|I believe that my most important function is to listen to you the patient. A good history helps me identify the problem.
My practice focuses on evaluation and treatment of Foot and Ankle injuries, conditions, or disease.
I pride myself on being able to get most people back to walking and sports comfortably, conservatively, without the need for invasive procedures. My varied background in naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, as well as biomechanics and sports medicine are all combined with good standard medicine to accomplish this.
For those patients best treated surgically, I am a Board Certified Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon with over 43 years of experience, but no longer performing surgery. I also use complementary medicine, when appropriate, to help our surgical patients recover.
Although I am Board Certified in Foot and ankle Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Extremity Nerve Surgeons, I have recently decided to stop doing surgery. I still do surgical consults and second opinions. For those who really need surgery; I refer to a very competent foot and ankle surgeon. Jenny Yu, DPM,MPH, is now practing at our San Leandro Office. She is three year residency trained, and an excellent foot and ankle surgeon, and wound care specialist.
I am a past Professor of Biomechanics and Surgery, and past director graduate education at the California College of Podiatric medicine; and past adjunct professor Kinesiology, Cal. State Hayward. I am a past Olympic Team Podiatrist, and past podiatrist for the Golden State Warriors. I have written three paperback books on sports medicine, and three medical text books on Sports Medicine of the Lower Extremity. Books available Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.com.
My office treats all sorts of people, ranging from Medicare patients with sore feet, hammertoes, bunions, corns, callouses, and painful, thick toe nail. We treat working people with painful heels, arches, and balls of the feet along with heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, keratomas, and neuromas. We treat athletes with running and sports specific problems.
We treat Diabetics and use computerized pressure and gait analysis to help prevent diabetic foot disease. We treat seriously injured patients with fractures, dislocations, RSD, Chronic pain, and failed foot and ankle surgery. I also treat patients Chiropractically for a variety of conditions; especially those associated with foot injuries or pathology and associated altered gait, which leads to low back imbalance and pain.
We have a gait analysis computerized F-Scan platform and an orthotic lab at the office. This is essential for sport medicine, and the immediate option for customized temporary foot orthotics on the first visit, for initial relief of foot imbalance pain.
I have been trained and certified by the Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, from John's Hopkins University with Dr. Lee Dellon professor Plastic and Neurosurgery.
Although I no longer am doing surgery; my training in peripheral nerve injuries and associated pain has been invaluable in my diagnosis and treatment of nerve related pain syndromes.
I AM AN EXPERT WITNESS and analyze third party and personal injury cases for both the defense and the plaintiff.
In addition, I am an Independent Medical Evaluator in both Podiatry and Chiropractic. I am also a QME in both Podiatry and Chiropractic. I am qualified to evaluate using the AMA guidelines for permanent impairment. My reports are balanced and I do many Agreed Medical Evaluations representing both the injured worker and the employer. I am both an evaluator and treater for Workers Compensation-work place, injuries. I am good at getting workers back to work if at all possible, and in recognizing those injured who need modified work, and will never completely recover. I realize that those injured workers who are not back to work soon, often have difficulty ever getting back to work. To this end, I work with claim adjustors, nurse case managers, and other interested parties to help injured workers recover and return to work with the best medicine has to offer. Primarily, I love what I do and would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
If you have questions you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I remain very sincerely yours,
Steven I. subotnick, DPM, DC