Our Staff is Focused on Excellence in Podiatry
All of the professionals here at The Foot & Ankle Center pursue ongoing education to stay current with the latest trends in podiatric medicine.
Our practice has also been honored to receive the Richmond Magazine "Top Docs" Award five times, including the last four years in a row (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).
Dr. Mitchell Waskin
Richmond, VA Podiatrist, The Foot & Ankle Center
Dr. Waskin was born in Philadelphia and attended college at Albright College and Temple University . He received his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in 1983 from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. During his senior year of medical school he received the American College of Podopediatrics Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Dr. Waskin continued his training at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed a surgical residency in foot and ankle surgery. He continued his post graduate education by receiving training in Laser Surgery, Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy, Rigid Internal Fixation and Cryosurgery.
In 1988 he received a Virginia Podiatric Medical Association Service Award. Dr. Waskin was board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in 1995 and re-certified in 2004. He was selected to sit on multiple peer review committees for the State of Virginia and professional societies. He has been involved in developing criteria for credentialing foot surgeons at several Virginia hospitals.
A past president of the Richmond Academy of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Waskin has lectured to doctors on a variety of topics and is published in the Journal of Foot Surgery. He is affiliated with CJW Medical Center (Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Medical Centers).
Each month, Dr. Waskin offers seminars on foot health at our clinic. Seminars are free and open to the public. For a schedule of upcoming seminars or to reserve a seat, visit our Foot Seminars page.
Dr. Jeffrey Frost
Richmond, VA Podiatrist, The Foot & Ankle Center
After earning his degree in industrial engineering, Dr. Frost changed course and chose to enter the field of podiatry. He earned his degree at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and has been practicing for over 20 years. Dr. Frost is a member of the American and Virginia Podiatric Medical Associations, the Richmond Academy of Medicine and is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Meet our Certified Pedorthist (Shoe Fitting Specialist)
An ABC certified pedorthist is a healthcare professional who is specifically educated and trained to fabricate, fit, adjust and modify devices that aid in the proper functioning of the foot. This includes therapeutic shoes, partial foot prostheses and custom foot orthoses.
Sarah J. Garcia, C-Ped, grew up in Florida but relocated to Richmond in 1992. She started her career in Podiatry in 1990. During the ensuing 16 years she worked in several foot and ankle clinics, learning all aspects of podiatric care. In 2006 she joined The Foot & Ankle Center and managed the clinical services. Although Sarah found her duties satisfying she wanted to offer more to her patients as well as her career. While juggling a full time job and her family — which includes her husband Victor, son Jordan and daughter Kayla — she completed the requirements to sit for the state board exam in pedorthics. She passed the exam on her first attempt (more than half fail the first time), and she is now one of only 3,000 pedorthists in the nation. We are pleased to have her as a part of our podiatric team and family. Sarah offers knowledge, compassion and the drive to always do the best job.
Meet the Licensed Nail Technicians of The Foot & Hand Spa
Doris Horne, aka The Foot Lady, really loves feet. In fact, she collects them. Doris’ collection of wood, plastics, glass, ceramic and jewelry feet is 400 strong and growing! So, when she gives you a medical pedicure at the Foot and Hand Spa, you know your feet are in good hands. In addition to making feet look great, Doris, a 21-year veteran nail technician, identifies and assesses potential foot-related problems so she can refer patients for further care when needed. In addition to medical pedicures, Doris provides other spa services and extended deep massage, and specializes in personal designs and original artwork. She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Candis is a licensed nail technician. She graduated from the Academy of Nails six years ago. Candis is an educator at heart and teaches classes for Nail Systems International. She is also a mentor for new nail technicians and judges nail competitions. Candis is passionate about advancing the field of nail technology and stays at the forefront of the latest advances in her field. Once you meet Candis, it will not take long to realize her boundless energy. She is determined to achieve career goals that many people would only dream about. But, with the support of her husband and children she is well on her way of achieving all that she desires.
Sonja is a very experienced licensed nail technician — in fact, she has been providing manicures and pedicures to Richmonders since the mid 1980s. After owning her own nail salon as well as a hair salon for many years, she decided to join the staff of The Foot & Hand Spa. Besides making people's nails look great, Sonja also loves volunteer work, music and poetry, and even writes and performs her own compositions. Sonja is married and has six children and five grandchildren.