New Jersey Podiatrists

The staff at Gentle Touch Foot Care in East Orange, NJ is dedicated to provide compassionate and effective foot and ankle health care. Please take a moment to meet our staff and read through the professional credentials and work experience of our podiatrists. Years of training and experience stand behind the care you receive in our office.


Dr. Bruce Theall

Dr. Bruce Theall DPM

Dr. Theall has been practicing podiatry in East Orange for 37 years. In addition to being Board Certified in foot and ankle surgery, he also specializes in biomechanics to restore proper function and alignment of the lower extremities.


Dr. Emad Youssef - DPM

Dr. Youssef is a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a board certified podiatrist. He has completed his 3-year Podiatric medical and surgical residency training at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Youssef is Also a Board Qualified podiatric surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Youssef has extensive medical experience as a physician and a medical professional for many years. As a New Jersey native, he looks forward to helping patients in need for foot and ankle care in East Orange and all the surrounding communities.



Office Staff

Diana Fassett - Pedorthist

Our Certified Pedorthist, Diana Fassett, is a highly trained clinician with many years' experience. Her expertise is complementary to, and fitsseamlessly with, the podiatric care you are receiving at Gentle Touch Foot Care.


Shamane Crews - Billing Manager/Reception

Shamane has been with the office for almost 10 years working with Dr. Theall as an administrator and receptionist, She assist patients with insurance and billing issues and she also handles scheduling in the office and hospital admissions.


Ilda Fernandes - Quality Control / Podiatric Medical Assistant

Ilda has been working with Dr.Theall for almost 20 years. She is in charge of the office shoe fitting and dispensing program for our Diabetic patients and she is also in charge of clinical services


Annelise Nassy - Certified Podiatric Medical Assistant

Annelise graduated from Anthem Institute Medical Assistant program in 2012. She started in April 2012 and she is responsible for vascular testing, Room prep and general patient care. 


Vera Pais - Director of Patient Relations

Vera has been working with our office for a year.She is responsible for carrying out patient needs, scheduling and helping them with insurance.


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