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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, DPM is a highly trained podiatrist/foot and ankle surgeon with offices in Flushing, Queens and Gramercy Park, Manhattan, NYC. His primary training is in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot & ankle surgery but he also focuses on non-surgical podiatric needs such as diabetic foot care, heel pain, ingrown/fungal toenails, warts, and foot and ankle injuries. 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 (NYCPM) in 2001 with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree. He began a comprehensive Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York, finishing four years later as chief resident in July 2005 and earning Resident of The Year honors among his peers across several hospitals in NYC. His surgical training encompassed everything from elective surgery (bunions, hammertoes, etc) to trauma and clubfoot deformities. He is also trained in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
Dr. Patel has also lectured at various hospitals and in 2001, provided abstracts for the Compendium of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Patel was awesome. Really took the time to listen and go over anything that would help with my ankle.
Nicest doctor I've ever been to
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.
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.
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
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 and happily 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!
Friendly and informative. Comfortable atmosphere
Good. Knowledgeable cares about his patients
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.
Very patient and showed that he care .
Great first visit. Professional, informative and relatable. A friendly front desk. I trust both his evaluation and recommendations.
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.
Great bedside manner. Very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Highly recommend!
Definitely takes the time needed
Dr. Patel is awesome, he's very personable and knowledgeable
Dr. Patel was very personable and was a straight shooter. Really appreciated the visit. Made some great recommendations and provided plenty of options.
he was very good at explaining things and just an all around likeable guy. the kind of podiatrist you'd get a beer with
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.
Very professional with excellent bedside manner. Asked good questions about my medical history to proper treatment. Coached me through a procedure.
Very pleasant experience.
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.
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 a lot 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!!
Very informative and passionate about helping his patients. Took the time to give me products that will help me in the future
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.
Dr. Patel is THE MAN. Super knowledgeable, funny and professional. It was straight up an enjoyable experience.
Dr. Patel is a great guy, and he's been helping me get my foot back in order quickly. Highly recommended.
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 about my feet and their condition, Dr Patel made it a very comfortable experience. Overall pleasant visit. Great job Dr. Patel. you got it right!
Very professional and takes his time to explain everything.. Love him!!!!
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!
Very knowledgable friendly doctor.
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 walked me 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!
Very personably and informative
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.
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.
she did absolutely nothing to help the problem, didn't seem to care nor to understand.
Very Professional. Fixed my problem. Did not rush. Very friendly. Highly recommend!
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.
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 I never 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.
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.
He knew his stuff! I felt at ease and would definitely come back if I needed to.
He was very thorough and I agree with his approach.
Super easy to talk to. Comfortable office environment.
Dr. Patel came across as smart, competent and confident. He was informative, helpful, and friendly. I left his practice with peace of mind and reassured. It was a very positive and pleasant experience. I would recommend him (and already have). I wasn't in for a sports injury but his knowledge of running shoes was also very impressive.
Dr Patel is very nice very easy to talk .
after 10 years finally I found the problem , thank you Dr. pretty much
he's great, personable, and very easy to talk to.
Dr. Patel was extremely thorough and took a great deal of time to determine the nature of my issue. Terrific disposition; he was professional, kind and brought a great deal of charisma to the session. Would highly recommend visiting his office.
Absolutely AMAZING!!!! Cured a problem that I had been having for several months.
Dr.Patel is very professional and he does known what he talks about! Straight to the point. He takes the time with every patient, no matter how long it takes. I highly recommend Dr. Patel.
I read the comments/reviews prior to my appointment with Dr. Patel from ZocDocs and after my visit I have to say they are all true, hands down. Dr. Patel is professional, competent, has a great sense of humor. He loves what he does and it shows. His staff is wonderful too!
Very comforting and friendly. I highly recommend him!
I found Dr. Patel to be knowledgeable and caring- a great combination in a doctor. Would definitely recommend him!
He was pleasant and very easy to talk to. Also very knowledgable. A good visit overall
To the point, insightful, knowledgeable, and calming. Glad I decide to make an appointment with him.
I was very pleased. He was very personable and spent an hour with me for my appointment. I have never felt that attended to by a doctor - Ever! He was very down to earth and personable and I am looking forward to my return visit.
Absolutely wonderful doctor, I will recommend him to other doctors to work for him at least 6 months minimum before starting their private practice. He really shows interest and want to understand the root cause of your problem. Highly recommended.
Extremely pleased with the whole experience.
i'm glad i went!
He is a very humble and efficient doctor. Very knowledgable and helpful. Makes a potentially awkward situation extremely comfortable. Highly recommended!
Our visit Dr Patel was very good. He provided all the information we needed to understand our issue, why and how the issue progressed and provided information on treatment. He has an excellent bedside manner. Highly recommend De Patel
Knows his stuff, but his bedside manner is unprofessional and the office only takes cash.
