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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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 was less then 20 mins. Post op appointments were very fast. No wait time. My toes came out very nice so far!
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 the the lady at the front desk is AMAZING!!! Kudos for having such an awesome office!
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
Great doctor, no wait time in the office. Very knowledgeable.
Very nice, smart, and helpful doctor. Definitely recommend.
Dr. Sands is awesome! Took his time to explain things thoroughly. Highly recommended.
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
Takes the time to explain about my injury. Very professional yet personable. The assistant is upbeat & friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Very clean office, receptionist was very friendly. Dr Sand was very friendly , knowledgeable and extremely professional
Great doctor , would totally recommend him!
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 .
Dr Sands was friendly, professional and incredibly knowledgeable. He explained things very thoroughly. Highly recommend.
He was very professional and addressed me immediately by my name. He knows what he is doing and was of excellent service.
Listens well and is understanding
It was a very good visit
A delightful doctor and a delightful office. No complaints here.
Dr Sands is a great dr.. I think people will really like his bedside manner.. He I a very knowledge dr
Dr. Sands is very professional and provides excellent service.
Dr. Sands is extremely thorough, nice & explains things completely. He is also an expert about feet.
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 call him in 2-3 weeks to tell him how it is working. Perfect experience.
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...
Competent, caring, efficient.
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 up with 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.
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.
Immediate diagnosis and excellent treatment of the problem.
Good visit. Made a follow up for Dec10th @9am
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 making his 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!!!
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
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.
Heist a verygoodfoot she cares about his patients.
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!
Dr. Sands was very professional. I was seen right away and was done within 15 minutes.
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.
It was a very good visit. The doctor took time to explain my symptoms and was very attentive
Dr. Sands is a great doctor who has treated a variety of foot problems for me. I highly recommend him.
Great doctor! Very professional and I felt comfortable. Definitely staying with this Podiatrist.
Very successful. Very caring.
Thorough and great bedside manner!!
Dr. Sands is wonderful, have been using him for years. First started when he was part of another practice and followed him to his own practice even though it not convenient to where I live.
Very professional, he is overall helpful in treating my concerns. Definitely would recommend him to others.
Dr. Sands is always prompt, explains things thorough and is a professional.
He is extremely competent and friendly.
The visit went well! Upon my arrival, I filled out the paper work and was able to see the doctor right away. I love that kind of service
Great in all respects
Dr. Sand is pleasant, friendly, and skilled. there's no oversell or pressure for extras and my feet feel great. Thanks!
I have a lot of confidence with him
Dr Sands was attentive and listened to me and was able to diagnose an ongoing problem in short order. I would recommend to anyone needing a podiatrist to see Dr. Sands.
Dr. Sands was extremely courteous, professional and thorough.
Very happy with results and office experience.
2nd time used this site and both times it was great, no problems. Dr. Sands is wonderful and professional.
The wait time was remarkably short and Dr. Sands was very professional and took the time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. I left with a realistic expectation of my treatment outcome. I was told why I needed certain test and a few follow ups throughout my treatments. I would recommend this Doctor to anyone.
10 am appointment. went to exam room at 10:15. doctor came in at 10:25. understood my problem and fully explained my condition. recommended multiple strategies for relieving my pain. best foot doc yet. hope for the best.
He took care of everything promptly, professionally and in a caring way. He is an excelllent doctor.
Dr. Sands is always a very caring and good doctor,
Dr Sands was very professional and caring .
Dr. Sands was wonderful. This was my first time seeing a podiatrist and he was patient and kind. Although I was there for a consultation he offered to (and did) address my issues right on the spot. Highly recommend.
Dr. Sands is a great doctor.
Dr. Sands is very knowledgeable and friendly. The office atmosphere was nice, and I did not feel rushed at all. He answered all of my questions and explained things in detail. All in all, a very good experience.
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