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As medical care has become more and more impersonal, I offer a remarkably different philosophy. I spend lots of time with my patients listening to them, answering their questions, carefully diagnosing their condition and explaining any procedures in a way they understand. Over the last decade, I have found that this, combined with my surgical training and experience, leads to a better longer lasting result.
Since 1992 I have been providing one service and only one service - care for your feet and ankles. That's it. Because I'm so specialized I am able to take care of just about any foot or ankle problem you may have, including ingrown toenails, heel pain, corns and calluses, sports injuries, diabetic foot problems, bunions, orthotics, etc.
My goal is not just to relieve your foot pain - it is to make sure it doesn't return.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Blakeman was very friendly and even though I was a few minutes late, she apologized for the wait time.
She explained my foot issues in detail, in a way I could understand them, (no matter how little I want to follow her recommendations, shoe-wise, I trust she's correct), and she was honest about my insurance coverage regarding the supportive insoles she made for me.
Dr. Inna Blakeman is a wonderful doctor. She is very caring and knowledgeable. My experience with her was very pleasant.
I had a last minute appoinrmtent took care of my painful problem right away. I was out of the office within the hour. Would go again,
Very helpful and professional. Thank you.
Extremely professional, Great bedside manner's.
As usual Dr. Blakeman did not disappoint. She is great!
Dr. Blakeman is best!
Have seen Dr. Blakeman over the past 8 years originally discovered here via ZocDoc, and after just having a 6 year later follow-up she was just as pleasant and helpful as always, and remembered my previous care well. I never thought back then nor now, podiatrist Dr. appointments and treatment could be so positive. And, ZocDoc scheduling/registration/followup makes dealing with Dr. Blakeman even easier!
excellent patient care and very helpful
Highly recommended, very patient with my questions
Everything was good. The doctor is professional. No need to wait. Thank you.
Dr. Blakeman, was very gentle in handling an ingrown toenail I had. I also had questions about other issues with my feet and she was very informative in answering my questions. I highly recommend her to all.
Nice environment, front desk staff were cordial and efficient. Doctor saw me right away and has great bedside manner. Listened well.
Dr. Blakeman is always polite and has an excellent bedside manner. When she resolves your issue she is always gentle and shows real concern about you as her patient.
This was excellent and attentive care. I would recommend Dr. Blakeman. I have gone to other podiatrists and she is head and shoulders above.
She was very prompt in treating me and did a great job!
Very kind and got me fitted for better orthodics than my previous doctor.
Dr. Blakeman was very thorough and caring in assessing and treating my foot injury. The office seems well-run and organized.
Efficient, knowledgable, and very punctual.
Very professional manner and thorough.
Front desk staff couldn't have cared less. A simple Orthotics pickup took over an hour.
Dr. Blakeman offers thorough service in a gentle way.
Dr. Blakeman is really great. Appointments are always prompt (never wait more than 5 minutes), she's nice, caring, responsive and goes above and beyond. Recently I was having pain following a small in-office procedure and she responded to my email right away and made time to see me after hours. That's not something I've seen from many NYC doctors!
very smart, kind and easy to speak with.
EXCELLENT!!! Great assessment of problem area, same day treatment!!! Very good bedside manner. A++++
Dr. Blakeman provided clear next steps and instructions on how to deal with the issue. It's such a treat to have an actual conversation with a doctor!
Awesome. Dr Blakeman is extremely capable and knows how to zero in on the problem quickly and accurately.
Dr. Blakeman is excellent in every way.
Dr. Blakeman was extremely knowledgable and very helpful. Highly recommend!
Honest and knowledgable
Dr. B is best in every way!!!!!!
I felt a bit rushed in this appointment. I only spoke to her within 10 minutes and I was already done. I felt she could've gave me other options for the problem I was having instead she was selling foot products from her office.
Dr. Blakeman is very professional and very nice. The visit was relaxed and I left feeling good!
Excellent as usual!!!
I had read the good reviews of the Podiatrist and the bad reviews of the office--and I agree 100%+++. I waited 90 MINUTES. They took other people before me who came in an hour after me. If they had said they wanted to change the time, I could have left and come back. They did not want to follow my health insurance's policy (re: deductible)--so I had to go on-line (they would not let me use their wifi) and then call the insurance company and have them talk to the office staff. After almost an hour, they said I would be seen within 5 minutes. I waited another 45 minutes more (while the receptionist who told me that went out to lunch--and no other office staff were willing to deal with the podiatrist. The waiting room was clean--but it was not a pleasant place to wait for such a long time--commercial radio was blaring, etc. And of course they did not have the forms I had filled out on line. Re-writing those forms was no big deal--but it was yet another example of front desk staff issues.
