Dr. Kelvin A Barry D.P.M., Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)
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Dr. Kelvin A Barry D.P.M.

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) | Foot Surgery

3757 91st Street Ground Floor Jackson Heights NY, 11372
Practice Philosophy

Integrative Medicine


Dr. Kelvin Barry is a podiatrist practicing in New York City. Dr. Barry is a foot doctor and surgeon specializing in the treatment of the foot, ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Barry diagnoses and treats conditions of the ankle and feet. The feet are key body parts that give a person stability, absorb shock, allow for walking and standing and are necessary for overall well-being. So, the feet need expert care. Podiatrists can specialize in surgery, wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care and pediatrics.

Education and Training

Medical School - New York College of Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 2004

Brooklyn College - Brooklyn NY Biology / Pre-Med 2000

Board Certification

American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry

Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine (Multiple Specialties in Podiatry)

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish 15 years of experience
Dr. Kelvin A Barry D.P.M.
Dr. Kelvin A Barry D.P.M.'s Expert Contributions
  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur Syndrome

    Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain along the bottom of the foot and particularly the heel. It's easy to identify because most sufferers describe it as sharp, intense heel pain upon stepping out of bed in the morning. The first steps are usually the worst, and the pain eases up as the...

  • Ingrown Toenail

    An ingrown nail is one that is curved down into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the corners and sides of the nail). This digging-in of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling and warmth in the toe.If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria may enter...

  • Stretches for Heel Spur Syndrome/Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament, the thick band of tissue that connects your heel to the front of your foot. The inflammation can be caused by a repetitive motion, such as running, step aerobics, or added pressure from gaining weight....

  • Toenail Fungus/Onychomycosis

    Onychomycosis, also known as tinea unguium, is a fungal infection of the nail. Symptoms may include white or yellow nail discoloration, thickening of the nail, and separation of the nail from the nail bed. Toenails or fingernails may be affected, but it is more common for toenails to be affected....

  • Ingrown Toenail (Also called onychocryptosis)

    An ingrown toenail is a condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the flesh (nail fold) along nail borders.The condition usually affects the big toe. People who have diabetes are at a greater risk of complications. Pain, redness, and swelling can all occur at the affected...

  • Does swelling around the ankle indicate a serious injury?

    Yes, it can be if you sprained or twisted the ankle. It could also mean a circulatory/vascular issue. See a foot doctor and a vascular specialist immediately. READ MORE

  • Can anyone get athlete's foot?

    Yes. Athlete's foot is caused by fungus. Fungus is prevalent everywhere. Excessive moisture (i.e., shoes from sweaty feet, or exposure to wet environment) can cause fungi to thrive more and grow out of control. READ MORE

  • Why do my feet hurt when I wear flats or heels?

    Is the pain at the back of the heels or bottom of the of the heels. You could have Achilles tendinitis (if at back of heel) or plantar fasciitis ( if at bottom of the heel). Wearing shoes that are too flat can cause strain and tension on plantar fascia (ligament band that goes from heel bone to balls of the feet). And if you wear high heel shoes a lot, then wearing flats could also pust strain or tension on Achilles tendon because of shortening of the Achilles tendon due to constant high heel use. READ MORE

  • Could weight be a contributing factor for ankle and knee pain?

    Weight does play a factor in certain pain conditions of the lower extremity. Also, activity levels, standing or walking or running too long on hard surfaces in improper shoes, can all contribute to pain in ankles. READ MORE

  • Would I need surgery for my heel spur?

    Heel spur surgery is usually recommended if the heel spur itself, and not the ligament and soft tissue inflammation, is the reason for the pain. If the the spur gets too large it can become painful and wound definitely need surgical correction to remove or make smaller. It the process you will have your plantar fascia ligament cut off of the heel bone to get to the spur. READ MORE

  • How can I get rid of toenail fungus?

    Getting rid of toenail fungus IS a DIFFICULT task. It can take 8-12 months or even longer. Fungus is everywhere and is difficult to avoid. The problem is that given the right environment fungus can grow steadily and rapidly and take over skin (athlete's foot or tine pedis) and toenails (fungal nails or onychomycosis). Fungus in the nail is more difficult to get rid of that fungus on the skin. To start the process to rid yourself of this over growth of fungus you must change the environment in which your feet reside. Shoes are the main culprit. Fungus loves moisture, warmth, and darkness for best growth. So if you keep shoes dry and exposed to light (sunlight is best) you will prevent the growth of the fungus. Sweat from feet contributes to the moisture. That's why I recommend patient's avoid wearing the same shoes more than two consecutive days, especially shoes with fabric linings. Next, put your shoes in an environment that will keep them dry (ie in a window to get sunlight, in a boiler room or near a heat source). Next thing is to spray the insides of the shoes with Lysol, a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and water, or some antifungal spray. Do this especially if you are wearing the same shoes often. You also want to make sure you dry your feet thoroughly after a bath/shower or after soaks. Soaking your feet in a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and water every day for 20 minutes is another way to kill fungus. Acetic acid the makes up vinegar kills fungus. After all this, you can then see a podiatrist for topical and/or oral medications that will help get rid of the fungus. Please note, the oral medications do have some harsh side effects so please discuss these with your doctor, especially if you have social habits of consuming spirits regularly. READ MORE

  • I keep getting bunions--what should I do to prevent them?

