A&E has expanded its popular Storage Wars series into the Lone Star State with an all new cast of Dallas area bidders trying to turn the contents of abandoned storage units into a profit. Though it’s impossible to replicate the lovably quirky rock star collector Barry Weiss from the original series, A&E did find another off-the-wall eccentric for Storage Wars Texas in the form of the garishly garbed podiatrist Dr. Morris “Moe” Prigoff.
Yes you read that right, Moe is a podiatrist (or foot doctor to you and me). And when I say “is,” that’s exactly what I mean, because by all accounts Dr. Morris Prigoff is still doing his foot doctorin’ at Oak Cliff Podiatry Centre and North Dallas Podiatry Centre. Not a bad fallback gig, huh?
In addition to his medical background (more on that in a minute), Moe has also been a furniture collector for more than 30 years, and a reseller for more than a decade. He currently owns “River Regency Modern,” an antique furniture and art store located at 1500 Riverfront Blvd in Dallas. Here is a sampling of some of the fantastic finds Moe has for sale at “the shop:”
^ Rare – Early Button Tufted Milo Baughman designed sofa manufactured by Thayer Coggin. Covered in the original Linen Velvet. This sofa sits on a walnut plinth base and has removable casters. “It’s a design that transcends the gap between modern and traditional decor; Elegant and comfortable.” -Barry Gream (USA, 1967) Current price: $7500
And here’s a video tour of Moe’s store “River Regency Modern:”
Moe’s rather elevated tastes and high end retail shop make him a different buyer than the rest of the Storage Wars Texas crew in that he is rarely looking for quantity, only quality. But don’t think for one second this long lost Marx Brother is snooty! Unlike his Yankee compatriot, Victor Rjesnjansky, Moe has a wonderfully charming and charismatic personality that, when combined with his bizarre fashion sense, makes him downright lovable and almost unanimously the fan favorite on the show.
There isn’t much information online about Moe’s personal life, although marriagesintexas.com lists two marriages for him. One was in 1988 to a Nancy M. Larson and the other was in 2002 to a Michela Y Sanchez, who was 43 years old at the time. (Moe was 60 then, according to the site)
The information jibes with the fact that there is a Michela Sanchez-Prigoff who runs Beyond Beauty Esthetics in Dallas. Here’s a video of her doing something I don’t understand to a woman’s face:
Michela Progoff’s “About Me” from the Beyond Beauty Esthetics web site:
Michela Sanchez- Prigoff, is a licensed aesthetician and licensed massage therapist in her native State of Texas. She is also a graduate of the University of Texas Arlington campus and loves the body, mind, spirit concept. Her prior experiences & certifications in the Wellness field in city, federal & private agencies, allowed her to see the importance of skincare education. She has enjoyed showing young women how to start a skin care regime so that those habits can carry over into adulthood.
“Your are in control of what you put in your mouth and what you put on your skin and how you care for all the systems in your body to achieve optimal health and beauty. Join me in the quest to get YOU towards achieving good skin and body habits that will benefit you throughout your entire life.” ~ Michela
And just in case you were wanting to know more about Dr. Morris Prigoff the podiatrist, we’ve got that covered as well!
Morris Prigoff graduated from Syracuse University before heading off to medical school in Cleveland. His online resume picks it up from there:
Morris Prigoff DPM
Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Dr. Prigoff has more than 40 years of clinical experience. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in Cleveland from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at the Cleveland Foot Clinic and Brecksville Veterans Hospital.
Dr. Prigoff is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association in Endoscopic Heel Surgery, certified in Isogard surgery for Neuromas and Heel Spurs, the OssaTron Shockwave treatment for plantar fasciitis, as well as certified for Laser Surgery by the Tarrant Outpatient Surgery Center. He also served on the board of quality assurance and utilization physicians. As an associate of the American College of Podiatric Sports Medicine, he has provided his expertise to the professional basketball and hockey teams of Dallas. He has been the team podiatrist to the dallas blackhawks (hockey) and dallas chaparels (basketball) and lent his experince to the SMU female basketball team.
Here’s a video featuring a shirtless Dr. Morris Prigoff talking about the podiatric merits of taking a walk on the beach:
Dr. Prigoff’s teaching appointments include Doctor of Podiatric Residency at Dallas Southwest Medical Center, and Extended Faculty/Clinician at Des Moines College of Podiatric Medicine and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and has served a president of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and the Dallas County Podiatric Medical Association.
In addition to his vast surgical experience, Dr. Prigoff lectures extensively, conducts pharmacological research, and has published numerous surgical papers:
* Case Report: “Giant Cell Tumor”
* Radiographic Evaluation: “The Reverdin-Laird Bunionectomy”
* “Phalangeal Fracture Fragment”. KF.AS., Vol. 27, #4, 1989
* “Anemia and its Relationship to Lower Extremities”
* “Anhiums Disease”
* “Surgical Treatment of Metatarsus Adductus”, JF.AS., Vol. 28, #5, 1989
* Case Report: “Puncture Wound in Pathogenesis of Plantar Fibromatosis”
* Case Report: “Malignant Degeneration of Benign Neurofibroma”, JF.AS., Vol. 32, #2, 1992
* Granuloma Annulare – “A Case Presentation of the Typical and Subcutaneous Types” JF.AS., Vol. 32, #1, 1993
* “Treatment of Gunshot Nonunion to the Second Metatarsal by Compression Osteosynthesis” JAPMA Journal, Vol. 83, #11, November 1993
* “Use of Continuous Passive Motion after Resection of a Talo Calcaneal Coalition” JAPMA Journal, Vol. 84, #10, October 1994
* “Foreign Body Reactions to Absorbable Implant Fixation of Osteotomies” JAPMA Journal, Vol. 35, November 1999
* “A Retrospective Comparison of the Treatment Success Rates of Extra Corporal Shock Wave Surgery”
* Principal Investigator – J&J Ulcer Study, Metroplex Clinical Research Center
* Investigator – Megnin Drug Study
* Investigator – Medicis Drug Study, 1999
* Investigator for Radiant Research – 5939 Harry Hines Blvd., Suite 441, Dallas, TX 75235
* Principal Investigator – Celeration, 2003
* Principal Investigator – Medicis, Tinea Study, 2004
* Principal Investigator – Dermacor, 2004 Venous Stasis Ulcer