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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Shtarkman is a caring and knowledgeable physician that has extensive training in all aspects of foot surgery and employs the latest advances in podiatric care. She is often complimented on her friendly and caring bedside manner and excellent communication skills that allow her patients to easily understand their conditions and the treatment plan. She is equally competent in the operating room during foot surgery as she is in the exam room of her office. She is ethical and treats patients as she would treat her own family.
She treats all conditions affecting the foot and ankle and enthusiastically brings her knowledge and expertise to treating all of her patients. She prides herself on good communication and personal dedication to all of her patients.
Dr. Shtarkman completed her Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency in a highly regarded three year training program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where she was extensively trained in all aspects of medicine and surgery of the foot. She obtained her medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Shtarkman graduated from City University Hunter College where she received Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, while minoring in Chemistry.
She is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Shtarkman is fluent in English, Russian and Spanish, making her accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Verified Patient Reviews
Excellent practitionner. Asked all the right questions, proposed all options available and was very clear about insurance coverage. Did everything i needed done in one session including orthotics.
My visit to Dr. Shtarkman started very well when I went to see her for foot injury from running. She listened to my symptoms, asked questions, posited possible causes, and said the next step would be to do an MRI. When my MRI came back with no obvious cause for the pain, I asked about 1) what other possible explanations could be causing my foot pain; 2) what we could definitively rule out from the MRI (stress fracture, tendonitis, nerve damage, etc). I'm not sure if she was having a terrible day, or if she was defensive about not having a good reason for me, or what, but she was VERY short with me, was quickly dismissive of my questions, and just kept reiterating to me that the MRI was clean. Now I still have foot pain, but need to start over with a new doc since I certainly don't feel comfortable bothering her with any more questions. Seems like a good doc (I know she goes in for some of the surgeries their office does sometimes), but could lose the attitude. Equally frustrating but only partly to do with her - it took 18 days from my initial visit to receipt of MRI. We lost 13 days due to 1) their office taking 6 days to call my insurance company to approve the MRI; 2) Dr. Shtarkman not calling me back with my MRI results until a week after the radiologist wrote them (the report was date-stamped).
No wait, informative visit, I recommend!
Dr. Shtarkman was able to treat my condition promptly and effectively. She is both kind and professional. I would highly recommend her to family and friends.
She was super nice, asked a lot of questions before jumping into anything. Very gentle !
Professional, efficient and friendly.
Great experience with Doctor Shtarkman. She helped me with my foot issue and gave me important insight to other foot concerns- past and potentially future. I will definitely return if the need arises!
Dr. Shtarkman is pleasant and explained her diagnosis clearly, as well as her plan for treatment. The jury is still out on how effective the treatment will prove so I will withhold judgment until then. Reception staff professional and courteous; office itself is clean. I had to arrive early to fill out (additional) preliminary paperwork, but I was seen by the doctor at the scheduled time of my appointment.
Dr. Shtarkman was fantastic. She immediately diagnosed me and gave me a variety of treatment options. She thoroughly explained what was wrong, how it was caused, and what to expect after my treatment. I was given the opportunity to ask questions, and she took the time to listen and answer everything. I also like that I have the ability to email her with questions.
Very knowledgable, had a great experince!
Dr. Shtarkman was the sweetest! The reason for my visit was pretty small but she still talked me through everything in such a nice and relatable way. She was quick and efficient and I felt like I was being treated by a friend.
She was very nice and personable. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.
I loved the quickness and the love and the attention the doctor gives.the only thing that i wasnt comfortable was with the ladies up on the receptionist area they are not very kind. but other than that i love that doctor she is there to work and make you feel like you at home love the doctor i will stay with her....
Dr. Shtarkman was polite, efficient and helpful. I was in for a preventative visit (i.e. no actual pain/issue to report) but she still took the time to talk in detail. While she could have convinced me to buy custom orthotics, she did not do so and left it up to my discretion. She was thorough, professional, polite and responsive.
She took the time to explain everything and answered all of my questions. Speedy, convenient visit with x-rays. I was in and out, but not rushed. 4 days after seeing her I am already seeing significant improvement in my heel/foot pain.
I had a great experience at this office. The front staff was pleasant and friendly. Despite being a new patient I was seen within 10 minutes of arriving (and that included filling out my paperwork)! That's a first for me!!
Dr. Shtarkman was nice, personable, knowledgeable and efficient. I was in and out of the office within 30 minutes - exactly what I was looking for. Highly recommend.
Dr. Shtarkman was great! She was very personable, friendly and thorough. There was a potential issue with my insurance and she wanted to make sure I knew about this before she examined my feet. I was very appreciative since no one ever likes surprise bills sent home.
Great doctor! Listened to all of my concerns, realistically explained my options and planned a course of treatment. She's younger, but that's a good thing because she knows and practices the current 'state of the art' of the field!
Unfortionately I have been going a lot of doctors lately and this was by far THE BEST EXPERIENCE I have had. The office staff is helpful, nice and friendly. Dr Shtarkman has a wonderful "bedside manner" she took the time to answer all my questions, address all my concerns in a thoughtful and informative way. I can not recommend her enough!
I immediately felt comfortable with her. She is very informative and kind. The office staff is very helpful and pleasant as well. Makes the entire experience of going to the doctor's office a pleasant one.
It was quick and she didn't explain my symptoms which she took xtay on my foot. she should show me my xray at least. I made a same day appintmnet and I didn't get the confirmation for two hours, then I called the offfice to get confirmation. They are not paying attention at Zocodc.
Super straight forward and easy appointment. Very nice doctor. Would highly recommend!
Really nice doctor. She took the time and explained everything to me. She was very patient and extremely helpful. I feel like I am finally on my way to feeling better. Highly recommend!
Friendly and knowledgeable -- very helpful.
Is not board certified to write diabetics illness prescriptions.
Outstanding, extremely professional and knowledgeable. Was able to be seen in emergency situation on short notice, and could not have been cared for in a better way. Highly recommend!
Dr. Shtarkman is a great doctor. She is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything and does not rush through your appointment. I am very happy to have found her!
Excellent experience all around. Dr S. responded directly to my emails right away, which is why I made the appointment. Nice office, professional staff, I was seen right away. Great job by Dr. Shtarkman. I would definitely continue treatment with her if needed. Waiting for test results... Thank you!