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Dr. Paras Parekh, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

** Professional Marathon Evals - Get Into the Right Shoe ** -------------------------------------------------------------Dr. Parekh specializes in foot and ankle specific pathology in sports medicine and wound care, as well as diabetic complications. His extensive training and three year residency allows a comprehensive approach, stressing conservative treatment prior to surgical intervention when possible. Dr. Parekh actively teaches residents and students and contributes to journal clubs and academic circles. Teaching and spending quality time with his patients is one of his trademarks, and he encourages questions at all levels. Computer based video, manual illustration, and evidence based approaches characterize his typical office visit.

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Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Education and training

  • Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Internship)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Bachelor’s)
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Michael Reese Hospital (Residency)
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Board Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) (www.aawm.org)
  • Writer and Contributor, PRESENT Online Board Review and Residency Course

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Languages spoken

  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Gujarati

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1588648414

Office locations

** Bucktown Foot and Ankle **

2320 N Damen Ave, Ste 1F

Chicago, IL 60647

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Extremely friendly and helpful appointment. Dr. Parekh greeted me in the lobby and instantly walked me back for my appointment. He was very thorough in his questioning, and was able to clearly explain the sources of my problems and potentialtreatments. Dr. Parekh not only provided potential cures for existing conditions, but walked through how I could best prevent future issues in both the short- and long-term.
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Awesome doctor!!!!
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Dr P was great. Assessed the issue I had in a very short amount of time, explained in a manner which I could understand and is providing a solution as I write. I would highly recommend him to others.
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Dr. Paras Parakh was very efficient on explaining the process of healing, along with providing different options that made me feel comfortable. He was also sure to look into what would be covered by my insurance plan and was very transparent. Very friendly and personable doctor, 100% recommend.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great guy and great service. Fully explained everything before doing it.
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It went very well. Dr Parekh is always very helpful every time I see him.
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Best doctor office visit by far! Highly recommended.
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I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Parekh. He was well spoken, kind, empathetic and extremely knowledgeable. He offered options of treatment to co-op my health rather than a box check approach.
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Very attentive and very clear on his explanations. Takes the time to make sure you are comfortable and understand what he is saying. Very careful and sensitive to your pain and injury.
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Very patient and kind
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Really friendly, knowledgeable doctor! Made me feel very comfortable and listened to all of my complaints patiently. I would happily refer him to my friends.
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Dr. Paras was amazing! He truly made me feel at ease the whole time. I highly recommend.
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Informative friendly and professional
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Very friendly and supportive! Would recommend.
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A technically good doctor, with three deal-breakers: #1 He suggested a greater number of appointments than expected - for example, bringing me in for a check on my stitches Tuesday and then a couple days later even though nothing had changed.Deal-breaker #2, for *each* of those frequent appointments, he charges for services that are never actually delivered. #2 might be related to the fact that he does not have an administrative assistant, which leads into deal-breaker #3. Deal-breaker #3 is that you should expect insane issues with missing insurance paperwork and expect that you'll have to do the leg work to figure out what steps he was supposed to take but didn't. He was not interested in figuring out what paperwork was missing, and I had to do much of the work that an administrative assistant would have done. Definitely DO NOT recommend.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great! Super helpful! I appreciate that he works to, not only treat, but educate his patients.
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I had been having foot pain for almost a year and finally decided to schedule an appointment with Dr. P because his reviews were great and he was close to my office. I felt very comfortable as soon as I walkedin the door. He greeted me when I arrived, and even walked outside with me to show me where to park my car so I wouldn’t get towed! We went over my injury and throughout the entire consultation he did an awesome job of explaining the different bones, tendons, and nerves in my foot and why my pain was occurring. I really appreciated that because he took the time to educate me on my injury and how we can make it better, rather than just simply diagnosing me. My only regret is that I didn’t make the appointment sooner!
Less than 6 months ago
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I'm normally afraid of going to the doctor, just like anyone else, but he made me feel good about the experience. He provided me with all of my options and educated me on my problem in a way that I could understand.
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Dr.Parekh was very friendly and very helpful my appointment was very fast and successful I would recommend Dr.P to people who want very fast and easy service
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Amazing professional advice. Quick in and out with great detail to the procedure. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Paras spoke to me as soon as I walked in the door and treated me immediately. He was a fountain of information on my foot pain and prescribed me with an MRI and medicine as well as giving me thenames of my possible diagnoses to look up after my visit. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Just a great guy. Personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend
