Tag Archives: Pediatrics

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


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.

Barking Dogs Podiatry Family Business
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75 Degrees and Sunny: What a great day for the Broad Street Run!

Hope everyone had a great day yesterday at the Broad Street Run! The weather couldn’t have been better and Broad Street was full of supporters.

This is still one of my favorite races and looking forward to running it again.

Thanks to all the Barking Dogs Supporters who wore our shirts to  the race!!!!


Broad Street Run Slefie

Broad Street Run

Broad Street Run

SEPTA Train to The Start Bravery


Broad Street Run Post Race

Speed Demon!!!

La Salle University’s Toniann Cummins (Razzi)

Broad Street Barking Dogs

Braod Street Run Pre Race Looking Good in the Orange


Dr. Pagano Named to ACFAP Board!

The American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics has named Dr. Nicholas Pagano a Board Member at Large. He was sworn in at The 1st Annual ACFAP Podopediatrics Seminar in Miami, Florida on March 28, 2015.  www.acfap.org

Your Elf on the Shelf is watching…YOUR FEET!!!

Last Friday night,  I was working late in the office when the most interesting patient stopped by.  When I asked his name, he told me it was whatever I wanted it to be.  He signed the consent form and agreed to HIPPAA and we were on our way.

The elf had peculiar looking feet.  As I started my exam, he stopped me and said he had alarming news to share.  “Every night that I go back to Santa and report on my children, I always forget to tell him about the children’s feet.”  I told him to not put so much pressure on elf self and that he was doing a great job.  “But I don’t know what advice to give the children about their feet!” the elf said.

Holy Cow Elf

Holy Cow Elf

“No problem,” I replied, “It’s really quite simple.”  And I listed what every child should do when it comes to their feet:

  1. Always keep your feet clean.
  2. Always check your feet for funny looking things.
  3. Never wear shoes that are too small.
  4. Never pick at your toes.
  5. Always tell your parents if something hurts.
  6. Always take good care of your feet because they’re gonna be around for the rest of their lives.

“That’s easy!” said the elf, “I can’t wait to share this with my families and especially Santa himself!” And with the blink of an eye, the elf was gone….