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PRINE Health is proud to introduce PRINE Podiatry, a podiatrist in great neck, which is a new complementary offering towards our goal of providing a more comprehensive level of care to our patients.



Dr. Alec Hochstein, is a 1997 graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, practicing on Long Island’s North Shore where he lives with his wife and two children.

Dr. Hochstein is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, he is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as well as the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA).

Dr. Hochstein is privileged to be actively involved in the training of future doctors of podiatric medicine at residency training programs in New York City and Long Island New York, including the prestigious hospital programs of New York Hospital of Queens, Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Northwell Health System.

Dr. Hochstein maintains other interests in areas of physical fitness and nutrition, as well as Internet technology, social media marketing. He has lectured both locally and nationally on various topics related to both medicine and technology in the medical office.



Are you sick of dealing with those pesky warts? Well, PRINE Podiatry is here to inform you of their brand new, effective Swift Technology used to treat and prevent the emergence of warts. Verrucae, also known as plantar warts, is a common foot issue people deal with on a regular basis. It can often be embarrassing and difficult trying to cover up these warts due to their appearance and placement. Most often, patients will get these types of warts on the bottom of their feet or on the balls of their heels. Luckily, you don’t have to be embarrassed any longer!

5 Things You Should Do After Bunion Surgery

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Getting ready for bunion surgery is one thing, but being ready for post-op recovery is another. You may be a little confused about what you need to do for your recovery, especially if you have never had any kind of surgery before. In this post, we will go over the five important things you will need to do or have after your bunion surgery.

•Sufficient Recovery Time

While not being able to jump back up and go about business as usually immediately after your bunion surgery might seem frustrating, it is absolutely essential that you take the time needed to fully recover. It depends on the severity of the bunion and the complexity of the surgery, but full recovery time could take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. Ask the foot care specialist how much time it will take for you to heal completely following your surgery and prepare to be in recovery for that length of time.

•A Designated Driver

This goes for all types of surgery. Typically, bunion operations do not take much time. Following the surgery, you should have a trusted friend or family member ready to pick you up and drive you to your house. Plan to have a designated driver in advance so you don't have to worry about how you will get back to your home.

•Proper Care For Stitches

After surgery, your stitches will remain in tact for about seven to twenty-one days. During the time that you have stitches, you will need to keep your foot completely dry while showering or bathing. While this is inconvenient, there are a couple things you can do to make it easier for you. If bathing, keep your foot propped up and hanging off the side of the tub. Even with your foot out of water, you should have the stitches properly covered in a wrap. For added protection, place a plastic grocery bag or garbage bag around the foot and use a large rubber band to hold it in place. If you are showering, you will have to do it sitting down. Place a sturdy chair on a non-slip mat in your shower before alleviating your foot off to the side of the shower. Like bathing, keep your foot covered with a plastic bag to keep water out of the incision.

•The Right Footwear

In most cases, you will need to wear a boot or cast with crutches following your operation. The length of time you will need to be non-weight bearing will depend on how extensive your surgery was. Make sure to ask your doctor how long it will be before you can start putting weight on your foot again and how long you will need to be in a boot. In other cases following the surgery, you might be put in a walking cast, splint, special shoes, or even wooden shoes. Most of your regular activities can start back up again after six to eight weeks of recovery. However, in special circumstances, you might have to rely on special footwear for a few months.

•Better Shoe Choices

Following your surgery, there is a chance your bunion could return. This typically only happens if you continue to wear shoes that are narrow or have high heels. After a complete recovery, make footwear choices that offer your foot comfort and support. When you opt for footwear that caused the bunion in the first place, you are more likely to get a bunion again. Still have more questions about your bunion surgery? Don't hesitate to contact us today. We are happy to discuss all of your concerns and questions.

About Dr. Sands

David J. Sands, DPM is an award-winning podiatrist who views personalized service and patient education as an integral part of healing. His commitment to helping you understand the origin of your foot and ankle symptoms.

Dr. Sands earned his DPM from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. He completed a residency at the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens.


Dr. Alec Hochstein takes patients from start to finish when it comes to wound care. He is not satisfied until the wound is completely healed. His methods of treatment for non-healing diabetic ulcers is notable. I approached Dr. Hochstein in August of 2014, with a persistent non-healing Diabetic Ulcer. The Ulcer was deep and rather large, To date the Ulceration is microscopic thanks to the wound care treatment that was received. I'm able to live a Happy and Healthy Life thanks to Dr. Alec Hochstein and his team of employees. I highly recommend this provider for any foot care or wound care needs.

Melissa K.

Dr. Sands is an outstanding Podiatrist. He is professional, courteous, a gentleman and extremely interested in the health of his patients. David is most accommodating and doesn't make patients wait a long time to be seen. His office staff is equally as polite and welcoming and they all run a 5 Star practice.

My son had an ingrown toenail and we needed an urgent appointment. We were seen on the same day. The receptionists were very welcoming and friendly and we saw the doctor within a few minutes. The doctor was friendly, competent, diagnosed the problem correctly, and operated very diligently. Extremely pleased and highly recommended.

Jonathan H.

As a patient of Dr. David Sands for over 15 years. He is professional, patient, knowledgeable and uses the latest technology when treating his patients, something that other doctors are not. I highly recommend him if you have issues with your feet.

Kristen R.


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