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Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic

Happy Feet: What Former Patients Have to Say About Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic and Dr. Silvester

Nothing makes the Next Step Foot & Ankle team happier than a happy patient who has conquered his or her pain. Here, we share what some of our former patients have had to say about their experience with us, and how they are doing today.

We know that you may be overwhelmed and may even a little scared about seeking treatment for your pain. While we can tell you all about what we can do for you, we like to let our patients share their experience to help assure you that your are taking an important first step towards a pain-free life!

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  • I've dreaded going to the doctor for the most part of my life...well...until I was referred to you

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the quality care I've been receiving. I've dreaded going to the doctor for the most part of my life...well...until I was referred to you- your kindness, compassion, and plain English have given me a totally different outlook on healthcare. :) I would also like to give props to your facility and the awesome staff you employ. They all do a terrific job in making sure patients are treated in a kind and very respectful manner; they leave no stone unturned. So two thumbs up to your entire staff, and especially to you, Dr. Silvester, not only have you made my feet feel better, but because they feel better, I feel better. I am very happy, satisfied, and on my way to becoming much healthier-- and it's all thanks to you!

    JW
  • Your knowledge of neuropathy and personal manner of delivery is commendable.

    On behalf of the members of Alamo Area Neuropathy Support Group, we wish to express our appreciation for your very informative presentation. Your knowledge of neuropathy and personal manner of delivery is commendable. We will be better able to cope with our symptoms and treatment of our disease.

    WT
  • Procedure was great.

    After recovery from an ingrown nail procedure: "Procedure was great. Not painful. Great service."

    BS
  • Thank you for always being there for all of my matters that needed attention.

    "I am very thankful to all the nursing staff and Dr. Silvester. Thank you for always being there for all of my matters that needed attention. Again, thank you very much and God bless you all! 

    NS
  • I had an injection for an ingrown toenail [procedure] and it didn't hurt.

    I had an injection for an ingrown toenail [procedure] and it didn't hurt. I was nervous at first, but then I laughed while I was getting the shot.

    AM, age 13
  • He knows what is wrong and what to do.

    Dr. Silvester is a wonderful foot doctor. He knows what is wrong and what to do. If anyone asks me if I know a good foot doctor, I'll let them know to call Dr. Silvester.

    MR
  • After the surgery, I am now able to walk better with no pain and no camwalker.

    I came to see Dr. Silvester with pain in my right ankle. It was difficult to walk, and after an x-ray he determined that I had a fractured bone. He put me in a camwalker and the end result was surgery. After the surgery, I am now able to walk better with no pain and no camwalker. Dr. Silvester and his staff have been very kind and helpful. I will definitely recommend them to others.

    SR
  • His aggressive treatment in using the most conservative methods, as well as cost, had me 95% pain-free in one month of treatment.

    Diagnosed with severe case of Plantar Fasciitis. Suffered from severe pain for over 6 months before seeking treatment. Dr. Silvester diagnosed my condition and provided a detailed plan of attack to make me better. His aggressive treatment in using the most conservative methods, as well as cost, in my case -- steroid injections, exercises, splint during sleep and ice therapy -- had me 95% pain-free in one month of treatment. He listened to explanation of goals to return to my daily activities, aiming to correlate my treatment to obtain my goals, His staff is very professional and caring. Every patient seeks a doctor and his staff to work with and listen to the patient. This practice meets this goal. I definitely know I will return to the facility if I need any foot or ankle care. I recommend Dr. Silvester and his staff to anyone who needs medical care. 

    GR
  • It was an enjoyable experience even if I did get shots.

    I had an injection in both my left foot and right heel and Dr. Silvester and his staff made me feel comfortable. This is a very friendly place and Dr. Silvester is funny as well. It was an enjoyable experience even if I did get shots. First Dr's office that I have been to that has a sense of humor and made me laugh.

    CMM
  • I feel very happy that I can do things again that I was too tired and in pain to do.

    From the first day [Dr. Silvester] was a very nice individual and listened to [my] problems about my conditions with the pain in my feet and my legs. The pain was at about an 8 to 10 . He prescribed me nerve supplements and in one month my pain dropped down to about a 2 or 3 and I feel very happy that I can do things again that I was too tired and in pain to do. I thank Dr. Silvester and will recommend him to others that need their feet looked at.

    NM
  • This is my 8th session of Neurogenx Therapy, and my feet feel much better.

    Before I came to see Dr. Silvester, I had numbness in both feet and my toes were like the "hammertoe" look. This is my 8th session of Neurogenx Therapy, and my feet feel much better. There is more feeling in each foot and they aren't as stiff. I am happy with the results so far. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone. Dr. Silvester listens to your problems and has been very helpful. All of his staff have been very helpful and friendly.

    MG
  • The pain I experienced on my feet prior to this treatment was horrendous. I am now pain-free.

    I have had diabetes since 1996. I am 51 years old, and for the past year, I have experienced severe pain on my toes and feet. My primary care physician diagnosed me as having neuropathy. He said I would have to live with the pain. In October, I was bitten by a spider on my big toe. The wound would not heal, even after two treatments of antibiotics prescribed by my primary care physician. I then made an appointment with Dr. Silvester. He was able to help me with the spider bite. It has now healed. He also diagnosed me with neuropathy. Dr. Silvester explained a procedure in which he has had an 80% success rate. (Neurogenx with injections). My therapy includes injections twice a week along with electrode treatments on both legs. I am extremely pleased with the results. Since starting this treatment, I have not had any pain on my feet at night. I also have more sensation on my legs. The numbness has dissipated. This is an outstanding treatment. The pain I experienced on my feet prior to this treatment was horrendous. I am now pain-free. thanks to Dr. Silvester.

    CC, 1/17/14
  • I had complete confidence in him and he never gave me a reason to doubt anything he did.

    I have had bunions for several years and wanted to have them taken care of but was concerned about finding a good doctor. My husband found Dr. Silvester quite by accident for a problem he had. I took an immediate liking to him and felt he was the doctor I needed. I was not wrong. I was satisfied with his work from start to finish. I had complete confidence in him and he never gave me a reason to doubt anything he did. His staff was more than competent and never hesitated to help me with anything I needed. I highly recommend this doctor and his clinic to anyone who needs his kind of services. I feel very lucky to have been in Dr. Silvester's care. Bunion surgery right foot 3/13/09 and left foot 3/27/09.

    JM, 62