Podiatry transparent white
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 Are My Feet So Dry?

podiatrist in great neck

It started it with a little itchiness and some dry skin, not unusual in the winter with the heat blasting. As the days have gone on, however, the dryness has increased. In some areas your skin is red and scaly. What’s going on? Dry, itchy skin on the feet can be the sign of several different conditions. At PRINE Health our board certified podiatrist in great neck, Dr. Alec Hochstein has many years experience treating foot conditions. The first step to relief is accurately diagnosing the problem. Here are a few possible problems that may be behind your dry skin:

Xerosis/Pruritis—These conditions are simply very dry feet. Xerosis is dry skin and pruritis is dry skin that is itchy and scaly. The treatment for these is applying a rich moisturizer once or twice a day until the condition subsides. If, however, the dry skin doesn’t go away after two weeks of consistent moisturizing then it may be one of the conditions below.

Athlete’s Foot—This infection is caused by a fungus that is usually picked up by walking barefoot in damp public places like gyms or pools. Oftentimes with Athlete’s Foot, the itchy red skin will be particularly bad between the toes.

Psoriasis—Often mistaken for Athlete’s Foot, psoriasis is characterized by flaky thick patches of inflamed skin but the cause is entirely different. Psoriasis is actually a chronic disease of the immune system where new skin cells surface too quickly, resulting in the itchy and at times painful skin patches. Moisturizing lotions may help but often a podiatrist in great neck will need to prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication as well.

Other Conditions—Dry skin on the feet can also be pointing to a disease that affects the nerves or the circulatory system, such as diabetes or neuropathy.

If you are experiencing excessively dry skin and home remedies such as extra moisturizing and not using very hot water when you shower are not proving effective, make an appointment at PRINE Health our board certified podiatrist in great neck!

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

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top