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Dr. Rahul Patel, DPM

Podiatrist

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History Established in 2005. A patient's comfort level and confidence in his or her doctor is key to building a great relationship and paramount to the way I practice. You can be rest assured that every avenue of treatment will be explored and discussed from conservative to surgical means while allowing you to walk away with complete knowledge of the problem as well as having full confidence in the solution. About Dr. Patel Dr. Rahul Patel is a highly trained podiatric foot and ankle surgeon who is also on the forefront of the world's most advanced medical breakthroughs as a regenerative medicine specialist using stem cells/bone marrow aspirate concentrate, and amniotic tissue grafts. He is the the first surgeon at New York Presbyterian Queens to introduce stem cell grafting for foot surgery. Despite being trained in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, he also focuses on non-surgical podiatric needs such as foot & ankle injuries, tendinitis, diabetic foot care, heel pain, ingrown/fungal toenails, warts and other skin disorders. He also has an extensive knowledge in proper footwear for runners, basketball, and tennis athletes which he uses as part of his comprehensive treatment protocols. Dr. Patel graduated from undergrad at NYU, followed by the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2001 with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He began a comprehensive 4 year residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York, finishing as chief resident in July 2005 and earning Chief Resident of The Year honors among nearly 50 peers. His surgical training encompassed everything from bunions and hammertoes to trauma and clubfoot deformities. He is also trained in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen treatment

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York Hospital Queens

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Foot Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)

Education and training

  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Good Samaritan Hospital (Residency)
  • Brunswick Hospital (Residency)
  • Long Beach Medical Center (Residency)
  • New York University (Bachelor's)

Awards and publications

  • Abstracts written for the Compendium of Foot and Ankle Surgery 2000
  • Chief Resident of the Year 2005 - NYCPM & Affiliated Hospitals

