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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!

What Happens To A Plantar Wart If Left Untreated?

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Have you recently begun to develop a plantar wart? If you’ve been thinking about leaving it unchecked in hopes that it will go away on its own, you’re likely making a mistake. At PRINE Health, our team knows the issues that can come from doing this. To learn more about what can happen if you leave a plantar wart untreated, continue reading.

Before diving into what can happen if it is left untreated, Dr. Hochstein, our expert podiatrist in great neck, would like to provide more information on what a plantar wart actually is. A plantar wart is a small growth that typically occurs on your heels. This growth develops when the HPV virus finds a way to enter your skin. Concerning the growth, additional symptoms that point to the development of a plantar wart include:

•Hard, thickened skin that forms over a “well-defined” spot on the foot.
•Black pinpoints that look like seeds in the middle of the growth.
•Suffering from pain on your heel when walking or standing.

As previously stated, leaving a plantar wart untreated can lead to serious issues. Plantar warts are highly contagious. Once one develops, if left unchecked, it can quickly spread to other parts of your foot. Soon, you’ll have multiple warts to deal with instead of just one. Additionally, the warts or area around them may become infected, leading to serious issues.

Here at PRINE Health, our team is well versed in dealing with issues such as plantar warts. Our podiatrist in great neck Dr. Hochstein can perform a full evaluation on your foot to help determine which intervention method will yield the best results. Depending on the severity of your plantar wart, treatment methods can include:

•Prescription-strength wart peeling medication.
•Cryotherapy to freeze the wart.
•Laser treatment.
•Swift Technology.
•In severe cases, surgery.

While you may only view plantar warts as an aesthetic issue, that is no excuse to let one linger. A failure to receive prompt treatment can lead to more warts forming or more serious issues taking place. To make sure you avoid this from happening, contact Dr. Hochstein here at PRINE Health today.

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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Great Neck, NY
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