Meet Our Staff - The Foot and Ankle Center Richmond, VA
Our staff is focused on providing excellent podiatric care to all of our patients. Every professional at The Foot & Ankle Center pursues 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 seven times, including the last six years in a row (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).
Dr. Mitchell Waskin
Podiatrist and Medical Director - The Foot & Ankle Center, Richmond, Va.
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 2015. 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).
Dr. Jeffrey Frost
Podiatrist - The Foot & Ankle Center, Richmond, Va.
After earning his degree in industrial engineering, Dr. Frost changed course and chose to enter the field of podiatry. Dr. Frost earned his degree at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and has been practicing for over 20 years.
Dr. Alexander Mount
Podiatrist - The Foot & Ankle Center, Richmond, Va.
Dr. Mount began his education at Muhlenberg College, where he graduated Cum Laude. He attended Towson University for pre-med, and received his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in 2012 from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. From there, he went on to complete his residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey.
Dr. Mount has been recognized for his expertise in podiatry. During his education, he received multiple scholarships and awards, and was chief resident during his final year of residency. He has written numerous articles that have been published in The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the ACFAS Scientific Literature Review.
Today, Dr. Mount provides complete podiatric care at The Foot & Ankle Center. He has specialties in adult and pediatric reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, and in treating severe deformities of the foot and ankle, including Charcot foot in diabetic patients.
Dr. Mount will be affiliated with CJW Medical Center (Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals) and St. Francis Medical Center.
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 Our On-site Physical Therapist
As Richmond's All-in-One Foot Care Center, The Foot & Ankle Center is Richmond's first and only podiatry practice to offer on-site, full-time physical therapy services to our patients.
Katherine Cannon, MSPT, has been a practicing physical therapist for more than a decade. She has worked in a variety of settings ranging from geriatrics to outpatient sports medicine clinics, and has vast experience working with many types of patients. She joined the staff of The Foot & Ankle Center in 2015. Katherine takes pride in providing a hands-on approach, working with patients to address pain and limitations as they relate to the whole body, treating the source of the problem.
Meet the Licensed Nail Technicians of The Foot & Hand Spa
Karen discovered her interest in nail care while, as a caregiver, she started doing her mother's nails. She decided to pursue her interest by taking a 150-hour class to pass the state boards and earn her Virginia state license. After an 11-year career at the nail spa of the Country Club of Virginia, Karen joined the staff of The Foot & Hand Spa. She looks forward to providing expert nail care to diabetics and others requiring specialized care — as well as to anyone concerned about germs and infection and looking for a clean place to get a manicure and pedicure.
Taylor developed an interest in the beauty industry in high school, where she participated in a nail technician program, and went on to receive her Virginia Nail Technician license. She also competed as a member of the nail program "Skills USA," achieving first place at the district level, and fifth place at the state level. Before coming to The Foot & Hand Spa, Taylor worked as a nail tech, and owned her own nail spa. Today, when she's not working with her wonderful clients to make their nails look fabulous, Taylor enjoys spending time on her farm with her beloved horses.
Robin has been a licensed nail technician for over 20 years. She gives gentle, attentive care to each of her clients. If you need routine nail care, or if you need specialized nail care for health reasons, she will customize a treatment plan to address your needs and concerns. Her goal is to nurture and help you maintain healthy nails and feet. In her spare time, Robin enjoys cooking and listening to music. She is also passionate about quality end-of-life care, and volunteers with Bon Secours Hospice.