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Dr. Jeffrey Kass

Podiatry
Forest Hills, NY
29 years experience male

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Office

Forest Hills, NY

Address

68-12 Yellowstone Blvd, Forest Hills NY 11375
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Aetna Life Insurance Company

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About

Bio

Dr. Kass attended Podiatry School at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he was elected Class President in his first year of school. He went on to graduate as only 1 of 3 in his graduating class with both academic and service honors.  Dr. Kass went on to train at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was Co-Chief Resident in his first year of residency training and was Chief Resident again in his second year at both Gouveneur Ambulatory Center and Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Kass went straight into private practice after completing his surgical training and opened a Private Practice in Forest Hills, NY. Dr. Kass is a hyprocure master surgeon and received his training directly from the inventor of the hyprocure implant Dr. Michael Graham. Dr. Kass was one of the first surgeons in New York to use this specific implant in the treatment of peri-talar subluxations.  His office was recently named a Center of Excellence for this particular procedure. Dr. Kass is the current president of the Nassau County Podiaric Medical Association.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

English

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6.4K Answers
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Chances are good. : But I would listen to the doctor who is in charge of your treatment. It takes bones approx 6 weeks to heal give or take two week in either direction..... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Could be an : Arthritic condition. Migratory joint pain is a symptom of certain arthritic conditions.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Nerve entrapment: Is possibility, eith locally in foot or in lower back..
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Could be: Infection, gout, or broken toe without knowing more its likely one of those....
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Samantha : Docs on here don't write prescriptions here. You would have to see a doc in person whether you go to them or they make a housecall to you. Some state... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Ideally: You should go, need to make sure she is well hydrated....and try and convince her..you did not state in what capacity she is I'll...what are symptoms ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Plantar fascitiis: is what it sounds like. Icing, stretching, wearing supports are all important with treating this condition.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Go to doc: find out what this bump is….you have to make sure its benign and not anything dangerous...
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
See a foot doctor: For diagnosis and treatment. The bump may have been thre before.....
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
An ingrown nail: actually would not go away, unless you cut a piece of nail away, If there was an infection this sometimes goes away as the body can be strong enough t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Try soaking : Feet in black tea. (Warm water add tea bags, make snapple colored tea) The perspiration on the feet is causing the tackiness, the tea has tannic acid... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
All depends : On the extent of the injury which in your case can only e determined after seeing an X-ray. I would advise a doctors visit to a foot doctor.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Is it the more you : Sleep or is it the first few steps when you get up after periods of rest? This is known as post static dyskinesia. The post is not descriptive enoug... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Should not be a: Problem, first days after injury ice but after 48 hrs heat should be okay.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
See a foot doc: Without seeing it hard to know if your referring to a callous or if you have a bonafide soft tissue misuse, if its the latter it may warrant a biopsy.
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yes: Do your best to rehab that ankle as best as possible. Continue with ice, keep it wrapped etc..
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Time will tell. : Sometimes if the toe is higher than the nail the nail will simply stop growing when it reaches this "dead end".
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Fractures: Generally take about 6-8 weeks to heal. You pro pulse off your big toe so best to use that full time. Having said that you should follow up with your ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Try both: see which you like better there is no right or wrong here. The symptoms are usually pain…can they be similar yes….treatment also would consist of tryi... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
I would make sure: you don't have a clot in the lower extremities as a precaution.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Much easier: To diagnose with a picture you may be referring to hard and soft corns....which occur over bony prominences if that's what it is. If there is a hole t... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
If you have calf: pain, you need to make sure you don't have a clot in your leg thats most important. the pus signifies an infection, and it sounds like your describing... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
I don't think: the two are related…See a podiatrist about the foot.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Statins: Can interfere with muscle function, I would supplement with coenzyme q10 and inform my doc and consider stoping the pravastatin.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
I think : A good nights sleep is what you need.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
No: Not till you figure out what's wrong with our ur knee. Your podiatrist will help you evaluate your pronation but an orthopedist should be seen to eval... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Might of: Suffered a fracture, an X-ray is a good idea...
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
The question is a : Bit unclear....the toe is numb do to what? Swollen joints could signify an arthritic type of condition, I would advise you to see a foot doctor or rhe... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
I would try : And dry them out. Alternatively, if you are going to use cream try something with lidocaine in it, the anesthetic should get rid of itching. I prefer ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
What has been done : To date for treatment? Are you sure the diagnosis is correct? Oftentimes with a Dx of plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel may be overlooked....
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Could be a nerve: Tha is compressed that often feels like a pulsation......
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
There are many......: Onyx makes a good "cracked skin repair", O'keefe makes one..... Sometimes the cracks etc are from excessive water (on hand) sometimes a skin condit... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Pinched nerves: can be the culprit
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
I apologize: For not knowing if you are make or female....in the event you are female and were wearing heels this may be a reason as in the heels there is contract... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Usually with: Diabetic neuropathy the neuropathy is symmetrical, hence, I would consider a neuroma before thinking diabetic neuropathy,
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
There are indeed: ligaments and tendons on an MRI….not sure if there is a typo in the question….what did the MRI report reveal?
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Could be: A bursitis, an infection, a broken toe, gout. One of those is the likely culprit.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
If you fractured: Your left foot when younger I would doubt what you are complaining about now is related to it. Hard lumps could be anything from corns to warts etc, w... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
See a podiatrist: Or dermatologist as they have many ways of doing this,
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
When the doctor : Says okay is whe its okay, walking too soon can cause further damage.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Because you : Injured it??? Contusion for one.....I'm not sure what a quad is but if the force was strong enough I suppose a fracture is possible..
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yes if : Yur doc is unavailable, an urgent care center or emergency room can help.
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
In an acute injury: Ice trumps heat. Heat will cause vasodilation and make the area of injury swell more. Ice vasoconstricts and brings swelling down or minimizes it. Ice... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Without you in: The office being examined I don't know whatis wrong possibilities include: sesamoid fracture or inflammation, neuroma, plantar fascitis, stress fractu... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Unfortunately, : A diagnosis of onychomycosis can't be made by "looks" as bacterial colonization, subungual keratinazation both have identical looks. The diagnosis can... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Few things: A rupture of the plantar fascia. A fracture in the foot, an access, a foreign body, a sprain, an infection, an allergic reaction, gout, etc, etc.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
If there is an : Issue with the outcome of a procedure that was done it would be wise to return as your doc has experience performing the procedure and handling outcom... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Place ice on it: It may be from the injection you received. If the doctor did not give you an oral antibiotic ( which is not required) but you feel it may be infected... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Would completely : Depend on the nature of the fracture.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
There are two issues: Here. Having high blood pressure and not taking meds is a serious recipe for disaster. I would encourage you to take your meds as prescribed. For your... Read More
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Jul 20, 2014
Dr Kass has consistently shown thoughtful and useful advise to patients in his interactions. He is an expert in his field. I highly recommend him for your health care needs !
Sep 30, 2012
I asked him a question as a colleague and he was prompt to reply with advise. It shows he is committed and really cares.
Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr. Kass. The freckles ( there is one on my palm and one on the sole of my foot) don't have any of the above descriptions. I WILL go to a dermatologist to get a g...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Kass. I had a tetanus booster 2-years ago. The pain I'm having is above the burn in the joints where my middle toes connect. It is also hard to walk, so I'...Read More
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Thanks, I agree with you, however my surgeon is too important. He refuses to see his post op patients until their 3 mos post op appt. I did find a dr in another practice who will see me in a few days...Read More

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
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