We treat all aspects of foot care, including foot and ankle injuries, diseases, and nail disorders. We also specialize in treating patients with diabetes, children, and runners suffering from foot and/or heel pain.
We hope that this website will answer some of your initial questions, and provide useful tips for healthy foot care. However, the information provided should not be used in lieu of visiting a podiatrist for foot or ankle injuries or potential health problems.
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.
Dr. Mark Friedman
Tina – Office Manager
Tina is the office manager of Albany Podiatry. Her strong customer service skills and billing expertise make her an invaluable member of our team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and technology, and has had 4 years of managerial experience in dentistry prior to joining our office. After spending years on her feet as a hair stylist, Tina knows the value of supportive, comfortable footwear. With numerous pairs of Vionic shoes, she’s become our in-house expert! Tina spends her free time working out, trying new recipes, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.
Tamika – Front Desk
Tamika joined Albany Podiatry as a receptionist in 2015. As a fluent Spanish speaker, she also serves as one of our translators. Tamika holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has experience in human resources, education, litigation, and taxation. With a breadth of knowledge and love of meeting new people, Tamika has made a seamless foray into the medical field. One of her favorite aspects of the job is helping patients as they check out: “I love seeing how happy people are after their appointments.” In her free time, Tamika volunteers in the local Spanish community and enjoys art, drawing, and styling hair. She keeps her feet “comfy and cozy” with Sockwell relaxed-fit socks.
Eileen – Front Desk
Eileen joined Albany Podiatry as an administrative assistant after getting her associate’s degree from Bryant & Stratton College. Eileen had always been interested in the medical field and gained industry experience by interning her at the practice. As her internship drew to a close, we invited Eileen to become a part of our team. We’re glad she accepted– and so is she, “My favorite part of the job is getting to work with a great group of people.” Eileen has quickly become a fan of Dr.’s Remedy nail polish and Vionic shoes. As a parent of autistic twin boys, Eileen serves on the parent council at her sons’ school and volunteers with the Albany Autism Society. She also enjoys gardening, historical fiction, and traveling to new places throughout the northeast.
Brittni – Front Desk
Brittni joined Albany Podiatry as a medical receptionist in 2019. She comes to us with 6 years of private-practice experience in the capital region. Brittni thrives in a fast-paced environment and feels right at home in our busy office. Her bubbly, warm personality helps patients feel welcome, which is undoubtedly her favorite part of the job. Brittni also likes that her position at the “hub” of the office is quickly expanding her podiatry and insurance knowledge. An avid Boston Celtics fan, Brittni also enjoys hiking, biking, and doing puzzles with her family in her free time.
Makayla – Medical Assistant/Front Desk
Makayla joined Albany Podiatry as a medical assistant in 2017. She has always had an interest in the medical field and likes assisting the doctors and learning about new treatment options. Makayla’s love of learning recently prompted her to attend a training on Quadrasteps orthotic inserts. She enjoys educating patients on treatment options, including Laser therapy, Shockwave therapy, and Clearanail, and hearing their feedback. “I love that patients return with positive results. They are so happy to get back to their regular activities.” When Makayla is not at work she enjoys biking, swimming, and boating.
Stephanie – Medical Assistant/ Surgical Coordinator
Stephanie joined the Albany Podiatry team in 2018 as a medical assistant. She has a strong skill set and four years of experience in the medical field, but was new to podiatry. “Podiatry offers a lot of options to help patients feel better immediately. We’re able to treat the issue or relieve pain often in just one visit.” Stephanie has been especially impressed by the ability of strategic taping to relieve pain and increase comfort. She also recommends the equinis brace; when worn an hour a day, patients with heel pain and shortened calf muscles can feel immediate improvement. When she’s not at work, Stephanie enjoys playing tennis and walking in nature.
Arleen – Treatment Specialist
Arleen is our treatment specialist. She joined the Albany Podiatry team after relocating to the capital region from New Jersey in 2018. Arleen has experience with both patients and shoes: prior to working at Albany Podiatry she was a physical therapy assistant and a sales associate at a shoe store. Arleen’s sweet, calming nature helps patients relax during appointments. Her favorite treatment is laser therapy. “Wound healing, chronic pain, acute pain post-op… The transformation is incredible! Some patients walk without assistance after several treatments.” Arleen enjoys volunteering in the capital region and appreciates that it is “so peaceful and close to nature.” She also speaks fluent Spanish!
Meagan – Billing
Meagan first joined Albany Podiatry in 2016 as an intern while enrolled at Bryant and Stratton. After graduating a few months later, she became a permanent part of the team. Meagan handles the medical billing, so you probably won’t see her, but rest assured that she is working hard on your behalf! With an eye for detail and unyielding pursuit of insurance claims, Meagan enjoys the satisfaction of helping others feel better from behind the scenes. Of all the products we carry, Meagan’s favorite is the compression socks. “They worked wonders on my swollen feet and legs during pregnancy. I wore them every day!” When she is not working, Meagan likes hiking, kayaking, and fishing with her family.
Terry – Medical Transcription
If you’re a longtime patient, you might recognize Terry. She was with Albany Podiatry for 11 years before relocating to Florida. We’re so glad Terry moved back to the capital region in 2018 and rejoined our team as a medical transcriptionist! Prior to her career in podiatry, Terry was an aeromedical evacuation technician in the Unites States Air Force and a paramedic. Years of experience in stressful medical situations helps Terry support patients in our fast-paced office. Her knowledge and experience has been helpful to her family, too– her kids have experienced reduced knee and foot pain since wearing our custom orthotic inserts in their cleats. In her free time, Terry enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and being a “baseball mom.”
Ashley – Billing
Ashley joined Albany Podiatry in 2020 in one of our most important, but least visible departments: billing. She also handles insurance authorizations; fighting on behalf of patients to make sure their claims are covered. Ashley had previously held other positions in the medical field, but this is by far her favorite. “I really enjoy math and puzzles, and much of my work involves figuring out what is wrong and fixing it. I also like interacting with patients and solving these mysteries for them.” Ashley is a huge history buff – especially the Civil War – and likes researching family genealogy.
Christine – Medical Assistant
Christine joined Albany Podiatry in 2019 as a medical assistant. She had previously worked in home health care and nursing home settings and saw an opportunity to continue helping people. “Everyone depends on their feet! Our actions and efforts help patients feel better. I get to see that firsthand – and I love it!” When Christine is not at work, she enjoys volunteering in the local Spanish community, exploring, and trying new foods. Christine swears by our ready-to-wear orthotic inserts – even though she is on her feet at work all day, she still feels stable and fresh for hikes on her days off.
Jessica – Medical Receptionist
Jessica joined the Albany Podiatry team in 2020 as a medical receptionist. Jessica came to us with a lot of medical administrative experience and had perfect attendance for over a decade while working in a nearby office in Executive Park. We feel fortunate that she decided to stay in the neighborhood! In her free time, Jessica enjoys crafting, making wreaths, and DIY home projects.
Kierra – Patient Care Coordinator
Kierra joined Albany Podiatry in 2020 as a medical assistant. She is also our patient care coordinator, a new position for our practice. She communicates with patients in advance of their appointments which we have found enhances their patient care experience and maximizes efficiency. Kierra is also a licensed massage therapist so in her free time she enjoys working with clients and coaching a Pop Warner cheerleading program.