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Qualifications and Experience
Please remember to bring your insurance card and photo ID with you at the time of your appointment. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to complete registration forms. Dr. Carla Ribeiro-Bachtell earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at Temple University in Philadelphia following a dual Bachelor's of Science and Bachelor's of Art program at Providence College. Upon completion of podiatric medical school she completed an extensive podiatric foot and ankle surgical residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. She served as chief resident during her third year of residency and also trained at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. where she received her fellowship in lower limb salvage and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell was awarded honors as the female student achieving the highest scholastic average in her medical school class at Temple University. She was also elected a member of Phi Delta, the National Podiatry Honor Society that recognizes academic excellence. She is also a member of both the American Podiatric Medical Association and American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She enjoys treating patients of all ages with foot and ankle disorders including, but not limited to, sports-related injuries (i.e. ankle sprains), foot and ankle pain, diabetic foot infections requiring limb salvage and reconstructive surgery, wound care, and fracture care. Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell lives in Alexandria and is married with two children. She enjoys biking, hiking, tennis, and running and, of course, keeping up with her children. She is fluent in Portuguese and speaks conversational Spanish.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Carla explained every single step of the procedure she applied in my ingrow toenail, post surgery care and the risk of this problem to occur in the future. In general, I felt that I went to the right place!
Concise, knowledgeable, good bedside manner.
She's compassionate, caring and genuinely interested in what her patients have to say.
Quick and to the point, but did not feel rushed. Took the time to explain everything to me and answer my questions.
I continue to see Dr. Riberio-Bachtell because she prescribes actions that fix the problem. She never treats me like I'm making things up. She's always respectful and listens attentively to my problems. She takes the time to make me feel comfortable and a part of the solution. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Riberio-Bachtell.
In my opinion she is an excellent podiatrist and I also like working with her
I've been seeing Dr. Riberio for many years. I went in with a foot pain problem and she gave me more than one option for treatments. Her knowledge and bedside manner always makes me happy.
Personable; Caring, Knowledgeable
She was wonderful!
Dr. Ribiero is absolutely wonderful. She's thorough, friendly, and listens to your concerns. It's always a pleasant and educational experience during my appointments.
Very easy and thorough appointment! Would highly recommend
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Ribeiro. She was very friendly. She really listened when I described my symptoms, she asked a lot of follow-up questions, and once she diagnosed the problem, she really explained it to me and even pointed out things on the x ray so that I would understand. Great doctor, would definitely recommend her.
Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell is professional and pleasant and thorough! She is also skillled in communication and provides alternatives/options in treatments with an eye toward keeping costs down.
Great looking office. Booking the appointment was easy and I was treated same day. In and out in 20 minutes. Carla Ribeiro-Bachtell, DPM is very knowledgeable and I would recommend her to anyone with foot/ankle issues.
Dr. Ribeiro was fantastic. She patiently answered all my questions even though the office seemed to be pretty busy. Highly recommend.
I absolutely love her!!
It was such an enjoyable experience! I was brought to my exam room 10 minutes before my appointment time and Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell saw me right when my appointment was supposed to start. Her and her staff are pleasant, helpful, and give you all the information you need to make sure you're making the best treatment decision that works for you. The facility is clean and bright. Only downside is the parking - the garage is a little crazy - but they have attendants there to help you...and it's free!
Dr. Ribeiro is one of the best doctors to whom I have been a patient. Her manner is thoughtful and gentle while her medical acumen is spot on.
She did a great job of listening to my history and explaining my current injury. She called to follow up to confirm I was doing better. She was so nice!
Another wonderful appointment with Dr. Riberio. She was very reassuring and tooks pains to point out when positive progress was being made. She explained all the things that were confusing me. I don't know what I would do without her.
She is very awesome: Answers all the questions, Timely, Open, Kind, Professional, her staff is awessome too.
She is a great profesional. I will recommended her!
Really helpful and willing to listen. I've been very happy with her.
This appointment was awesome I didn't feel like she was rushing or anything. She took her time explaining what she could do for my pain and the treatment. Everything was simple and easy understanding. She wrote everything down for me and also put it in my personal portal.
Dr. Ribeiro is excellent. She took plenty of time, listened and helped me. She explained everything so clearly and answered all of my questions.
I arrived early for my appointment (0940 for a 1000). In the morning the parking can be a bit touch and go, so the advice of the staff to arrive early was great. From the time I arrived until I was seen at 10am, the staff engaged me and kept me notified of my status. The office is well lit and airy. Dr. Ribeiro explained my options and my expectations. I liked her bedside manner, her attention to detail, and her professionalism. Thank you!
