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Dr. Mukesh Bhakta, DPM

Podiatrist

South Riding, VA

About Dr. Mukesh Bhakta

Please note that we accept Medicare in Gainesville ONLY, not South Riding. Also, appointments for routine or diabetic foot care (nail trim, callus or corn debridement) can only be made by a PWFAC staff member. Please call our office or leave a voicemail and we will schedule you as soon as possible. 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 i

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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

Professional memberships

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

Awards and publications

  • Washingtonian Magazine's Top Podiatrists, June 2012
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2015
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2016
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors 2019

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1326152976

Overall rating
4.9
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Switched up appointments from what I went for. Very understanding of that. Will take advise and if will make other appointment.
Switched up appointments from what I went for. Very understanding of that. Will take advise and if will make other appointment.
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I have seen Dr. Bhakta three times in the last 2 1/2 months. He and his staff were extremely thorough andanswered all of my questions. They were so efficient with the amount of time they used to treat me without rushing. I always feel valued and listened to.
I have seen Dr. Bhakta three times in the last 2 1/2 months. He and his staff were extremely thorough and answered all of my questions. They were so efficient withthe amount of time they used to treat me without rushing. I always feel valued and listened to.
Amy H. · August 20, 2019

Dr. Mukesh Bhakta's office locations

Prince William Foot & Ankle Center

25055 Riding Plaza, Suite 220

South Riding, VA 20152

Prince William Foot & Ankle Center

7430 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 101

Gainesville, VA 20155

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Switched up appointments from what I went for. Very understanding of that. Will take advise and if will make other appointment.

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I have seen Dr. Bhakta three times in the last 2 1/2 months. He and his staff were extremely thorough and answered all of my questions. They were so efficient with the amount of time they used to treat me without rushing. I always feel valued and listened to.

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Excellent Podiatrist who listenend to my issues and immediately addressed the problem.

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I really liked Dr. Bhakta, he was very professional but also very friendly! Highly recommend!

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Very professional and great bedside manner

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Dr. Bhakta was very professional, and was able to easily pinpoint the underlying cause of my foot pain within moments, something that previous doctors had issues with. Right after a few moments examining my foot, he even showed me on a diagram what the most likely cause of the pain was, and gave a brief description of how it affected my foot. After that, he gave a solid plan of how to fix the issue, which was a great improvement from previous doctors. All in all, I highly recommend Dr. Bhakta for any and all foot related issue. His level of professionalism, bedside manner, and breadth of knowledge is unequaled.

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Dr. Bhakta and his staff were extremely friendly, efficient and informative. Everything including Xrays & fitting for custom orthotics was handled right at our initial visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Bhakta for Podiatry care.

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Excellent experience. Very efficient and friendly staff and doctor was expert and unequivocal in his diagnosis and treatment. Highly recommend.

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Great doctor. The best podiatrist around :) His whole staff is wonderful.

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Dr. Mukesh Bhakta and his Assistant thoroughly explained my son's foot issue and answered each question we had. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a podiatrist. Also, front desk...you get 5 stars too lol. You were so professional and super friendly. Awesome experience!

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Just one word… Awesome!!

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Dr Bhakta was thorough and kind. His office staff was very efficient. We arrived nearly 15 minutes early and were seen promptly.

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I realky likd Dr. Bhakta. I have akready recommended him to several friends.

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Great

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Very good and professional

Less than 6 months ago
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Doctor very pleasant and supportive, explained everything in detail.

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Saw Dr for first time with plantar fasciitis. Exam was thorough and informative. Received cortisone shots in heel. Nearly painless, quick. Would recommend.

Less than 6 months ago
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Great visit

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Dr, Bhakta is amazing. I had been years ago for a cortisone shot in my heel and he made it as painless as possible and helped ease my nerves by chatting and making me laugh. Today I had to go in for an infection and ingrown toenail removal surgery and once again was so pleased with how professional him and his team are and how they made me feel so comfortable. So grateful to have a Dr that I can trust. I am recommending anyone who needs help with their feet to Dr Bhakta. Thank you for keeping my feet confortable !!

Less than 6 months ago
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I was very pleased from making the appointment til the appointment.

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His bedside manner is great. He made me feel comfortable. He explained what the problem was and what I had been doing wrong. He gave me information which I needed in order to continue forward. He made a couple of jokes along the way which made me smile. This was my first visit with Dr. Bhakta and I will continue to use him as my podiatrist.

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Doctor Bhakta and his staff were amazing. They got me in right away. Doctor Bhakta knew what my problem was right away and told me what to do to help.

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Very knowledgeable physician. Entire staff incredibly friendly.

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Very pleased with the reception and preparation staff and with Dr Bhakta's explanations of my foot issue, the initial treatment and the description of subsequent options if needed.

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I can't believe how fast I was in and out of the office. This was my first visit with Dr. Bhakta. The woman who checked me in, Jessica, was extremely friendly! My foot required x-rays and a cortisone shot, which I assumed would require an hour of waiting (like my primary doc) but they did it right away. Although they were quick, I also did not feel rushed out the door. They took the time to answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Bhakta's office!

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Great sense of humor and making his patient feel comfortable. Very knowledgeable, great staff. Will certainly recommend the.

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Highly recommend!

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Awesome, friendly doctor and staff!

Less than 6 months ago
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I’m so glad I found the doctor. I am very pleased with the care I received.

Less than 6 months ago
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I was confident with the diagnosis was accurate and that the treatment will be effective.

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Very friendly and knowledgeable

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Dr. Bhakta is very knowledgeable and helpful with his treatment. Highly recommend.

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Courtesy, efficiency, friendliness, professionalism

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Appreciate his expertise, empathy, and advice.

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Dr Bhakta was so pleasant. Took my mom to see him for ingrown toenail. She was so pleased at how well he took care of her, she wanted me to make sure I post a review.

Less than 1 year ago
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He's a great doctor, very personable and explains procedures thoroughly. I'm so glad I found him.

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Dr. Mukesh Bhakta and his staff were amazing! I came in today to have an ingrown toenail treated, and it was painless! I was incredibly nervous about the procedure, just the thought of the procedure made me cringe. However, the staff and Dr. Bhakta were great and explained everything in detail, and I didn’t feel a thing. 10/10 would highly recommend!

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Everyone was very nice. Great customer service

Less than 1 year ago
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As always, everything was great.

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Dr. Bhakta and his staff are excellent. He explains all issues thoroughly and answers all questions.

Less than 1 year ago
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Very personable, did a great job with my son to make him feel comfortable during a painful procedure. Would definitely recommend!

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He was awesome, glad I found him.

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Very good helped my pain better then expected

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I found Dr Bhakta and his staff warm and friendly. I felt like I had been there for years except that I was a new patient today. Excellent explanations.

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Very helpful and informative

Less than 1 year ago
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I was nervous about receiving a cortisone injection. It was Virtually pain free.

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Awesome doctor! I will definitely refer him and see him again for other podiatry needs!! His nursing and front desk staff are also top-notch: they worked quickly and proficiently, and knew what they were doing THE FIRST TIME!! I was in and out in no time!

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First time patient. Very good experience. The doctor and staff were all polite and filled me with confidence!

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Dr. B knows his stuff. Have had chronic pain due to hammertoe. Talks you through process and makes you feel at ease. Great doctor for teachers!

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Not someone I would go see based on this experience.

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