David J. Sands, DPM, PC is a board-certified, award-winning podiatrist who views personalized service and patient education as an integral part of healing. His commitment to helping you understand the origin of your foot and ankle symptoms is why Sands Podiatry in Great Neck, New York feels like an old-school doctor’s office rather than an impersonal factory. It’s also why you won’t find long lines in Dr. Sands’ waiting room or ever feel rushed through your treatments.
Dr. Sands earned his DPM from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. He completed a residency at the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens, New York, where he was Chief Resident. He was then hired as the associate residency director, training resident podiatrists. In 2001, he became board-certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. In 2002, Dr. Sands was named Director of Podiatry at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Dr. Sands is also extensively trained in wound healing. He received his training at the Wound Healing Center at St. Joseph's Hospital in Flushing, NY. Dr. Sands is trained in advanced wound-healing modalities and with the use of the newest techniques and wound care products. Dr. Sands utilizes bio-engineered skin grafting among other methods to accelerate wound healing. He is also trained in advanced surgical techniques to address chronic wounds and limb-threatening infections.
Although he’s been in private practice since graduating from his residency, Dr. Sands has also worked at a variety of local hospitals as a diabetic foot-care and wound-healing specialist. Currently, he spends each Monday afternoon practicing at a state-of-the-art wound-care facility at St. Joseph’s Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center in Bethpage, New York.
Dr. Sands is so committed to helping you understand how to optimize your foot health that he includes iPads in every consultation room. You can use the iPad to learn more about your foot pain, what caused it, and why Dr. Sands chooses minimally invasive therapies to resolve it whenever possible.
At SandsPodiatry, Dr. Sands also provides on-site ultrasound to diagnose your foot or ankle pain quickly, easily, and accurately. His facility includes high-tech treatment options, such as pain-free radiofrequency ablation for heel pain and neuroma pain, MicroVas to reduce pain and improve function, and the CoolBreeze laser to treat onychomycosis and other conditions such as plantar’s warts.
Dr. Sands thanks you for putting your feet in his hands. He is honored to have been named the Best Podiatrist of the North Shore in 2017.