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
Roberta – Office Manager
Roberta joined Albany Podiatry as Office Manager in January 2022. She has nearly twenty years of experience in the medical field, working at dental, urgent care, and internal medicine practices throughout the Capital Region and Berkshires. Roberta wears many hats, and is always happy to pitch in wherever she is needed most. “I like making a difference in someone’s life – whether it is scheduling an appointment, or explaining their insurance policy.” Roberta loves Hydro-Cutis cream and the Pumi Bar, and says they are the “secret to great summer feet!” She enjoys spending her free time outdoors: riding her bike, playing with her grandchildren, or reading a book at the beach.
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.
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.
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.
Ivy – Medical Transcriptionist
Ivy joined Albany Podiatry in May 2021 as a Medical Transcriptionist for Dr. Hebert. She is a Registered Nurse and has been in the healthcare industry for 8 years. She has broad experience when it comes to interpersonal skills and establishing rapport with patients always making sure to handle them with professionalism combined with compassion, patience, and kindness. When she’s not working, she’s busy spending time with her family. She loves to listen to music and watch movies.
Melissa joined Albany Podiatry as a Medical Receptionist in 2019. She left our office to pursue other dreams, but realized this is where she belonged. In 2022 she jumped back in with both feet and quickly gained industry and insurance knowledge. Melissa feels calm and confident in our busy office. In her free time, Melissa enjoys bowling with her kids and reading.
Lisa joined Albany Podiatry in July 2022 as a Medical Assistant looking to try something new. She has 9 years experience working in other medical practices. She really likes to be around the patients and assist them in finding relief from their discomfort. Nothing better than getting a smile from a patient! In her free time she loves listening to music, playing one of her many instruments, camping and hiking.
April joined our Front Desk staff in July 2022. She had previously worked in the medical field and came to us with so much knowledge. She was even able to teach us a few software tricks! April interacts with patients both before and after their appointments leading to many “feel good” moments. “My favorite part of the job is seeing the patients leave happy and feeling better.” Since working here she had custom orthotics made.The orthotics have given her a totally different feel on her feet. In her free time she loves spending time with her children and camping on summer weekends.
Eva joined Albany Podiatry in November 2022 as a SUNY Albany graduate. Her future plans are to continue onto medical school. In the interim she is giving us her all in Podiatry. In the office she works as a Medical Assistant, a Transcriptionist alongside Dr. Friedman and also works at the front desk greeting patients. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, reading and family time.