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Dr. Gerald Austin, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Austin has lived in the Bay Area since 1996 when he began his Graduate Education at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He attended the University of Oregon. The coursework which would earn him a Bachelor of Science in Biology also fulfilled pre-med requirements and a minor in Spanish. While at the University of Oregon, Dr. Austin participated in Neuroscience Research contributing to a publication in the Journal of Developmental Biology. Research was also part of his Graduate Education, while studying melatonin administration in diabetic rats. After earning his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine with honors, his Post-graduate education took him to Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center for one year of residency in primary podiatric medicine. The next two years of residency brought Dr. Austin back to the Bay Area where he completed his Podiatric Surgical Residency Training at Kaiser Santa Clara. Several specific aspects of surgical podiatry became of special interest, including working with children to correct club foot deformity, diabetic foot care, and foot and ankle trauma.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Good Samaritan Hospital

Education and training

  • Samuel Merritt University, California School of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • University of Southern California, Residency in Podiatric Medicine
  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Residency in Podiatric Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • Santa Clara Valley Podiatric Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • Pi Delta National Podiatric Medicine Honor Society
  • Academic Excellence Class of 2000 California College of Podiatric Medicine

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
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Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1760634513

Office locations

Gerald D. Austin Jr., DPM

3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 205

San Jose, CA 95118

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Went to see Dr. Austin for my foot pain resulting from running a marathon. Dr. Austin came up with a perfect treatment plan for me. With his plan, I am now training for my next marathon. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Austin to all my runner friends.
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We took our son to Dr. Austin for a second opinion. We were very happy to find out that there were procedures that can be done to help our son. Very happy with the treatment plan. Dr. Austin was very patientwith our son and explained in ways even a student can understand. We would definitely recommend him to our friends. (esp. with kids)
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Highly recommended! Very carefully explained all the procedure and did a amazing work!
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Don't go there you will be disappointed.
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Dr Austin addressed my main problem while I was in his office. Thank you for relieving my foot pain.
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Dr. Austin is amazing. I've been to seven different podiatrist and he is by far the best. I was extremely comfortable and was given a lot of great information about how to take care of my feet. Also the shaving waspainless. In the past it was extremly painful at times, however with Dr. Austin it was an amazing expierence. I would recommend him to anyone. I will be retrning to him since with any and all foot problems. He is the best.
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Dr. Austin was very helpful. He performed a procedure very efficiently and explained everything that he was doing. I have been a patient of his for several years and he will continue to be my doctor.
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The doc was on a housecall that ran over before my appt and so ran late, but Betty, his office assistant is super friendly and accomodating and so is Dr. Austin. Great visit.
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I was very happy with my visit. He was very helpful and easy to understand. The treatment he gave was exactly what I needed.
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It was great! Dr Austin took his time and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend him to family and friends. I am happy with my diagnosis and will be getting custom orthotics for my flat feet
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Dr. Austin's methodical, attentive care is truly enjoyable and results-orientated. He examines his patients with thorough attention, delivers incisive diagnoses, and prescribes effective strategies to cure your ailments, not merely treat them. An excellent podiatrist.
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Dr. Austin is one of the most competent doctors I have every seen. I had to have surgery and needed to have it very soon because of an upcoming trip. He got me in in 2 days! I followed his directionsto the letter and have had absolutely no pain what so ever! Dr. Austin has the experience you need and a very gentle bedside manner. He talks to you with respect and always explains what and why he is doing it. You are in great hands under the care of Dr. Austin.
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Always love seeing Dr Austin. He takes the time to check everything and makes sure I feel weve covered it all.
More than 1 year ago
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He was wonderful! He was very thorough in treating me and made sure I was comfortable through the entire process. You can tell he really cares about his patients and doesn't try to rush through things. It's also amazing having weekendoffice hours. This way I didn't have to wait in pain all weekend long. Highly recommend!
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I've had 5 ingrown toenails in my life and my last experience with another doctor wasn't great. I looked at a lot of reviews for my area and settled on Dr Austin. He was very thorough throughout the whole procedure andmade a great effort to ensure I was comfortable and pain free. Out of all the toe nail procedures, this one was the best. It was by no means completely pain free, but if I had another ingrown toe nail, I'd definitely go back to him.
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The procedure was painless. Then I kept waiting for the pain to start after the novacaine wore off and it never came. I was amazed. Doctor Austin was amazing. If you have an ingrown toenail or any foot problems he is the guy to see. Highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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He took time with me and was very careful and thorough. I'll go back to him in the future.
