The best foot guy ever. After years of competitive running and marathons, I developed chronic pain in both feet. I can't recall how I found Dr. Meisler (it was more than 10 years ago), but he stood out as an expert who sincerely cared about my well being. It turned out that the problem with my feet had nothing to do with running. He identified the problem as metabolic, based on sophisticated diagnostic scans. He was convinced I had rheumatoid arthrities. For several years, the RA factors were not present in my lab work, so the disease couldn't be diagnosed and treated. Dr. Meisler supported me during this time. He totally understood my desire to return to an endurance training routine, and wanted to help me get there. His diligence saved a lot more than my feet. Five years ago, as Dr. Meisler scanned the latest set of xrays, I remember him saying, "This is not from running. This is metabolic. It's getting worse, and if you don't find someone who will diagnose it, you won't be able to walk." I followed his direction, and saw yet another rheumatologist. This time, RA factors showed up, and I was diagnosed and prescribed Enbrel. In about a week or so, the pain in my feet began to subside. It's been five years. I completed three triathlons this summer. I just saw Dr. Meisler last week (and I now live 100 miles away... but it's worth it). He is having a new set of custom orthotics made for me. I would never consider seeing another podiatrist.