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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Herstik was the section chief of Podiatry – Department of Orthopedics at St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center – Manhattan until the Hospital closed in 2010. He continues to be involved in the training of the Podiatric Residents, as well as training and assisting other Podiatrists. Additionally, he works in the Beth Israel Hospital Wound Care Center treating and managing lower-leg and foot ulcers, as well as wounds that develop from a multitude of conditions, including diabetes, HIV, and vascular disease. Utilizing a team approach, special trained wound care nurses and physicians, including a team of Vascular Surgeons, Infectious Disease Specialists, and Pedorthotists, manage and treat foot ulcers with the newest wound care dressings and devices. When not in the office, Dr. Herstik enjoys living in suburban New York with his wife and three children. Keeping active, healthy and fit is an important part of his lifestyle, a goal he trys to instill in his patients everyday.
Verified Patient Reviews
I saw his new associate this time. Like Dr. H, he is very professional and does a thorough job
Dtr Hertsik is an excellent Podiatrist. After years of pain and cortisone shots, I finally found Dr Hertsik. He operated as a last resort and now my pain is gone and my post surgery pain surprisingly low! I am now considering the other foot! I highly recommend this dr.
Dr. Johnathan Richards wound up seeing me and he was also excellent.
PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY VISIT. CAME IN EARLY ANDHAD NO WAIT TIME,
Dr. Hertik is that all too rare combination of great skill and superior insight/empathy. I've found his diagonises thorough and accurate. He communicates treatment options concisely without bias towards self-enumeration. His surgical expertise is top notch. He's a keeper.
I am always please when I go to see Dr. Herstik, his main concern is how you are doing...any pain or discomfort he always addresses first. He listens and is sympathetic and immediately addresses how to resolve your issue. I walked out of his office out of pain and assured that I could contact him at any time should I need to.
The doctor's assistant spoke to me for about 15 minutes. He discussed the problem and was quite helpful. Dr Herstik then came into the examination room and made several attempts to try and relieve the pain in my heel. He was unsuccessful. He then determined that I should try a Matrix Trulife brace. He would order it and have it available in a few days. He then left me with his assistant. He never explained how the brace would work and why he recommended this specific brace. I would have liked more discussion about my problem and why he felt this brace would be a solution to relieve the pain in my heel. He only spent 7 minutes discussing my problem. His assistant was quite helpful, but I left not knowing what the solution was.
He knows what he is doing
Diagnosis rather cursory. Non-prescription in-soles turned out to be covered by my insurance, so now I must complete forms and send to my insurance provider.
Excellent bedside manner. Friendly but not overly so. Professional, yet down to earth and human. Handsome too.
Dr. Herstik immediately diagnosed problem, demonstrated problem so I could see nerve damage in right foot, vs. left; quickly taped up & padded my foot providing instant pain relief, provided me with additional tape and pads and rx for follow up care, and invited me back for followup visit in one week.
I am glad I kept my appointment dr Rochards was very supportive and professional.
Dr. Herstik was very personable and efficient. He's very competent, professional, direct, and he did not try to sell me a treatment that I didn't need. My only complaint is the very long wait time I experienced: I arrived at 4pm sharp for my appointment, had the paperwork completed in advance, signed a few papers, paid my co-pay, and was led to an office about 10 minutes after I arrived. After this, I had to wait ~30 minutes in a patient room until I was actually seen by Dr. Herstik. It wasn't a huge deal, and I understand these things happen, but I probably would have left had an assistant not checked up on me. That being said, I would definitely return and highly recommend Dr. Herstik to other patients.
As always his visits are short and sweet. However he always manages to make a little personal conversation, he is after all a very friendly gentleman.
Excellent doctor. Very friendly and caring.
Dr Herstik is great and makes you feel comfortable and like you are in good hands.
I happened to be at Shift, the PT that shares the floor, and had a new issue, a twisted ankle that happened the previous day.I wanted someone to see it right away, and was pleased that he gave me an appointment in half an hour. The visit, after the x-ray, was very brief and expedient, since it wasn't serious.He gave me a brace, explained how to use and I left.
