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Dr. Sky Shanks, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Adventist Health
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Queen of the Valley Medical Center
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Education and training

  • Samuel Merritt University, California College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Saint Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco (Internship)
  • Saint Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Residency in Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1932541836

Office locations

Napa Valley Podiatry Group

935 Trancas St, Suite 2C

Napa, CA 94558

Napa Valley Podiatry Group

1460 North Camino Alto, Suite 101

Vallejo, CA 94589

Patient reviews
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This was exactly the care and advise I was hoping for.
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Dr. Shanks was Professional, and personable. She asked various questions about my issues with my sore bunions. She did pressure tests on both feet to pinpoint the pain, and recommended that I have X-rays done. She was very acknowledgeable withthe foot anatomy, told me of some possible solutions, pending the results of the X-rays. She even discussed areas of my feet that I didn’t even consider that might be playing a role in my pain. I’m glad I found her.
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Very knowledgeable and professional. Dr Sky is a good listener and very thorough. Didn't feel "rushed" at all with her as you often do these days in doctor's offices!
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This was my first visit with Dr. Shanks. I found her to be very professional and a good communicator. Her diagnosis was clear and concise and she recommended multiple interventions that addressed my d.iagnosis
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Since I was a new patient, the wait time included the filling out of paperwork. The staff greeted me cheerfully and were great with me and all of the patients that came and went during my stay. Dr. Shanks took timeto explain the things that are happening to my feet and gave helpful information with her recommendations. The treatment in the office and the prescription both began improving my situation immediately!
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Wonderful
Less than 6 months ago
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Very good and caring.
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Dr. Shanks was delightful! She did a thorough examination and explained what she was doing, gave me options, and eventually treated my foot. I had a say in the treatment which I appreciated. I searched for a podiatrist for about 2weeks before I remembered Doc Zoc. Was seen quickly at a time I could do it. Other local podiatrists were offering appointments up to 3 months away. Totally unacceptable.
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Very personable and friendly.
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Excellent.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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Really appriciate the help from Dr. Shanks office staff. Was seen promptly and got some great treatment.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional but warm, informative.
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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.
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All of my questions were answered in language that I understood.
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Second visit as the first. Professional and friendly office staff. Dr. Sky Shanks is the only Podiatrist that I will see in Napa.
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shes very good, and very personable. I would recommend her.
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The office staff was very nice! Dr.Shanks was very professional and kind! I would definitely recommend her to my friends & family!!
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She was very helpful
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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.
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. First visit with Dr. Shanks and will return if needed. She answered all my questions and explained my options. Friendly staff.
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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 friendlyand 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.
More than 1 year ago
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This is actually the 3rd time my son has seen her. She was professional and efficient.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable and effective!
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent, professional and complete.
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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
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Impressed. Obviously skilled with a good bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
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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 witha patient that is inexperienced with hospitalization, who is agitated, scared, and feeling unsupported says a lot... it really does.
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Very pleased with the progress of my foot surgery. Highly qualified doctor.
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The only thing was they did not check their Zocdoc account so nobody knows that I have an appt that day.
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Absolutely wonderful! Dr.shanks is personable and very knowledgeable. Super sweet!
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Dr Shanks seems very well trained and competent and is clearly as personable as one can get.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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 onshoes, 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.
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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!
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Doctor distant and indifferent attitude. No rapport or expression of caring.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice fast and efficient
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She comes across as knowledgeable but not pushy about signing the patient about for additional visits. Nice approach.
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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.
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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.
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Showed appropriate concern for my problem. Great listener. Very friendly staff. Two thumbs up.
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Direct, clear & informative. All around excellent.
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Listened to my issue, explained what was the problem was and the remedy. Very though, did not feel rushed!
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Dr Shanks is very good --competent and wonderful personality.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent. To the point and understandable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shanks knew immediately what was wrong with my toe. I had it misdiagnosed earlier in the week by another individual.
More than 1 year ago
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Great
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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, surprisinglywithout 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.
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