LFCS has been located in the same office in North Bellmore for the past 44 years; the original building has seen several renovations over that time. I first met Dr. Leon Livingston in 1988 when I accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer at Massapequa general Hospital; at that time, Dr. Livingston was the chairman of the Department of podiatry, a position that he was elected to by the other doctors on the medical staff. He was well respected by the hospital staff and held in the highest esteem by his colleagues. I was immediately impressed by his kind and gentle demeanor and his skillful manner when he was treating patients. He was always willing to offer his advice and assistance to the staff and helped develop policies and procedures to improve the services offered by the Department of Podiatry. In 1999, Dr. Leon’s son, Dr. Douglas, completed his surgical training and also joined the hospital staff. Much like his dad, Dr. Doug was quickly embraced by the staff and treated patients with skill and compassion.
Unfortunately, the hospital closed in 2000 but my relationship with Dr. Leon and Dr. Doug that began in 1988 has lasted over 20 years and has evolved into a personal friendship that will last forever. During this time I also became a patient of Livingston Foot Care and have recommended my family and friends and have never had anything but positive feedback and compliments about the care they received.
My mother, who is 88, recently sprained her foot; I called the office and was given an appointment that same day. As always, when we arrived we were greeted by the very professional office staff and after a brief wait, were escorted into a treatment room. It wasn’t long before Dr. Doug arrived and examined my mom, very gently; he explained what happened when she twisted her foot and explained exactly what he was going to do. After wrapping her foot and giving her a brace to wear for support, he asked if she had any questions; with that, my mom asked him if he would “cut her nails.” Dr. Doug looke