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PRINE Health is leading, foot first.

PRINE Health is proud to introduce PRINE Podiatry, a podiatrist in Port Washington, 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 Are My Feet Burning?

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It’s not unusual to have your feet feel sore and burning if you’ve had a day where you spent long hours standing or walking (particularly if you are over the age of 50), but if you experience a burning sensation in your feet regularly, it’s something you should get checked out by your podiatrist in port washington. At PRINE Health, we treat several conditions where a burning feeling in the foot is a symptom. In some cases, burning feet are pointing to another serious health issue. Here are a few of the more common causes:

•Diabetes: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve damage that happens as a result of The burning sensation can be a sign of problems occurring with the sensory nerves. These are the nerves that allow people to feel temperature, pain and other sensations. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy develops gradually. Some people experience the symptoms of the neuropathy before they are even diagnosed with diabetes.
•Neuromas: When a nerve gets pinched between the toes it can become enlarged and cause pain and burning in the ball of the foot. Sometimes patients report that a Neuroma feels as if there is a rock in their shoe or their sock is bunched up under their foot.
•Compartment Syndrome: With this condition, there is an increase in pressure within a part of the foot that can cause damage to the tissue. Acute compartment syndrome is usually the result of an injury and requires immediate attention. Exertional compartment syndrome comes on more gradually and is related to exercise and overuse. Burning, along with cramping and aching in the feet and lower legs are symptoms of this syndrome.

Getting Relief

Our podiatrist in port washington, Dr. Alec Hochstein and Dr. Diana Gagliano will need to do an examination of your feet and take your medical history before being able to prescribe treatment. Determining the cause will help determine the best way to alleviate the symptoms of burning feet. In some cases, cushioned inserts or choosing more supportive footwear may solve the problem. Custom orthotics can help correct mechanical problems that relieve excess pressure on the affected area of the foot.

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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