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Dr. Richard Braver, DPM, FACFAS

Foot & Ankle Specialist, Podiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Richard T. Braver is a Double Board Certified Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon specializing in children and adult sports medicine and in correcting deformities of the foot and ankle. He is also regarded as an authority in using orthotics to help children, teen, and adults walk and/or exercise better for a multitude of conditions and pains. His passion for care and success in treating problems such as heel pain, bunions, Achilles and shin pain has propelled his practice beyond most others. Dr. Braver keeps current with new technologies and receives over 50 hours of extra training each year. He performs and lectures on PRP injection therapy to resolve heel and Achilles pains often in one treatment. In 2013, Dr. Braver has been giving workshops to other surgeons on stem cell treatments to enhance bone healing for fractures and non unions. He performs a European side incisional approach to bunion surgery to enable patients to return to athletic shoes in 10 days. He has performed hundreds of ankle ligament and tendon surgeries, many using radiofrequency techniques to augment an early return to activity. Dr. Braver treats foot and ankle problems for all the sport teams at Fairleigh Dickinson and Montclair State University. He started in Englewood 20+ years ago and as word of mouth spread and to accommodate the many coaches and physicians who refer to him, offices were opened in Fair Lawn and Riverdale. To ensure that all patients are treated in a timely manner, Dr. Philip Messenger and Dr. Gregory Tamagnini have joined the practice. For top care of any foot, ankle or related problem of the lower leg, please call us. HIS PRACTICE WELCOMES ALL INSURANCES.

In-network insurances

  • Caterpillar
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Specialties

  • Podiatrist
  • Foot & Ankle Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Chilton Memorial Hospital
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Palisades Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  • Foot Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)

Education and training

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine (Residency)
  • American University, Washington (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons
  • Past or Present Team Sports Podiatrist for Montclair State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Seton Hall University, Gladiators Professional Arena Football Team, Imperials Professional Soccer Team, NJ Jackals Baseball Team
  • Clinical Instructor for Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Students at Montclair State and William Paterson Universities

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Greek

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1396712162

Office locations

Active Foot & Ankle Care, LLC

44 State Route 23

Riverdale, NJ 07457

Active Foot & Ankle Care, LLC

4-14 Saddle River Rd

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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It was a pleasant visit. Very helpful.
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Very comprehensive exam
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Dr Braver is the best at foot and ankle injuries especially for athletes! He took great care of me and my teenage daughter. The best!
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Excellent, thorough, professional doctor. Would highly recommend especially for sport related injuries.
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They took me back and got started right away. There was s bit of a wait to be seen by Dr. Braver, but he listened to the concerns and took care of them.
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Doctor accessed my problem quickly and treated it immediately.
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Dr. Braver is very professional and caring. He diagnosed exactly what our son needed, fit him for orthotics and provided a routine to help alleviate the problem. I highly recommend Dr. Braver to anyone who has a foot related issue.
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I respect Dr. Braver and trust him completely.
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was good everyone very friendly and helpful.
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for the first time being there everyone was very nice to me and It made the visit easy...hopefully I don't have to go back for a while, but if I do I will look forward to it. thank you.
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Very thorough, efficient, and focused doctor. Explained diagnosis in easy-to understand manner. Would highly recommend.
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I was so impressed by not only the doctor, but his whole staff. Everyone was so kind and informative. I left there not only happy with how everything went, but very well informed.
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It was quick and thorough.
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I've been going for years and even have had a few procedures done. Very pleased.
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Very knowledgeable and practical. Understands runners needs
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Very thorough examine. Answered all my concerns and gave options for treatment.
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Dr. Braver explains the process very thoroughly as he's going through the examination and diagnosis.
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Very thorough staff, spent quality time with my daughter and asked for a lot of information. Dr. Braver is experienced and knowledgable.
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As a coach, fitness enthusiast and overall active person, it is essential for me to perform at my best. Having known doctor Braver for nearly 2 decades he never fails to be at the top of his game, thus keeping meat the top of my game both at work and in life.
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Awesome and grateful they took me right away.
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