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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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • ACE

Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Journal Club Moderator – Podiatry Residency Program
  • Writer and Contributor, PRESENT Online Board Review and Residency Course
  • Academic Attending – Podiatric Residency Program

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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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Dr. Parekh is the man! It’s always a good visit.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great visit! Explains everything well so you understand. Great communication. Timely. No complaints!
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Literally the best doctor I have had! Over exceeded my expectations.
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Best Foot doctor ever!
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Dr. Parekh was very personable! Probably one of the nicest doctors I've ever seen, and very knowledgeable in his field. He explained everything in easy to understand terms, and was a great listener. Highly recommend!
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Doctor Parekh is terrific.
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Dr. Paras was very thorough in his diagnosis, made my 9yo very comfortable before the treatment.
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Dr. Paras is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He made me feel comfortable, he respected me and he educated me on what we were dealing with. He asked all the right questions and that made me feel asif he really cared. I would highly recommend Dr. Paras to anyone and everyone, I am so relieved that I met him and that he will take care of me.
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Really Professional. Genuinly cares. If it was for a family member, I wouldn't look any further.
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Very sincere and respectful. Would highly recommend him!!! Very personable and knowledgeable. Dr. Paras Parekh does not just tell what is wrong. He breaks it down for you and how it can be fixed. Honestly one of the best doctors I ever had!!!
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As always an excellent foot doctor! ??
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Highly recommend Dr. Parekh.
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He is a phenomenal foot doctor. Wonderful bedside manner as one would say. Really listens and cares about his patients. Informs patients what's going on and what to do about it. He's the one to go to.
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Absolutely Love Him!!
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Dr. Parekh was excellent. He was kind, personable and knowledgeable. He explained everything in detail regarding my feet, using a foot model to show the nerves and tendons effected. He explained how my flat feet effected other areas of my feet/ankles.I felt I was in good hands and I'd highly recommend him and will be sure to go back to him for anything foot related.
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Dr Paras is really caring and spends extra effort and time with his patients to explain them the details about their treatment. I specially liked the fact that he invited me to review my reports with him on his computer, thatshows how much personal attention he is willing to provide to his patients. I would definitely recommend him.
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Very easy going. Felt very comfortable and well informed
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Dr. Parekh made me feel at ease and does a great job explaining the cause of my issues and how they will be resolved.
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He was very thorough and I would highly recommend seeing him.
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I had an awesome expierence!!
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I’ve visited twice now and it’s by far the best medical experience I’ve had. He’s super informative and crazy nice, best experience!
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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 year 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 1 year 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'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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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 1 year ago
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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!
More 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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