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Dr. Gianni Persich

Podiatry
Astoria, NY
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Astoria, NY

Address

28-56A 41st Street, Astoria, NY
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Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Humana Insurance Company

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MultiPlan, Inc

New York Life Insurance Company

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

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Zurich North America

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Specialties
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Podiatry

Languages spoken

Croatian, English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
A Lace up brace.: For mild sprains, a lace up brace should provide sufficient support to allow for healing. The elastic wraps do not provide sufficient support.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Yes: I have successfully performed many ankle surgeries including arthroscopy with popliteal and saphenous nerve blocks. Sedation can be added for your com... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Skin tumor: Hyperkeratosis simply refers to a buildup of skin tissue. However I do not know if you are referring to a hyperkeratotic squamous cell carcinoma which... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Tarsal tunnel: He should be evaluated for tarsal tunnel syndrome and low back involvement as well. Numbness is usually indicative of nerve involvement although there... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Time : Sprains, that do not involve tears of the ligament are generally self limiting and will improve within a week or so. Pain, swelling or bruising, espec... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Yes: Swimming is great exercise, and as long as you do not put weight on the affected foot you should be fine. Ps don't forget to remove the boot.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Morton's neuroma: A Morton's neuroma is commonly found in between the third and fourth toes. If it becomes enlarged it can cause cramping, pain and/ or numbness. See yo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Orthotic: You may want to see a specialist that can have a custom orthotic fabricated for you. This can help control your foot motion and may afford you some ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Can be very bad: If the infection persists for a period of time the infection can spread to the bone, which is significantly more serious than an ingrowing nail.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Biopsy: The black spot could be many things, including a blood clot from localized trauma, such as a tight shoe, a fungal infection, or a serious skin conditi... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Depends: This will require more information. Is it painful? Does it involve the cartilage? Has MRI test been performed?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Neuroma: The "nerve" type pain you describe is likely an inter-metatarsal neuroma, or swelling of the nerve. Have your local foot specialist evaluate if the sy... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Slight elevation: I find that most of my female patients will tolerate a one inch heel that is wide better than a completely flat shoe.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Yes: After any significant period of immobilization, there is loss of muscle strength and mass. Pt will help to restore that, as well as restore propriocep... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
No.: Many joints can be "cracked". The leading theory seems to be that of cavitation, which is small areas of vacuum forming in the joint fluid which when ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
RICE: Rest. Ice. Elevation. Gentle compression. Rest the affected limb. Apply cold packs for short periods of time to help control swelling. Make sure you... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Needs further treatm: Any lesion that recurs after treatment should be biopsied, prior to initiating any further treatment. If it is a wart, they can and do recur oftentim... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Possibly: It is possible that you may have re-fractured the bone, or developed a stress fracture in the same area. Further workup and xray would be recommended... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
NO: Generally, plantar fasciitis does not cause swelling of either the feet or ankles, but rather a localized pain in the heel. You should see your medic... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
32 years experience
Nerve Problem: Your symptoms suggest an issue with your lower back. This needs to be further evaluated by a physiatrist, orthopedist or neurologist.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Persich is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Persich is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Second Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
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