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Dr. Sandra Gotman

Podiatry
Miami, FL
37 years experience female

Locations

Office

Miami, FL

Address

11760 SW 40 Street, Suite 616, Miami, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Fax

(305) 229-9596

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

AvMed Health Plan

Aetna

About

Bio

I am double board certified podiatric physician and surgeon and treat patients of all ages. I have been in private practice for 30 years. I have held the positions of podiatric residency director and chief of podiatry at various hospitals. I enjoy what I do!

Specialties
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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

94 Answers
1 Agree
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Flat feet: Absolutely, plus knee, hip, and back pain as you get older. See foot specialist to control flat foot. Good Luck
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ankle popping: sounds like a tendon that is moving over a boney prominence. now why is this happening if you have had no injury? perhaps you have a condition of lax... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Bad toenail: Try to have nail biopsied at your podiatry visit.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Clot: They were probably looking at the Femoral Vein which is at the medial side. Sounds like a pinched nerve or possible sciatica. this will not come up on... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Large digit: You should have a xray both feet to compare the bone size. Would not want to miss a bone mass. See a foot specialist. They usually have xrays that can... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ankle injury: A long leg pneumatic cam walker would be best. Achilles/Gastroc-soleus complex would be better immobilized. Some of the tendons do cross above the kne... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Injury back: Look up pinch nerve lumbar spine. You may need an MRI of lumbar spine. May have a herniated disc. Good luck
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Cold feet and hands: Check the internet for a condition called Raynauds. See if you have the associated symptoms. you should follow up with a specialist.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Arch pain: Walking on hard surfaces are responsible for arch and heel pain. Get into supportive sneakers with an arch support inside. Sounds like Posterior Tibia... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Heel pain: Look up plantar fascitis on google. It will explain the cause, symptoms, and treatments. Good Luck.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Foot numbness: Many times it is a pinched nerve in the low back. You do not need to have associated back pain. Look up lumbar radiculopathy. Diabetic with feel numb... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Heel pain: Look up Plantar fascitis. This is the leading cause, but there can be many others. If pain persists you should follow up with a foot specialist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Sore muscles after w: You are young, and if you have no health issues, you may have some low back issues that are compressing your nerves that innervate your legs. This can... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Bumps hands and feet: Look up Palmar/plantar porokeratosis. affects both palms and bottom of feet.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
PVD and numb foot: You seem to be young for PVD. PVD causes claudication pain, not numbness. Numbness is usually a nerve that is being compressed. I wonder if you suffer... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Toe and finger pain: Look up Raynauds syndrome and see if it applies to your symptoms. Good Luck
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Toe walking: Usually begins in child hood. Early heel off or barely stepping on heel during beginning of gait cycle. Can be attributed to many factors from structu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Left foot tickle: Sounds like a pinched nerve in your lumbo sacral spine. See a neurologist because it can get worse over time and the nerve damage can be irreversible.... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ankle Sprain: A Cam walker should be used for 4-6 weeks to allow the ankle to heal. If the pain is severe you can use crutches as well until the pain improves and y... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ankle pain: Sounds like a referred nerve pain from a compression most likely in your lumbar spine region. Have it assessed by ortho or neuro. Good luck
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Leg pain and sitting: One of the worst habits in the US is too much sitting and driving. Puts a lot of strain on our lower backs. Walking and exercise are very helpful so k... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Workout motivation: Workouts produce endorphin which makes you happy and relaxed. Look up your blood type, and these sites will recommend the workouts best for you. Remem... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Prolonged standing: You may have some venous problems that can cause swelling. Pain and tiredness may be nerve compression in your low back region. Be mindful of shoes yo... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Swollen calf: check neurological status of nerve roots lumbar 4 and 5. if you are a runner, and swelling is painful, then check for compartment syndrome. See neur... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Ankle swelling: Medications taken for hypertension can, over time, cause secondary swelling of the ankles.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Control ankle pain: Arch supports with supportive shoes or sneakers. Shoegear will have alot to do with ankle pain. Follow with a foot doctor. Good luck
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