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1134196942

Office locations

Dr. Rahul Patel DPM

235 East 22nd Street, Suite E/F

New York, NY 10010

Dr. Rahul Patel DPM

148-46 61st Rd

Flushing, NY 11367

Dr. Rahul Patel DPM

235 East 22nd St., Unit B

New York, NY 10010

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Dr. Patel is simply the BEST.
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I've been seeing Dr. Patel due to a pretty bad sesmoid fracture in my foot. Beyond his knowledge, guidance, diagnosis and assistance, he is equally as charming and warm. I feel incredibly lucky that I decided to come to Dr. Patel in the first place, sincerely recommend him to anyone!
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TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL AND INAPPROPRIATE
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Dr. Patel was knowledgeable, competent, and personable. I will return
Less than 1 year ago
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Great and cool doctor. The staff is great too. I can now say I found my podiatrist, no need to look for someone or somewhere else. Thanks Dr. Patel??
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I have been to my share of Podiatrists. He is the absolute best yet. Dr. Patel is the first to make me feel comfortable about my upcoming surgery. I am so grateful to have stumbled upon him.
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Dr Patel is an excellent doctor. He's professional, kind, and thoughtful.
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Dr. Patel was incredibly professional and thorough. He addresssed my concerns and came up with a treatment plan. I would recommend to anyone with foot or ankle pain.
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Dr. Patel was awesome. Really took the time to listen and go over anything that would help with my ankle.
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Nicest doctor I've ever been to
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I had a positive experience. Dr. Patel was kind, courteous, and very helpful. Good location and nice front desk staff too. I look forward to my next visit.
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Dr. Patel was friendly, knowledgeable and patient. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family members. I already feel an improvement. He give great footwear advice, techniques to improve your posture and daily stretches to improve the area of concern.
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Impressive knowledge and skill base with a no nonsense approach to treatment. Comforting "bedside manner" and otherwise, a skilled professional with whom is was a pleasure to interact and receive immediate treatment
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Dr. Patel is the most personable yet professional doctor I have ever come across. He took a few minutes to get to know me as a person before he got to know me as a patient. He was incredibly thorough andhappily answered all of my questions. He even answered questions I did not even know I had- he truly covered all of the bases. I did not feel rushed and he took his time- spending almost 40 minutes with me. I highly reccommend Dr. Patel!
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Friendly and informative. Comfortable atmosphere
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Good. Knowledgeable cares about his patients
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Dr. Patel was awesome. Really isolated the problem quickly and was able to recommend a course of action to remedy it that seemed based on solid facts about my case that he researched.
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Dr. Patel is awesome, he's very personable and knowledgeable
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Very patient and showed that he care .
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Great first visit. Professional, informative and relatable. A friendly front desk. I trust both his evaluation and recommendations.
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As someone who struggles with White Coat Syndrome, I felt unusually relaxed and comfortable thanks to Dr. Patel's fantastic bedside manner. I highly recommend him.
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Great bedside manner. Very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Highly recommend!
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Definitely takes the time needed
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he was very good at explaining things and just an all around likeable guy. the kind of podiatrist you'd get a beer with
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Very pleasant experience.
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Dr. Patel was very personable and was a straight shooter. Really appreciated the visit. Made some great recommendations and provided plenty of options.
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My appointment was very pleasant. The front desk was courteous and efficient. Dr. Patel was very easy to talk to. Hew was patient, friendly, knowledgeable and informative. I Would definitely recommend him! Overall I was very pleased with the experience.
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Very professional with excellent bedside manner. Asked good questions about my medical history to proper treatment. Coached me through a procedure.
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I was very please meeting Dr. Rahul. He answered all my question and made me feel very comfortable with my concern. I would recommend him to my friends.
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Very informative and passionate about helping his patients. Took the time to give me products that will help me in the future
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I am new to the area and Dr. Patel was highly recommended to me by another doctor. I was having different problems in both feet. Dr. Patel diagnosed both quickly and offered immediate solutions. He is very knowledgable and took alot of time to explain what was going on. He also sent me numerous texts to help me understand and research the problems more thoroughly. I was impressed. He is very friendly and at the same time very professional. He has already got me on the road to recovery. I will definitely be going back. Highly recommended!!
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Overall I was pleased with the experience. The front desk was friendly. Dr Patel was great! I had many questions, all of which were answered thoroughly. I left with a clear understanding of my condition and I good plan for treatment. X-ray on site was very convenient.
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Dr. Patel is a great guy, and he's been helping me get my foot back in order quickly. Highly recommended.
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she did absolutely nothing to help the problem, didn't seem to care nor to understand.
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Dr. Patel is THE MAN. Super knowledgeable, funny and professional. It was straight up an enjoyable experience.
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Very professional and takes his time to explain everything.. Love him!!!!
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I loved my first visit. I enjoyed the watching the interaction he had with each patient and his staff. He was personable, confident, and clear. Great sense of humor and he called to confirm my appointment personally. I am sensitive aboutmy feet and their condition, Dr Patel made it a very comfortable experience. Overall pleasant visit. Great job Dr. Patel. you got it right!
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Dr. Patel was beyond amazing in helping me with my foot/big toe problem. He was kind, easy to talk to, consultative and my procedure was quick and painless. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a caring foot doctor!
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Very knowledgable friendly doctor.
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The wait was only because I arrived early. Dr. Patel saw me at exactly the time of my appointment. Dr. Patel spent a fair amount of time addressing my issues and concerns. He clearly explained my options to me and walkedme through all suggested procedures. I am very satisfied with him and am planning to continue working with him for my specific problem. I highly recommend Dr. Patel!
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This doctor administered treatment that I later found out set me back on the road to recovery. Just as bad, he violated my boundaries (seems to not know where the line is between flirting/sexual harassment and establishing a positive alliancewith a patient) to the point that I felt too uncomfortable to ever go back to him.
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Very personably and informative
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Dr Patel is the friendliest, most helpful doctor I've had the pleasure of seeing. Period. He also happens to know what he's doing, too.
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I was very pleased with Dr. Patel. He was friendly and professional. He spent ample time explaining his diagnostic, the recommended treatment, and the next steps.
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Very Professional. Fixed my problem. Did not rush. Very friendly. Highly recommend!
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Good personality and easy to talk to. I just wish the hallway to his office wasn't so narrow for the wheelchair and there are a few steps to walk down but the office is on the first floor.
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This was my first time visiting a podiatrist, and Dr. Patel made it incredibly relaxed and light hearted. I came in with issues of numb toes and dull pain, and he was able to identify things about my feet that Inever knew, and recommended footwear to prevent future damage as well as possible procedures that I might need in the future. As one reviewer stated, he is quite the sneaker expert. This was an overall good experience, would certainly recommend.
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after 10 years finally I found the problem , thank you Dr. pretty much
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Really pleased with my visit to this doctor. I had some running-related foot issues, and he understood right away what was going on, did some X-rays that came out quickly, and was able to make some recommendations for what I need to do.
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He was very thorough and I agree with his approach.
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