Dr. Patel was great! He was personable and had great bedside manner, on top of being extremely informative. X-rays were done on the spot and there was very little wait time. He gave me plenty of recommendations on how to strengthen my ankle and care for my foot between now and our next appointment. I would definitely recommend him!
The appointment was good.
To be honest, I was kind of weary about all the positive reviews of Dr. Patel on ZocDoc. I went in today and it was an overall amazing experience. I was seen right at my appointment time, correctly troubleshooted my issue, gave me solutions (both short-term and long-term), and was extremely friendly and genuine. As soon as I left, I called my dad to let him know he should change Podiatrists. I STRONGLY recommend Dr. Patel and there's a reason why he is so highly rated.
every thing about the appointment was great... even though there was a bit of a backup in the reception area (being in the service business myself , i understand this happens) , i found the entire office to be very gracious and because of that, no one was even grumbling the least bit about the wait.. and once i was inside the inner office dr. Patel, he treated me as if i was the only person there.. there was no sense of rushing me to get back on schedule and the treatment was superb...
Great doctor, very thorough examination and I was impressed with his recommended course of action. The waiting time could be improved though, I waited 30 min.
Dr. Patel was personable, thorough and explained things in a clear and concise manner. The treatment plan was laid out in a way that was easy to understand and follow. I highly recommend.
Dr. Patel was very friendly and easy to speak with about my ankle problems. He identified the issue within a matter of minutes.
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 alliance with a patient) to the point that I felt too uncomfortable to ever go back to him.
He is thorough, attentive, and easy to converse with--and he diagnosed the problem immediately. His office doesn't email forms in advance (fax only) or accept credit cards for copay (cash only), but his front desk person is incredibly kind and friendly, and he was a pleasure to see. I would recommend him. Please note: his name is not on the placard outside the door on 22nd Street.
Great doctor that knows what he's doing, and isn't douchey or pretentious while doing it. Best bedside manner I've ever received, and I wasn't even in bed.
Excellent doctor. Wonderful visit.
Very professional and down to earth. Understands his craft and is able to tell you what the problem is right away. I would reccomend him to anyone!
Great doctor, took time to explain everything, great bedside manner. Cash only though.
Great experience. Highly recommend to others.
Excellent! So friendly and knowledgable! I highly recommend Dr. Patel.
The doctor treated my problem. He charged more than my copay and did not have a credit card machine. Sketchy. I would rather find another podiatrist.
Dr. Patel is warm, funny and informative. He gave me a thorough diagnosis of my X-rays and articulated his findings in detail. His professionalism and charisma made it easy for me to feel comfortable. I left his office feeling optimistic that my condition will be treated properly and with genuine care. He is knowledgeable and eager to help his patients. I highly recommend him.
Was a very successful and professional experience. He cut the chase directly to the problem at hand, and all explanations were clear and easily understandable.
Dr. Patel is kind, funny and extremely informative. I went to a podiatrist over on Christopher st. in March and I came in with severe toe pain and all he did was give me steroids and tell me he doesn't know whats wrong with my toe. I went to Dr. Patel yesterday and found out everything! He was not only informative but extremely helpful with solutions.
Dr. Patel manages to balance a laid back atmosphere with a sense of professionalism I haven't seen in many other offices. He took his time and did not rush me. I would highly recommend seeing him if you have an ingrown toenail.
Great guy, knows his stuff.
Once again, I was impressed by Dr. Patel's knowledge. He thoroughly explained my Xrays and explained my condition and the treatment. He has an easy, gracious manner.
Only accepts cash
He was wonderful. Kind, helpful, and very thorough. I could tell that I was in experienced hands and that meant a great deal to me, especially because I had a bad experience with a walk-in urgent care facility for the same injury. I wish I had seen Dr. Patel first!
very informative and professional.
You truly are in good hands with Dr.Patel! True to his word, he really does give his patients the comfort that others do not...he even put on my socks and shoes for me because he knew I had arthritis and it would be difficult for me to bend down to do it myself. Wow, what a guy! So, take your tootsies over to Dr.Patel for the tender loving care they deserve. You'll be glad you did!
Dr. Patel is very informative and takes the time to explain all steps of treatment. I previously went to another podiatrist and felt like I was rushed through my visits but Dr. Patel is patient and loves it if you asks questions as he is happy to take the time to go over treatment procedures.
Great visit! Very knowledgeable and personable. Identified my issues right away and worked with me to figure out the proper course of treatment.
Great person, efficient doctor, highly recommended.
Very relaxed atmosphere, doc was extremely friendly and eager to answer all and any questions I had. Talks to his patients like a friend and not like a customer.
Dr. Patel has an excellent bedside manner. He was patient with my questions and eager to ease my concerns/worries. I'm glad I chose him!
Very knowledgeable. Good communicator.
