Caring, Experienced Podiatrists in Hoboken and Beyond Who Prioritize Your Health
It’s hard to find a physician who seems to really care. We understand that frustration. That’s why the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists are chosen not only because of their industry-leading expertise and skills, but because they truly care about their patients. They truly care about YOU. We serve our patients in Hoboken, across New Jersey and into New York.
The care you need, when you need it.
We take pride in often providing same-day care. Yes, we are a physician’s office that accepts walk ins! We know that foot and ankle injuries are rarely expected – they catch you by surprise. And when they do, prompt treatment from a podiatrist is critical. You can count on us to get you back on your feet.
Looking for contact information for our offices? You can call us directly at (201) 659-5222 or visit this page for a complete list of our offices in Hoboken and across NJ metro markets (plus coming soon in NYC).
Keep reading for a quick introduction to our doctors. Then schedule your free consultation and meet us in person.
Meet Dr. Paternina
Dr. Paternina graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. She received her Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and completed her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, a Level 2 Trauma center. She served as chief resident during her final year.
Throughout her residency, she received extensive training in reconstructive surgery of complex foot and ankle deformities, including joint replacement of the foot and ankle, flatfoot, trauma, limb salvage and advanced training techniques in treating difficult wounds. Her other areas of expertise include pediatrics, sports medicine, arthroscopy, cartilage transplantation, plastic surgery, dermatology and general foot care.
Dr. Paternina has lectured and presented medical studies nationally and internationally on many topics related to foot and ankle surgery. She has a heart for medical missions to help the under served, donating her time and expertise here and abroad for various nonprofit endeavors.
Dr. Paternina loves spending time with her family, and traveling around the world. She is an avid participant in indoor and outdoor cycling, kayaking, Zumba dancing and she is a big movie aficionado.
Dr. Alonnah Wilcher, DPM
Dr. Alonnah Wilcher earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ. Thereafter, she earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed three years of residency training in foot and ankle surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ.
Dr. Wilcher is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and has been in private practice since 2014. Her clinical interests include sports medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and diabetic foot care.
In her spare time, Dr. Wilcher enjoys exercising, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her English Bulldog and Shih-Tzu.
Dr. Wilcher is available to see patients in our Bayonne, Bloomfield, and Manhattan offices.
What our patients are saying
Dr. Paternina is pleasant, professional, caring and of course knowledgeable. Her approach is logical and practical. A pleasure to visit her office.
Great foot care! Dr. Paternina is good at balancing her doctor voice. She takes real care in treating her patients and shares a mutual distaste for the bureaucracy of American healthcare. It’s refreshing to hear a doctor say that, as it’s evidence that not all doctors are in the field for the finances.
Dr. Paternina is the best..she’s caring..friendly..makes you feel so comfortable that you’d swear your best friends..love her!
A loving caring doctors who gives her heart towards her patients and work . Thank you Dr. Juliana. I love you for everything you done for me.
I have been seeing Dr. Paternina for several months now and she is fantastic. Spot on diagnoses of my foot pain and ongoing treatment has been effective. She is always courteous and caring and speaks in terms you can always understand. Highly recommended! I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Schedule an appointment
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