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Dr. Howard Fox

Staten Island, NY
42 years experience male



Staten Island, NY


2760 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY

Insurances accepted




1199 SEIU

Empire BlueCross BlueShield

Oxford Health Plans



My first love is not feet, believe it or not. It's music. I play piano and bassoon, and began my college education at Syracuse University as a music theory and composition major. I've had several works performed publicly and still write music and play piano. When I'm not between feet and notes, I enjoy hiking, fly fishing, photography and gardening. Here in Staten Island, we have an incredible network of hiking trails in the Greenbelt, and I've been hiking those trails for the last 30 years. In fact... my feet are killing me!

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
A wart is a viral: infection of the skin. To get a wart, you must be exposed to the virus AND be susceptible. Not everyone is susceptible, and not all body parts are susceptible, and susceptibility can change over time. The virus is the human papilloma virus, but there are 99 species of this, and the one that causes warts is NOT the same as the one that's associated with cervical cancer. They can be very stubborn.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
As others pointed: out, athlete's foot is caused by a fungus infection of the skin. It's spread by fungal spores which don't wash out or are killed by the heat of a drier, and spores live 30 days. While any topical OTC anti-fungal will clear up an athlete's foot condition in a few days, it's important to use it for at least 30 days while the spores are still around or it usually recurs.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
If you're a: Type 1 diabetic, while exercise is an excellent means by which to keep your glucose in check, nothing will make you NOT a diabetic. But if you're a Type 2 diabetic, a disease of insulin resistance, with enough exercise and a rigid diet, it's quite possible to come off all oral medication for your Type 2 diabetes.

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Dec 8, 2012
Dr Fox is an outstanding podiatrist. His knowledge of medicine goes beyond the scope of podiatry. He is a great educator, very capable and has one of the best sense of humors around. I highly recomme...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. He provides outstanding information to the public on AVVO.COM. Accurate, compassionate and in layman's terms.
Dec 14, 2012
Excellent answers and very timely. Great doctor to follow. Ron (oral surgeon, orlando)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks my problem as been periperal vascular diseae with disabling left leg claudication pleade explain more
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I understand this person, I had to wear walking boots for 3 years due to plantation fascitis
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I have taken a full dose of SPORANOX and applied several bottles of DAKTARIN TINKCHA, I am now using CICLOPIROX TOPICAL SOLUTION 8%

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1979MD


American Podiatric Medical Association
American Society of Podiatric Surgeons
New York State Podiatric Medical Association
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