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Our Team

Our Dedicated Podiatric Professionals

Our team at Foot and Ankle Specialists of Delray is a group of highly skilled and compassionate podiatry professionals, dedicated to providing the best foot and ankle care in Delray Beach, Florida. With a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of podiatric conditions, our specialists are committed to offering personalized and effective treatment plans for each patient. We pride ourselves on our patient-centered approach, ensuring everyone who visits our clinic receives the utmost care and attention.


Meet Our Expert Podiatric Doctors

At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Delray, Dr. Richard Egerman and Dr. Aly Slater are renowned for their expertise in podiatric medicine, combining extensive experience with compassionate care. Each doctor brings a unique blend of specialized skills, ensuring comprehensive and effective treatment for a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.

They are deeply committed to staying abreast of the latest medical advancements, enhancing their ability to provide the highest standard of care. Our physicians are not just healthcare providers; they are empathetic partners in your journey towards better foot and ankle health, always prioritizing your comfort and understanding of each treatment plan.

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Dr. Richard J. Egerman, DPM

A native of Yonkers, New York, Dr. Richard Egerman embarked on his medical journey at The University of Maryland, earning a B.S. degree before advancing to the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1985. Upon graduation, Dr. Egerman began his podiatric practice, eventually moving to Florida in 1998 to establish his own clinic in Delray Beach.

Dr. Egerman holds board certifications with the American Council of Certified Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons and the American Academy of Wound Management. He is also a distinguished Fellow of The College of Certified Wound Specialists. These credentials underline his expertise and dedication to podiatric medicine.

As an active member of the podiatric community, Dr. Egerman is affiliated with several professional associations, including the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, the Palm Beach County Podiatric Society, and the American Association of Diabetes. His comprehensive practice in Delray Beach welcomes patients facing a variety of lower extremity issues.

Dr. Egerman is also affiliated with notable medical facilities in the region, including Delray Medical Center, where he extends his podiatric services. His commitment to his patients and the field of podiatry is evident in his extensive involvement and continuous contribution to the community's foot and ankle health.

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Dr. Aly Slater, DPM

Dr. Slater is a Palm Beach County native and was raised in Boca Raton. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Florida State University followed by her doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at Barry University. While obtaining her DPM degree, she received award recognition for clinical excellence. After graduation, Dr. Slater matched into an intensive foot and ankle surgical residency at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami, FL where she served as chief resident in her third year. She continues her academic pursuits as a member of the teaching faculty at Bethesda Medical Center’s Foot & Ankle Surgery residency program. She has been extensively trained in traumatic, reconstructive, and elective surgery of the foot and ankle. 

Dr. Slater is an active member of the Palm Beach County community. She currently serves as an executive board member to both the Palm Beach County Podiatric Medical Association and Boca Ballet Theatre. She is passionate about service to her patients, profession and the arts. She enjoys all aspects of the Podiatry with a special interest in Dance Medicine, pediatrics, wound care, surgery and management of the diabetic foot. Dr. Slater is an expert in both conservative and surgical treatment of foot and ankle pathologies. She enjoys working with patients to tailor treatment regimens that fit their individual needs. In her free time Dr. Slater enjoys exercising, attending the ballet, and spending time with her husband and young daughter. 

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Meet Our Podiatric Care Team

At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Delray, our Podiatric Care Team is the cornerstone of our clinic, embodying our commitment to providing exceptional foot and ankle care. This dedicated group works seamlessly behind the scenes, ensuring every aspect of our clinic operates smoothly and efficiently. Their collective efforts create a supportive and professional environment, where the focus is always on delivering the highest standard of patient care.

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Natalie Giannasca

Office Manager

Natalie has been a cornerstone in Dr. Richard Egerman's Delray practice since 1999, bringing a wealth of nearly 30 years in podiatry. Starting as a medical assistant, she swiftly transitioned to Office Manager, playing a critical role in the practice's evolution. Her comprehensive knowledge extends from billing and patient care to marketing, making her an invaluable asset to the clinic. In her leisure time, Natalie delights in creating lasting memories with her husband and daughter, nurturing the same warmth she brings to the office.

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Jackie Karantzalis

Front Office Specialist

Jackie has been a key figure in Dr. Egerman's front office since 2005, adeptly handling surgical coordination and insurance verification. Her expertise and thorough knowledge in front office duties make her a pillar of the practice. Jackie's dedication to her profession is paralleled by her love for cooking and quality time with her loved ones. Her ability to manage both work and home life with grace and efficiency is truly admirable.

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Cherie Purdy

Podiatry Assistant/X-Ray Tech

Cherie has been working alongside Dr. Richard Egerman since 2008, contributing her extensive healthcare skills in podiatry. She takes immense pride in her job, ensuring each patient receives the best care. Cherie's dedication to her role is matched by her commitment to her family, as she enjoys spending precious moments with her husband and five daughters. Her passion for her work and family life blends seamlessly, reflecting her caring nature.

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Grethnie Westbrooks

Podiatry Assistant/X-Ray Tech

Grethnie joined Dr. Egerman's team in 2023 and rapidly established herself as a significant team member. Her knowledge and compassionate approach to patient care shine through daily. Grethnie, with her certification as a foot and ankle X-ray tech, is always eager to broaden her skills. Her vibrant personality enhances the patient experience, making each visit memorable. Grethnie's dedication to professional growth and patient care exemplifies her commitment to excellence in podiatry.

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