Dr. Joel Epstein, DPM

Dr. Joel Epstein, DPM


Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male | 63 years old

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Dr. Epstein specializes in Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery and practices in Palm Harbor, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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Patient Reviews (10)
in Palm Harbor, FL |
Dr Epstein & staff have been very helpful & professional. I agree with the diagnosis & look forward to resolving my foot issues.
in Palm Harbor, FL |
I have seen Dr Epstein twice now in August, 2016 for a bone spur, plantar fasciitis in my left foot. He and his staff carefully evaluated my condition and provided recommendation for treatment and care. I have had a follow up visit and the condition is being resolved. He is thorough, very personable and explains things well. He is a caring physician and very pleasant to deal with. I definitely recommend him.
in New Port Richey, FL |
excellent service outstanding follow through and Dr. Epstein resolved my foot problem with neuropathy.
Dr. Epstein took the time to get me back on my feet. He is knowledgable, caring and compassionate . Excellent bedside manner! I would recommend Dr. Epstein to any family member or friend in need of a superb podiatrist.
in New Port Richey! FL |
Had a joint replacement on my big toe. I had absolutely no pain after, didn't even take a Tylenol! Dr Epstein is just as cheerful as his picture, his assistants were all gentle as was the Dr. Instructions were easy to understand, verbal and written. The Dr himself called me the day after to check on me and always encouraged me to call if I had any questions or problems.
I consulted Dr. E. for a 2nd opinion after 2 1/2 years of chronic problems. 1st visit went fairly well, with several tests & opined I may require surgery & ordered an MRI (my 3rd in 2 years). The MRI discounted his theory; he then gave no concrete treatment plan, cut me off when I tried to discuss options, nor could my husband get a word in to ask questions. He was short & brusque. $800 later, he left the impression I just have to live with pain & inflammation.
in Palm Harbor, FL |
Dr. Epstein and staff are wonderful!! Dr. Epstein takes time to explain the questions that I ask and never seems to rush through my appointment. My thanks to you all! I will recommend Dr. Epstein should anyone ask!!!!
in Dunedin, FL |
Dr. Epstein and his entire staff are professional courteous and extremely helpful. The doctor and his staff explain things in terms you can understand and do everything to make you fel comfortable. Greg, Angelica, Dee - everyone is just outstanding. And you could not put your feet in better hands then Dr. Epsteins'!!!!
in Palm Harbor, FL |
I would consider my experience with Dr. Epstein life altering. I was unable to walk without substantial pain 3 out of 5 mornings. He fitted me with orthotics - I've had them for 2 years now- within 2 months of wearing them daily, I haven't had a morning with pain since. It was a small change with incredible results. Can't be more happy with the diagnosis and cure.
in Gainesville, FL |
After the first podiatrist I visited was unsure how to diagnose a heel injury I suffered on the basketball court, Dr. Epstein was able to determine I needed orthotics. Within a week, the pain went away and I've been able to regain normal activities I hadn't done in over six months since the onset of the injury. As a doctor, he was encouraging, nice, and was in no rush when examining my x-ray and discussing a solution.
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Dr. Epstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  •  Board certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Nail Diseases
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Ulcer of Foot


  • Medical School
    Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Harrison Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Miami

    Graduated in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Tendon Repair