Dr. Ribeiro is awesome! She is very detailed and very patient with any and all questions! She's very understanding and empathetic. And appointments same day are always a plus!
The receptionist was polite and efficient and I was admitted shortly after arrival. Dr. Ribeiro was very thorough and a good listener. She took the time to answer my questions and explain parts of my X-ray in a very helpful and non-condescending manner. I plan on recommending this practice to family and friends.
Dr. Ribeiro whas so professional, she answered all my questions and concerns and giving the best results.
Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell was amazing she was very intensive and my appointment was quick and easy!
She is thorough, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell.
very friendly and attentive.
She is incredible, caring, and takes the time to answer all of your questions. I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Ribiero is wonderful! I have been going to her for 2 years now and don't have one complaint.
Dr. Ribeiro is exceptional - Skilled diagnosis, personable, friendly and efficient staff, and no wait times.
Dr Ribeiro was fantastic. I've been visiting with her since March and she has continued to assist me with my feet issues including through some minor outpatient procedures. Highly recommend. Her and her staff are great.
Professional, patient-centered care is how I'd describe my experience with Dr. Ribiero.
Dr. Carla Ribeiro-Bachtell was excellent. I look forward to visiting the office again.
She is a magician!!!
She was professional, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Dr Ribeiro is very personable and professional. She answers all your questions and explains things so that you understand what you need to do to feel better. This was my second visit with her and it was the same as the first. She has cold hands but my grandmother would say cold hands equals a warm heart. I throughly enjoyed my visit and she gave me a big hug before I left the office.
explains everything, never makes you feel rushed...good doctor
Always friendly; always professional; always knowledgable. Will not see any other Podiatrist. If you have foot problems, Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell is THE Doctor to see.
Always friendly; always professional; always knowledgable. My family will not see any other Podiatrist. If you have foot problems, Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell is THE Doctor to see.
Professional and extremely knowledgeable
Very personable, courteous and takes time to listen to what you have to say.
My first visit with this Doctor and she was wonderful. Gave me options on treatment, spent as much time as needed to make sure I understood everything and was very professional. I highly recommend this practice. Brianna at the front desk was also very helpful with my insurance questions.
Gave lots of info and treatment options, very warm manner. Took time to help us decide which option to choose and then provided treatment skillfully.
Dr. Ribeiro was wonderful and put me at ease. She is very knowledgeable and efficient. Her receptionist is unprofessional and not customer service oriented.
She was very thorough and kind, I'm very pleased!
We had a great experience with Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell. She is very down to earth, easy to talk to and she listens to her patients. She seemed genuinely concerned about my daughter's problems and explained everything to us. I feel very confident in her prognosis and recommended treatment.
Great visit, took time to listen to me, discussed my issue in a way I could understand and provided me with enough guidance and information to help with my foot problem.
She was very nice and explain things in detail. The only downside was that I didn't go into the exam room until 30 minutes after my appointment was supposed to be.
I was in a lot of pain due to an infected ingrown toenail. Carla gave me three options for treatment and her advice on how it should be treated and allowed me to choose. The procedure had minimal pain and clear instructions on aftercare. She was fast and clean. Hope I don't have another one, but if I do, she'll be the first call I make.
I have had great experiences everytime I enter Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell's office. She listens and is thoughtful and she never rushes you out. Her explanations are clear and she doesn't try to sell you on surgery (which I am trying to avoid at all costs). Parking at the building can be difficult, but it is reallyworth the hassle.
They are very professional and was a quick service don't have to wait a lot even I got 20 minutes late due to parking issues and slow elevator
Dr. Ribeiro's office was able to book me the next day, which was so helpful. Dr. R explained and performed a quick procedure I needed, and now I am no longer hobbling around in pain. :) So grateful.
Go go go!!! If you need a podiatrist, she is the one. There was no wait time and I was a little early. The office is beautiful with the newest machines. She is very knowledgeable and patient at getting to what the problem is. She was thorough in her evaluation and used both her hands and tools to make an educated diagnosis. I can not say how happy I was with my visit. I usually dread going to a doctor but I'm excited about the follow-up and encouraged about my prognosis. Amazingly happy
Excellent. Very thouough. Good analysis and suggestions for follow up actions.
