Category Archives: Feet

Podiatrist take care of kids?!?

We do!

At Barking Dogs Foot and Ankle Care, Dr. Pagano and Dr. Varghese are comfortable and experienced in the care of our smallest patients.
We treat any foot and ankle issue that your child may be experiencing. This include dermatology issues like ingrown toenails and warts.  Dr. Varghese has been published in peer reviewed journal for her work in dermatology.

Neurological issues like Charcot Marie Tooth and numbness.

Orthopedic issues like FLATFOOT, juvenile bunions and other foot deformities. We believe in avoiding “benign neglect” or the “they’ll just grow out of it principle” seen in treating our pediatric patients. With a good evaluation, we can help parents make decisions on treatment options and promote a future healthy pain free lifestyle for your kids.

Dr. Pagano  teaches Pediatric Orthopedics and Surgery at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and has been featured in many publication reviews of pediatric research (Compendium of Podiatric Medicine 2009-present).

We also treat fractures, wounds and foreign bodies that sometime the tweezers at home cannot seem  to work out.

We’ve got you covered.

More importantly, we have children also.   We have been to the doctor’s offices and know the feeling of feeling helpless for the most important parts of our lives, our children.

Our staff is made up of three wonderful women, June, Tricia and AnnaMaria, all of whom are PROFESSIONAL MOMS!

Have a pediatric patient with a foot and ankle problem and are not sure where to go?  Call us at 484.681.9485 and get the family oriented treatment that Dr. Pagano and Dr. Varghese offer at Barking Dogs Foot and Ankle Care!

Podiatry for all ages


Barking Dogs is Expanding into King of Prussia!

Exciting news everyone!

In the past year we have grown to serve the needs of our patients!

We are now open in King of Prussia every Tuesday morning at the Einstein Health Care Network King of Prussia Building in the Multi Specialty Section.

Dr. Pagano will be seeing patients from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM handling any of your foot and ankle problems. The  office is located at:

210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA, 19406

To make an appointment, please call our office at 484-681-9485 or email us at

“Einstein’s outpatient care facility located in King of Prussia features a wide range of medical specialists and services, including primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, podiatric surgery, radiology and outpatient laboratory services, and physical medicine and rehabilitation from MossRehab, the top-ranked rehabilitation facility in Pennsylvania according to U.S. News & World Report. Ample parking is available on site.” – See more at:

“We’re very excited to be in a position to grow and give patients the excellent care that we have been providing in Plymouth Meeting for the last 5 years!”  -Dr. Pagano

Beautiful New Office, Same Barking Dogs Foot and Ankle style of Care

Beautiful New Office, Same Barking Dogs Foot and Ankle style of Care

Barking Dogs Foot and Ankle Care Welcomes Dr. Stephanie Varghese!!!

Barking Dogs Foot and Ankle Care is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Stephanie Varghese, DPM to the practice.

“I’m lucky to work with the residents at Suburban Hospital where Dr. Varghese was the chief surgical resident.  She spent time in the office and really got to know our patients. I was able to observe her and feel that she treats patients the way we have been treating here in Plymouth Meeting for the past 5 years.

We’re growing and we needed someone who cares about their patients first and foremost.  The timing was right and we are happy and excited to have her. She’s is a great addition and an excellent physician.” – Dr. Pagano

Dr. Varghese starts August 29, 2016 and she is accepting new patients. Call now for an appointment: 484-681-9485

Stephanie Varghese, DPM

Dr. Varghese is a board qualified surgeon and associate at Barking Dogs Foot and Ankle Care. She grew up in Dallas, Texas as a Dallas Cowboys fan but quickly learned the error of her ways, moved to Philadelphia, met her husband, and now bleeds green (Go EAGLES!).

A collegiate lacrosse player injured in her final year, Dr. Varghese first found her love for podiatric medicine. “I understand loving your sport and I enjoy getting athletes properly rehabbed and back to their activities.”

After receiving her Bachelor’s degree at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, she went on to earn her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. During her time at Temple Dr. Varghese participated in several dermatology research projects and developed a love for diagnosing and treating skin disease, soft tissue tumors/masses, fungal infections and wounds.

She then went on to complete three years of extensive surgical training at Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton, Pennsylvania where she was chief resident in her final year. Dr Varghese is trained in all aspects of podiatric medicine with a focus on forefoot surgery, rearfoot/ankle reconstruction, diabetic limb salvage, dermatology, and sports medicine.

Dr. Varghese believes good medicine starts with taking your time with each patient and yearns for medicine to look like it did many years ago when your doctor lived in your town, knew your name, understood your story, and was ready to help at any time. Her hope is to bring back this aspect of medicine to modern day practice.

