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Qualifications and Experience
When patients want friendly, professional, and thorough podiatric care, they come to Dr. Anchal Dureja. Dr. Dureja prides herself on making her patients comfortable and helping them heal as quickly as possible.
After earning her BS in Biochemistry at SUNY at Stony Brook, Dr. Dureja completed two residency programs – the first at St. Vincent’s Midtown Primary Podiatric Medicine Program (PPMR) in New York, and the second in podiatric surgery at the Northport DVAMC Surgical Residency Program in Northport. Dr. Dureja currently serves as a Podiatry Associate at practice locations in Manhattan and Queens, where she performs treatments across the range of podiatric care, including orthotics, sports medicine, and forefoot surgery.
Dr. Dureja boasts a varied research background, including work on gait analysis using Musgrave, Vicon 370 TM, and Kistler force plates. Her medical lectures include “Nail Matrixectomies,” which she delivered at the Podiatry Grand Rounds in February 2005. Dr. Dureja is licensed by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners through level three, along with being Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine, and she is qualified to practice podiatry in both New York and New Jersey. She is happy to meet with patients in four different languages, including Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. In her spare time, she stays active and invigorated with hobbies that include hiking and jet skiing. She also loves to relax and catch up on her reading.
Verified Patient Reviews
She was terrific. Saw me right away. Very clean waiting room and office. Highly recommend.
Dr. Dureja is very kind and professional. I was late to my appointment and the reception staff was still very accommodating and understanding (unlike most offices). I didn't feel rushed at all. Dr. Dureja took her time to understand my injury and explain the healing process thoroughly. She gave me an injection to help with inflammation - I hate shots, but she kept me calm! I'm seeing her again in a couple weeks for a follow-up appointment and I feel comfortable knowing I'm seeing a great doctor! Highly recommended! Thank you, Dr. Dureja!
I have dealt with several Dr's before this one is definately one I would classify as a healer, and her persona is truly sincere and warm, she goes down as aces in my book if you need a dpm who is about solving issues and healing, THIS IS THE ONE She know her stuff will become one of my favorite ones oh yeah very trusting can't that beat that TOO NOTCH
She was absolutely wonderful i would recommend her to everyone
Dr. Dureja was very nice and professional. She asked a lot of questions and was very succinct with the procedures that needed to be taken. I had to get a shot and she applied a freezing spray first to make it less painful.
She was pleasant and they had an in office X-ray which was convenient. However, she didn't offer any info on what type of additional care I could do (eg PT) but jumped straight to ordering an orthodic. Also, the orthodics come as a pair and when I asked her opinion on why I needed one for my "good foot" she didn't offer much of an opinion. Based on my own internet research I think her approach is right but I didn't get much out of the visit aside from a script for an orthodic. She seemed to be following a script/routine rather than really considering what was going on or passing that along. Didn't instill confidence.
Excellant staff & nice doctor Feel very good
The Doctor is extremely professional, but with a great personality. This was my second visit and both times she solved the problem easily with no return visit needed. I highly recommend this excellent Doctor.
She was great ! Would refer her.
Put the patient's needs first and explained the situation clearly.
Highly recommend - wonderful office!!! Very satisfied!!!!
I had the best experience of me life when I saw Dr. Dureja. She is very kind, gave me full attention, and answered all my questions. She knows her stuff well and is a knowledgeable professional. I would definitely recommend this doctor to my friends.
the front desk is awesome !!!!!!!!! they were very helpful with my insurance and help me with any question i had . i felt really welcome nothing to complain. the wait it was about 30 mins but i didn't mind because Dr.Dureja took her time with me as well. i didnt felt rush at all she was super friendly and informative. i will really recommend her to all my friends !!! she is more than great i really look forward for my appt in 4 weeks !!!
Bad experience! I went to this doctor for a severe (very painful) foot blister. The office is downstairs in a basement. If you have a foot problem this presents a hugh challenge going down and up that flight of stairs. Not to mention dangerous. The treatment for a blister is to cut an incision allowing the fluid to drain. Before and during the procedure I explained to the doctor that I was experiencing severe pain. I requested something to numb the pain or at least ease it while she was draining it. She kept making up excuses why that would not work. After the blister was drained I was still experiencing pain. She acted puzzled - telling me I should not be in pain. She had no solution and made me feel like I was wrong for having pain. While all this was going on her staff member kept passing making jokes and looking at my feet. = Not professional - BAD EXPERIENCE!
She's friendly and will explain everything you asked. Defenitely Will be back to see her for next appointment
Dr Dureja was friendly, courteous, professional, and skillful. All my questions and concerns were treated with patience and kindness. I never felt hurried. I'd definitely recommend her.
She was lovely, I went in at 1 pm and was seen right away. I had a piece of glass lodged in my foot and we took care of it right then and there with some anesthesia and a simply probing procedure, and got it out! Very thorough, I'm seeing her again to follow up, and look forward to it.
She was incredibly patient with my many questions and gave thoughtful and informative answers.
