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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Shanks is originally from San Francisco and received her bachelor of arts degree from Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California. She then returned to the Bay Area to pursue a career as a podiatric surgeon at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland. Afterwards, she relocated to her home town of San Francisco to complete a rigorous three-year surgical residency at St. Mary's Medical Center. She has worked with many stellar podiatric physicians and surgeons throughout the Bay Area. Her training encompassed elective forefoot surgery, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, trauma, as well as diabetic limb salvage. Her personal interests include biomechanics, orthotics, and sports medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, travelling, and dining at new restaurants.
Verified Patient Reviews
She is a very nice Doctor and took the time to listen to me. She was very busy and she seemed a little rushed. I did not have a bad experience though.
Really appriciate the help from Dr. Shanks office staff. Was seen promptly and got some great treatment.
Very professional but warm, informative.
Dr. Shanks was an awesome doctor who patiently explained what my options were for my foot pain. While the news wasn’t good for me she helped me understand what should be my next plan for recovery.
All of my questions were answered in language that I understood.
Second visit as the first. Professional and friendly office staff. Dr. Sky Shanks is the only Podiatrist that I will see in Napa.
shes very good, and very personable. I would recommend her.
The office staff was very nice! Dr.Shanks was very professional and kind! I would definitely recommend her to my friends & family!!
She was very helpful
Great experience. Loved how she listened and asked many questions to understand what I am going through. Orthotics so far have given significant improvement. Will continue to see her.
. First visit with Dr. Shanks and will return if needed. She answered all my questions and explained my options. Friendly staff.
I am new to the area and really needed a podiatrist for a very painful nail. After lots of research on podiatrists in the area, I decided to visit Dr. Shanks and I'm so glad I did! She was extremely friendly and made me feel comfortable and welcome. Her front desk receptionist was very nice as well! I will definitely be returning in the future if any more problems arise.
This is actually the 3rd time my son has seen her. She was professional and efficient.
This was my first visit with Dr. Shanks. Based on the level of care received, I would not hesitate to return should the need arise. Thank you Doctor Shanks.
Very personable and effective!
Excellent, professional and complete.
She listens. She walked through my symptoms, causes and effects, possible next steps and worked with me with a plan of action. I'll be back on the road soon. Thanks Dr. Shanks
Impressed. Obviously skilled with a good bedside manner
I think she knows "her" stuff, but when it comes to seeing the big picture of a situation I found her rather narrow, defensive, and rude. Human kindness goes a looong way. Treating a patient with indifference, copping an aditude with a patient that is inexperienced with hospitalization, who is agitated, scared, and feeling unsupported says a lot... it really does.
Very pleased with the progress of my foot surgery. Highly qualified doctor.
The only thing was they did not check their Zocdoc account so nobody knows that I have an appt that day.
Absolutely wonderful! Dr.shanks is personable and very knowledgeable. Super sweet!
Dr Shanks seems very well trained and competent and is clearly as personable as one can get.
I was pleased with Dr. Shanks clarity and efficiency in responding to my medical needs. I appreciated her cautious approach to treatment. The only suggestion I have to lessening the wait time. My appointment was a 9:30 and I wasn't seen until 9:10.
My visit with Dr. Shanks could not have been better. I told her I had neuropathy and that I was recently diagnosed with the problem. She immediately answered virtually all my questions before I asked them. She gave me advice on shoes, orthotics, heel cups (which she had on hand and put in my shoes), how to cut my toenails properly to avoid future problems and the best ointment to use in the event of any drying or cracking on my feet. Dr. Shanks was recommended to me by two of her fellow doctors and I've thanked both of them for doing so. I have already told two friends who have issues with their feet to see Dr. Shanks and I've also told my personal trainer to consider working with her with his clients in the future. My wife and I have owned and operated a winery in Napa Valley for many years and I will definitely send our employees to Dr. Shanks whenever appropriate. I might also add that Arlene and Tina who run the office were very helpful and friendly.
Dr. Shanks was very professional. She answered all of my questions, gave advice, and was guenuingly concerned about the pain in my foot. Thank you!
Doctor distant and indifferent attitude. No rapport or expression of caring.
She comes across as knowledgeable but not pushy about signing the patient about for additional visits. Nice approach.
Very nice fast and efficient
Seemed in a hurry to get me in and out and I realized after I had left that all my questions had not been answered at all. But she seems good at what she does, just hurried.
Dr Shanks is very professional. She discussed options and procedures in the visit. I have had previous appoints with her and am very comfortable with her as my doctor.
Showed appropriate concern for my problem. Great listener. Very friendly staff. Two thumbs up.
Direct, clear & informative. All around excellent.
Listened to my issue, explained what was the problem was and the remedy. Very though, did not feel rushed!
Dr Shanks is very good --competent and wonderful personality.
Dr. Sky Shanks was wonderful and really helped me with my foot issues. I would highly recommend her. She is very professional and has a great bedside manner.
Excellent. To the point and understandable.
Dr. Shanks knew immediately what was wrong with my toe. I had it misdiagnosed earlier in the week by another individual.
I found Dr. Shanks to be very personable, professional and pleasant. She explained, clearly, what my treatment options were and what the long range results of them would probably be. When she took care of my problem it was quick, surprisingly without pain (I'd expected a fair amount) and thorough. I couldn't have liked her or her care of me more. I would recommend her to anybody.
Professional and courteous
very competent, friendly and quick! No BS, just good advice.
Excellent and great manners. Feel very confident of leaving my care in her hands
The staff is helpful and friendly. Dr. Shanks is efficient in her field.
Dr. Shanks is very knowledgable. She took her time and answered all my questions. She seems very caring.
It was very pleasant, quick and very helpful.
The doctor herself and her staff were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to help me.
Dr. Shanks was professional and pleasant, and I felt confident in her treatment approach. The office staff was friendly and helpful.
Very professional office environment and great care. Particularly liked making appointment viz ZocDoc. Was able to make appointment for very next day at very convenient time. Bob M, Napa
She was great!
I was the first appt of the afternoon, and she was 20 minutes late arriving at the office. But she was pleasant, and willing to listen to my concerns.
She was so professional & helped me immediately. My pain was relieved instantly!
I've only seen her twice, so I can only share my first impressions. Seemingly great doctor all the way around. It's rare to have a doctor who demonstrates intelligence combined with a friendly bed side manner. Very approachable. Wish there were more docs like her.
Dr. Shanks is very friendly and efficient, and was able to diagnose my problem with one visit. I will definitely see her again.