Short but complete. Needed on thing done and it was.
She knows her business is direct and to the point nice smile
She was so kind to me and I felt really comfortable sharing my issue with her.
Dr. Blakeman is a skilled podiatrist who really cares about her patients. I've gone to her for years.
Never have to wait, Dr. Blakeman is professional and approachable. Highly recommend!
The doctor is lovely. But I'm frustrated with the office because I still haven't received results from a lab test during my first visit in February. It's June as I'm writing this. I've left a number of voicemails. Sure. From the lack of urgency to connect, I will assume everything is fine with my toe nail but I expected an actual discussion of the result and the continuing symptom. Also, I was not aware that I would be charged for the lab test until I got a bill directly from the lab. That was frustrating.
Staff were rude and incompetent but she was nice and to the point.
She was thorough and asked a lot of great questions. Was able to address a pain issue immediately and order the shoe inserts I needed right away.
She was very competent with no fuss. I liked her manner and shee made me comfortable.
Her office staff were a bit slow and didn't seem well trained. But she was great!
Front office is a bit of a mess. The girls have no idea what they are doing, but the doctor is great. Shes sweet, answers all your questions and very professional.
Dr. Blakeman was comforting and great at what she does.
Dr. Blakeman is very nice and is very knowledgeable. She was very patient and listen to my concerns about the foot pain I was experiencing. Hopefully all will heal quickly!
She is awesome!! So patient.
Nice enough, and I'm sure she's a good doctor, but the visit was odd, very quick and involved little communication. I felt forced to ask questions to get information that should have been given to me (like what the issue may be, how it could have occurred, how it should be cared for, etc.). The location itself was odd, too. It seemed that she is a lone foot doctor in a psychiatric clinic nestled away in a building with a law office down the hall. The office doubled as the exam room - think wooden desk, cushioned chair and exam table in very close quarters - which made me feel awkward and uncomfortable. I probably would find a different practice if I had this issue again. Sorry, Dr. Blakeman!
Professional and curteous
Dr. Blakeman is wonderful. She is very pleasant and easy to talk to.
I have seen Dr. Blakeman several times for corns on my foot and she has always been wonderful - she is prompt, gentle, and explains everything thoroughly.
She was gentle, pleasant and thourough! I'm so glad she was recommended to me!
Pleasant, convenient & took excellent care of the issue.
Dr. I. Blakeman is a great professional specialist and I am fully satisfy with her service.
My pain turned more severe and i thought she could have done better. Thanks
She is good, confident in her diagnosis, quick, and pleasant.
Great! She was thorough and walked me through a diagnosis. Very painless with delivering the shot needed on my foot. Needed to give me a little more guidance on best place to execute my Xray follow-up but the front desk woman was very thoughtful and helpful.
Blakeman is one of the best medical professionals I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. She is skilled, knowledgeable, and efficient. As an example she did a procedure that took three pro's 3 hours in Texas, in 10 minutes with nearly no discomfort, while explaining everything while she did it. I wouldn't go anywhere else for any kind of foot related problems.
Dr Blakeman was very knowledgeable and courteous. I would highly recommend her.
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She was quick ad knowledgable. The last foot dr I went to did all these fancy tread nys but never have me an answer as to what was wrong with my foot. He couldn't explain it. She explained it right away. Nothing fancy. To the point and what I needed.
Extremely professional and answered all my questions in detail. I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Blakeman is fantastic she works quickly, efficiently, and painlessly, and when she's done she takes the time to explain everything and makes sure you don't leave with any unanswered questions. It's hard to explain briefly how much better she is than other doctors I've seen about my feet. I was mystified how she did the same procedure I've had done before with such speed and dexterity. I can't recommend her more highly.
Dr. Blakeman is an exceptional doctor. Very professional and experienced, she explained what she was going to do and what to expect. The procedure was not painful at all, didn't feel a thing and was out the door very quick, pain free.
A great doctor. Wonderful bedside manner, too.
Dr. Blakeman was professional and sensitive to my issues and provided several options for treatment. She uses good common sense and recommends easy changes rather than medical procedures.
Dr. Blakeman was very caring and attentive, and also followed up with a phone call to me two days later (which, unfortunately I missed, but I heard the voicemail, but then haven't had a chance to call back myself yet). The only downside is that to pay with a credit card, even if it's an FSA debit card, there's an extra $2 fee. (Checks are accepted, though.)
She was very nice and allowed time to answer my questions.
