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Dr. David Sands, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Sands has been in private practice since he graduated, first as the associate residency director for the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens, assisting department chairman Patrick J. Grisafi, DPM and Associate Director Michael P. DellaCorte, DPM. There, he was responsible for both didactic and clinical training of resident podiatrists. In 2002, he was named Director of Podiatry, at St. Mary's Hospital. In 2001, Dr. Sands became active in the St. Joseph's Hospital wound care center where he was trained under Michael P. DellaCorte, DPM, FACFAS. In August, 2001, Dr. Sands became Board Certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. In October, 2001, Dr. Sands joined Dr. Grisafi in Jamaica Estates as his partner. In July, 2009, Dr. Sands began seeing patient's at the office of Dr. John Jackalone at New Island Hospital on Wednesday Mornings. Dr. Sands worked with resident podiatrists at Caritas St. John's Queens Family Health Center and continues to perform wound care as well as hyperbaric medicine at Caritas St. John's Queens Hospital Wound Care Center, in Elmhurst NY until the hospital system was closed by the State in February, 2009. In June, 2007, Dr. Sands began working at St. Joseph's Hospital (formerly New Island) Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center, located in Bethpage, NY.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • St. Joseph Hospital

Board certifications

  • Foot Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)

Education and training

  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1548265788

Office locations

David J. Sands, DPM

560 Northern Boulevard, Suite 210

Great Neck, NY 11021

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I believe Dr. Sands is a great doctor for non-surgical treatments however I might suggest another doctor for a bunionectomy. He did great breaking down the two surgical options he’d provide. Then I asked to see his portfolio of before andafter photos of bunion surgery and he directed me to his website, which showed no portfolio. He proceeded to direct me to the front desk and then showed me Google search images of bunion surgery from the computer monitor. The visit took off to a good start, but I left somewhat unimpressed.
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His receptionist was super friendly and i did not have to wait before being seen.
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Excellent doctor, friendly staff, very little wait time. Dr. Sands gives a thorough consultation and makes sure to address your concerns and explain well what would be the best treatment for you.
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Legit best foot doctor I ever went to after a terrible experience with a prior poditrist I was hesitent to go but I would recommend this doctor for everything foot related
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Bringing the whole family to him from now on!
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Dr. Sands was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to thoroughly explain what was causing my foot pain and recommend the appropriate treatment.
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Theresa was very helpful and super nice when my appointment didn’t appear in their system. Luckily the doctor was still able to see me. Dr Sands explained everything very to me in simple terms and I was out in a timely manner. Overall, great experience.
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Dr. Sands was very efficient and friendly. Highly recommend.
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I've been dealing with nail-related issues for 3 years now. After two surgical removals and several medication trials, Dr. Sands is the first doctor out of the many I've visited that seems to have finally given me a solution. He washe extremely approachable, knowledgeable, and informative about what previously went wrong. He's even taken the interest after only meeting me once to follow up with my progress via email every few weeks. This man genuinely cares about his patients. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Sands was awesome! He took the time to address all my questions and even drew diagrams of what my problems were in my foot. He told me new things about my feet that I didn’t know. I was seen right away and great bedside manner.
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I had my hammer toe surgery done with Dr. Sands on 4 toes. From my initial consultation to the actual surgery everything was extremely fast and efficient. X-rays were done on premise and the procedure was done in office. Procedure wasless then 20 mins. Post op appointments were very fast. No wait time. My toes came out very nice so far!
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Loved this office!! My fiancé actually goes here, (we found him through ZocDoc) ,now me, and we even referred a friend! Love this doctor, he is direct and honest and in today’s world what more can you ask for! Also thethe lady at the front desk is AMAZING!!! Kudos for having such an awesome office!
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Dr Sands took the best care of me. He is as knowledgeable about podiatry as it gets. The first Doctor who took my foot pain away. I highly reccomend him
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Great doctor, no wait time in the office. Very knowledgeable.
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Dr. Sands is awesome! Took his time to explain things thoroughly. Highly recommended.
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Very nice, smart, and helpful doctor. Definitely recommend.
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Dr. SAnds was wonderful! He was professional, friendly, and very attentive. He offered very good explanation for my problem and gave me very good tips