He is truly the best. Highly recommended.
Dr. Herstik is the best - and I love the use of systems with scheduling and reminding for appointments.
Have been a patient of Dr. Herstik"s about ten years. Always professional. always courteous, and "listens" when you talk to him. Great doctor, great person. I highly recommend him.
Best podiatrist in town!!! Compassionate, professional and very handsome!!! Thanks, Dr Herstik
Smart, caring and dedicated to helping me.
Very curteous, accurate and a pro.
I like Dr. Herstik because he listens to what I have to say about my foot problems. He is also engaging and his staff is exceptionally nice and that makes for an all around pleasant visit to his office.
Always reassuring to be in the hands of an attentive, incisive, and empathetic medical professional.
I have been going to Dr. Herstik for a number of years and I am very happy with his services. My visit today was amazing. My treatment was pain free and no needles were required.
Efficient, medical know how fabulous
I think the Dr is fantastic. Punctual, informative , quick and helpful. A terrific experience!
He makes you feel comfortable and has a great. Sense of humor. Very personable.
He is excellent!! My husband, my mother, and friends all go to Dr. Herstik and feel the same way.
He is pleasant and very attentive...listens to me and then talks to me. I never feel like the visit was a "drive-by." I never feel like I am being rushed out of the office; he takes as much time with you as you need/desire. Answers questions respectfully. Just a gentle doctor and also pretty painless!
I was pleased that my appointment went well and that I got relief for a foot problem. I will use Dr. Herstik again!
He knows his stuff but I felt rushed.
Very direct and to the point. Very easy going. Good sense of humor.
I truly appreciated his easy-going manner and his concern. I was able to call him on a Saturday morning when I was in particular distress and he was incredibly helpful and showed no sign that I had interrupted his day. Office visits were clear and quick -- not officious and rushed. A great doctor with a wonderful staff as well.
Excellent... I could barely walk prior to seeing the doctor and now i'm doing backflips and splits.
Prompt, professional, and knowledgeable. He listens well and is easy to talk with.
He e really helped me.
I was in and out in record time. And I absolutely love the professionalism of the staff.
I really appreciate his personable, easy-going manner, qualities that are reflected in the staff as well. But most importantly, he takes the time to answer questions and concerns thoughtfully, clearly, and fully. I'm 46-years-old and I can say without a doubt, he's one of the best doctors I've ever been to.
it was great!
The BEST Podiatrist I have ever been to. Dr. Herstik listens to what you are there for and offers treatment possibilities with confidence. He is patient and never makes you feel like you are just an appointment on his calendar. Speaking for myself, he was able to take care of my issue. Something two other Podiatrists were not able to accomplish.
Always a relaxed and efficient experience
Liked Dr. Herstik very much. No nonsense, got to the point and is solving the problem I have. Would highly recommend him.
Very impressive, instills confidence, willing to answer questions, especially about long-term issues. Quick visit, but not rushed at all. Extremely pleased with this visit.
An excellent doctor, who is very knowledgeable, pleasant, caring and friendly.
all went well. He was within 5 min. of on time. Answered all my questions and should me how to bandage the foot until the next visit.
Dr Herstik is a great doctor and podiatrist. He's excellent at diagnosing problems, providing non-invasive solutions that provide relief, and has a great bedside manner. Highly recommend him.
I thought he was very good.
He is great. Joe
Always a pleasure to see
Dr Herstik has a warm and friendly approach. The office personnel are quick and professional. I would recommend this doctor it to all of my friends.
Excellent - Dr. Herstik is a fabulous doctor. He has pleasant demeanor as well as being highly knowledgeable in his field. I felt very good around him. Thank you.
Everything was just great. Dr. Herstik as well as his office staff: Amanda (receptionist), Elsa (office manager), Chris (Dr.'s Assnt.) and Dr. Peters who removed my stitches - all could not have been nicer.
