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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!

Can Foot Pain Be Related To Heart Problems?

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Believe it or not, foot pain and your heart have a lot in common. Feeling pain in your feet may be a direct result of a heart problem. With the health of the heart contributing to so many bodily functions, it is common for simple injuries like foot pain to be linked to a problem with the heart. If you experience pain in the legs, feet, or toes, it’s important to seek professional advice from podiatrist in great neck. If foot problems are left untreated, they could lead to more severe problems. Not only are they problems in the feet, but they may be associated with other problems in the body, such as the heart.

The heart is responsible for blood flow throughout the body. When its pumping is strained or stopped, it can affect the flow of blood to the feet. This may result in foot pain or swelling. Feet need oxygen that comes from properly pumped blood, all pointing back to the health of the heart. Without a properly working, healthy heart, foot problems can arise. Podiatrist in great neck can assess your foot problems and diagnose the issues in your feet.

If your heart is affecting the pain in your feet, there are some common signs and symptoms that will likely arise. These may include:

•Dry and thinning skin
•Changes in toenails
•Cold, numb feet and/or toes
•Wounds that take significant time to heal
•Pain or cramping when walking short distances

PAD, short for peripheral arterial disease, is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. With this disease comes a shortage of blood flow that cannot keep up with the body’s demand. PAD occurs when plaque forms in the arteries which carry blood from the heart to other body parts.

As PAD evolves, you may experience pain in your feet or toes, even when still. It can limit your walking and ability to use your feet and legs normally. If left untreated, this disease can lead to worse conditions, such as a heart attack, amputation, stroke, and more. There are several common factors that may lead to PAD, including:

•Age over 60
•High blood pressure
•High cholesterol

CONTACT US: Podiatrist in Great Neck
Our podiatrist in great neck If you are seeking professional medical advice for your foot pain, PRINE Health is dedicated to healing and treating your foot problems. Our podiatric physicians are board-certified by The American Board Of Foot and Ankle Surgery and are Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. With several specializations and the ability to treat all kinds of foot problems, our team is ready to serve you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get your feet back in healthy shape.

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.


7 Bond Street
Great Neck Plaza, NY
(516) 482 – 5999

36 Main Street
Port Washington, NY
(516) 883 – 8313

560 Northern Blvd. Suite 210
Great Neck, NY
(516) 482 – 8826

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