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Dr. Mukesh Bhakta, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Mukesh Bhakta has been in private practice since August 2000. He is Board Certified by ABMSP, member of The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American Podiatric Medical Association and The Viriginia Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Bhakta earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Scholl College of Podiatry in Illinois. He completed a 2 year residency at the St. Louis VA Hospital/Scott Air Force Base with rotations at NNMC-Bethesda. Dr. Bhakta's particular areas of interest include podiatric sports medicine, foot surgery and pediatric foot problems. He has been playing sports his whole life and knows how many of the injuries feel(e.g. he has given himself cortisone injections for plantar fasciitis). He works closely with The Running Store (no affiliation) for proper shoe fitting and gait analysis and other local vendors. He is on staff at Novant Health Prince William Health Center and Novant Health Haymarket Health Center. Dr. Bhakta does his surgeries at NH Prince William Health Center, NH Prince William Ambulatory Surgery Center and the new Haymarket Surgery Center which just opened in 2014. Dr. Bhakta is married with a son and daughter in middle school. His wife is a Family Physician in South Riding. He has also enjoyed coaching both his son’s basketball team and his daughter’s soccer team. In recent years, his form of exercise has shifted to running, cross training, biking and weightlifting. He still enjoys playing golf and basketball. His hobbies include traveling, hiking and home improvement projects.

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Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Prince William Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry
  • Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine (Multiple Specialties in Podiatry)

Education and training

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • University of Texas, Austin (Bachelor’s)
  • Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System, Residency in Primary Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Virginia Podiatric Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2015
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2016
  • Washingtonian Magazine's Top Podiatrists, June 2012

