820 East Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

East Ocean Podiatry, Dean B Dorfman, DPM, P.A. & Dominick Sansone, DPM


The advanced podiatric team at East Ocean Podiatry highly values our patients’ feedback and opinions. On this page, we’ve listed the testimonials from some of the satisfied patients at our Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton podiatry practice. We hope that once you experience our unparalleled service and care, you’ll send us your feedback as well.



Online Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

January 2, 2017

I consulted with [Dr. Dorfman] on December 12 at 7:45am for a recurring cyst on my big toe. This cyst was treated by a podiatrist in Montreal with the type of acid used to remove warts. Aside from really inflaming and irritating the surrounding area, the cyst got even worse. Next, I went to my dermatologist, who used CO2 spray. After three months of pain and inflammation, the cyst only got larger and angrier.

You injected a solution with alcohol right into the toe joint and the cyst itself. The result so far is that the cyst has dried up and virtually disappeared. There is no pain or inflammation. I was reconciled to surgery before I saw you. Thankfully, I did see you. I would love to know more about the procedure you used in case the cyst recurs when I am back home. Thank you very much for your focus and competence.

-Murray D.

June 20, 2016

I suffered with extreme pain associated plantar fascia in my left foot for over a year. Finally received treatment by Dr. Dorfman and then eventually chose to have the surgery. I am now 100% pain free and have my life back. I enjoy my walks to the beach and I’m back to taking my spin classes again. Dr. Dorfman and his staff are great! I highly recommend their services.

-Pauline G.

May 8, 2015

My friends ask me why I travel so far to continue to see Dr. Sansone when I have so many podiatrists right here in Delray Beach. I continue to travel to East Ocean Podiatry because I find the office staff is the most efficient and pleasant, and Dr. Sansone always gives me all the attention and his expertise that my problem requires. Fortunately, at this time, I have no major podiatry problems, but I know that Dr. Sansone and/or Dr. Dorfman will be there for me.

-Barbara R.

May 2, 2015

I broke my foot six months ago and saw an orthopedic doctor who put me in a cast and also a “walking boot.” After five months of literally getting nowhere, the pain was getting worse and I just could not sleep. A friend of mine referred me to Dr. Dorfman. Wow! What a “miracle” worker he was! From the first day I met Dr. Dorfman, both my husband and myself felt so confident that we made the right choice in seeking a second opinion! We had so much faith in the treatment that Dr. Dorfman suggested. We decided to go with the EPAT Treatment, and now I have absolutely no pain! I am so thrilled to be back in shoes again, not to mention back in low heels! I would highly recommend going to Dr. Dorman! He and his staff were wonderful! I wish I had gone to him sooner. It was a long six months… Thank you sooooo much, Dr. Dorfman!

-Karen S.

November 21, 2014

When I first came to East Ocean Podiatry, I was in such pain. Dr. Dorfman suggested shockwave therapy. It was expensive and I didn’t know if I wanted to go through with it. However, Dr. Dorfman was convincing and sure it would help me. Amazingly it really worked! They were great and I recommended a friend who’s had plantar fasciitis for over a year. I highly recommend the treatment to anyone. It works!!!!

-Shirley F.

October 13, 2014

I visited Dr. Dorfman and Dr. Sansone when I was suffering from foot pain due to acute tendinitis. I had tried at-home remedies and heat therapies, but the pain would only go away temporarily. At East Ocean Podiatry, I was introduced to their EPAT Shockwave Therapy. Although skeptical, I continued with my treatments and could not be happier that I did! It put me back on my feet after hardly being able to walk. This therapy works, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants permanent relief from their foot pain.

-Nancy Richards

April 7, 2014


I am an avid marathon runner and Ironman triathlete. Dr. Dorfman has treated me for a bone spur as well as planter fasciitis. For both injuries I was treated with EPAC and had amazing results. I went from extremely painful symptoms upon diagnosis to practically complete recovery due to the treatment and sound advice. I am 48 and continue to marathon and compete in Ironman thanks to Dr. Dorfman’s help.

-Brian L.

February 26, 2014

In London Town, there lived two feet
With bunions and long toes they came complete.
But no matter how hard they tried to hide,
There were never shoes that came that wide.

They tried a doctor in their own city,
But he failed the quest to make them pretty.
Disheartened, they trawled the worldwide ne.
It was an option they had not tried yet.

Many a doctor appeared on the screen.
Some looked happy, some looked mean.
Then you appeared, looking kind and sweet,
And now, thank you, I’ve got two lovely feet.