This was not an office visit but rather an actual foot surgery appointment. All went very well thus far (the surgery happened earlier today). No problems or complications. Dr. Herstik, along with all those involved prior to surgery at Mt. Sinai / Beth Israel PACC, could not have been more pleasant and comforting. Lovely experience.
He takes the time to answer questions, let's you make informed decisions and I am getting results!
He's great. I've already recommended him to others in need of the same type of treatment I have received. Very patient, friendly, and quickly responds to questions/concerns via email.
Dr. Herstik is always pleasant, courteous, and professional. Great communicator; answers all questions asked and I never feel rushed.
Clean and organized office. Friendly staff. The doctor seemed very knowledgable, friendly and trustworthy. I will be coming back.
he is a great doctor
It was another satisfying visit with Dr. Herstik. I am happy I chose him as my doctor for this surgery.
Dr, Herstik was quick and to the point. For me, that's fine. I don't think he spent more that 3 minutes getting samples of my toenails to send to a lab. Chit-chat was almost non-existent. But I didn't care since I was sure he was smart, competent, and would take care of my problem. And that's what counts. The office is busy, his admin staff, pleasant. I have no diagnosis now or treatment, but if he gets that right, then I'll be happy and will see him again at my next foot-issue!!!
If i have to go to a dr he's the one... he is great
I visited Dr. Herstik primarily for a consultation. After he took an x-ray of a painful bunion, he discussed the arthritic nature of the bunion, what might and would not work,and suggested possible treatments that would provide relief. We agreed on a cortisone shot that would provide immediate and maybe temporary relief. He has provided such consultation in the past for treatment of neuromas and each time I am rewarded with relief from pain and success. I find him genuine and thoughtful whenever I visit his office for a consult .
Always both personable and professional -- and gets terrific results to boot! (Pun intended.)
Dr. Herstik was very pleasant and helpful. He answered all my questions.
He is quite knowledgeable and was able to quickly diagnose my fracture. He provided me equipment that I think will really help. I have seen him several times over the last five or more years and he has always been very helpful. It would have been nice to have had a little more time.
My visit with Dr. Herstik was fine, as usual.
dr. herstik is one of the best doctors that i have ever known. i am comfortable with him. he doesn't talk down to me and always has time to listen to what i have to say. i couldn't be more pleased. too bad he is straight - he is a looker!
He was very personable. And made me feel quite as ease. His diagnosis was direct and comforting.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS !!!!
i wish that all of my doctors treated me with the knowledge and professionalism that dr. herstik exhibits.
He is wonderful! Very direct, I love his bedside manners. I have been coming to him for years. I. Also like the new receptionist. She is very professional and polite.
Honest guy who did the right think by obtaining a culture instead of just treating for $$.
Efficient (after the wait time) and informative. Thank you!
I thought he handled my foot problem very well. I have to make another appointment,
Everyone was friendly. Very Quick appointment.
I have been under the care of many, many doctors over the years,have undergone many ,many procedures and no physician has come close to the calibre of Ivan Hertsik. He is a miraculous surgeon, a right on target doctor, and a charming man. I cannot recommend him more highly.
He was happy with the rate of recovery for my foot, so he made me happy as well. It is always a pleasant experience there, with both Dr. Herstik and Dr. Peters, and their assistants.
I wish all of my doctors had his bedside manner... Top doc for sure!
Very] professional, I would recommend him very highly. Great Doctor! !!!
Disconnected and poor mannerisms to say the least. Nice guy but a little moody. Helpful if that's all that matters. I am paying for a service after all.
Dr. Ivan Herstik is a skilled surgeon who painlessly changed the poor lifetime condition of my feet, with very little discomfort to my lifestyle. I recommend him highly.
quick,imformative and professional!
He helped me understand what was happening and why w/my current condition in a technical yet digestible way and didn't become impatient with my questions.
Dr Herstik is an excellent doctor! I am extremely happy with the outcome of my surgery and always leave his office with a smile. I highly recommend him. Great office, kind and courteous staff. This doctor is knowledgeable, professional and very good at what he does.