    If you bunion keeps coming back it may be a function of poor-fitting shoes and lack of proper foot function. If your shoes do not give your feet proper support, especially arch support, then your foot is not function at its best when you are walking, standing, or running. This results in joint being mal-aligned causing other joint to move improperly. If your shoes are constricting feet or toes or pushing toes in one way (in the case of narrow tipped shoes) then you are providing the perfect environment for bunions to never be corrected READ MORE

  • Is there any way to prevent plantar warts?

    There is no way to completely prevent warts. There are ways to avoid or minimize the risk. Such can be to avoid walking barefoot in gyms, pools, locker rooms. OTC treatments do not work as well for getting rid of warts. See a podaitrist for better treatments of plantar warts READ MORE

  • I have a heel spur. Does the treatment involve anesthesia?

    Yes. Treatment includes injection of a cocktail of anesthetic and steroid into the soft tissue at the heel spur location READ MORE

  • Should I see a podiatrist for my feet If I have diabetes?

    Yes you should. Diabetics develop problems with their feet 80% of the time. You can experience diabetic peripheral neuropathy, vascular disease, and skin/toenail conditions. Please make it your business to see a podiatrist every 2 or 3 moths. About 5 times a year is highly recommended. READ MORE

  • How are bunions removed?

    You are the perfect candidate for surgical correction of your bunions. Here are some videos of the various types of bunion procedures we can do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGjQCLO1jLY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdAI77IVY00 https://www.ypo.education/orthopaedics/foot-ankle/lapidus-procedure-for-bunions-t229/video/ READ MORE

  • What should I do to prevent my feet from hurting in the snow?

    The hurt is the beginning of frost bite. Wear better insulated shoes. Try wearing thicker socks or wear two pairs of socks. Try warmers, which are these gel packs that you put in shoes, gloves, or in your pocket READ MORE

  • I have a small growth around my ankle. Could it be serious?

    Yes it could be serious. Is it soft or is it hard like bone. Either way you should get it checked. You should see and foot and ankle specialist ASAP READ MORE

  • I am getting frequent ankle swelling. Can it be cured?

    Definitely sounds like a problem you should not be having, especially at 18 years old. I would first see the primary care doctor. Then I would see a podiatrist next. There could be some systemic condition or disease causing this and affecting the soft tissue or bones of your ankle joints. READ MORE

  • Is the pain in my heel a heel spur?

    Probably is. If it hurts a lot after standing up from periods of rest, it is most definitely a heel spur syndrome or plantar fasciitis. READ MORE

  • Is Vick's really a treatment for athlete's foot?

    The active ingredients in Vicks are camphor (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic), eucalyptus oil (a cough suppressant) and menthol (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic). Camphor and eucalyptus are know to kill fungus (the cause of athlete's foot) or prevent their growth. READ MORE

  • Do bunion correctors work?

    The bunion correctors or bunion splints work like how eye-glasses work. They only work when you are wearing them. Take them off and your bunion is still there. Encourage her to go see a foot doctor, especially if the bunions are painful. READ MORE

  • What should I avoid doing after my ingrown toenail removal?

    Avoid getting the dressing or wound wet. Avoid close fitting shoes. Avoid too much walking or activities that require the consistent use of your feet. READ MORE

  • Do heel bone fractures require surgery?

    For the most part heel bone fractures do require surgery. In some cases if there is no displacement or separation of misalignment of the fracture fragments you can probably heal well being non-weight bearing in a cast for 6-8 weeks. However, in your case the fracture shows no signs of healing after 3 weeks so surgery should definitely be done. Surgery with plates and/or screws would give the be stability to the heel bone since it is taking a lot of weight when walking. READ MORE

  • Is there a cure for toenail fungus?

    There are several cures for toenail fungus. But not every treatment will work on every person. When using topical anti-fungal medication, I encourage patients to file/rough-up the surface of the toenail so the medication seeps into the nail easier and also to put the solution or cream under the front edge or sides of the toenail. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Hammertoe surgeryBunion SurgeryFracture RepairPlantar fasciitis TreatmentCorticosteroid InjectionsAthlete's footOrthotics/Arch SupportsFungal toenailsCystsSoft tissue massesAbscess of foot or toeIngrown toenails

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Attending Podiatric Physician Interfaith Medical Center 2007 - 2019
  • Atending Podiatric Physician Brookdale University Hospital 3 - Present


  • Bunionectomy
  • Hammertoe Correction
  • Heel Pain/spur Treatment
  • Toenail/ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Bursitis Injection
  • Ankle And Foot Trauma
  • Wart Removal On Foot & Ankle
  • Heel Pain (plantar Fascitis)

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc  
  • New York State Podiatric Medical Association  

Experience & Accolades

  • Attending Podiatric Physician and Surgery2007Interfaith Medical CenterAttending at hospital and clinic tasked with supervising and training podiatry residents in clinic/office setting, hospital setting, and in operating room.
  • Credentialed Staff Surgeon2010All City Ambulatory Surgical CenterSurgical privileges for Lower Extremity surgery.
  • Credentialed Staff Surgeon2007Brook Plaza Ambulatory Surgical CenterSurgical privileges for Lower Extremity surgery.

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