I would like to thank Dr. Valins and his Zephyrhills office staff. I walked in (no appointment) on a Thursday with a previously injured, now very crooked toe. It hurt like crazy to walk. I asked, they answered and in 2 hours my toenail was off and I only had post-surgery pain. What a relief. I highly recommend Dr. Valins!!--Joyce F
What is your overall satisfaction with our practice?
Knowledgeable and professional.--Barbara V
Very Good. Loved the Dr. as well!!!!--Scarlet L
Every aspect was fantastic from making my first appointment to finding a resolution to my problem.--Linda M.
Excellent in every area.--Alice R
What was your overall satisfaction with our practice? " It was great and the people are very good. I ran doctors' offices for 11 years and if I was still working I would try to hire them away!--Gerry W
Four months ago I started seeing Dr. Calise. I would like to share my thoughts, he is a very nice person and a very caring Doctor. He does an excellent job in taking care of you. I have seen three other foot doctors before seeing him. I was recommend by my hip doctor to come to this Office. I wanted to say thank you for all that you are doing for me to get better and back on my feet.--Rebecca M
No one enjoys being off their feet for 2 1/2--3 months but I had reached the point where I really needed some help. When the shots, etc, didn't help, Dr. Calise said surgery was probably going to be next.
I tell you, folks, I couldn't have received better care. The doctor explained every "step" of the way with me. His staff was just wonderful in helping me all the times I needed help (and there were several!) The hospital staff were great also. My foot is healing nicely and I can run) almost as fast as I used to! I'll be there in another 6 months -- I just know it!
Thank you all, Dr., nurses and technicians, at Total Foot & Ankle of Tampa Bay for all the care and help you have given me.
- Carolyn A.
All girls and nurses were very friendly and professional. Dr. Valins was wonderful (although I miss my toe nail!) and I would highly recommend him. -Joyce G
Dr. Calise and the staff there are great. Couldn't ask for better care. They are not only great medical professionals, but great people as well. I lucked out when the hospital consulted with Dr. Calise to take care of a wound on my foot. And his nurse Bonnie, in the office, is so nice and caring. You can really tell that they all love their jobs and care about their patients. -Jennifer H
Dr. Calise was great. Office help was great. - Joyce H
Dr. Harris E. Kaplan, DPM is an excellent professional, humanitarian, wise in his treatment and very humble. I personally recommend him to anybody. - Ismael R
Dr Walsh is the best thing that ever happened to me as far as my feet! Had been to so many - with ZERO results. They just wanted to sell me expensive inserts . That didn't work and were never going to. She got it and fixed it in minutes. I left crying- happy tear and pain free. Love her and the entire staff. -Kim N
Very satisfied . . . every time I have visited the office I have been very happy with the level of care and the time the doctor spends listening to my concerns.- Ann S
My 11 year old daughter was very apprehensive the first time she had to go for an ingrown toenail. Dr. Kaplan immediately put her at ease and walked her through everything he was doing. What really impressed me is that he asked his questions directly to her; so many times I've seen where the doctor talks to the parent and doesn't even interact with the patient. Everyone in the office from the nurses to the front office are very kind. I would happily refer anybody to this practice :) -Tracy M
My appointments at Dr. Valins were always a short waiting time. Office neat and clean. Personnel, very polite and friendly. Dr. Valins explained the treatment so I understood. I will return to this office, if I need further treatment. - Marcella K
Thank you so very much for the great care Dr. Valins & staff gave to me. I have had such a hard time with my feet. Dr. Valins gave me a cortisone shot and that surely helped my situation. Since my feet are dated (Ha Ha) they feel young again. I wear a special shoe at times & between the toes, the pain is very little to none. Thanks again for your help. - Linda S
I was in sooo much pain I couldn't finish my day at work. Now I can run with the best of them. THANK YOU!! - Loraine L
I was in agony. Couldn't walk on my right foot. I had been to three other podiatrists in the area. Finally found Dr. Walshe. She is brilliant and kind. She immediately got the problem and fixed it. I left her office actually able to walk on that foot pain free. The whole staff was great. - Kim N
Well to say the least, Dr. Walshe has been the best doctor that I have ever had. I am so happy with her treatments and results that I will continue coming to her even though my insurance will not cover it. I will pay cash!
I was scared that when she first saw me in the hospital, that when I woke up I would no longer have a foot! I had to put my trust in her. What else could I do, I was about ready to die. I really do believe she and her expertise not only saved my foot but also along with Dr. Phuong Nguyen at the wound care center saved my life! I can't express the thanks I owe to these two doctors enough!! -Donald M
P.S. I have already recommended them to everybody that I know!
