Our Physician

Mukesh Bhakta, D.P.M. has been in private practice since August 2000. His particular areas of interest include podiatric sports medicine, foot surgery and pediatric foot care.Most people are surprised to learn that about 20-25% of his patients are under age 18 and 25% of his practice is seen for heel pain. He has been playing sports his whole life and knows how many of the injuries feel (e.g. heel pain which he treated by giving himself several cortisone shots) and what is best for healing. He works closely with The Running Store (no affiliation) for proper shoe fitting and gait analysis and other local vendors. He is on staff at Novant Health Prince William Health Center and Novant Health Haymarket Health Center. Dr. Bhakta does his surgeries at NH Prince William Health Center, NH Prince William Ambulatory Surgery Center and the new Haymarket Surgery Center which just opened in 2014.

Dr. Bhakta is married with a son and daughter in middle school. His wife is a Family Physician in South Riding. He has also enjoyed coaching both his son’s basketball team and his daughter’s soccer team. In recent years, his form of exercise has shifted to running and cross training but he still enjoys playing golf and basketball. His hobbies include traveling, hiking and home improvement projects.

Education
  • Primary Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at St. Louis VA Hospital, Scott Air Force Base, NNMC Bethesda, 1998 – 2000.
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1994 – 1998.
  • B.S. Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.
  • Majored in Biochemistry University of Texas, Austin, 1987 – 1991.
Certification
  • Board Certified, American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry, Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine.
Memberships
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Virginia Podiatric Medical Association
  • Associate, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, Manassas, VA
  • Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center, Haymarket, VA
Licensures
  • Virginia Medical License (Podiatry)