NorthJersey.com - Teaneck Podiatry
Thursday December 15, 2011
BY JOSEPH RITACCO
Helping Patients One Step At A Time
STAFF PHOTO BY JOE CAMPOREALE
Dr. Jonathan Margolin of Teaneck Podiatry believes in the old-fashioned way of treating patients, providing one-on-one attention and even doing house calls for those who cannot make it to the office. Here, Margolin treats a patient's toenails with new laser technology.
Specializing in all areas of podiatric medicine and surgery, Margolin has been a practicing podiatrist for the past 12 years, the last two and a half of which have been spent in Teaneck. Among the many ailments treated at Teaneck Podiatry are gout, arthritis, fractures, spurs, tendonitis, skin disorders, nail disorders and diabetic foot care.
A solo practitioner, Margolin maintains a small staff comprised of an office manager and a secretary, ensuring that all patients will be treated by the same doctor and see the same faces when they enter the office. The arrangement allows for more personalized time and attention to be given to each patient.
"The overall philosophy," he said, "is family foot care. It's an old-school type of thing. We do house calls, too, knowing that some of our patients are unable to get out of their homes."
One of the latest innovations introduced at the office is the new laser treatment for toenail fungus, a treatment which heats up the cells to obliterate the fungus without damaging one's nails, Margolin explained.
Other medications like pills, he said, can have undesirable side effects.
"Lasers are better," he said. "They're new to the market and have proven to be effective. Treatments only last 15-20 minutes and anesthesia is not necessary."
Margolin added that laser procedures may not be the best option for diabetics, or those with nerve or circulatory problems.
Parents with newborn babies may rest assured that Teaneck Podiatry can handle any problems diagnosed at birth or shortly thereafter. Congenital issues, curvatures of the foot, flat-footedness and in-toeing and out-toeing, said Margolin, are among the common afflictions an infant may face.
Bracing and orthotics for special needs patients, he added, are available and can be made on-site. Such conditions are treated in collaboration with the child's personal doctor.
The practice, said Margolin, participates with most major medical insurance companies and is willing to work with other payment options.