Mukesh Bhakta, D.P.M. 

Dr. Mukesh Bhakta has been in private practice since August 2000. His particular areas of interest include podiatric sports medicine, injuries and pediatrics. Most people are surprised to learn that about 20-25% of his patients are under 18 and 25% of his practice is heel pain. He has been playing sports his whole life and knows how many of the injuries feel (e.g. heel pain- even gave 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 Willliam Medical Center and does his surgeries at the new Novant™ Health Heathcote Surgery Center, and Novant™ Health Prince William Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Dr. Bhakta is married with two children(son and daughter are both in middle school). He has coached his son's basketball team and daughter's soccer teams.  His wife is a Family Physician in South Riding. In recent years, his form of exercise has shifted to running and crosstraining but still enjoys playing golf and basketball. His hobbies include home improvement projects and traveling.


  • 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.
  • Primary Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at St. Louis VA Hospital, Scott Air Force Base, NNMC Bethesda, 1998 - 2000.                                                       


  • Board Certified, American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry, Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine.
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment


  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Virginia Podiatric Medical Association
  • Associate, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Novant™ Prince William Hospital, Manassas, VA.


  • Virginia Medical License (Podiatry)


  • golf
  • running
  • crosstraining
  • coaching
  • traveling
  • home improvement projects
Prince William Foot & Ankle Center
7430 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 101
Gainesville, VA 20155
(703) 753-3338

South Riding Foot & Ankle Center
25055 Riding Plaza, Suite 220
South Riding, VA 20152
(703) 753-3338


The podiatrists at Prince William Foot & Ankle Center, PC and South Riding Foot & Ankle Center treat foot
and ankle problems such as heel pain, ankle sprains, foot injuries, diabetic foot care, warts, ingrown nails, fungal nails, and bunions in Gainesville, VA and South Riding, VA.