About Us

We treat all aspects of foot care including foot and ankle injuries, wound care, and nail disorders. We also specialize in treating patients with diabetes, children, runners, and athletes suffering from foot and/or heel pain. We offer surgical intervention when appropriate.

We hope that this website answers some of your initial questions, and provides useful tips for healthy foot care. The information provided should not be used in lieu of visiting a podiatrist; we are available to meet your healthcare needs and address your foot / ankle concerns and injuries.

We are currently accepting new patients and welcome you to our office!

Thanks for visiting our site. Feel free to contact our office with any questions.

Warm Regards,
Dr. Mark Friedman
Dr. Morgan W. Hebert
Dr. Douglas E. Mason
Dr. Joseph Park

 


Mark Friedman, DPM, FACFAS


“We treat patients of all ages for conditions related to the foot and ankle. Whether it’s a skin condition, nerve condition, or bone condition – we are the experts.”

Dr. Mark Friedman provides comprehensive podiatric care, including foot surgery, sports medicine, custom orthotics, and routine foot care. He also has a special interest in treating patients with diabetes. Dr. Friedman works directly with their medical team to offer preventative care, wound care, and surgery when necessary. He works with advanced wound care products to help close difficult diabetic ulcers.

Heel pain is one of the most common conditions that Dr. Friedman sees in his office. He frequently attends medical education meetings to ensure patients are receiving the highest and most advanced level of podiatric care. Dr. Friedman attended the International Congress for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy and is now one of the few doctors in the capital district that offers this modality of treatment for persistent plantar fasciitis.

Dr. Friedman has been serving the capital district since 2000. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Friedman completed his residency in Kansas City at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is former president of the Northeast Division of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association, a board-certified Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and is on staff at Albany Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Friedman enjoys running, biking, and coaching youth lacrosse. In his free time, he enjoys going up north with his family to the Adirondacks– one of his favorite places.

 


Morgan W. Hebert, DPM, AACFAS


“I love working in a field where people feel better after a visit to my office.”

Dr. Hebert appreciates the gratification she experiences in practicing podiatry. She knew she wanted to practice medicine, but had not focused on a specialty until a professor suggested podiatry. “I liked the idea of mastering a particular part of the body – being an expert. I also liked that I would have the chance to draw from skill sets utilized in other branches of medicine, such as dermatology and orthopedics.”

Dr. Hebert provides comprehensive in-office podiatric care, as well as surgical care. Dr. Hebert began her career with Dr. Elliot Diamond, podiatrist to the Pennsylvania Ballet. Dr. Diamond’s practice specializes in a non-surgical, non-drug based approach, offering Dr. Hebert the opportunity to gain experience utilizing holistic treatment techniques, including gait analysis, kinesiology taping, myofascial release, and ultrasound.

Dr. Hebert received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany and attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She completed a three year medical and surgical residency in Camden, New Jersey. Dr. Hebert served as Chief Resident during her final year at Cooper University Hospital, a level one trauma center. She has expertise in both forefoot and rearfoot surgery, including, but not limited to, bunions, hammertoes and diabetic wound care.

Dr. Hebert enjoys meeting new people each day and acknowledges her potential to improve the quality of patients’ lives by decreasing pain and increasing mobility. “It’s rewarding– to help people feel better, to help them get out and enjoy their lives. More importantly, increased mobility facilitates increased activity, improving overall health!”

Dr. Hebert loves the outdoors and enjoys riding horses, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking with her husband. She has completed numerous road races and looks forward to running the Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon each fall.

 


Douglas E. Mason, DPM, FACFAS


“People don’t care what you know until they know that you care.”

After one visit, it is clear that Dr. Doug Mason is passionate about helping people. “It’s all about relationships – building relationships to make people better!” In an age where face-to-face interaction is waning, Dr. Mason enjoys talking to patients and connecting with them. By getting to know patients, Dr. Mason is able to offer a more holistic approach to their treatment, often anticipating a need before it is even articulated.

Dr. Mason has been practicing podiatric medicine for 26 years. A New Jersey native, he began his career in the small town of Freeport, IL where he also served the surrounding communities, including the under-resourced population. He earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Mason completed his residency at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and is a former attending of a three-year podiatric surgical residency program.

Dr. Mason has a special interest in wound care, particularly diabetic ulcers, and has also worked extensively with the elderly population, providing both in-office and at-home routine care. He is excited to be working with all of the latest cutting-edge technologies that Albany Podiatry offers.

A former runner, triathlete, and springboard diver, Dr. Mason has also coached diving at both high school and collegiate levels for the past 37 years. In his free time, Dr. Mason enjoys cooking and serving as a local youth group leader.

 


Joseph Park, DPM, AACFAS


Dr. Park was born in New York City and grew up in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon and Washington State. He developed an interest in biomechanics at a young age, through his childhood study of taekwondo.

Dr. Park received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a three-year medical and surgical residency in Washington, DC, receiving the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Resident Teacher Award. Dr. Park then sought advanced training through a yearlong fellowship in foot and ankle trauma and reconstructive surgery at the Southeast Permanente Medical Group in Atlanta. From 2015-2019 he worked side by side with both podiatric and orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Park is a highly skilled podiatric surgeon, with a special interest in lower extremity trauma, diabetic limb salvage, and sports medicine. He performs complex hindfoot and rearfoot surgeries, including treatment of end-stage arthritis. He finds flatfoot reconstruction especially gratifying. “It’s instantly rewarding for both patient and surgeon. You can see the results immediately.”

Dr. Park enjoys traveling with his wife and looks forward to exploring New York’s farmers markets, wineries, and farm-to-table restaurants. He is also an avid fan of college football.