-Andrea M.

November 22, 2013

For several months, I experienced numbness in my toes; it was a terrible infliction which caused burning and at times severe pain. My wife insisted that I see Dr. Dean Dorfman, her foot surgeon. I did not want to have surgery, but she took me there anyway. Dr. Dorfman warned us that peripheral neuropathy was not easy to treat. “But,” he said, “let’s start with a dietary supplement called NeuRemedy along with transdermal application of Neuro-Eze.”

Neuropathy is a serious disease and I thought it was going to be a long process, but after the first two visits, Dr. Dorfman gave me B-12 shots and I began to feel a marked improvement. By the fifth visit, I knew that a combination of NeuRemedy, NeuroEze and B12 injections would provide me comfort and relief from the debilitating symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy. I am hoping that by the eighth month I will have achieved ninety percent relief from both pain and numbness. Thank you, Dr. Dorfman.


Brij K.
Boca Raton, Florida

September 12, 2013

I would like to thank Drs. Sansone and Dorfman for what they did for one of our kids in the Boca Raton Police Athletic League. He was having problems with his foot. Dr. Sansone examined and gave him X-rays and treated him. They did this work pro-bono. It is wonderful to see people that give back to their community.

Dennis R.
President, Boca Raton Police Athletic League (PAL)

July 24, 2013

I want to take a minute to thank Dr. Dorfman and his entire staff. It is wonderful to find a physician who remembers the person, and not just the patient! Dr. Dorfman and his staff are caring and warm, and I have no doubt that my family is receiving the highest quality of care. Thank you, Dr. Dorfman, for being a credit to your field. It is obvious that under your guidance the practice has thrived.



March 20, 2013

Dr. Dorfman,


I am a personal trainer and athlete. I went to Dr. Dorfman because I was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and was unable to continue my rigorous training due to my heel pain. Over the course of three months, Dr. Dorfman treated my heel pain. Each time I was treated, my heel pain diminished more and more. It was because of his treatment that I was able to complete a full marathon this year, completely pain free. Most importantly, I am able to continue working on what I am so passionate about—my fitness!

Thank you,


August 29, 2012

Dr. Dorfman

Just a note to acknowledge the receipt of your gift to the church in honor of Gloria Palumbo. Times are tough in our current economy, and our members have lost jobs and been cut to part-time. This means their giving to the church is reduced. Praise the Lord for you and others who make gifts to allow us to continue the outreach programs here.

Recently over $265 was given to buy school supplies for low income families. By catching sales each week, we stretched those dollars and gave supplies to over 45 students. More calls came today asking for help on Sunday. By God’s help we will.


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April 18, 2012

Dr. Sansone

You are a wonderful, caring doctor and person with an incredible staff at your office and the outpatient facility where my operation was performed. I am looking forward to a full recovery and ballroom dancing in the near future!


August 12, 2011

Dr. Dorfman,


Thank you for everything you were wonderful and not only towards me but also my fiance. Your beside manner can not be described.

Thank you,


August 12, 2011

Dr. Dorfman,

Thank you so much! My feet are pain=free and feel great. I won’t forget what you did for me and will try to pay forward the kindness you showed me. I hope you and your family enjoy the cookies.

Full of Gratitude,


August 12, 2011

Dear Dr. Dorfman,

It’s been 2 1/2 months since my foot surgery. I would like to thank you and the girls in your office for being so kind. My recovery has been slow, but each week my foot gets better & better.



August 12, 2011

Dr. Dorfman,

I wish to commend you for going ahead and using Laser treatments for “heel spurs”. I had cortisone shots ans six to eight therapy treatments to no avail. Six of your laser treatments later I feel almost perfect and can walk with very little or no pain at all. Thank you!


August 11, 2011

Dear Dr. Dorfman and Staff,


Thank you so much for taking care of my foot. Your office is wonderful & professional. Thanks again to all you for making me feel so comfortable.

Donna F

August 11, 2011

Dr. Dorfman,

This wonderful young man, John G, s thinking about becoming a podiatrist. I gave him your card and suggested he talk to you, a wonderful Podiatrist!

Malka K

August 11, 2011

To Dr. Dorfman and Anne,

Thank you for your kind, caring and efficient attention to my condition this past Wednesday- especially as I was a new patient and that you fit me in on an emergency basis. I am most grateful and appreciative. A I now know whom to call sooner to preclude a painful recurrence.


