Podiatrists Richmond VA - Local Foot Doctors

Please scroll down to meet our medical, clinical and spa staff. We are committed to providing excellent patient care, and we pursue ongoing education to stay current with the very latest trends in podiatric medicine. Our practice has also been honored to receive Richmond Magazine's "Top Docs" Award eight times (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). 

Meet Our Podiatrists

Dr. Mitchell Waskin Podiatrist Richmond, VA


Dr. Mitchell Waskin

Podiatrist and Medical Director of The Foot & Ankle Center

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Dr. Alexander Mount Podiatrist Richmond VA


Dr. Alexander Mount

Podiatrist at The Foot & Ankle Center

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Dr. Robert Pica Podiatrist Richmond VA


Dr. Robert Pica

Podiatrist at The Foot & Ankle Center

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Dr. Sagar Shah Podiatrist Richmond VA


Dr. Sagar Shah

Podiatrist at The Foot & Ankle Center

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Physical Therapy Podiatry

Meet Our Physical Therapists

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.

Professional Podiatry Physical Therapist

Stephanie Sultzer, PT, DPT, graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006 and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2010. While working in an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in Boston, she received training for manual therapy, exercise prescription, and wellness education. After leaving Boston in 2014, she and her husband spent two years working as traveling physical therapists in different clinical settings around the country before settling back in Virginia. Her active treatment approach includes manual therapy, specific exercise, functional activities, and education targeted at the cause of the problem.



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 Garcia, Certified PedorthistSarah 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.


Doug, Certified Shoe Fitter

Meet our Certified Shoe Fitter

Doug Bernaiche served in the Air Force before beginning his medical career, and was also a communications professional for many years. He became a medical assistant in 2006, and joined The Foot & Ankle Center in 2007. Today, he’s a Certified Shoe Fitter and works with our patients to make sure they have properly fitted, comfortable footwear.


Meet the Licensed Nail Technicians of The Foot & Hand Spa


Karen Professional Nail TechnicianKaren 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 provides 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 Nail TechnicianTaylor 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.

Koya Nail technicianKoya became interested in the salon industry as a teenager, working as a shampoo girl in her cousin's salon. At just sixteen years old, Koya earned her nail technician license, and has been doing nails ever since. Over twenty years later, Koya continues her career as a nail technician because she loves helping her clients look good and feel even better. When Koya isn't working with her wonderful clients, she loves to shop, travel, and take her own spa days to relax in peace.



Chrissy Natural Nail ProfessionalChrissy began her career in 2005 as an apprentice at a natural nail salon, earning her full Nail Technician License two years later. Chrissy has always kept her focus on the health and hygiene aspects of nail care. She enjoys not only helping her clients relax and unwind, but also being able to teach them how to truly care for their nails and fix unwanted issues. In her free time, Chrissy enjoys painting, listening to music, and relaxing by the river with her family.



Angie Nail ProfessionalAngie has been in the nail business in Richmond since she was 19 years old. She has dedicated her career to the industry and especially loves to do manicures. When she is not at work she loves to socialize with her friends and family. Angie is a lover of country music and avid sports (baseball) fan.




Savannah Podiatry Foot and Ankle CenterSavannah began her official nail career in 2015.  She joined the staff of The Foot & Hand Spa in 2017 and has proven that her work is efficient and meticulous. She loves doing nails. Outside of the spa, she is pursuing a degree in forensic accounting so we are happy to have her here counting digits until she gets that CPA!




Please note that your appointment is not final until our scheduling coordinator has contacted you to confirm your appointment. If you need to cancel an appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible at 804-320-FOOT (3668).