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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!

Causes, Prevention & Treatment of Cracked Heels

Best Podiatrist In Nassau County

No one wants to worry about the problem of having dry, cracked heels due to lack of moisture. This can cause constant discomfort and interrupt our busy lives. Whenever feet become too dry, they can crack and split into areas causing extreme discomfort. It can be painful to walk on or even touch but is a very treatable condition. It can be due to a number of factors from the shoes you wear to an internal medical issue causing your skin to lose too much moisture. It's important to learn the causes of dry heels, thus preventing it from becoming a serious issue! There are a few things from the elements to your own health that causes this issue, our Podiatrist in Great Neck can help!

Seasonal Dryness

A common winter skin problem is dryness in your environment and it affects your skin's moisture levels. Whether it's chapped lips, dry skin, or cracked heels the cold weather can really affect the moisture that your skin is able to retain. So, in the winter season, it is extra important to moisturize your skin using a deep moisturizing lotion. This is especially important in the evenings. Apply lotion to your heels and wear a pair of cotton socks that will keep your feet moisturized throughout the night.

Health & Diet

If you have a health issue such as diabetes, cracked heels are naturally more common. Managing your condition well can help with the dryness of your skin and feet. Other health issues such as being overweight or being vitamin deficient can cause your skin to lose moisture. Finding a good balance of Vitamin E, zinc, and Omega 3 fatty acids can help balance out the moisture levels in your skin overall whether it's through a healthy and balanced diet or a daily multivitamin.

Hydration and Dehydration

Your heels can become cracked and dry when there is too little water in your body. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is very important to keeping your skin healthy and moisturized.
On the other hand, when your skin comes into contact with hot water or chemicals in water for a long period of time, a chemical imbalance can occur in your skin causing your feet to become dry. When this happens, it is vital to take steps to moisturize and restore your skin's natural moisture balance using moisturizers or oils. Taking good care of your skin by moisturizing can prevent dry and cracked heels from occurring. Eating a healthy and balanced diet can also play a role in keeping your skin soft and moisturized. There are certain steps that you can take to care of and prevent future episodes of cracked heels:

Use a moisturizer daily and liberally. Wear socks after applying the lotions or oils to keep the moisture in contact with your skin.
Wear shoes that are not too tight or loose and are a good fit for your feet.
Maintain a good balance of vitamins and minerals in your diet- even taking a multivitamin will keep the moisture balanced in your skin.
Regularly scrub your feet of all dead skin cells using a scrubbing brush or pumice stone and be sure to follow up with a moisturizer.
Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated!

Contact Our Podiatrist in Great Neck
Do you suffer from Heel Pain? Sometimes over the counter treatments and methods are not enough for a severe cracked heel issue and a specialist may be able to prescribe medication that can heal and prevent future issues with dry and cracked feet. Feel free to contact us to schedule an evaluation with a Podiatrist in Great Neck that may be able to determine the source and provide a solution for your heels.

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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