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935 Trancas St, Suite 2C, Napa, CA, 94558
1460 North Camino Alto, Suite 101, Vallejo, CA, 94589

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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.

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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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All of my questions were answered in language that I understood.

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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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. 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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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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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.

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This is actually the 3rd time my son has seen her. She was professional and efficient.

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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.

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Very personable and effective!

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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

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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 with a 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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Absolutely wonderful! Dr.shanks is personable and very knowledgeable. Super sweet!

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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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Dr Shanks seems very well trained and competent and is clearly as personable as one can get.

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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 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.

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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.

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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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Very nice fast and efficient

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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.

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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.

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Excellent. To the point and understandable.

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Great

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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.

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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, 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.

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Professional and courteous

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very competent, friendly and quick! No BS, just good advice.

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Excellent and great manners. Feel very confident of leaving my care in her hands

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Dr. Shanks is very knowledgable. She took her time and answered all my questions. She seems very caring.