Early diagnosis of vascular disease.
Limb-saving care for diabetics.
Orthotics to get you back in the game.
At Northern Westchester Hospital, our podiatric medicine experts offer comprehensive foot care using state-of-the-art technologies designed to help you feel better, faster. We specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of problems impacting the foot and ankle, including sports injuries, congenital deformities, fungal nail disorders, and diabetic neuropathy.
Podiatry - Taking Care Of More Than Your Feet
Podiatrists are skilled, highly specialized medical doctors who provide a wide range of services to everyone from infants to the elderly.
At Northern Westchester Hospital, our team of board-certified podiatrists have advanced training to care for a variety of conditions:
- Designing and prescribing customized orthotics
- Treatment of neuropathy of the lower extremities, including diabetic neuropathy and neuropathy related to MS
- Assessment and treatment of sports injuries to the feet and ankles
- Skin and wound care using state-of-the-art technologies
- Podiatric surgery to treat congenital and chronic conditions
- Deformities of the foot and toes including hammer toes
- Emergency podiatric surgery to treat acute trauma-related injuries
- Other foot disorders such as bunions and warts
We work closely with medical experts from other departments to provide you with comprehensive, world-class care. Our podiatric medicine specialists collaborate with our Wound Care Clinic, Orthopedists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, and the NWH Surgical Weight Loss Program, as well as the NWH Center for Plastic Surgery.
Pediatric Podiatric Medicine
We provide comprehensive podiatric care for infants, children, and adolescents who are experiencing problems with their feet and/or ankles. In many cases, early intervention by our podiatric medicine team can lead to exceptional outcomes and prevent serious complications in the future.
Our pediatric podiatric medicine services include:
- Surgical and non-surgical treatment of congenital (birth) defects
- Diagnosis and treatment of warts, verrucas, and ingrown toenails
- Age-specific care for conditions such as flat foot, bunions, and hammer toes
- Removal of splinters and other foreign objects
- Customized orthotics
- Sports-specific bracing
- Surgical treatment of injuries to the feet, ankles, and ligaments
We accept referrals for pediatric podiatry care from a variety of professionals, including pediatricians, dermatologists, and emergency physicians.
Podiatric Care For Adults
Problems with your feet can impact your quality of life - that's why we're committed to helping you get back on your feet as soon as possible.
At Northern Westchester Hospital, our team of foot care specialists provide cutting-edge treatments for all conditions impacting the feet and ankles, including:
- Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and fallen arches
- Morton's neuroma (a pinched nerve or tumor located between the toes or on the forefoot)
- Slow-healing wounds, including diabetic infections
- Bunions, hammer toes, and lesions
- Foot drop
- Congenital and acquired foot deformities
- Ingrown toenails and fungus
- Non-specific pain impacting the feet and lower extremities
- Pre-cancerous lesions and melanoma
We use innovative treatments such as Hyperbaric Therapy (HBOT) to to treat non-healing wounds, prevent the formation of diabetic ulcers and prevent amputation among high-risk patients.
If surgery is required to treat your condition, our team of podiatric surgeons use ground-breaking technologies in our newly-constructed operating rooms to help reduce recovery times and improve overall outcomes.
Detecting Early Peripheral Vascular Disease
Your feet can reveal a lot about your health, including the condition of your vascular system. At Northern Westchester Hospital, our team of board-certified podiatrists have advanced training in the identification and treatment of diseases that cause the buildup of cholesterol and plaque throughout your body, increasing your risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or requiring a major amputation.
Signs and symptoms of heart disease often first appear in your feet - that's why podiatrists are often called the "first responders for vascular disease".
We use non-invasive testing to check for trouble with circulation throughout your feet and ankles that may indicate the presence of Peripheral Vascular Disease. One of these tests is known as the Ankle-Brachial Index, or ABI - this compares the blood pressure in your ankles with the blood pressure in your upper arm. If the results of this test are abnormal, our podiatry medicine experts will prescribe further testing for you.
If you are at an increased risk of developing heart disease due to obesity, family history, diabetes, smoking, elevated blood pressure, or other co-morbid conditions, your podiatric physician can diagnose early signs of trouble. We'll work with cardiologists, dietitians, and vascular surgeons to develop a personalized treatment plan designed to help prevent further complications and improve your overall health and wellness.
Dr. Richard Berliner is Chief of Podiatry at Northern Westchester Hospital.
To learn more about how NWH’s podiatric medicine experts can help you put your best foot forward, call our physician referral line for a podiatrist: 877.4 NWH DOC, (877) 469-4362 or request a physician referral online.