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I had nerve entrapment. Doctor was very nice and helpful. He did a great job of explaining what was going on with my foot.
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This doctor is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He had a skeletal foot replica and he was able to explain my potential diagnosis. He recommended the MRI and the results confirmed what he suspected and confirmed the diagnosis. I havebeen in pain for so long and now I am going to receive a cure. I am so grateful , thank you! #MorehouseMom
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Dr. Parekh is extremely knowledgeable and was very helpful in clearly explaining the causes of the condition I face and full range of options for treatment.
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Loved Dr Parekh! I got to my appointment early and he was able to see me early. He was excellent in evaluting my injury and took the time to explain the potential issues and solutions. Great appointment and DPM, recommend 100%!
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amazing! super nice and informative!
Less than 1 year ago
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Wonderful Doctor!!!! Excellent bedside manners. As a Nurse one notices these things. Appointment was for my Grandmother and she wasn't having a good day and crabby. He understood and still was so patient with her!!! He is so informative andreally educates his patients. I read great reviews and this is why I chose to make an appointment for my Grandmother here. It was her first visit. At the end she was smiling and happy. She had been to 3 other Podiatrists for the same issue and she was very satisfied with him. We will be back!!! I highly recommend him. He is very welcoming. Glad I found about him!!!! About 20 mins away from home so it's convenient. Thank you again Dr. Parekh!!!! I will refer if anyone who needs to see a Podiatrist to you ??
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My visit Dr. Parekh saw me the same day I broke my toe and was very accommodating to my schedule. He's very friendly and easy to talk with so I could understand the proper treatment I needed. He's very accessible ifI ever have any questions and highly recommend him. I know I'm on good hands and the last visits he always makes sure I know what the next steps for treatment will be moving forward. He's a wonderful doctor and plan to continue to see him for any further treatments.
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Incredibly informative and took his time explaining what was happening, what to look out for and what to research on my own. Really comforted by all the information.
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He was a very kind man! He knew exactly what was wrong and set up a plan for recovery in a short appointment
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He is definitely awesome and makes you feel comfortable.
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Best doctor I have seen in a long time.
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Dr. Parekh was super friendly and patient with my endless questions. I was seen right away, and felt like he genuinely cared about helping me figure out my recent ankle injury. Would definitely see him again (but hope I don't haveto!) and recommend him if you're looking for a DPM in the Bucktown area.
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Parking is tricky so plan a little extra time. Doctor's visit was personable, professional and expedient.
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Dr. Parekh was fantastic! I'm so glad I was able to connect with him. He returned my call himself, not a receptionist or nurse. He explained every detail and my full course of treatment on my first visit. He was personableand genuine and even won over my very over protective son. Great visit! I loved using zocdoc!
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Dr. Parekh has an incredibly comforting presence and is clearly eager to make his patients heal quickly and properly. I am so glad I found him in this time of need!
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Dr. Parekh is definitely amazing!!! He communicated very well and explained everything clearly. He answered all questions. Dr. Parekh doesn't only treat the problem you came to him for but he goes above and beyond to make sure that we know he appreciates us as his patients!
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He was great. Explained everything very well.
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I saw Dr. Parekh for the first time, and was immediately welcomed into his office for an evaluation. He took time to get to know me as a person before going straight into what brought me into his office, which issomething I always appreciate. I was given a thorough understanding of my problem and confidence that it will be resolved. I would certainly return to Dr. Parekh in the future!
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This Doctor is by far the best foot doctor I have gone to. He cares not only for your feet but for the whole person. His bedside manner is just outstanding. I would recommend him to anyone....very professional and caring.
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I highly recommend Dr. Parekh! He is very personable and gives a thorough diagnosis. He is knowledgeable and provides excellent recommendations.
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He was overall great! Very patient, informative, and thorough. Answers all your questions.
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Dr. Parekh spent the time to explain everything very clearly. I've been to a few other doctors before and he has been the only one who didn't rush me out of his office. I'd definitely recommend him.
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Great doctor, helped me with an issue I'v been dealing with for the past two years. Will continue to go to him for all my foot problems! Thanks Doc!
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Dr. Parekh was extremely helpful and to the point. He was able to help me in my appointment and recommend treatment going forward. He is very considerate and I will definitely be returning.
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I'm a RN and think this doc is great. Easy to talk with and explains everything. Made apply online, same day! Parking lot is on side of building along with the entrance.
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Great atmosphere, Dr. Paekh was very detail in everything he explained. Highly recommended.
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Really smart and effective, he has blown away other podiatrists I've seen. Its possible that he c hanged my life.
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He was very easy to talk to, listened to everything I had to say, and then in detail explained to me what was causing the pain in my feet. He is also having me check with my insurance before going aheadand charging me an arm and a leg (or foot!!) for a custom insole! Probably the best visit with a doctor I have had in years.
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