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Dr. Brent Rubin

Podiatry
Bradenton, FL
42 years experience male

Locations

Healthcare American

Bradenton

Address

7110 State Route 70, Bradenton, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Healthcare America

Bradenton

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon specializing in Wound Care and Limb Salvage. I also provide state of of the art treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy as well Cryotherapy.

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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

66 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Charcot: Treatment of Charcot depends on the clinical presentation. If acute treatment is immobilization nonweight bearing until the swelling subsides. Chron... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Gout: Shredded wheat doesn't usually cause gout. Usually meat, chocolate, beer and wine are the most common causes.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ignore: Wear appropriately sized shoes, and obtain then in the afternoon because feet swell during the day.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ignore: Elevation of the legs and reduce salt intake in your diet.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Hypoglycemia: What type of food do you eat prior to exercising. If you eat too many carbs you may become hypoglycemia. Try eating more protein before and see if t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
orthotics: Orthotics are prescription devices used in the shoes to balance the foot. They specifically try to align the foot to the proper position to function ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
cuts: Keep moisture out and put an antifungal cream on it daily.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
flatfeet: Because both parents have flatfeet it probably is hereditary. Treatment at this point would be good supportive tennis shoes. At some point when more... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Foot Pain: This is not uncommon after an injection in the back. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If not see your family doctor for follow up.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Insoles vs orthotics: Both can be effective. I personally on my patients use insoles with better shoes first before i fabricate orthotics due to cost..
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ankle: Touch on the actual bone of the ankle and if that is very painful then you definitely ne an x-ray. If it is below the bone then you can try to treat i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Foot drop: Foot drop is from an injury to a nerve. It has multiple causes and can be from trauma or from a multitude of medical conditions.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
fungus: Possibly athletes foot for a quick simple answer. Try an antifungal first and if no improvement follow up with a podiatrist.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Gout: Gout is a metabolic disease which manifests itself in the foot. Most common cause at your age is blood pressure medication. Second most common is al... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Foreign body: If it is still red, two possibilies are that there may be glass in the toe or that the infection is from a bacteria such as MRSA which may require a d... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Pain : Many causes, is it from an injury. If not when does it swell. Morning or evening. Any other joints swollen. These all have to be taken into conside... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Tingling: Tingling in the foot/feet has a lot of causes. If in one foot, it could be a neuroma or disc problem. If in both feet it could be neuropathy from me... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ignore: Soak and topical antibiotic, if you can try to remove a small portion of the nail corner.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
ankle: Length depends on why the surgery was performed and what was discovered at the time of surgery. Perhaps a couple of weeks may help but if no improvem... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ganglion: The lump may or may not be a ganglion. Most of the time it can be drained instead of removed. It is better to try conservative options first to avoi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Gout: Try changing your diet to less meat, beer, wine and alcohol. Also add natural cherry juice to your diet.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Fluid retension: Edema has alot of known causes. Some simple like to much salt intake with your diet, hormonal and in the most severe cases medical conditions such as... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Heel pain: The quickest and most simple treatment is too stretch your calf muscles, wear a good shoe with a little heel to it and buy an over the counter arch s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Fracture: The best way is an xray, but to determine without xay, did it swell up quickly and where does it hurt. Does it hurt on the ankle bones or ligaments.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Spinning: Spinning may help if you don"t do much standing on the bicycle. However it still does utilize some achilles tendon function.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Gout: Tums (calcium carbonate) are not usually used to treat gout. Try cherry juice as an alternative.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Pigeon toe: This is usually due to internal tibial torsion. It is congenital in origin and 90 percent of people outgrow the deformity. If not it is usually not ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Discoloration: The only thing that coming to mind initially is if some type of dietary problem. That being said, the feet can be discolored from varicose veins. Th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
ankle sprain: Sounds like what they call a high ankle sprain. This requires extra care, such as a boot cast for at least six weeks. Expect more aggressive immobil... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Swelling: This is not uncommon, try contrast baths and some compression from a otc ankle sleeve. It make take up to a year to get better and if fact if may be... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Foot bone: Inserts for shoes help the navicular bone because the arch is effected by this bone. Cuneiform not as important and bracing is usually not a problem.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Swelling: Standing or dependency causes swelling at the end of the day. Elevation and low salt diet may help.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Big toe: If you have a lot of skin there, it could be a pressure point from you're gait. Paring this down with an insert is appropriate. That being said if i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
fungus: White spots can be isolated fungus or perhaps nutritional issue.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Growth: Without seeing the growth difficult to determine cause. Most common is warts. Picture is needed.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ignore: Oral medication works the best but try topical first if not that bad of a problem.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Sprain: Complete resolution of the infection first. When this is gone start rehabbing ankle with range of money, proprioreception movements and muscle streng... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Smelly feet: This is call bromhydrosis and has many causes. The most common is excessive sweating. Sometimes diet has an effect. Try spraying you're feet with rig... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Cramps: Electrolytes cause cramps so try bananas, raisins, or orange juice. If mostly at night try tonic water at bedtime. Some blood pressure medicine and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Stripes: If all the nails have this it is probably not serious. If one nail has it, it might need to be looked at. Many medical conditions effect the toenail... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Swollen ankles: This sounds more like a medical problem. Check with your doctor to find what is causing your swelling. It may from the heart, liver, or kidneys.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
numbness: This doesn't sound like a normal cause of numbness. It could be coincidental to the ovarian cyst rupture. Numbness has many cause and requires a mor... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Fascitis: Stretch the calf muscles and planar fascie continuously. Shoes obviously play a major part of treatment. Cryotherapy is an alternative to treat the co... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Skin: If there is nothing on the skin then it could be neurological in origin.. Any prior back or sciatica symptoms are a tipoff.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Foot pain: Location, location, location. Where is the pain. Top or bottom. Type of pain etc.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
How painful is it : If it is getting better with ice and heat and probably not. If you can walk without pain and I will probably improve. It may take a while for the brui... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Contusion: If it all healed and nice signs of infection you may have a contusion of the bone. Try heat, compression and perhaps massage. It may take many month... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Swelling: Sometimes when the liver enzymes are elevated it can cause fluid retention thus resulting in swollen legs.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ankle issues: Try buying an over the counter ankle brace such as swedo-o. Also to strengthen your ankle stand on you tippy toes, draw the alphabet with you toes a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Foot chiropractor: I am not sure if a chiropractor treats only feet. For a foot problem I would see a podiatrist.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rubin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rubin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thankyou.its not painful I can walk on it it still bruised.but not sor
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Heel injury 5 yrs ago & last month he crushed his forefoot, thxs
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

ocpm
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Detroit Central Hospital

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HealthTap Founding Doctor

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Afilliated with HCA Healthcare Systems
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