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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!

Why Laser Treatment Is Necessary For Advanced Toe Fungus Infections

Best Podiatrist in Nassau County

Toe fungus is an ugly and traumatic problem that can cause great pain in many people's lives. Thankfully, there are many treatment methods that can be utilized to destroy it. One of the most effective of these methods is laser treatment. It is often used in cases where the fungal spread is too wide to handle without specialized care.


While fungal infections on the toes aren't a dangerous or deadly situation, they are rather ugly and embarrassing. They typically start on the outer layers of the skin on the bottom of the foot and move over to the nails. Once they reach this point, they spread out and start eating the dead skin cells that appear there every day. This growth is also assisted by the dampness of your feet in socks and shoes. When it spreads across the foot, it can become a little painful and cause a discoloration of the nail that is distressing. Again, this isn't necessarily a dangerous or serious situation. However, it can quickly spread across the foot and take over all of a person's nails. At this point, it can be very difficult to eliminate this type of fungus from your life.


Our podiatrist in great neck can help manage most types of toe fungus with high-quality medications applied directly to the affected areas. Unfortunately, advanced cases of this problem may be very hard to treat with this kind of medication. While it will definitely kill all of the fungus that it reaches and is an effective way of minimizing spread, it could miss it in hard-to-reach areas. For example, the fungus could grow up and underneath the nail where the medication may not reach. As a result, it could regain strength and grow again from this area. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't consider our medication treatments, but that something more advanced may be in order. It is in this situation that laser treatment becomes so essential for toe fungus.


Laser treatment of toe fungus is a unique process because it is so effective in pin-pointing hard-to-reach areas. A concentrated beam of laser light will be positioned carefully near your skin and used to kill the fungus that has affected your feet. In this way, the fungus can be burned away from your skin and kept from spreading out in a destructive manner. While laser treatment is often more expensive than medical treatment, it may be necessary in extreme cases. In some instances, laser treatment may not be used to treat the fungus directly. Instead, it can be used to cut a hole in the nail to make it easier for the medication to reach the affected area. The hole will be small enough to easily heal in a matter of a few days.


Will your insurance cover laser treatment for toe fungus? That is a tricky question to answer. Typically, your insurance will pay for the least expensive, yet effective, option. If they and the doctor don't believe that laser treatment is necessary, they may deny your claim. However, if the doctor is willing to state that laser treatment is necessary and is the least expensive option, your treatment may be approved. It all depends on how willing you and your doctor will work with the insurance company and deal with their red tape. Are you suffering from a case of toe fungus that you just can't eliminate? Then contact us today to learn more about your treatment options! Our podiatrist in great neck specialists will take the time to apply medication or laser therapy to pinpoint the affected areas of your food and eliminate fungus from your life.

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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