Great doctor . Personalized service
Dr. Blakeman is amazing, and I've never waited more than 5 minutes to be seen. She's professional and friendly, and most importantly was able to address and alleviate the pain I was experiencing.
Skilled and caring - Dr. Blakeman is what you want in a doctor.
Dr. Blakeman is efficient and effective. I've been going to her for over a year and appreciate her professionalism.
She was concerned, she listened to every complaint, she was able to diagnose and treat on the spot, and answered all my questions patiently and clearly. Will be following up.
It was efficient and reassuring.
My experience at Dr. Blakeman's office was not a good one. Her receptionist was not friendly and that was where it all began. Then I go in to see the doctor and she was almost cold. Her demeanor was very stoic and she didn't do a good job at answering my questions. I was seen very quickly but I also left the office just as quick. She even took impressions of my feet for custom made insoles and until this day, neither her or her office has reached out to me to let me know the outcome. Definitely do not recommend her. There are better podiatrist out there.
The doctor was adequate polite and I think she accurately diagnosed my problem (which was what I thought) but she did not ask me very many questions and she tried to sell me on expensive orthotics when the research I've done suggests that stretches and exercises can also be beneficial for treatment. When I asked about these she didn't really answer my questions.
She made me feel very comfortable and seemed very knowledgeable.
I found her to be an excellent and efficient diagnostician. She listens to you and has a nice manner.
Efficient and professional, very straightforward and honest, greatly appreciated.
She was helpful but not very warm
Great Doctor! No waiting time. Very professional and nice! Definitely recomend!
Bedside manners are extremely important to me. I had to ask the receptionist to get Dr. Blakeman to see me because my wait was 20 minutes long. If I hadn't said anything, I am positive the wait would have been much longer. She wasn't even with a patient. Furthermore, she didn't shake my hands to introduce herself or ask about me - such as what I did, where I was from, the sort of small talk that although seems unnecessary, it can be very important in establishing good rapport with the patient and for the rest of the visit. She gave her thoughts and opinions but didn't really actively give me feedback on what I can do to help my bunion situation. I had to ask several questions to get the advice I needed. At the end of the visit, I walked away with nothing. Didn't feel like it was productive. Not follow up visit, no information that I can check out myself to give me more knowledge about why it was important to pay the $350 for orthopedics. She didn't walk me out of her room. I opened the door myself and left. How rude is that?! I wasn't treated like I was a consumer/customer. Horrible.
I have a real problem with ingrown toenails and Dr. Blakeman was as courteous and professional as ever.
She was good with getting me in right away.
Not only she impressed me with her competence and manners, two of my soccer buddies have also trusted her with their troubles. Best foot specialist on this side of ocean!
She seemed more concerned about my copay verification. She was abrupt and quick. Not personable, but then again this is a podiatrist that wears three in heels!!??!! She did pull out a to explain fundamentals and write me the prescription. Other than that okay
My visit with the doctor was great! She was very thorough in her examination and allowed me to ask questions as needed. She was late for my appointment, but it happens. The wait wasn't so long that I would never go back.
Seemed good and honest. Quiet.
Overrated place. Dark rooms, unprofessional service manner and most annoying...I told the doctor what do I think it'll help my situation. In my case, I offer some massage procedures and she said that that's a good idea. Also, they took a footprint for the laboratory in order to get this so special slides that I never actually get them. Just another medical insurance money leecher.
Dr. Blakeman always does an excellent job!!!
Dr. Blakeman has been very good in giving me information about my condition and the options for dealing with it. I never feel rushed and she answers my questions patiently.
She's very quick in her decision making. She is a real problem solver, quick witted and has a calming demeanor. I do recommend her.
Dr. Blakeman was kind, professional and fast. My kind of doctor!
Helped resolve my foot problems quickly and gave me options for future. I would recommend this office and doctor to someone!
Started seeing Dr. Blakeman in 1999 but lost touch with her when she left the physician group. Just recently needed to find a podiatrist and thankfully, saw her name come up--close by, accepts insurance, and most importantly, she knows her stuff and is very friendly. Oh--most importantly--she is alleviating my foot pain! :)
Dr. was very plesant, listened attentively, examined and explained solutions. We made joint decisions. Skillfull procedure performer,. Good, no nonesense doctor.
Friendly, professional and helPful
Terrific experience. She is a credit to her profession.
Dr. Blakeman is the best.
Dr. Blakeman was very kind, professional, and helpful! She quickly diagnosed the problem, and even though the procedure was painful, she did a great job of talking me through it and providing advice about follow up care. I would most definitely go back to see her.
pleasant and professional.