Susan C

August 11, 2011

Dear Kathy,

Thanks so much for organizing the East Ocean Podiatry Team for the “Keep Memories ALive Walk” It was the biggest & best so far. I apprecite your continuing support.



August 11, 2011

Dear Dr. Dorfman,

Thank you for your trust and friendship the past 3 yuears. It has been such a pleasure working with you. You are such a great person (and doctor) don’t every change. Thanks for everything.


Brian O

August 11, 2011

Dear Dr. Dorfman,

Thank you for all your special care! I hope this will keep you cool where ever you run! God gave us hope and spect when he gave us you for a doctor. You’re the best!

Linda L

August 11, 2011

Dear Dr. D.,

Thank you for giving John the cream sample the other day – apparently it has done very little for my face as you can see from this picture!! But WOW!! it is magic for my toes. A million thanks – not just for the cream, for being so nice to John & me & making the world (especially in these times)a nice place to hang out because of people like you!

John & D’ana

August 11, 2011

Dear Dr. Dorfman,

Thank you for helping me. Before coming to your office, I couldn’t walk very far, or dance, which I love to do. I had this problem for years. In early July of this year, you operated on my left foot. Eight weeks later, not only could I wear normal shoes, Walk without pain and dance into the night; but I’m planning a 100 mile bike ride for my 61st birthday this summer. Your expertise in your profession has changed my life.

Norman R Lighthouse Pointe, Florida

August 11, 2011

I wanted to thank you so much for the foot aid that you sent me. I asked my foot doctor, Dean Dorman from Deerfield Beach, about such an aid and he pulled something out that I’ve been wearing that is placed on my foot and goes up my leg with two Velcro fasteners. I’ve been wearing this aid even while I sleep. Either this practice, or the laser shockwave treatment into the bottom of my leg, or both together, has made an immense difference. I am probably now 80 percent out of pain.


August 8, 2011


Please thank Dr. Dorfman for curing me of heel pain. I retired last fall and moved to Georgia. The treatments really worked for me. I’ve been pain free for the last 18 months.


April 25, 2011

Dr. Dorfman,

I had tried just about everything for two years to put an end to my heel pain from Plantar Fasciitis without success. I am relieved to say I have been without pain for several months now after having Radial Spec Therapy treatments in your office. I wanted to thank you for your patience. You’re a wonderful listener!


August 28, 2008

Dear Dr. Dorfman,


I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all your help for the last few months. My condition has improved 95% with the pain in my heal and arch of my fright foot. The Radial Spec Therapy did wonders for my pain relief and the mental stress that my pain always caused me in the morning and then through out the day.

The support boot that you suggested worked 100% in relieving the heal pain when I first wake up in the morning and could not take a step without serious pain.

Thank you very much, and I will recommend you to any friends or relatives.

Sincerely relieved,

Mr. John

October 28, 2008

Dear Dr. Dorfman,

Thought you would like to know the electric shock treatment took a long time to work, but I am presently symptom free.

Thanks for your help.

Jerry (New York Prime)

November 25, 2008

Dear Dr. Dorfman:

Just to let you know how great it is not to have to wear orthotics in all my shoes and to be able to wear something pretty instead of tennis shoes ALL the time. Since having the sinus tarsi implant for hyperpronation even my yoga practice has improved.

The operation itself was simple and absolutely painless with very little recuperation. I think I was back in the gym in less than a week after the operation and back to my tennis in about three weeks. Although I imagine this implant could be done in your office, I would like to say how great the people at North Broward Medical Center were where the operation was done.

I had really feared that I eventually would have to give up tennis or at the least be in a heavy brace in order to stabilize my foot so when you handed me the information regarding the implant I knew almost immediately it was for me.

I have to admit, too, that part of what sold me on the operation was your confidence in your own work. I’ll still be your patient, I just won’t see you as often.

Thank you for keeping me active enough to indulge in my favorite sports: tennis, golf and racquet ball.



June 7, 2007

Dr. Dorfman,


It has been a few mouths since my last visit with you for the Plantar Fascitis in my left heel. The last two visits you gave me shots on both sides of my heel and they worked wonders.

I have been back to walking my two miles each morning now for over two months. I kept waiting for it to recur each week but no problem. It sure seems good to be doing that each day!

Thank you for your expertise in treating my pain and I do mean PAIN that I had with each and every step and just standing on that foot.

Great job!!! Thanks – sincerely,