PFPS and weakness: Could your patellofemoral pain syndrome be a result of weakness of your thigh muscle? This sensation that you are describing is usually due to a nerve... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Hot heels: compression of nerve roots L4,5 and S,1,2 can cause any where from burning, tingling, itching sensation in the feet/heels. that is why it is not hot ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Vaginal Lesions: Vaginal warts and Herpes can be painful. Must check this out with Gynecologist. Do not have sex until you are seen.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Aching legs: This can be a nerve root/radicular problem in your low back. The nerves in your legs descend down from Lumbar and Sacral nerves. Have an orthopedic su... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Nail problem: Podiatric physicians are well versed with toenail problems. I suggest you find one near you. Good luck
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Leg cramps: Usually they happen at night. Most often it is a nerve compression in the Lumbar spine. Back pain may or may not be present. Certain sleep positions c... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Burning feet: Depends when you feel the burn, Bilateral pain in the same area of both legs/feet usually stems from the low back. Lupus can be contributory. Apply ic... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Leg rash: Could be anywhere from start of shingles if both legs same area, contat dermatitis if she wore boots, Dermatitis from shaving with razor, Diabetic der... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Legs freeze: Sounds like You have a nerve compression at spinal roots Lumbar 4,5 and Sacral 1,2. Check this out because you are young. Back pain does not have to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Pelvic cramps: This may be referred pain coming from low back. Also known as radiculopthy. Low back pain may be absent. I recommend an orthopedist specializing in sp... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Muscle groups: Opposing groups like biceps and triceps in the upper arms. Quads and hamstrings in the thighs. This way one group does not contracture and over power ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Cant move: See a neurologist. Sounds like upper motor neuron issue. This sounds serious. Good luck Brain MRI/CT may be necessary. Good luck
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Broken toes: Depends on the severity of the fracture. An x-ray should be taken to assess injury. Treatment can be as simple as splinting the fifth toe to the adja... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Swollen ankle : X-ray should be taken to see if ankle mortise is properly aligned. Some fractures are easier to repair than others. If the ankle joint is not congru... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Itchy body: Most times when we feel strange sensation to our bodies, it usually is coming from a compressed spinal root. If your whole body itches, then I would h... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
MRI: Which part of the body was the MRI performed? It should be have been done at the lumbo sacral region of your low back. Sound like a nerve root compres... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Nighttime foot warm: Bilateral foot pain at night is usually due to pressure on the nerves in the low back. Many patients think it is a problem with the feet directly. The... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Leg pain: Try sleeping on your stomach with two pillows under your pelvis to decompress the nerves of your low back. These are the nerves involved in sciatica. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Numbness: It appears you have a nerve root entrapment most likely at L4,5 and possibly S1,2 on your left side. Try applying ice to your low back. Supportive sho... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Nail fungus: Podiatrists focus on all foot and ankle conditions including dermatological foot and nail conditions Dermatologists address issues related to all expo... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Heel pain: you may not have a fracture, but you may have torn some fibers of the plantar fascia at its insertion into the heel bone. This is very painful, and th... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Instep pain: Many structures insert at the instep, or arch area. Pain in the instep means keep weight off the area/foot. Look up Plantar Fascitis Posterior Tibial ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Light blotches: Light blotches can occur on a persons back if they have been exposed to sun. There is a condition called tinea versa color that causes light splotches... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 37 years experience
Heavy arms and legs: you are too young to be having all of these issues. Start with an orthopedist who then may refer you to a neurologist. Good luck

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HealthTap member
Jul 3, 2013
Over 25 years in private practice Board certified in podiatric surgery and medicine Member of APMA, FPMA, and DCPMA Gave oral presentation at APHA meeting Denver CO in 2010. Topic was lumbosacral n...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gotman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gotman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks Sandra, from 4 months i have this problem, pls advise some medicine as whenever calf compresses it gives acute pain & foot numbness. please adv
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The Dr who saw her said scabies but treatment is NOT helping. Coming back with stress and nobody else getting it. Thank you.
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Thank you very much since it happened at work im going to go through thr proper channels to have a dr. Take a look

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

WESTCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL

Residency

PSR 1
Completed 1986

Awards

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Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
Florida Podiatric Medical Association
American College Of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine
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