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1326152976

Office locations

Prince William Foot & Ankle Center

7430 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 101

Gainesville, VA 20155

Prince William Foot & Ankle Center

25055 Riding Plaza, Suite 220

South Riding, VA 20152

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Office staff were professional and efficient. I was seen on time and and my issue resolved. They were even able to do x-rays during the appointment to help make a quick and accurate diagnosis.
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He was great! He was reassuring, informative, and has wonderful bedside manner. He did not have that pompous doctor attitude that I come across often, but was helpful and listened. Most of all, he has these awesome adhesive dressings calledCoverlet that are the most comfortable bandages I have ever worn, and because I told him how much I loved Coverlet, he gave me extras. He is super nice! I highly recommend!
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Great doctor!
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Very professional. Office was clean and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Bhaktak was very knowledgeable; his staff was efficient and friendly.
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I am so glad I found Dr. Bhakti! Him and his office are professional and kind and truly listen. I’ve been having an issue with my second toe and went to a foot and ankle specialist close to my home forthem to tell me nothing is wrong with my toe come back in a month. Well that’s not good enough for me especially since I have trouble walking because of my toe. Dr. Bhakta is over an hour drive from my home he took the time to educate my husband and I about feet and what he can do for me and what steps we are going to take to correct the obvious issue I have in my foot which he found out is a damaged tendon. So glad I went to him for a second opinion and I’d recommend him to everyone.
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Very pleasant.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very friendly staff. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bhakti.
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Just fine
Less than 6 months ago
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Fantastic! This makes it the3rd person in my family to see Dr. Bhakti and the third fabulous experience. In and out in 30 minutes, he talks to you and provides great service.
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Professional, knowledgeable, friendly. A good visit overall.
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Dr. Bhakta provides top notch care! He's a wonderful Dr. and has a very supportive and informative staff.
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Excellent, no waiting at all.
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Professional and knowledgeable staff
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Very happy with my visit today with Dr. Bhakta. He's very knowledgeable and courteous. Dr. Bhakta took the time to learn about all of my concerns and inform me of the best plan of action. Highly recommend.
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I love the way he explained everything to me.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Bhakta and all of his staff were very friendly. It was obvious they enjoy their jobs.
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I love that he uses zocdoc because I can make an appointment any time of day and on the weekends. He is very prompt and thorough. I have done to him with my daughters and now for myself.
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Dr. Bhakta was very easy to work with. Very polite, friendly and open to hearing my concerns and questions. I highly recommend him!
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All went well. Initial Q/A with nurse was quick. Xray took only 2 minutes. Dr. discussed problems, solutions succinctly but completely. Followup scheduled.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bhakta put me at ease and reassured me regarding my foot wound. He was kind and professional. His office staff was wonderful.
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Dr. B is such a friendly and charismatic doctor. He is very thorough with his exam and makes sure you understand your condition and prognosis. Awesome, friendly and courteous staff too!!
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we got all the info that we need to know about the treatment.
Less than 1 year ago
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Overall, very satisfied with my visit. Dr Bhakta was able to treat my foot pain with one visit.
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I've left 2 previous podiatrists over the years for various reasons. Because of this, I haven't seen a podiatrist in about 7 years. I am a diabetic, so it's important I am seen yearly. A friend went to Dr. Bhakta andraved about him, so I went to see him today. My friend was right! He is friendly, personable, efficient and knowledgeable, I am so glad to have him as my podiatrist now!
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Dr. Bhakta was very professional and courteous. He addressed all my issues and took his time in answering my questions. His staff was very friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend him to family and friends
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I liked the front desk stuff and I liked Dr. Bhakti and his nurse assistant. Pleasant and efficient.
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Very personable and professional.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr.Bhakta's office is a delightful place, with the staff seemingly always upbeat and cheerful. Dr. Bhakta's professionalism speaks for itself with so many of our neighborhood claim him as their doctor. Sometimes I wish he wasn't so rushedto move onto the next patient, as I hesitate to ask many questions or for more detailed clarification.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr B was very busy today but he did not rush my appointment and made me feel like he had time and cared about my problem. Cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. B and his staff!!!
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I did not have to wait long for my appointment. The service was great. Dr. Bhakta was friendly and thorough with my foot problem. I will have see him again in 2 weeks for a follow up.
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I felt very well respected; from the front desk to the charge nurse to the doctor himself, everyone was super friendly and courteous. I'd recommend this office to anyone.
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Doctor Bhakta is a fabulous doctor, and his staff is just as wonderful. I have been seeing him for quite a few years for various foot issues and I have always had a great experience.
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This was my second visit with Dr Bhakta. He is very nice and I would recommend him highly.
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I have never reviewed a doctor on Zocdoc before, but I felt the need today. I unreservedly recommend Dr. Bhakta. Very informative and knowledgeable with and easy and pleasing bedside manner. It is also clear that he expects his staff tobe friendly and professional. This was literally my best doctor's visit in my adult life (and I am nearing 50). I just wish he could clone himself for non-foot related specialties.
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Dr. Bhakti was outstanding! The staff from the front desk to the nurse were friendly and approachable. Great experience.
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The staff was very friendly. I saw the nurse right away but had to wait to see the doctor. He was in and out quick and Jessica came in to show me exercises and was very helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very nice and appeared knowledgeable regarding my issue. He was helpful in offering conservative approaches to my issue. I would return if issue warrants
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Great bedside manner, Very knowledgeable & thorough with examine and Detailed yet understandable explanation of details regarding foot issue.
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I had seen Dr.Bahkta two summers ago, experiencing such foot pain I could no longer jog in my neighborhood. In fact, I was limping so badly, a complete stranger stopped her yard work to ask I needed help. Dr. B waskind, attentive and diagnosed my pain accurately. I was fitted with orthotics and shown how to protect my feet from more pain. My husband was so impressed, he went to Dr. B and found relief also. Just to update, I returned to Dr. B yesterday , 4-26-17 and received the same excellent care and attention.I left with a spring in my step G and J Parker, Gainesville, AV
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I HAD A CORTISONE INJECTION IN MY TOE JOINT. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PAINLESS. I HAVE HAD OTHER INJECTIONS THAT HURT A LOT. HE IS VERY GOOD AND GAVE ME A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT MY CONDITION.
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I always have a great experience with Dr. Bhakta and his team. Very friendly, on time, and knowledgeable. Great communication.
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We love Dr. Bhakta! He has been wonderful in treating any conditions. He explains things well and does not make you feel rushed. He is very personable and it is clear that he remembers you even after a year or more has passed.
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Dr. Bhakta very knowledgeable.
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I felt welcomed, the nurse taking my information was interested and very thorough. Dr. Bhakta took his time explaining his procedure and what I should do to help the healing of my plantar fasciitis. He was considerate in how he injectedthe steroid shot. Being very careful not hurt my foot. He explained other treatments if the shot and other suggestions didn't work.
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Very friendly professional & knowledgeable. More informative than other podiatrists I've seen. Staff is also very friendly & professional. Would definitely recommend this office.
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I went to see Dr. Bhakta from my son seeing him years ago. I was very pleased with how quickly I was able to get an appointment and how they listened to my issues. They immediately did a course of treatment and scheduled my follow-up already.
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Always Awesome.
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Friendly Doctor. I was worried about my feet and knees, but he answered all my questions. His staff was also friendly. Nice group of people.
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