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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Bhaktak was very knowledgeable; his staff was efficient and friendly.
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 for them 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.
Very friendly staff. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bhakti.
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.
Professional, knowledgeable, friendly. A good visit overall.
Dr. Bhakta provides top notch care! He's a wonderful Dr. and has a very supportive and informative staff.
Excellent, no waiting at all.
Professional and knowledgeable staff
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.
I love the way he explained everything to me.
Dr. Bhakta and all of his staff were very friendly. It was obvious they enjoy their jobs.
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.
Dr. Bhakta was very easy to work with. Very polite, friendly and open to hearing my concerns and questions. I highly recommend him!
All went well. Initial Q/A with nurse was quick. Xray took only 2 minutes. Dr. discussed problems, solutions succinctly but completely. Followup scheduled.
Dr. Bhakta put me at ease and reassured me regarding my foot wound. He was kind and professional. His office staff was wonderful.
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!!
we got all the info that we need to know about the treatment.
Overall, very satisfied with my visit. Dr Bhakta was able to treat my foot pain with one visit.
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 and raved 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!
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
I liked the front desk stuff and I liked Dr. Bhakti and his nurse assistant. Pleasant and efficient.
Very personable and professional.
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 rushed to move onto the next patient, as I hesitate to ask many questions or for more detailed clarification.
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!!!
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.
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.
This was my second visit with Dr Bhakta. He is very nice and I would recommend him highly.
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.
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 to be 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.
Dr. Bhakti was outstanding! The staff from the front desk to the nurse were friendly and approachable. Great experience.
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.
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
Great bedside manner, Very knowledgeable & thorough with examine and Detailed yet understandable explanation of details regarding foot issue.
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 was kind, 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
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.
I always have a great experience with Dr. Bhakta and his team. Very friendly, on time, and knowledgeable. Great communication.
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.
Dr. Bhakta very knowledgeable.
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 injected the steroid shot. Being very careful not hurt my foot. He explained other treatments if the shot and other suggestions didn't work.
Very friendly professional & knowledgeable. More informative than other podiatrists I've seen. Staff is also very friendly & professional. Would definitely recommend this office.
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.
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.
Excellent Patient Care.
It was so great to get the x-rays done right there. And get answers!!!
First time patient. I was impressed with the efficiency of the staff. I was in and out quickly. The doctor was informative and clearly explained the situation.
My visit with Dr. Bhakta and his team was great. I arrived a few minutes before my appointment and was seen right away. His staff is very friendly and I felt comfortable from the beginning. My concerns were addressed and I will not hesitate to contact them in the future should I need to. Highly recommended!
The staff are all incredibly nice, helpful, and attentive. I switched to Dr. Bhakta from a different podiatrist because the previous Dr. just didn't spend the time with us or explain things well. The team evaluated the issue and game up with a common sense game plan along with contingencies if the initial plan didn't work very well. Highly recommend!
Dr. Bhakta is absolutely amazing. He is so incredibly nice and professional. His staff is friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend him and his team.
This was our first time to the podiatrist and we couldn't ask for a better experience. The staff and Dr. Bhakta were excellent and I would highly recommend.
Dr. Bhakta and his staff were amazing. I've had this nagging foot pain for a long time and he was able to quickly diagnose the issue and i am now walking pain free. Thank you thank you thank you!
I am so afraid of needles. Dr. Bhakta always talks to me during my feet injections and make sure I am comfortable. His nurses are wonderful too. And, like always, the shots never hurt-- just as he promises:)
From the moment I entered the office I was welcomed by a friendly staff member. That warm welcome continued with the assistant in the back office and on to the doctor. He is very knowledgeable and makes you feel 100% comfortable with an uncomfortable topic such as foot fungus. The treatment worked like a charm. I would not hesitate to return to Dr. Bhakta for future care.
Dr. Bhakta is top notch in every way. He is personable, friendly, very informative regarding foot problem. His treatment is as painless as possible. Everyone in the office is very welcoming and pleasant. The nurse who was with me was outstanding. The office is clean and very pleasant.
A very nice and professional group of people. The doctor is extremely nice and reassuring. If you have foot issues, this is the place to go.
The doctor & staff were very Courteous & professional!
