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PRINE Health is leading, foot first.

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!

Broken Toe: Myths and Facts

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Of the 26 bones in the foot, 19 are toe bones (also known as phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the midfoot). A fracture, or break in the bones of the toes is actually quite common but at PRINE Health a podiatrist in great neck, we find that what patients know about the symptoms and treatment of toe fractures is often incorrect. Here are some common myths about toe fractures and the facts about how to best diagnose and care for this type of injury:

Myth: If You Can Walk On It, It’s Not Broken
Fact: There are two kinds of fractures: stress and traumatic. With stress fractures, you may only experience intermittent pain that comes and goes with activity. There may be swelling but no bruising. Even with a traumatic fracture where the injury is the result of a direct blow, the pain may go away after a few hours but the break is most certainly there and may be evident by a deformity in the appearance of the toe as well.
Myth: There’s No Point Going to the Doctor Because There’s No Treatment for a Broken Toe
Fact: This is absolutely untrue and, in fact, dangerous. Toe fractures require prompt medical attention. Our board-certified foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Alec Hochstein and Dr. Diana Gagliano will be able to determine the best treatment for your broken toe once they have completed a thorough exam which will most likely include digital x-rays to more fully assess the damage. Treatment may include the following:

Splinting—a splint will help keep the toe in a fixed position necessary for proper healing
Buddy taping—taping the fractured toe to another can be helpful in some cases but harmful in others; only a professional foot doctor can make this decision
Stiffed sole shoes—may be recommended to protect the toe and help keep it in the proper position
Surgery—if the break has severely displaced the toe or the joint is damaged, surgery may be necessary
Rest—almost always part of the recovery

Myth: A Broken Toe Will Get Better On Its Own
Fact: In fact, not getting your fractured toe properly treated can lead to serious consequences that range from chronic pain to deformity that limits mobility and makes shoe fitting difficult, arthritis, and future surgeries due to complications resulting from the deformity caused by a fracture. If you believe that you may have broken your toe, call our podiatrist in great neck office as soon as possible and schedule an appointment to have the fracture properly evaluated and treated. You’ll be glad you put your feet in our hands.

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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