When a stubborn blister on the big toe of my right foot persisted for weeks and weeks I finally decided it was time to see a podiatrist. I chose to go with Bay Area Foot Care in Castro Valley, and as fate would have it, Dr. Naleen Prasad was the attending podiatrist that day. I had always been very fearful of going to a foot doctor, but under the care of Dr. Prasad I became a changed woman. Not only did she pay close attention to all of my concerns about the treatment plan, but she answered all of my questions in a very clear and precise manner. She went through my treatment plan in detail and explained all of the risks associated with my anticipated surgical procedure as well as what I could expect post-operatively. I was truly impressed and mesmerized by her spirited optimism. Suddenly transformed, I was no longer afraid of the idea of possibly losing my right toe, yet I was still hopeful and confident that I would be cured. As expected, everything from surgery to my rehabilitation went extraordinarily well. I am truly grateful that Dr. Prasad was there the day I decided to do something about my condition. Through it all, she has proven to be one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever known and I am so thankful for her and Bay Area Foot Care as they provided such an uplifting experience for me!