Pros: - Dr. Dureja herself is pleasant to deal with - Front desk staff that you deal with when you walk in are nice Cons: - Other doctors cycle into the room sometimes when you're seeing her, a little awkward and unprofessional - I never felt like she remembered me even though I saw her a bunch of times - I had some questions regarding my insurance and they were rather unhelpful and rude, unfortunately.
Dr. Dureja is eminently capable, has a great bedside manner and, most important to me, takes her time and does not make you feel rushed.
Great experience many reccomendations nice staff nice office
I have no complaints. Dr. Dureja was prompt, answered all of my questions, and had great bedside manner. I would recommend her to others.
Appointment wait times are simply too long. Waiting over an hour is unacceptable.
Dr. Dureja made me feel comfortable and helped me figure out what was causing my foot pain. We had several follow-up appointments and she was always very professional, helpful, and kind and completely healed my foot.
Very nice and accomodative.
Professional and thorough, was willing to answer the multiple questions I had.
I've seen this doctor twice and although she's a good doctor, the wait time (between 30-60 minutes) is untenable for me. Unfortunately I'll need to find somewhere else to go.
Not like other doctors. Offered me a treatment on first day which other doctors would take 3 weeks. Very nice environment
My experience was great. I was in a lot of pain and the doctor spent a lot of time with me figuring out the problem. She was kind personable and knowledgeable. I would recommend her highly
She was absolutely phenomenal!
I felt comfortable with this doctor , she understood me and I could talk to her about my condition. I am very satisfy
I saw Dr Dureja repeatedly over the course of 9 months for treatment, so I had multiple opportunities to experience her care. I chose her for the convenient location, but in retrospect I would have rather traveled an extra 15 minutes and gone to someone better. The office was dingy. At one appointment in the waiting room there was a bandage on the floor in the shape of a finger. The waiting room is loud — they play top 40 music out of an old stereo. Finally, there aren't enough chairs in the waiting room so sometimes you have to stand, which is not a great situation for people who have foot problems. In terms of bedside manner, the doctor was not open with information and didn't help me understand the procedure I underwent. Before the surgery she was nonchalant about what I would experience, which turned out to require months of recovery. Afterward I had to drag important information about things like aftercare out of her. I felt like I was bothering her by asking her things like spelling the name of the antiseptic she told me to buy from the drugstore. I never got in to see the doctor in under an hour. I started asking for early morning appointments, but then on occasion she would arrive late to the office so it didn't really help. Also the office is cash only.
I think that it was one of my poorer decisions. Maybe this is the standard for New York but it was definitely one of the shadier offices that I've been to. Had to pay cash for everything until missing the invoice that was sent after I'd moved from my old address when I was asked for a check. It happens. Dealt with it. They waited AGES to cash a check from me and then made me pay the return fee (a month ago I made moves to close this account so it has been empty). Dealt with near harassment whenever I was called about it, asked the same questions over and over again as if I was lying (heaven forbid someone MOVES in New York city). Really, five star treatment. The best. At least I've got this great leather version of arch supports that I could probably find at CVS. Oh, I mean "custom orthotics".
She is very professional and is extremely friendly. A thorough exam, an instant procedure and all the pain went away. Would and will use her again.
I had a wonderful experience with Anchal Dureja. I hadn't visited a foot doctor in years, and she was really polite, understood me, and answered all my questions. It's really rare to find such a great Podiatrist like Her, I totally recommend her !!!!!
OK- wasn't the best experience in the world. Felt rushed and wait time was quite long. She seemed knowledgeable but I was expecting a lot more out of the experience.
Dureja is awesome. She's very considerate.
She was really great! I was able to find an appointment last minute. Very friendly, knowledgeable, clean, thorough, professional, and funny are some of her qualities that will certainly have me come back to her in the future. I'm looking forward to my follow-up session next week.
I had an wonderful experience with Dr. Dureja. She was very very nice and informative. She not only took the time to learn my medical history she set up future appointment and explained the process thoroughly. I would highly recommend her to family and friends.
Was extremely professional, knew and understood my problem right away.
This doctor takes very good care of you. I would recommend her!
I have suffered from heel pain for over four years. I have seen 2 podiatrists in that time. I have felt more relief from 1 visit with Dr. Dureja than in months of visits with other doctors, including physical therapy! I think that says it all.
She's very polite, attentive, and willing to explain, something I do not take for granted.
I'm a type of person i doble over look whenever i go for a Dr. visit with her i felt very relax , she's very professional and must important she's not rushing for the next patient .the only thing is i think they need a bigger office space and someone to answer the door bell , that take's time away from her , but other than that she's great i will recommend her .
Dr. Dureja was very friendly, informative and professional. Will go to her again.
She made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease.
Professional, understanding and very competent
I had a good experience with my visit !
I'm think she's a good professional, very polite. 100% recommend!!!
Extremely down to earth
Doctor was good, but long wait time. Receptionists were incompetent and slow. Not sure if I would return again.
She was an absolutely wonderful doctor, and an extremely compassionate, sincere and interested person. She took so much time to listen to me and answer tons of questions. I highly recommend! She made a bad experience into an easy one with her kindness. She was just wonderful.
i enjoyed the visit and the support thank you very much!!!!