Meet the Doctors
Herman R. Zarate, D.P.M.
Dr. Herman Zarate is board-certified in podiatry and podiatric surgery with several years of practice experience, providing comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients of all ages across the Washington, DC area.
Dr. Zarate teaches as an attending at the VA Hospital in Northport, Long Island. He is also an attending physician at Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital.
Dr. Zarate received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He then graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residencies at Saint Barnabas Hospital and New York Harbor Healthcare Veterans Affair, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year.
In addition to his initial training, Dr. Zarate takes great pride in his continuing education and remains at the forefront of the latest surgical and nonsurgical techniques by attending courses and annual conferences. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the Maryland Podiatry State Medical Association.
Dr. Zarate is fluent in English and Spanish, and speaks conversational French as well.
Aree Saed, D.P.M
Dr. Aree Saed is board-qualified in foot and ankle surgery and is a native Marylander returning to his home state to provide complete foot and ankle medical and surgical care to patients of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Dr. Saed is an attending physician at Washington Adventist Hospital, Laurel Regional Hospital, Doctors Community Hospital, and Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. Saed also participates with the Wound Care Center at Laurel Regional Hospital and Washington Adventist Hospital.
Dr. Saed received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland. He then graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed three year residency of Podiatric Medical and Surgical training at Oakwood Healthcare System in Michigan state.
During his training, Dr. Saed participated in various humanitarian missions, providing medical and surgical care to children and adults in Guatemala. He has published articles in medical journals and is well versed with internal and external surgical fixation. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the Maryland Podiatry State Medical Association.
Dr. Saed is fluent in English, Arabic, and Kurdish.
Dr. Bennie Patmon is a board-qualified Podiatric Surgeon originally from Metro Detroit, Michigan. He graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Michigan State University, and later received a second Bachelor of Science from Michigan State in 2008 receiving a degree in Microbiology. He then graduated from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine followed by a three year residency of Podiatric Medical and Surgical training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Patmon’s training focused on surgical forefoot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle. His extensive training also included lower extremity wound care and diabetic limb salvage foot, ankle and foot trauma, foot surgery, sports medicine, diabetic foot care, and medical management of foot pathology. In his free time, Dr. Patmon enjoys golf, basketball, football, bowling, snow boarding, weight lifting, poker, and cooking. Dr. Patmon is an avid Michigan State University sports fan.