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Takes the time to explain about my injury. Very professional yet personable. The assistant is upbeat & friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Very clean office, receptionist was very friendly. Dr Sand was very friendly , knowledgeable and extremely professional
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Great doctor , would totally recommend him!
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I thought Dr. sands was a great doctor. I went in there just for a consultation however was able to I have my issue resolved immediately . Would recommend him .
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Listens well and is understanding
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Dr Sands was friendly, professional and incredibly knowledgeable. He explained things very thoroughly. Highly recommend.
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A delightful doctor and a delightful office. No complaints here.
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He was very professional and addressed me immediately by my name. He knows what he is doing and was of excellent service.
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I am surprised by the positive reviews. It's true that there was no wait and that the doctor had a nice bedside manner, he did not treat my problem. Instead, he took some pictures, told me that he would follow upwith a phone call, and then I never heard from him again (other than to receive a bill). In addition, he gave me an inexpensive toe strap (easily found at the drugstore or on amazon for very little money), and then charged my insurance company a lot of money for it. (The toe strap made my toe hurt more, not less). The visit cost a few hundred dollars.
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It was a very good visit
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Excellent visit
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Dr Sands is a great dr.. I think people will really like his bedside manner.. He I a very knowledge dr
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Dr. Sands is very professional and provides excellent service.
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Dr. Sands is extremely thorough, nice & explains things completely. He is also an expert about feet.
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I would NEVER refer Dr. Sands to anyone. He was excellent in the beginning with my visits & his care. However, something happened at some point where his professionalism & attitude changed. He stood my elderly sick Mother up with makinghis promised home visits 3 x's. I received no cancellation notification at all. I tried calling his office, spoke to the receptionists and left messages. He never had the courtesy of returning my calls. He just vanished. How rude, inconsiderate & unacceptable. Wish I really what caused thus to happen. NOT professional in the least!!!
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Dr. Sands was professional and knowledgeable. He understood the bio-mechanical issue I have, and explained it thoroughly. He gave me a cortisone shot for the pain and suggested measures to correct it long-term,. He was emphatic that I callhim in 2-3 weeks to tell him how it is working. Perfect experience.
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Excellent care....Very good "bed side manner"...Explained in detail all that was going on with my foot injury...Treated it immediately and insisted that I call back the next day to let him know how I was feeling...
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Excellent
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Competent, caring, efficient.
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As a physician I trusted Dr. Sands with my feet and couldn't have been happier with the result. Despite a previous wrong diagnosis he did not allow it to cloud his judgement. On my way to recovery.
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Immediate diagnosis and excellent treatment of the problem.
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Front desk was very welcoming, and efficient. I was very nervous that my procedure would be painful, as I had experience in the past with a different doctor. Dr. Sands was very comforting,, and the procedure was painless.. A miracle.
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Good visit. Made a follow up for Dec10th @9am
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Dr. Sands was excellent. He listened and asked questions about the purpose of my visit and was thorough with his explanation of everything he was doing including explaining follow-up visit and what to expect. I would highly recommend him to any new patients!
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Excellent! I was seen right away. Dr Sands is very professional. He sat with me and answered all of my questions and took care of every concern. Lori L
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Heist a verygoodfoot she cares about his patients.
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Dr. Sands was very professional. I was seen right away and was done within 15 minutes.
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Excellent! We were seen right away. Dr Sands is very professional. He sat and answered all of our questions and took care of every concern.
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It was a very good visit. The doctor took time to explain my symptoms and was very attentive
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Dr. Sands is a great doctor who has treated a variety of foot problems for me. I highly recommend him.
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Great doctor! Very professional and I felt comfortable. Definitely staying with this Podiatrist.
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Very successful. Very caring.
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Thorough and great bedside manner!!
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