The staff working with Dr. Bhakta are extremely friendly and very helpful. Dr. Bhakta and the nurses were kind, informative, friendly, professional, etc. The procedure I had done was very quick and the instructions for care were laid out plainly and easily. I will be recommending everyone looking for a foot care specialist to Dr. Bhakta!
Addressed my foot pain issue and gave me a shoe recommendation and some cushions to take home, along with a website where i could get more cushions. Very pleased.
Staff is really friendly and efficient. Doctor had great bedside manner and was also thorough. They gave me not only immediate relief from my pain, but gave me appropriate literature for follow up. I would highly recommend Dr. Bhakta.
I went to a different podiatrist a few years ago and was not happy at all with his attitude or my entire experience. My appointment with Dr. Bhakta was a GREAT experience today. Took me on time, listened, explained everything really well and got me in and out of there quickly.
Very pleasant experience! Dr. Bhakta and staff were very professional. Dr. Bhakta and Jennifer were very easy to talk to and listened to my issues and concerns. Then offered more than one plan of treatment, taking my best interests into consideration. I will be going back. Highly recommended.
Very personable and knowledgeable. I appreciate his ability to examine me and not insist on following up back in the office if it wasn't necessary. I assumed they would have diagnosed me with some issue that I would have to keep coming back for. Not the case. Honest, reliable and I highly recommend!
Really let the patient know what is going on and how to treat them problem.
I was pleased with the care and treatment received by Dr. Bhakta! His office staff is welcoming and pleasant. I would recommend him!
Everyone from the receptionist to the Dr. was very friendly. I would highly recommend this office to anyone with foot issues. Loved that he has the xray onsite too!
Great doctor. Super engaged and informative with just the right amount of humor and concern. He seems to be sincerely sympathetic and interested in helping. One of the best doctors we've been to and unfortunately, with 4 kids, we've a lot of doctors.
Excellent customer service, everything was already updated (records)when I arrived, all I had to do was hand in my id and ins card. My appointment was right on time. The doctor and staff were great made me feel welcome and took care of my problem quickly and professionally. Excellent care.
He listened to my concernes and gave good advice and recommendations to follow.
Dr. Bhakti made me feel very comfortable. He provided me with an honest evaluation and was in no hurry to get to Another patient. He answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I will definitely return to him.
Doctor is very nice and answer all our questions. Staff is very nice and helpful. We recommend our friends for sure. Thanks for taking good care of us.
The appointment was excellent. The service I needed on my toe was exactly what I needed and the doctor and his assistants were helpful. Thank you.
I wish we had found Dr. Bhatka years ago! I daughter has had a reoccurring condition and we have been told by other doctors to continue on the same path of treatment. I knew that it was time for another opinion. We saw Dr. Bhatka and he fixed the problem on the spot and permanently. I would recommend him to anyone. He truly cares about his patient and the quality of his services.
Always straight forward; kind and considerate; would highly recommend.
I waited maybe 10 minutes. He was very nice and quick for me. We have a course of action and options. I really like that. His staff was very nice and friendly too.
There are so many nice things to say about Dr. Bhakta and his staff! This was third Podiatrist that I sought out to try and help me with a toe problem. The two doctors in my area that I previously visited did not help me at all, and it was a bad experience all around. Desperate to get out of pain, I visited the Google and Yelp search to help me find an excellent Podiatrist. One of the websites suggested Dr. Bhakta. At first, I was hesitant since his office is 20 miles away from my home. I was so glad that I went with my gut instinct to make an appointment. My first appointment was today, and it was a good experience. Everyone I encountered was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Dr. Bhakta took the time to listen to my toe problem and is working on a diagnosis so he can get me on the mend.
He was great I had broken my toes the night before and they called and moved my appointment up so I would not be in so much pain. The front desk to the R N are great
Great bedside manner - very personable
It was very productive. His bedside manner is impeccable.
Doctor and staff are always welcoming, friendly and professional. Doctor and nurse answer all my questions thoroughly. I always have a good experience here and my treatment is effective. I have had much pain relief. Highly recommend.
In addition to Dr Bhakta the office staff and nurses were great.
Dr.Bhakta and his staff were friendly and courteous. I would recommend them to my friends & family. I also liked the fact that I could go online on ZocDoc and get an appointment the next day. Great service.