The Doctor was extremely knowledgeable! I learned a lot in our meeting, and she was extremely kind and open. She answered all of my questions, took x-rays and then provided me with a bunch of information on issues I needed taken care of. I would highly recommend her and will def. be going back if any of my issues progress. :)
Dr. Ribiero is professional, supportive, and her office runs this way as well. She serves my family well. I highly recommend her.
I keep going back because Dr. Riberio is always wonderful to work with.
This doctor is amazing! She is knowledgeable and personal. She offers very thorough explanations of treatment options. The office staff is very professional. Highly recommend.
This was my first appointment and I was very impressed . The doctor was very attentive and answered my questions. I would certainly recommend family and friends to her! Wish the office was "cell free" though.
She was willing to work with me to get the items I needed to resolve my issues; including treatments that have worked in the past. The wait time in the exam room I though was a bit long for there to be no one in the office, but her bedside manner made up for it.
She was very nice, caring and talked me through everything. I'm glad I went to her, I'll definetly stay her patient for future foot care.
Dr. Carla was fantastic. She was quick, but thorough. I did not feel rushed at any point. She explained everything clearly and was very friendly!
Loved getting an appointment within 24 hrs! Very impressed with cleanliness, friendly front desk staff & very nice, knowledgable, professional, and calm Dr Ribeiro. I'd definitly recommend her !
Dr. Carla Ribeiro-Bachtell was terrific. I went to her to get a second opinion regarding an issue I was having with my foot, as I was a bit dissatisfied with my other physician's diagnosis. She was very knowledgable, professional, and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend her, and will be utilizing her as my podiatrist of choice going forward.
She's the best. Very focused, attentive, knowledgeable, and caring. Would definitely recommend her.
The doctor was very attentive and informative. Very polite explain the next steps was clear to make sure I understood what to expect
Excellent! Clearly very knowledgable, and nice person.
Very warm, engaging podiatrist. Was thorough and capable. Very pleased with her care!
The doc is thorough and professional and has her patients' best interest in mind.
I really like Dr. Ribeiro! Her receptionist--not so much
After the appointment I felt happy because the doctor Carla Ribeiro-Bachtell has lots of experience and this was good for me.
Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell was thorough, professional, and made me right at ease. Great doc.
Walking in the office was so pleasant--bright, modern, and clean. The receptionist was very helpful and great to interact with which can be tough to find in doctors offices. The exam room was clean and comfortable. I did not have to wait long to see Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell and she was very personable and warm. She asked some questions re: the health history form that I filled out and then asked what my chief complaint was. After examining me and discussing the treatment options, she told me what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. The procedure was relatively quick and painless, and Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell made sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure which took less than ten minutes. Scheduling a follow-up was easy and I look forward to seeing (and recommending) Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell in the future!
Dr. Ribeiro was very nice and professional ....my experience was very pleasant
Dr. Ribiero was amazing, I mean liked she was really friendly, went out of her way to make sure i was being taken care of and would honestly make her my primary doctor if I could. Definitely going back to her for her specialty.
She's wonderful! Very qualified, kind, warm, smart. I really, really liked her. I had a trauma to my toe but I know as I get older I may very well need a podiatrist on a more regular basis and she will be the one. Office was immaculate and staff friendly and helpful.
I went in, signed a few forms (HIPAA release, etc) and sat for about 5 minutes before being seen. We discussed the issue, she looked at my foot, we discussed possible causes and the treatment options and decided on a course of action that I liked because it was logical and would not only treat the issue but let us know what the root cause of it was. I like her style. The office was also nice. Clean and looked fairly new and well kept up.
They awesome and accomodating,love it!!!
Provided outstanding service! She will be my Podiatrist from now on!
Will go to no other foot doc! I have been seeing her for over 5 years and will follow her anywhere.
Very professional, knowledgeable, & kind. Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell was able to solve issues for that both me & my wife came in to see her for.
Carla Ribeiro-Bachtell; Analytical, Nice, Funny and Very Through. It would be nice if most doctors were like here. A pleasant and productive visit. Looking forward to the follow up appointment.
She was wonderful! She was very thorough with the examination and X-rays, explained what was wrong and talked me through all my treatment options going forward.
She was absolutely wonderful and extremely thorough. Granted, I went in for a generic check-in appointment, however, her manner and personality is very genuine and very proactive!
Dr. Ribeiro is a terrific doctor. Very competent. Very professional. And kind.
