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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.

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

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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He was awesome, glad I found him.
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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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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 month 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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Friendly and warm in manner and very professional and well-versed in his field.
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My impression of him was a good one. Seems very knowledgeable and has obviously treated my particular problem before.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very good. Liked the doctor and staff
Less than 3 months ago
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All staff were very professional and made me feel comfortable before surgery. This is my second appointment with Dr Bhakta. Highly recommend.
Less than 3 months ago
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Great doctor!
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Dr. Bhakta was very personable, very professional and gave me a lot information. Office staff was excellent too. Highly recommend.
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We appreciated the time that the doctor took with me discussing my foot issues. I did have to wait quite a long time without anyone communicating how much longer it would be before I was seen, and the visit felt abit rushed, but I understand this doctor has a loyal following, and I'll definitely come back for a second visit
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Bhakta is great! He’s knowledgeable and personable. He’s helped with the pain my Morton’s neuroma causes, which I am very greaterul. Highly recommend him!
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He’s great !!
Less than 6 months ago
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Everything went perfectly from making the appointment online to downloading the new patient forms to the actual doctor visit. Highly recommend this practice.
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The office staff were very nice, the nurse was friendly and reassuring, and the doctor was exceptional. He was friendly, personable, and he performed my procedure quickly and painlessly. I highly recommend Dr. Bhakta.
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the doctor was very thorough and explained to me everything I needed to know
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Bhakta is wonderful! He is kind and patient and I highly recommend him.
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I am so pleased with Dr. Bhakta. His bedside manner is awesome and he explains everything to you to make sure you understand. I felt comfortable with him immediately. He just gives off good vibes. His diagnosis took away my anxietyand I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a podiatrist.
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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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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Very friendly staff. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bhakti.
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Just fine
Less than 1 year 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 1 year ago
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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 and all of his staff were very friendly. It was obvious they enjoy their jobs.
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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.
More 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.
More 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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