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Dr. Austin took the time to discuss my issue and the required procedure to correct it. He explained the causes of my condition, including what I can do to prevent it, and made me feel very at ease. For the procedureitself, Dr. Austin made sure I understood the steps and took the time to answer my questions. Though I am anxious about medical procedures, I felt at ease throughout. Dr. Austin talked me through what to expect during recovery and we set a follow-up appointment at a time that was convenient for me. I truly hope I don't have this condition again but if I do I know I'll return to Dr. Austin to correct it!
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I had to move my appointment and Dr. Austin was very kind to accommodate my schedule.
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Had to wait a while to get in, but was the first appointment of the day on a Saturday, so I'm not bothered. Dr Austin's manner seems a bit nervous, but very knowledgeable and he eased into joking and sharing storiesonce I'd been in there for a while. He was very happy to explain what he was doing and show me how things worked. The visit took longer than anticipated but I think that was because of the length of the procedure, not anything the doctor did wrong. Overall, a great experience!
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The doctor took a long time to study the scan and explained the fracture in detail which is much appreciated. Though the initial wait time was long but it's worth because the doctor was great. I'm surely going to see Dr. Austin again.
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My visit was excellent. He is very kind and genuine person. He is very competent doctor.
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I needed a foot doctor for increasing heel pain and was able to book a same day appointment through ZocDoc. My insurance was fortunately accepted. After identifying the source of pain to be a suspicious looking cyst that impinged the nerve,Dr. Austin performed the surgery that same week for cyst removal and biopsy. I felt good post-op, so good I was up walking and going to the gym when I should have had my leg elevated and on ice. Not surprisingly I developed a blister and downplayed the pain longer than i should have. Thankfully, Dr. Austin saw me sooner than the standard 1 week post-op follow-up appointment and quickly treated the budding infection. I'm walking without pain and well on my way to return to running. Dr. Austin educated me on possible causes for cyst and the biomechanics of foot to prevent/slow callous development which was likely related to cyst. He placed phone calls to my pharmacist to facilitate medications. He wrote letters to my employer to adjust my workload appropriately in the interest of improving outcome. Dr. Austin is friendly, professional and responsive to patient needs. I would refer Dr. Austin to anyone who needs a good podiatrist.
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I had a muscle strain after a long run.The doctor took a detailed description of the injury and walked me through to give the complete history. After that, he explained me the reason of the injury with the foot's anatomy shownin simple terms. Though there wasn't any direct treatment involved (since the tissue had to repair itself), the doctor was very professional in explaining the cause of injury and ways to avoid it.
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Dr. Austin was very patient. He spent almost 1 hour with my wife and I, explaining the different options to help alleviate the pain from my Hammertoe. We went to him for a second opinion, and decided to have him performmy chosen procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Austin for any Podiatry need.
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Dr. Austin was running late but he was courteous to call ahead of time. Overall, good experience. He's very knowledgeable on foot injuries.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Austin is very thorough and capable. I highly recommend him.
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I think he's someone who listens and takes time to address any problems you may be having with your feet. His name came from a friend's referral and I'd definitely recommend him to others as she did to me.
More than 1 year ago
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It was a good visit.
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He is very caring, listens,understanding and knows the right treatment . Betty always makes you feel comfortable and welcome in their office.
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Office staff was very friendly. Dr. Austin was very clear on what was going on with my toe and what he would do to correct the problem. I was very satisfied with him and would recommend him without question to anyone with a foot problem.
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Efficient and effective
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I saw Dr. Austin as a result of a fairly serious toe injury. When we discussed surgery, he explained his surgery technique, which helps minimize the pain after a procedure. Sure enough, due to his "gentle" technique, I have had minimalpain after the surgery. I will need a bunion procedure in the future, and Dr. Austin will definitely be the surgeon.
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First of all the office manager is a true gem! I just love being greeted with a smile and with a great attitude! The office was in a nice area, the office was clean, and Doctor Austin was fabulous! He tookhis time and explained to me what was happening with my pain. I appreciated that instead of being rushed out. I feel good about going back and would refer others to him as well.
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Very polite. He was a bit under the weather himself, and he still showed up to work despite not feeling well. Very informative, very considerate, listened to my concerns and was quick to a resolution. Highly recommended, and I will definitely be following up with him with my issue.
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It was a pleasure to meet him for the first time. A very gentle doctor and very informative. I highly recommend him to all my family members and friends!
More than 1 year ago
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He exceeded my expectations.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Austin and Betty the receptionist and 'do a lot' lady are simply the best! Nothing like a warm welcome from the front desk and then a thorough, lots of information doctor. What more can one ask for?! I highly recommend Dr. Austin - best podiatrist I have ever seen!
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First time visiting a podiatrist for my mom. He was pretty good and identified the issue within no time.
More than 1 year ago
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I was greeted by a very warm welcome by his office assistant which made me feel at home. Dr. Austin has excellent bedside manner. He listened and treated me with professional courtesy . He spent time explaining in detail the problemI had with my foot which I think is very important to a patient. He gave me his honest opinion about my concerns, discussed the appropriate diagnostics and treatment modalities that I will go through. I left the office assured and at peace after the discussions we had. I would highly recommend him to any patient.
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