As always, Dr. Ribeiro is wonderful! She's willing to provide suggestions and to accommodate my choice of treatment plan. I can't say enough good things about her. If your feet hurt, go see Dr. Riberio! She'll fix you up right away.
Dr. Ribeiro was great. Personable, full of energy and enthusiasm and I can't remember the last time a doctor spent so long with me, or explained things so well.
Very personable and took time to explain things. I'd definitely recommend!
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Riberio-Bachtell! My daughter and I each made appointments with Dr. Riberio via Zoc Doc. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to get back to back appointment times. Not to worry, we both arrived together for our first appointment and Dr. Riberio saw us together at the same time! That sure saved us from sitting for 1/2 hour waiting for the second appointment time. Thank you Dr. Riberio for your flexibility!
Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell was very professional, friendly, and courteous. She didn't rush my visit, listened to my concerns, and provided me with a detailed and thorough explanation of my toe's condition and treatment plan. I highly recommend her and will surely come back to her again!
Dr. Roberto-Bachtell was totally professional and was thorough, warm and caring in the process. I liked her very much and recommend her without hesitation.
Dr. Ribeiro is amazing, her attention and evaluation was excellent.
The doctor was kind and answered all my many questions fully. She did not make me feel rushed or stressed. I would be happy to recommend this office to friends. The lady who works in the front office was also very nice. It was clear patients were very happy with her.
Doctor Ribeiro is very knowledgable and very professional. She cares about her patients and has their best interests in mind. Would highly recommend her.
Dr. Ribeiro took really good care of me after I had foot surgery in another state and developed some issues after moving to the area. Wait time was a little longer than expected on time, but still not bad. Office staff was pleasant and helpful. Dr. Ribeiro did a thorough exam and made treatment recommendations. She started out slow and only progressed to more intensive treatment when that didn't work. I did end up getting a series of shots in my foot, but she was incredible at doing them. She explained what she was going to do and what I could expect to feel during and after in detail. The shots were not fun to get, but she masterfully performed them and now my foot is all better. I would definitely go back, but hopefully I won't have to.
Excellent, clean, and appointments available fast. I was in pain and was seen the next day. The doctor was very nice and made me feel very comfortable.
I had several appointment times to choose from. Once I arrived, the receptionist greeted me right away and had my forms (pre-filled ZocDoc and the standard HIPPA) ready to go! I was in an exam room in less than 10 minutes of my arrival and the doc appeared in less than 5 minutes after that. She was very dialed in to what I had to say and was very thorough in her questions and exam. She knows her stuff and her bedside manner is the best!
Dr. Riberio continues in her usual manner--Excellent! Pleasant, friendly, caring--can't say enough good things about her and her practice. Please give her the opportunity to treat your feet problems. You'll be glad you did.
I was very impressed with her professionalism and thorough evaluation and diagnosis to include detailed and specific information for treatment. I would also like to provide some feedback on the use of the Patient Portal which provided a summary of the care provided. She told me the information, she handed me written instructions to repeat what she told me, but when I saw the final summary after I returned home, I think it all totally sank in. Excellent Care!
Great office presence and incredible patient skills.
Very pleasant and helpful
Love Her! Office was clean, staff was friendly and didn't wait long to be seen. Dr. Carla Ribeiro-Bachtell is very personable and took the time to listen to and address all my concerns.
Disorganized. I went there and was told that I didn't have an Appt. The receptionist was kind enough to squeeze me in, but the wait was long. The Dr. was good, although can't judge yet the results of her diagnosis and treatment.
She really helped me and solved more than just the problem I came in for. Very kind and very good at what she does.
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Riberio-Bachtell. She's a super doctor. I won't see any other doctors.
I thought she was excellent; seemed very smart and knowledgeable. I got in promptly, Dr. Riveiro was very friendly and listened to my attentively, explained everything about her diagnosis very thorougly and the directions for foot/ankle exercises were printed out, which was great. Her office was immaculate, the staff was friendly and professional. It was all very professional; Dr. Ribeiro took the x-rays of my foot and ankle herself and read them on the spot. I would highly recommend her to anyone with a foot/ankle problem.
Very professional but also kind and understanding
Always a great visit when I see this doctor. I showed up earlier than my scheduled appointmnent and was seen prior to my scheduled time.
She was sweet kind and knowledge
Very professional, knowledgeable, and has excellent bedside manner.
