All our professionals at Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.
Gary N. Friedlander DPM FACFAS
Dr. Gary Friedlander is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, Fellow with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and Fellow, with the American Professional Wound Care Association. He has been practicing podiatry in a private setting since 1982 when he first established his practice in Sun City, Arizona. Read More
Jay C. Larson DPM
Dr. Jay C. Larson is Board Eligible with the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and an Assoicate with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has passion for patient care and enjoys taking the time to educate patients and their families. He has had the privilege to lecture at several medical conferences and involvement in numerous research projects. Read More
My name is Gina and I am the Office Manager at Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists. I came to Phoenix in July of 1988 with my husband, Dr. Jerry Cohn, who also is podiatrist. I worked with an insurance company and then I managed my husband's practice for 25 years. The doctors at Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists are ethical and at the top of the their game. I have a daughter, Christina, who is a teacher in Phoenix and a son, Jonathan, who will start his Masters in September. When I am not in the office, I work out, enjoy cooking and golf.
Front Office Supervisor
My name is Esther and I am a lifelong Phoenician. I have twenty plus years in the medical field including working for various physician practices, insurance companies and other medical companies. What I like about working her is that the employees and patients are friendly and fun. I am a Mom and have grandchildren who are my pride and joy. I love spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren, going to the beach - Rocky Point - and also camping.
My name is Yolanda and I am a California native. How I got to Arizona was due to my family and school and have loved it since. Arizona is my home now. I got into healthcare because of a school internship and I love helping people and helping them feel better is a bonus. The staff are .amazing and they are second family to me. This is the best place to work. I have three beautiful daughters that are my world. My motto for life is that I laugh a lot, smile and enjoy life.
My name is Kristine and I am an Arizona native, and all of my family lives here too. I chose health care because I found it to be interesting. I love meeting new people and helping them out in their time of need. I enjoy working at Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists because we work as a team, there are great, upbeat and positive attitudes. I am actually excited to get up in the morning to come to work. I have 2 daughters and a son who is in the Army. I also have a granddaughter and just found out I will have another granddaughter arriving in January 2017. My other "kids" are my 3 Boston Terriers - Baby Uggs, Junior and Kricket - who bring a lot of joy in my life. During the weekend, I enjoy motorcycle rides with my husband, camping and spending time with my granddaughter. I enjoy taking my 3 dogs for walks in the park and watching them play.
Surgery Scheduler and DME
My name is Lorrie and I am a new member to the team at Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists. I am originally from Eastern Canada. I moved to Arizona in 1998 due to my husband's work. I got into health care while living in New Hampshire. I have many years in different health care fields including Cardiology, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Internal Medicine. I enjoy working at Sole Foot and Ankle because of the friendly staff, easy going patients and "everything is awesome" as the song goes. I have 2 sons and a cat. During my free time I enjoy reading, watching football - Go Cards! - travel and hang out with friends.
Back Office Supervisor/Lead Medical Assistant/PTR
Hi! My name is Heather. I have worked for Sole Foot and Ankle for over 3 years and would not want to work anywhere else. I love helping people and making them smile! I have lived in Arizona for 13 years, and I am originally from Alaska. I am married with 3 beautiful children and my oldest is attending nursing school in NYC . My family and I love camping, traveling and spending as much time as we can together. I feel very fortunate to be part of such and amazing team here at Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists.
My name is Canids and I was born in Chinle, Arizona, but grew up in Phoenix. I went to school at Arizona College and interned at Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists. I was lucky enough to be offered a job right after graduation. I love the fast pace in the office and enjoy the chemistry between patients and employees. I have 3 dogs - 2 Boxers and 1 Yorkshire Terrier.
My name is Brittney and I really enjoy working at Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists. I am an Arizona Native - from Glendale - and I my family resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I didn't know if I wanted to go into teaching or the medical field. I was a pre-school teacher for a year, and decided to go to school to become a Medical Assistant and I really do enjoy the medical field. I love the people I work with and the daily interaction with patients. I am lucky because I never mind going to work. In my spare time I love to craft! I love to make "Do It Yourself" crafts for family and friends especially around the holidays.
My name is Lindsay and I have lived in Arizona for years. I am originally from Superior, Wisconsin and I am still a Wisconsin girl at heart - Go Packers! I got into the medical field because I love meeting and helping people and this brings me joy at my job. Everyone at the office is helpful and have been a pleasure to know. I like the doctors and how much they care for our patients. I have a daughter and a cat named Bubba. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and having them over for football Sundays and barbecues.
Patient/Community Relations Coordinator
Hi. My name is Jamie Lau and I am the Patient/Community Relations Coordinator for Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists. I am originally from the Chicago area and have lived in Arizona for 23 years. My background is in sales, marketing and training in different fields. I enjoy meeting and connecting with other physician offices and getting involved in the community. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and hiking.