The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

Staten Island Foot and Ankle Injury Care: Ferry Yourself Away From Chronic Pain

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The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine cares for many Staten Island podiatry patients who are unable to find the level of foot and ankle care they need without expanding their search. Our board-certified podiatrists and podiatric surgeons at our Manhattan office specialize in the treatment of:

  • Chronic pain – Plantar fasciitis heel pain, nerve damage, neuromas, neuropathy, arthritis
  • Acute trauma – Fractures, ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendon tears, deep bruises
  • Elective surgery – Bunion repair, hammertoe correction, total ankle replacement
  • Disease management – Diabetes foot care, arthritis treatments, Charcot’s foot

Not Every Staten Island Podiatry Practice Has The Latest Technology.

You’ll find there are many “old school” podiatry practices in Staten Island. You come in with toenail fungus and they send you home with ineffective topical medication you have to apply every day for months on end, or they prescribe an oral medication that requires ongoing liver monitoring. Older treatment methods don’t always provide effective results, which is why we invested in technology like the PinPointe Footlaser that speeds healing. Come to our Manhattan offices on E 88th Street for the most effective therapy for your foot pain.

Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, head of our NYC podiatry group, chairs meetings of the American Academy of Podiatric Medicine and keeps current on the latest advances in podiatry. After extensive research and training, he has brought many of the most exciting new FDA-approved technologies to our Manhattan and White Plains, NY offices including:

Patient Experience

Our commitment to providing a positive patient experience is another consideration in choosing us over the many foot doctors Staten Island NY provides. A debilitating disease, sports injury, or chronic foot pain is hard enough as it is. We empathize with our patients and take time to counsel thoroughly. Our knowledgeable and attentive medical staff is happy to answer any questions you may have, without condescension. We never rush appointments and we will not leave you waiting for months for an appointment.

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Who We Are

Our top-rated podiatry medical team includes:

Dr. Josef J. Geldwert – As a more than 30 year veteran of podiatry, Dr. Geldwert possesses highly developed skills in bunion correction, diabetic foot care, neuroma removal, and gait analysis. He was Medical Director for the Hamptons Marathon, Chairman of the American Academy of Podiatric Medicine events, Team Podiatrist for the NY Lizards major league lacrosse team, and Chief of Podiatry for the New York Road Runners Club.

Dr. Ryan Minara – A podiatrist known for his sense of humor and “incredible bedside manner,” Dr. Minara is equally knowledgeable, having completed his NYU undergrad studies on a full academic scholarship. He has spent more than seven years working as a board-certified podiatrist for the NY Lizards, NYC triathlon, and Hamptons Marathon. He also works in the podiatric division of Beth Israel Hospital.

Dr. Katherine Lai – Dr. Lai brings more than two decades of experience to our practice, following graduating cum laude from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She specializes in holistic healing methods and diabetes care. She has privileges at Beth Israel, Montefiore Medical Center and Mt. Sinai. Dr. Lai is also an instructor in orthopedics at New York City’s Mount Sinai Medical School.

Staten Island podiatry patients are in good hands with us! Book your appointment today.

Our NYC podiatrists serve all of Staten Island NY, from 10301-10314.