Excellent treatment. Very pleased. A very competent surgeon and Doctor.
Dr Herstik is a super doctor, great bedside manner, very easygoing, funny. Most importantly, he has been working with me diligently to heal an old injury which, seems to finally be healing
There was a bit of a delay because the ZocDoc forms have to be printed by the office manager, who was not yet in the office when I arrived for my appointment.
Very good. Professional, efficient and personable.
Thoughtful and caring about medical issues that arise. Great!
it was fine
Completely impersonal, frank and simply rude. I run a medical practice, which also happens to use ZocDoc, and I unsay and the importance of great customer service. After disclosing my past experiences , along with the fact that I'd had a radiograph of my foot exposed within the past month , with no significant findings, he then proceeded to place my foot on the X-ray unit- WITH NO WARNING! He did not discuss any findings regarding the image, but proceeded to tell me that I need a cortisone shot. He got the needle ready ,without offering any topical anesthetic. I had to request the topical. The shot was extremely painful, I SCREAMED, and he showed no remorse. He then got up , told me it would hurt more tomorrow, and take NSAIDs with meals. I proceeded to get up, but could not put weight on my foot, or walk. I called him back towards the room, and explained my symptoms, he replied " I said it would hurt more tomorrow."- WITH HIS MOUTH FULL OF FOOD! As I remained seated , his assistant told me he would have to clean the room while I sat there! I will Never return to this office!
Prompt, courteous, listened to medical issue at hand and then explained a thorough course of treatment. Excellent referral from my PCP.
I will submit another review once I hear back from the office, because my initial visit was very short (I was there for a molding, for a new pair of orthotics). I barely said much to the doctor, but, again, the primary purpose of the visit was to get a mold of my feet (which an assistant performed, and she was very pleasant). The overall experience was very nice -- clean office, professional, helpful, organized, and quick! I'll report back once I hear from the office that the orthotics have been made. That will be the real test ;)
My primary care doctor had not faxed over my referral, but luckily the office staff was kind enough to help me get that information from my primary doctor and then fit me in once it was faxed. Dr. Herstik was great. Very knowledgeable and fun, too. He had a lot of other information for me about diet as well as information on podiatry. I'd definitely recommend him. Very attentive and thorough.
I probably could have figured out my problem without seeing him.
I really enjoyed it, he was friendly, but quick and to the point. It was my first appt, so he helped me understand my options.
I thought the initial visit process was very organized and complete. The receptionist was very personable. The waiting area was comfortable.
It was brief, professional and to the point - I have been going to Dr. Ivan Herstik for about 4 years now - his treatments have been helpful and kept me pain free for a good length of time -
Doctor Herstik is very knowledgeable, nice and well mannered; he answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. I'm sure I'll come back to see Dr. Herstik when it is time to remove the bunion from my right foot. I highly recommend Dr. Herstik.
Doctor was friendly and helpful; he addressed my issues quickly and thoroughly. Office staff was also very friendly and helpful.
He was great. I had been misdiagnosed by a pcp and when I told him my symptoms he knew immediately what my foot problem was.
He is very intelligent and honored my intelligence. No condescendtion at all. Assumed I knew what I knew and treated me with utter respec
Very personable and nice! Loved him!
Time spent with Dr. Herstik was helpful and professional, as always.However, office policies are another matter. I was called by a woman from the office the day before my appointment advising me to be there 30 to60 minutes prior to appt. time for paperwork. I got there 50 minutes prior and waited for more than 30 minutes before anyone gave me papers to fill out. There were many people working behind the desk but only one person who dealt with Dr. Herstik's patients and she was having lunch. Why was I told to be there so early then??
Horrible service. Doctor walked in and based his diagnosis on the "reason for visit" listed on the sign-in sheet. Spent approximately 35 seconds in the room with me, then never remembered to follow up. Ironically, he never forgot to send me the bill.
I enjoyed my visit he was very helpful and he has an amazing staff.