He was professional and caring. Understood my problems and quickly recommended a course of action. I felt confident in his recommendation.
Very professional and knowledgeable. Showed me a taping method which would help minimize my discomfort.
Personal, remembered me from 6 months ago. Very professional with high expertise.
Dr Bhakta took time to listen to my needs and concerns, diagnosed my problem, and came up with a remedy that helped me almost instantly. The entire staff is extremely professional and very nice as well. I am glad I chose Dr Bhakta.
I loved this entire office! Wonderful experience! Am going back and you should too!
Was able to get in and get out quick. Staff was very polite. I would have liked a little more explanation on the diagnosis, but over all a well run office and a good visit. I would recommend and I'll come back.
I was able to get an appointment the very same day.
Excellent professional care! Office is clean, receptionist is friendly and helpful. Mukesh Bhakta is very knowledgeable, caring and helpful
Great staff...knowledgable Dr. with a reasonable approach to solving your medical problem.
I was very satisfied with Dr. Bhakta. This is the second time I see him. He listens and explained clearly the issues I had with my foot. He gave me the right solutions. His staff are very kind as well.
He was wonderful. Very Informative, very knowledgable. Take his time and answered all my questions. The office staff was very friendly. I will recommend them to everyone I know.
Clean office; friendly and attentive staff; didn't seemed rushed during the appointment; presented options for treatment. Overall very pleasant experience.
Excelent very happy for my baby .
Dr Bhakta and his staff are wonderful, warm, caring people. i highly recommend them because they are efficient and honest.
He is everything you are looking for in a doctor. He is thorough and has a wonderful bedside manner. Cannot say enough great things about him and his staff. I highly recommend him.
I was very pleased with the entire visit! The staff was courteous and welcoming and Dr. Bhakta was great! He listened, followed several steps and diagnosed me. It was a very pleasant experience.
Great personal skills and medical knowledge. Presents all the options. Very service oriented. Great, friendly staff.
He was not very friendly and liteally ran out of the door without asking if I had any questions or concerns and gave no instructions as to where to go or who to see before I left. It was really bizzar.
Very professional staff. Enjoyed the visit and so glad I found such a wonderful doctor.
Professional, organized, good bedside manner
Everyone in the office were nice.
Very nice doctor, very respectful and kind. Was led to a room fairly quickly.
Super nice took alot of time with me. I did not feel rushed. Came up with a treatment plan right away. Highly recommend him and whole staff.
Terrific doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. Joked with my teenage daughter, friendly staff members.
Always a good experience. My foot is improving greatly under Dr Bhakta's care.
It was a good initial visit...don't have any thing negative to report.
I was having pain in both feet and needed to see a Dr. right away. I Googled Dr. Bhakta and was able to schedule a visit for the same day. I also was able to fill out the paperwork on line and have it completed before I arrived at the office which was great! Dr. Bhakta, and staff were very nice and comforting to me during my visit. They listened and made me feel like I was the only patient in the office. I have already recommended my friends to the practice because they are just that awesome!
Very personable and proficient, as were his associates and receptionist
Knowledgeable, friendly, convenient, no waiting
Diagnosed and treated same day! Completely met my expectations and objective to obtain relief from toe pain.
Doctor Mukesh Bhakta was wonderful. Great bedside manner and very personable. I would highly recommend him to family, friends and neighbors.
Chose to see Dr. Bhakta even though he's out of network for my insurance plan. I have that much confidence!!
Good first visit. Listened to me nd was very helpful.
He was very personable and thorough when evaluating my situation. His staff was very friendly and knowledgable as well.
excellent care. Attended to all my concerns.
Pleasant! Everything was very professional.
Very professional, efficient and informative.
Very pleased with Dr. Bhatka' s approach. He is starting my treatment with minimal agressiveness. No jumping into surgery or other major procedures. We will wait and see if the steps he recommended today improve my condition.
He was very attentive to my questions and made sure he answered them all as well as let me speak and actually listened.
excellent very good doctor
The doctor was very kind and knowledgeable. He was positive and assured me that my problem would be corrected. I had a great visit.
Excellent doctor, very professional, great and friendly person and quick to find an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
very good treatment. excellent service
Everyone was very kind and professional. Would highly recommend.
Excellent doctor! Very thorough and was willing to listen and address my concerns. Highly recommend