I think she's a very sharp podiatrist. She was the only podiatrist to tell me to go the ER immediately for a possible bone infection. And she was right! I found out I have osteomyelitis and was admitted to the hospital for 3 days. She saw it in the X-ray whereas many other podiatrist I have seen were lollygagging and saying it could be this, or it could be that. I was so annoyed they didn't understand the urgency of the situation because they didn't think it was severe enough for the ER since I didn't have a fever or pus coming out of my foot. It was only a matter of time before I would get bone necrosis. So, she's great and guided me in the right direction.
Doctor did not treat the foot condition nor did she provide follow up call for orthotic insole appointment. The check in staff was rude, blamed me for not receiving my pre-filled forms through zoc doc. The doctor kept trying to link my foot pain to an injury and kept asking the same questions over and over. She never x rayed the right foot but provided a diagnosis. I was told I'd receive a call after they verified how much insurance would cover my custom orthotics, this never happened. This visit was a waste of my time. I'll go elsewhere.
Very happy with my decision to see her. She spent a good time listening to my symptoms and getting all the information from me. X rays were done right there and her examination was very thorough
Very friendly and thorough.
Dr. Riberio is the ONLY doctor I will let look at and treat my foot problems. She's always pleasant and explains everything so I can understand what's needed to get better. She gives me choices if more than one mode of treatment is available. I recommend her to everyone.
She was very great! Took time to explain everything and breakdown for me.
The office is super modern and clean. The paperwork can be filled out before the apt and handed in for entry. Dr. Bachtell isn't afraid to touch and sample and can give you inserts right there at the office. I'll definitely be visiting her again.
Dr.Ribeiro was very attend time and thorough. She quickly and efficiently diagnosed my rupture planters facitious (which was overlooked by the ER). She's wonderful, and I highly recommend come her. Thanks Dr.C
Ribeiro-Bachtell, DPM was very attentive and actually listened to what I had to say in regards to the pain I had been feeling in my foot. She explained that I have plantar fasciitis, showed me what kind of stretches I can do to relieve my discomfort, and recommended what kind of orthotics to use. All the advice that she provided me has proved to be really helpful in the past couple of months since seeing her and I don't experience the same amount of pain or discomfort before I went in for a consultation.
Dr. Riberio is always willing to discuss treatment options. She always pleasant, friendly and cheerful. She's been one of our family's favorite physicians.
So very knowledgable. Looked at the whole picture of my foot health. Office staff is friendly and knowledgable as well Thank you.
I went to see Dr. Rebeiro after being treated by an orthopedist for my foot condition who I wasn't satisfied with. Dr. Rebeiro was great. It was a night and day experience. She has an excellent bedside manner and was very personable. She spent a lot of time explaining the physiology of my feet and the X-Ray findings. She presented multiple treatment options and explained all of them very well.
Dr. Ribeiro is nice and offered many alternatives for my condition. She listens and does factor in past experiences and past treatments. Very helpful.
Excellent and very thorough explanations. Thanks.
She explained everything carefully and gave me options on ways to remove the seeded corn on my heal. Good doctor!
My new foot doctor is already amazing and I trust her completely already. She runs a very efficient office and her staff member Sarah was also very helpful
Dr. Ribeiro was very professional and knowledgable and explained everything thoroughly. She was very friendly as well, I will definitely going back.
I loved the DR but the one person staff/nurse I was not liking and she seemed constantly irritated and not very friendly.
I thought my visit with Carla Ribeirio-Bachtell, DPM was very informative. She explained everything to me and I loved the way she allowed me to tell her what my issue was. I have already had my follow-up appointments and still satisfied.
Great experience with this practice. Highly recommended.
Great. Exceeded expectations!!
Always a great visit when I see Dr Ribeiro. She even took time to explain some billing discrepancies that she was fixing.
This was one of the most pleasant doctor visits I have had. Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell is very kind and patient, she really takes the time to get to know her patients and whats bothering them. She is very knowledgeable and informative, while being super personable. Her staff is very friendly and welcoming, the office is clean, and the location is great! I would highly recommend Dr. Ribeiro-Bachtell and her staff, I had a wonderful experience and my foot pain is gone!
Dr. Riberio is the best specialist of all of the specialist I see. She sincerely cares about her patients well-being and health improvements.
Carla was great! I would highly recommend her to anyone with a foot problem. She was nice, genuinely concerned about my problem, and thoughtfully explained her recommendations. Also her office is brand new and very nice.
Dr Ribeiro-Backtell was extremely thorough, professional, and authoratative. Would highly recomment.
Very professional and friendly. Gave options for treatment. Looking forward to my condition improving.