision foot surgeries every year. With an artist's eye, he makes discreet cuts that heal quickly and don't show through glass slippers. After surgeries, he teaches patients range-of-motion exercises that get them waltzing again as soon as possible. Joined by a host of MRI machines, x-rays, and lasers, Dr. Fuzaylov treats pedal maladies such as bunions, hammertoe, tendinitis, and toenail fungus.
Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.
Manhattan Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.
Dr. Dennis Shavelson of LifeStyle Podiatry has been caring for feet for more than three decades. During this time, he has patented a system for studying the architecture of the feet—Functional Foot Typing—which offers patients health advice based on their specific foot type.
He corrects individual problems with everything from surgery to physical therapy to custom shoe inserts. He also addresses aesthetic woes with PinPointe laser treatments that blast away unsightly nail fungus and KeryFlex nail restorations that re-create nails damaged by onychomycosis or clumsy dance partners. His medical wisdom is often featured in The Huffington Post's Style section, keeping readers aware of the dangers of ill-fitting shoes and suspect pedicure practices.
The waiting room at Irving Surgery and Wellness Center is more like a living room: its cushy sofas and easy chairs could have been swiped off the patio of a country estate, and there’s a silvery-white color scheme that lends an open-air feeling. It sets the tone for how the four doctors here aim to make clients comfortable in their office. They work respectively in anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, and treating back and neck conditions.
The board-certified podiatrists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine correct a wide array of bipedal concerns with surgical as well as noninvasive treatments. Including two doctors with marathon-running and foot-having experience, the center's health-care staff specialize in healing sports-related trauma and wear and tear, having treated approximately 20,000 sports injuries for amateur and Olympic-level athletes. Additionally, specialists can address aesthetic maladies with cosmetic laser therapy. The podiatrists employ imaging equipment such as x-ray systems, digital ultrasounds, and computerized gait analysis, which can instantly differentiate East Coast and West Coast swing.