A few fun things to know about Dr. Varghese…

  • She loves water sports but could do without sharks and other menacing deep sea creatures.
  • She is a proud mother of a brand new baby girl, Reagan.
  • She worked on the research backing the new topical antifungal, Jublia.
  • She loves to travel and experience new cultures and of course the food!
  • She has been published in Foot and Ankle Quarterly, dermatology edition
  • She is always encouraged by her husband to wear her Eagles gear when visiting family in Dallas
  • She has been known to eat her weight in chocolate chip cookies
  • She hopes to complete her first marathon this year


  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; Associate
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association
  • Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Staff Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Suburban Community Hospital, Staff Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Varghese starts August 29, 2016 and she is accepting new patients. Call now for an appointment: 484-681-9485

Podiatrist, Surgeon, Happy Person

Podiatrist, Surgeon, Happy Person


Associated Press – Plymouth Meeting, PA –
While the world is exploding with Pokémon fever, there is a podiatrist in Plymouth Meeting, PA who is seeing an increase in business. Dr. Nicholas Pagano, a podiatric surgeon and founder of Barking Dogs Foot and Ankle Care, is concerned with the amount of injuries that are spawning from the new craze.
“This gives new meaning to the weekend warrior, people are getting off of their couches and chasing around these crazy things and running into multiple foot injuries. Overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis and tendonitis to direct trauma like stubbed toes and sprained ankles. This is due to wandering around unsteady ground as well as not paying attention to your surrounding environment from staring at their phones.” says Pagano.

It’s a problem that is going to get worse before it gets better. There are a few simple steps that Dr. Pagano recommends to prevent injuries.
“It’s always important to STRETCH prior to activities and if you are going to focus on your phone, have a buddy to be your guide when walking around.”
If you do suffer an injury, hope is not lost and Dr. Pagano is more than happy to help.
“We have instituted a SAME DAY POKEMON Appointment Policy, because of the need for immediate treatment. We’re kinda of becoming the Pokémon Urgent Care Center of Montgomery County” says Pagano.

-Thomas L. Waldron, freelance reporter
-If needed to contact Barking Dogs Foot and Ankle Care for an appointment, please call Dr. Nicholas Pagano at 484.681.9485

Spenco Teams up with Legendary Shoe Retailer to Host Medical Events in New York City

A series of professional Medical Nights sponsored by Spenco helped educate New York City podiatrists on the benefits of Spenco’s insoles and footwear.

The May events, held in conjunction with the well-known local Eneslow footwear store, helped educate members of the medical community on new options for patients with foot problems.

About 15 podiatrists and some assistants attended the catered events, where they received a tour of the Eneslow stores and custom orthotics production room.

Dr. Nick Pagano, one of Spenco’s resident podiatrists, gave a history of Spenco Medical Company.

He demonstrated the features of the company’s flagship Total Support® Insole, as well as other specific types of insoles, including the new Spenco MedicsTM Diabetic Insole.

“The benefit of events like this is exposing doctors to new and different products that may help their patients,” said Spenco Product Manager Brian Mangione. “Not everyone needs custom orthotics, and podiatrists can help those patients more quickly and affordably with other options.”

Each doctor received a complimentary pair of Spenco footwear, which Eneslow carries.

Starting them young! My time with Upper Dublin High School

I had a great experience last week when my friend Megan Gallagher invited me to speak about podiatry to students at Upper Dublin High School.
I’ve been blessed to have alot of experience with public speaking from QVC to podiatry conferences, but from some reason, I was very nervous about speaking to a group of 16-18 year olds.
I thought about when I was 18 years old at Archbishop Wood High School and the last thing I wanted to do was look at people’s feet all day! How would I deliver a message to myself at 18 that would hit home. Why did I become a podiatrist?
It was simple: To Help People.
I told the students my background, about medical school, my residency, a couple showstopper stories (maggots and other unique experiences) but I decided to pushed the “why” of our profession.  (I love this TED talk in the link)
Podiatrists have the ability of preventing and treating problems that can be life changing. Most patients will see their podiatrist more often than any other doctor because of their periodic appointments. It is at these appointments that we may either treat a problem or direct them to the proper physician.
You know doc, I’ve been dizzy” or “You know doc, I’ve been falling alot.” These passing statements need to be acted on to prevent worse issue.
So when I was talking to the students, I explained to them that it is not always about the feet, but in my practice, it’s about treating the PERSON.
If anyone has been my patient, I joke that sometimes their appointments are more like a SOCIAL HOUR than a doctor’s appointment. It’s that friendly approach that allows my patients to be comfortable, open up and discuss their lives.
So remember students, Podiatry is a specialty that focuses on care of the feet, but more importantly, it’s about the care of the PERSON.

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