Our physicians provide foot and ankle care in the Tri-County area including: Berkley, Southfield, Royal Oak, Oak Park, and Ferndale.
Drs. Hoffman, B. Kissel, C. Kissel, Popofski, Ungar, and Weitzman provide quality, comprehensive foot and ankle care to patients in Berkley and the surrounding communities. Combined, they have over 100 years of experience in podiatry and a genuine concern for patients. In adddition, the NorthPointe Foot & Ankle staff is dedicated to promptly attending to your comfort and care.
This web site provides you with an overview of our practice and the field of podiatry. As you navigate the site, you'll find information about our practice philosophy, physicians, office location, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling procedures. Please browse the site at your convenience and contact us with any questions. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking here.
Should your care require surgical intervention, we are on staff at many area hospitals including:
- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) - Hutzel, Harper University Hospital, Sinai Grace, Berry Surgery Center
- Beaumont Health - Royal Oak, Troy, Farmington Hills (Botsford)
- Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Ascension St John Hospital
- Oakland Regional Hospital
Surgical Foot Correction - Visit our Educational Video Section
- Dress in light, loose, layered clothing for ventilation and insulation. Water-repellent fabric is a good overlay.
- Make sure that your head, hands and feet are properly covered. Mittens are warmer than gloves, and ski sock liners are a way to keep feet warmer without adding bulk. Liners are worn under regular socks. 100% polyester, or wool fiber, socks will keep feet warmer and drier.
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine prior to, and while, you are outside. These things leave the skin more prone to thermal injury.
- If you get wet, remove wet clothing as quickly as possible and get to a warm location.
- Check yourself every half-hour or so for signs of frostbite. If your toes, fingers, ears or other body parts feel numb, get inside.
- Again, remove wet clothing as quickly as possible and get to a warm location. Do not expose the area to cold again.
- Avoid rubbing the area and warming by dry heat such as a fire, radiator or heating pad. The affected area is numb and is vulnerable to burns.
- Soak the affected area in WARM water for about 30 to 45 minutes. This may cause pain, swelling and the skin’s color may change. Keep in the water until the area feels warm and feeling returns.
- Warm up the rest of the body by drinking a warm drink or broth.
- If blisters appear – DO NOT OPEN THEM. Cover with a clean cloth and seek medical attention.
- Do not walk on frostbitten feet. Keeping the foot elevated will also help.