I went to Dr. Valins to get my toe nails cut, he was very patient with me, as I have anxiety attacks do to many operations. We got to talking about and I asked him if he could just remove all 10 toe nails, he said why not, so then he sent me to Dr. Walshe as she does this procedure. Had them done December 23, 2015, she did a great job and Florida Hospital was excellent, had such great care. Thanks to all. -Cathy H
I was referred to a different doctor closer to home, whose bed-side manners were far from OK. Definitely a big difference. I will recommend your practices without a doubt!
Dr. Kaplan was very detailed and explained calmly and clearly the information of my condition. He showed care abd interest in my diagnosis, made my visit one that brought my confidence back in the medical profession. -Maria V
Very professional staff... I couldn't ask for better....Very happy with everything. Dr. Kaplan was very competent and congenial. -Marvin A
I have no complaints. I am very satisfied.Your practice is doing just fine. I can't see a thing to change -Judy D
Everyone is very friendly and nice. I really like coming to this office. -Rodger W
Have been pleased with all members. -James S
Very good! Doesn't need to be improved! -Susan J.
Dr. Calise, Claudia Valins and all the staff at Total Foot and Ankle,
Thank you sooo very much for all your kindness, consideration and professional care. Claudia, you are wonderful! Thanks for your special assistance and for the confidence that you have given me. Dr. Calise, thank you for doing my emergency surgery Christmas Eve. You made me feel at ease. You have a down to earh manner that I truley appreciate. You are an awesome doctor. Welcome to the Tampa Bay area!
I am in my walking shoes and well on my way to full recovery. Yeah!! You guys are the best!! Thanks a million times!
Walk With Peace...
Dr. Valins and Staff,
My visits to your office this past year were refreshing. I have never - and I mean this, never been treated so well... anywhere. You have created an atmosphere of caring while maintaining a "lightness" - a good feeling, ...a feeling that these people truly care. In your next careers you should do PR for doctors' offices.
Sincere thanks also for my orthotics - they have made a huge difference in my lifestyle - so much so that I was able to walk around Paris - that ability was in doubt until you "fixed" me.
I was referred to Dr. Valins by my primary care physician, for a wound on my foot that was not healing. Prior to my first visit, I "googled" Dr. Valins and was pleasantly surprised to learn that he attended Podiatry School in my hometown of Philadelphia PA.. I feel good about going to see a "hometown" doctor.Needless to say I was not disappointed by the care given by Dr. Valins, and the help of his great staff. Dr. Valins was able to immediately take the necessary procedure to start my wound to heal.
I wouldn't hesitate to go back to Dr. Valins for any future foot problems, and would strongly recommend him to anyone that is in need of highly professional foot care.
During the past year, pain, swelling and burning in both feet have completely immobilized me. The inability to do the simple task of just walking has forced me to visit multiple physicians. With repeat visits. During that time, I had been prescribed many different medicines. Some caused reactions which resulted in additonal problems. Abdominal pain, kidney's aching, generally not feeling well at all. Yet, no relief from my suffering.
I am so thankful to have met Dr. Valins. The first visit changed my life.
He took the time to listen to me and was very understanding as I described the symptoms.
He diagnosed, then provided me relief from my suffering. He also removed the piled of harmful medicines previously prescribed. I am very much indebted to him.
I came to see Dr. Valins with a terrible pain in my right ankle. He said I had tendinitis in my ankle and said I needed a shot of cortisone. I had heard this is a painful shot but Dr. Valins did an excellent job and there was only a little prick. After a series of three shots, the pain is gone most of the time. It is wonderful. He also told me I wasn't walking right on my feet and recommended special fitted insoles for my shoes which I ordered. They have helped my legs and feet very much as I walked 3 to 5 miles a day. Thanks Dr. Valins and Staff.
Not only am I very pleased with the shoes, but also Tracy took the time to explain several things about the inserts, etc. She was very accommodating and took the time necessary to provide something one does not easily find these days. The appropriate word is service!
I had surgery on a neuroma on my left foot, which had caused cramping each time I wore a snug shoe like a loafer. Now I can wear shoes I hadn't been able to wear for years.
Thank you for helping me out with my feet! I appreciate being called in on time and being taken care of in a pleasant and personl manner - I wasn't just another one with hurting feet - I was taken care of pleasently.
But most of all, I was impressed with the way the office staff welcomed and took care of each patient (person) who came through the door. Again and again they all went beyond what they could do easily and aided each patient with patience and solutions. Thank you.
I had a toenail to be removed because it was ingrown many times. Needless to say I was very nervous about having this procedure done. I must say it went really well. No pain and minimal discomfort. Dr. Valins instilled a great deal of confidence in me.
Everyone was so friendly and pleasant. Made you feel at ease. They give everyone such a warm welcome. I am very impressed with Dr. Valins and his staff. I would highly recommend him. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. Thank you Dr. Valins and Staff.