Welcome to Family Foot Care & Surgery in Milford and Hamden, CT! Dr. Sanjay Patel, Dr. Nili T. Harpaz, and Dr. Ian Richter are here to help you with any foot or ankle concerns you may have.

Since 2003, our practice has served people of all ages with advanced, effective foot and ankle care in a relaxed, comfortable, and family-centered environment. Seeing the doctor shouldn’t be a scary or frustrating experience, and we do everything in our power to make your visit a pleasant one!

If you are struggling with foot pain, know that you are not alone. Millions of Americans deal with such discomfort daily.

However, we know that isn’t the way it should be. We believe your feet can be pain-free without giving up your favorite activities. That is why Dr. Sanjay Patel, Dr. Nili Harpaz, Dr. Ian Richter, and our whole staff are dedicated to helping you maintain your foot health, comfort, and mobility.

Our Offers

Fungal Toenail Restoration

Fungal toenails are one of the most stubborn and frustrating problems we help patients deal with at Family Foot Care & Surgery. They’re unsightly, embarrassing, and really put a damper on your summer fun. And unfortunately, they never go away on their own.

Not to worry, though! Even if you’ve slogged through unsuccessful treatments in the past, we can help. Our office provides several treatment options, including laser therapy, antifungal medications, and even medicated nail polish! We can customize an effective treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

The Best Place for Family Foot Care

Family is important to us—just as we know it is to you. We serve patients of all ages, from the very youngest to the very oldest members of your family. Dr. Patel especially loves working with children and helping ensure their feet develop properly—all while making your little one feel comfortable, loved, and listened to. However, we are just as passionate about helping their parents and grandparents get rid of their pain and maintain their active hobbies, mobility, and independence!

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Heel Pain

Fungal Nails

Children’s Foot Care


Women’s Foot Care

Treatment Technology

3D Imaging

Medical techniques and treatment technologies have come a long way in just the last few decades, and our practice continually evaluates and invests in advanced therapies that truly benefit our patients. You deserve the best, most effective, and least invasive evidence-based procedures available, which is why we are proud to offer treatments such as:

  • Radial shockwave therapy for accelerated soft tissue healing
  • Laser therapy for safe, effective, risk-free fungal toenail treatment
  • Swift microwave therapy to cure warts without harsh chemicals and surgery

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel

Dr. Sanjay Patel is a board-certified foot surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery. His primary goal has always been to not only make your feet feel good and return you to your activities, but do so in a way that is gentle, caring, and compassionate. He earned his doctorate of podiatric medicine at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, and is a past president of the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association.

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Dr. Nili T. Harpaz

Dr. Nili T. Harpaz is an experienced podiatric physician with a passion for combining traditional podiatric remedies with holistic treatments. She earned her degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. In addition to her work as a podiatrist, she is a certified fitness instructor and certified holistic nutritionist, and draws upon her knowledge in these areas to provide personalized treatment and guidance that addresses the specific needs of her patients.

Dr. Ian Richter

Ian Richter is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine who is board-qualified in foot and ankle surgery. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry/Cellular Molecular Biology at Connecticut College. He then attended Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery for his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. His treatment goals are focused on the patient’s individual needs and quality of living. His drive as a podiatrist is to keep people active and moving without pain.

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New Patients

We pride ourselves on providing a relaxed, comfortable environment for all our patients, so we want to make sure your first appointment goes as smoothly as possible.

Click the button to the leftbelow to download and complete your new patient paperwork before you arrive for your appointment. It will save you some time in the waiting room, and hopefully some stress too.

On our new patients page, you can also learn a little bit more about what you can expect during your first visit, and helpful advice on what you should bring and how you should prepare. We look forward to meeting you!