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7430 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 101, Gainesville, VA, 20155
25055 Riding Plaza, Suite 220, South Riding, VA, 20152

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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.

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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 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.

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Very pleasant.

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Very friendly staff. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bhakti.

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Just fine

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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!

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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.

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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 rushed to move onto the next patient, as I hesitate to ask many questions or for more detailed clarification.

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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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This was my second visit with Dr Bhakta. He is very nice and I would recommend him highly.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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resolved problem

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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 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

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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.