Wow! I wish all Doctors were more like her and as professional as her. She is not only amazing, she was super fast and timely in responding to my request for an appointment, after my request for an appointment using Zoc. She replied to my 3 AM request and was in her office on same day by 2 pm, and out by 3 or sooner, after a foot injury she was able to treat in less than 20 minutes. She diagnosed a hang nail and treated it and me, like it was her own foot being treated. She made the experience painless and so easy. She's worth every waiting minute and dollar. Thank for saving my life Dr. Blakeman. -Angel
Excellent. Very pleased.
She did not do much to inform me about my plantar fasciitis. I left thinking I would have the condition for the rest of my life. I actually sprained my left ankle on the way to her office for pain in my right foot. She barely acknowledged the fact that it was swollen. Also, she did not explain what procedures were covered verses not covered by my insurance. I felt like she was trying to make money off me rather than helping me through my pain.
very nice and patient. i would recommend her to my co-workers or grandma but for serious athletes, i will recommend someone else.
She seemed knowledgeable and willing to listen to my problem and give possible solutions.
Dr. Blakeman is terrific!
She is amazing, very gentle and she has an excellent bedside manner.
Dr. Blakeman is always pleasant, efficient and prompt. The office itself is ratty-looking, but who cares what the waiting room looks like. The staff is also conscientious and nice. Her office is also convenient to many subways.
I'm always treated well by this doctor.
She knows what she is doing and does a great job consulting on what could and should be done.
I had never been to this office before but the sign in was easy and I was with the doctor in less than 5 minutes. She was very nice and gave good advice for me to prevent ingrown nails. I would definitely go back.
Dr. Blakeman was very attentive & answered each of my questions as well as provided suggestions.
Very personable, great listener, informative
I had a 12:00 appointment, but was not seen until 12:35. Doctor was fine though.
very nice and professional!
She was great, fast, understandable, professional, warm, and well rounded.
As always great service, that's why I keep coming back
Always great service. That's why I keep coming back.
Professional and efficient.
I saw Dr. Blakeman after seeing a different doctor whose opinion I didn't trust. I wanted a second opinion. Not only did Dr. Blakeman put me at ease right away, she was very clear about her diagnosis and the treatment she was prescribing. I highly recommend seeing her if understanding your situation is important to you. She spent time with me and listened, and I greatly appreciated that. Now we just have to get her to move to an office with a more organized waiting room!
Dr. Blakeman was very efficient and a pleasure to deal with.
She's a great podiatrist - very professional and understanding. She really cares about her patients
Wonderful doctor, woman and I had to have a somewhat painful procedure which she made very bearable. I continue to see her for any podiatry needs and need one some 5 years since my first ones with her and continue to only think of her for podiatry needs.
The doctor made sure all of my concerns were addressed. She was informative and easy to speak to.
Very professional and friendly manner. Answered my questions and provided information about my condition.
Very prompt and pleasant. Would recommend.
Dr. Blakeman was very pleasant and informative. She was patient and listened to me and answered all of my questions.
Thorough and professional.
Always the best in every way. It would be a great world if all people were like Dr. Blakemen.
I enjoy going to see Dr.Blakeman, she's really nice and treats you as a person, not a problem. She's very skilled and will make sure your ill is cured or treated as soon as possible. Definitely the best podiatrist I've ever been to.
All visit have been very good in every way.
She is top notch and I now use her regularly. Would recommend for competence and manner. A real find!
Dr. Blakeman is the best.
What a lovely experience! Wait time is 2 min. The doctor is extremely pleasant and well-mannered. Most important, she is very knowledgeable and detail-oriented. The treatment plan is developed promptly and clearly explained. And - it works!
She didn't provide a great deal of information or have much of a reaction to the description of the pain I was having. It was a very strange appointment.
She was very nice and personable.
Dr. is Great, very nice and very well mannered. The office is a bit busy with many different doctors but still pretty efficient. Highly recommend her.
I thought she was great! Very personable and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
Got seen straight away - zero wait time. Right down to business immediately. Very efficiently dealt with over a short lunchtime and suited my schedule well.
All aspects were outstanding and I passed Dr. Blakeman's business card around my office.
There are doctors who practice because it is a lucrative profession, in the case of Doctor Blakeman, it gives me the impression that she practices because she loves helping people and it is evident in her bedside manner. She is very detailed and open to discussing the patients concerns and always available.
Extremely knowledgeable and efficent.
it was the first day that the office used ZocDoc, so it was a bit full in the waiting room, but Dr. Blakeman was very accommodating