Dr. Patel was terrific. I never had to wait, he listened carefully to my issues and found a solution for my heel problem. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Dr Patel took the time to fully explain his diagnosis and treatment options, and patiently answered all of my questions.
All in all, he is a good doctor; maybe gets a little rushed when he has other patients waiting. Still i would recommend him.
Dr.Patel is very polite and knowledgeable.
Dr Patel is an excellent doctor for anyone with foot problems. He clearly explained the nature of the problem to my son, and made him feel at ease with the process. It was a pleasure to have him as our family foot doctor!
Dr. Patel is very pleasant and takes his time answering questions and explaining his prognosis so that when you leave you know exactly what to expect and what you must do improve your condition.
very good experience at the jackson heights office. the staff is friendly & dr patel was very keen in analyzing my feet. he thoroughly explained my condition, including possible causes & future concerns, as well as treatment options. he's highly personable & friendly. I highly recommend.
I am extrimly satisfied & Next appointment is on 11/08/11,Thanks Bharat Thakkar.
Highly personable, easy to communicate with and very clear with medical information and recommendations. Dr.Patel will check your understanding and demonstrates a high level of concern with patients. Definitely recommendable.
Cute and professional.
Great guy, good doc, super responsive. Highly recommend!
As a new patient I am very happy with my results after I saw Dr. Patel. I'm still under his treatment and can see the big change on my pain level. I picked Dr. Patel to get a second opinion of my right foot problem of Neuroma. After consulting with him and his approach to the problem I was convinced and made a decision right away to continue my treatment with Dr. Patel.He's a great young doctor and an equally a great person to meet.
The fact that he does not accept credit cards is disappointing and certainly not customer- friendly. In these times, it is not easy for many patients to pay cash for uncovered services.
Great personalized treatment. Eases patients and is very approachable for questions, even outside of appointments. Would recommend to anyone.
He is upbeat and energetic, very refreshing personality. Before I had finished my paperwork, he came out to introduce himself. He seems like a genuinely nice person which just makes you feel so comfortable and welcome in his office.
Great, jolly happy go lucky guy and a true professional. Would recommend to anyone!
He is nice, Treat the patient well.
Dr. Patel is by far the best doctor I've seen. Very personable and has a great sense of humor! He is awesome!!!!
Got to root cause of my corn problem almost instant looking at the shape of my feet.
Was like a breeze in breeze out..
An excellent physician with a great personality! He'll go out of his way to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Highly recommended!
Dr. Patel is extremely patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him and could not have been more pleased with his professionalism and compassion. I'm a runner and had an issue with my toe, he took my appointment on short notice, explained to me my condition and treated me that same day. I admit, I'm horrible with needles but he put my mind at ease, administered the anesthetized shot, and painlessly performed the procedure. Whenever I go in to see a doctor I tend to be a bit anxious but the whole time he made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. I would definitely use his services again.
It is very easy to speak with Dr. Patel. He did a through examination,was very attentive to my concerns and provide me different options explaining both the pros and the cons. I greatly appreciate his candor. I would go back.
I was very impressed with Dr. Patel. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable and patient. He listened carefully to everything I had to say when I was describing my symptoms and then he took his time to examine my foot and explain exactly what he diagnosed and prescribed as treatment. I highly recommend Dr Patel.
Dr. Patel was very professional and knowledgable, as well as kind and considerate. He is the epitome of what one looks for in a physician and I can't recommend him enough.
Dr. Patel is extremely thorough when treating problems. He truly cares about his patients and really listens to your problem and recommends the best course of treatment. He is very knowledgeable and explains things without jargon. Dr Patel also accepts most insurance and has several offices where he sees patients. I highly recommend him.
Dr.Patel made me feel very comfortable, he was very straight forward with me about my condition. He seems to care about his patients and only wants the best for them which in my opinion is rare these days. I highly recommend Dr.Patel
Dr. Patel is great! He is very kind and cares so much for his patients. He took the time to listen to my issue and I never once felt rushed. I HIGHLY recommend him. Thanks Dr. Patel for your help!
I'm so not the best patient (i.e., hate needles, ask a lot questions, want to know specifics and explore all options). Dr. Patel was great... took the time to clearly articulate diagnosis, treatment options, insurance coverage, and provide assurance and comfort. Overall very satisfying experience and highly recommend.
Great doc, easy to talk to, very thorough.
Very personable and helpful. Office staff very friendly and after several visits, I've never had an issue.
Dr. Patel has one of the best bedside manners I've experienced. Very caring and concerned about the patient which is really rare nowadays. I would highly recommend him.
Clean, quiet office. All of the staff is extremely nice and helpful. I felt comfortable from the moment I walked in and Dr. Patel took the time to give me a full check-up. He also addressed problems that he saw in addition to the one that brought me there in the first place.