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. Audrey E. Snell

Dr. Audrey E. Snell joined our office, after working in East Orange at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. She completed a 3-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgical residency at the V.A. Dr. Snell is longtime N.J resident who attended New Jersey Institute of Technology where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Mathematics while competing in Division I Volleyball. She then earned her medical degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Snell has had extensive and diverse training in wound care, limb salvage, and an array of foot and ankle procedures, with certification in the Wright Medical ProStep Minimally Invasive Surgery System. We are glad to have her on our team!

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.


Ilda Fernandes - Quality Control / Podiatric Medical Assistant

Ilda has been working with Dr.Theall for over 24 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


Vera L. Pais - Administrator and Director of Patient Relations

Vera has been with the office for almost 3 years working with Dr. Theall as an administrator and receptionist. She is responsible for carrying out patient needs, scheduling appointments in the office and hospital, insurance verifications and handles billing issues.



Simone Perry - Podiatric Medical Assistant and Insurance Benefits Coordinator

Simone has been working with Dr. Theall since April 2019. She is here to assist the doctors while treating patients and also assists Vera in the front office.


Annelise Nassy - Certified Podiatric Medical Assistant

Annelise has been working with Dr. Theall for over 7 years and is here to assist the doctors while treating patients.


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