Dr. Gary Saphire, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle SurgeryMaleAge 69

Dr. Saphire
Accepting new patients

Parkway Podiatry

248 AVENUE P Brooklyn, NY 11204

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(718) 236-5253

Dr. Gary Saphire, DPM is a Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Brooklyn, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saphire to book an appointment.

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Dr. Saphire's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Heel Spur
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saphire treats Heel Spur more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Saphire treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Plantar Fasciitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saphire treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Saphire treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Nail Avulsion and Excision
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saphire performs Nail Avulsion and Excision more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Saphire performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Saphire's conditions and procedures:

  • Accessory Navicular Bone
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Wounds
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Neuromas
  • Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcer
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Poor Circulation
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Warts
  • Wounds

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Dr. Saphire accepts the following insurance:

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Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Health Net
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Medicaid
MetLife
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Saphire's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Saphire

4.7

Based on 38 ratings

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Dr Saphire took the time to listen to me then asked questions about my day to day activities before he examined me. (I had been to 2 other podiatrists who barely examined me before deciding on the treatments they wanted to do. neither was able to help me.) After taking x-rays he was able to make the right diagnosis and started me on a treatment plan. I started to feel about 90% better within a few days. I wish I had gone to see him first.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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M. M. – Feb 19, 2019
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Staff is very polite, Wait time was about 10/15 minutes. Dr Saphire is very generous. He helped me with my heel pain and orthotics. Highly Recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Jan 28, 2019
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he took good care of me and resolved my problems. i would recommend Dr. Ssaphire. satisfied with my care
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Anonymous – Dec 13, 2018
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Great Staff, very polite, not a long wait, everyone is very generous
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Anonymous – Aug 23, 2018
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Having Dr. Saphire as my podiatrist was truly an exceptionally positive experience. He is attentive, responsive and caring and an excellent doctor. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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P. F. – Aug 23, 2018
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Awesome experience!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 08, 2018
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very satisfied. would certainly return, when necessary.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 08, 2018
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Great! No complaints. I would definitely recommend!!! Workers are very respectful! Excellent service
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 06, 2018
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Very dishonest. We have insurance with no deductible yet they insisted that we pay the deductible. After I inquiree with the insurance company and they told me we don't have to pay deductible i called them many times. They never got back to me. They charge $250 if you don't use insurance. For my wife with the $93 deductible they made over $400. They took over $300 for a test and never gave us the results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Brooklyn, NY – Jun 09, 2018
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I have done both feet bunions surgery at the same time, once I saw Dr.Garry Saphire I understood that I am in right hands and everything should go right. The surgery went very good and I enjoyed my rehabilitation to rest at home, reading books etc... I never scared even people told me how I can do both feet and it will be double painful.... That is not true , I never regret, you can do both feet and Dr. Garry is very professional. I am very glad that I did it!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 03, 2018
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on time , sterile enviroment, explains procedure step by step staff is friendly and courtious
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 07, 2018
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The doctor is good, but the wait time in the office is insane. Came on time with my little son for his follow up and had to wait more than an hour!! This is just ridiculous and so we just left the office without seeing a doctor because otherwise we'd need to wait another hour I believe. It might be ok for an adult perhaps, but not for me with a little kid. Very disappointed. Never going to come back.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Brooklyn, NY – Feb 01, 2018
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Dr Gary is very good at what he does. Doesn't lie, waste your time or rip you off. Very soft spoken and takes great care of his patients. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 13, 2017
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Dr. Gary is very experienced, knowledgeable and has the perfect attitude for the job. On top of that he is very down to earth. He is a great listener and doesn't rip his patients. Where all other specialists asked me to get surgery so they can make money. Dr. Gary healed my injury without it. God bless him and if you are looking for a great doctor with great staff, you will be very unlucky if Dr. Gary is not your doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 13, 2017
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Dr. Gary have seen me 5 times so far for my Lisfranc Injury. He treat me like a son. Listen to, explain me everything, most importantly address all of my concern, is so polite and doesn't rip his patients off, don't make me wait like all other doctors does. Understands his patients overall situation. Always make me feel that I am very well taken care of. God Bless him and I will always recommend him to my family, friends, and everyone out there looking for a well experienced and great Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 13, 2017
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Best DPM I ever went to for diagnosis, treatment, surgery, after care, and sincere personal caring . I would send any family member to him . Ms. Perfetto
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 19, 2017
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I had pain in my foot, and went to see Dr. Saphire. The doctor examined my foot and he thought I had a stress fracture. I then had x-rays and they revealed a stress fracture. I'm now wearing a 'boot'. I felt comfortable with the doctor and his staff. I'm glad I went to see Dr. Saphire today, instead of ignoring/dismissing my discomfort/pain. I would recommend Dr. Saphire to others. You'll be in good hands with him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 15, 2017
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Dr. Saphire has been taking care of me and my family for many years. He is kind and caring always taking the time to listen. I am a diabetic nad over the years he has made fast accurate diagnoses that have kept me from the hospital and prevented a leg amputation. I have recommended many people to the doctor. Everyone has been very satisfied.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 06, 2017
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Dr. Saphire has been caring for me and my family members for more than 10 years. He has always treated us with understanding, compassion and respect. Doctor has always returned calls promptly. He is one of the few doctors who really listens to his patients. As a diabetic his accurate diagnosis and quick action have prevented hospitalization and possible amputation. Over the years I have recommended many people to him. Everyone has been very happy with my suggestion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 06, 2017
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Dr Saphire is very knowledgeable. He made me feel at ease and explained everything he did. I was in pain when I walked in and felt great walking out.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 12, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a board certified foot and ankle surgeon I strive to treat all patients in an appropriate and efficient manner to assure that a rapid return to full...Read more

Biography

Gary Saphire, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. is a Podiatrist (Foot Specialist) - Foot & Ankle Surgery practicing in Brooklyn, NY

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Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

Education

1988
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Uzbek

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What are Dr. Gary Saphire, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Saphire frequently treats Heel Spur, Plantar Fasciitis, and Nail Avulsion and Excision. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Saphire treats.

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Dr. Saphire's office is located at 248 AVENUE P, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Parkway Podiatry

Gary S Saphire, DPM248 AVENUE P Brooklyn, NY 11204
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    • Mon: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    • Fri: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Saphire is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Brooklyn, NY

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

16 Awards Received

NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

New York, NY

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

New York, NY

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)