Dr. Paul Gotkin, DPM

Dr. Paul Gotkin, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. Paul Gotkin, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Okeechobee, FL and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1982 and specializes in podiatry, podiatry sports medicine, and more.Read his story

114 N Parrott Ave

Okeechobee, FL 34972

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Careplus
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Freedom Health
  • Humana
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gotkin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Gotkin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gotkin " Board Certified, American Board of Laser Surgery, Podiatric Surgery Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Podiatric Surgery Examiner, American Board of Laser Surgery Diplomate, American Board of Laser Surgery Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery Fellow, American Society of Laser Medicine &Surgery Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Adjunct Faculty, Department of Surgery, Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine Expert Medical Advisor, Division of Workman's Compensation Disability Analyst and Fellow, American Board of Disability Analysts Clinical Consultant, Shoes for Crews Clinical Consultant 1s MPJ Endoprosthesis, Wright Medical Clinical Consulting Board, Direted Energy Laser Systems, Irvine, California PUBLICATIONS Gotkin, P. (1992, June). Podiatry Today. Canadian Medicine & Canadian Podiatry, 81. Gotkin, P. (1984, Winter). Vim and Vigor, Health Magazine of the Treasure Coast. Easing the Agony of Bunions, 57-59. Gotkin, P. (1983, Winter). Vim and Vigor, Health Magazine of the Treasure Coast. Lasers - Making Strides in Foot Surgery, 6-7, 59. Gotkin, P. (1992, December, Volume 10, #6). Journal of Clinical Laser Medine and Surgery. The CO2 Laser Used for Matrixectomy, 454-456. Gotkin, P. (1992, Setptember/October, Volume 17, #5). Journal of Clinical Engineering. Matrixectomy Via a Speciaized Surgical Laser System, 419-420. Gotkin, P. (1991, July/August, Volume 1, #2). Absorbable Update. Austin Bunionectomy with Orthosorb Absorbable Taperd Pin Fixation, 1,3. Johnson & Johnson Orthopedics. Gotkin, P. (1991, November). Laser Practice Report. Opthalmic Delivery System Adapted for Matrixectomy Technique, 167-170."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gotkin "Our doctors and staff always consider the individual needs, best interests, comfort and convenience of our patients. Certain elective surgical procedures are not appropriate for all patients. This is predicated upon the patient's life style, vocational commitments, physiological age and health, emotional and financial status. On occasion, Doctors at Treasure Coast Podiatry have performed pro bono surgery for hospitalized members of our community suffering from life or limb threatening pathology subsequent to severe diabetic infection or vascular disease. As a Board Certified Surgeon, my fundamental tenet is based upon the premise that most elective surgery procedures are unnecessary. Many foot deformities and disorders can be managed via conservative stratagems such as change in shoe gear, medications, orthotic devices, and certain lifestyle modifications. With over thirty years of experience, it is my personal credence that surgical options are the treatment of final recourse."
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6  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Gotkin does not have any board certifications listed.

22  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bunion
  • Callus
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Shin Splints
  • Skin Diseases
  • Ulcer of Foot

14  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Morton’s Neuroma Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Wart Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Toronto
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Kensington Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • American College Of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • American Society Of Laser Medicine & Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gotkin has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Gotkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gotkin's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gotkin to family and friends
30 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Gotkin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I could not be more happy with Dr. Gotkin, and his entire staff. First of all he resolved my serious foot problem and thoroughly explained each phase of the process to me so there were no surprises. I definitely would and already have recommend him and his practice to friends. I am very impressed
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Not happy with Dr. Gotkin at all. I had two appointments with him and when it was time to schedule surgery, I found out at the checkout desk that it will be with a brand new surgeon that hasn't even started in the practice yet. I was told what needed to be done, only to find out he wasn't going...more
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Excellent Doctor. He is a caring patient Dr. that is extremely knowledgeable and competent. I have been to several surgeons before him for my injury, so I know what I am talking about. Him and his staff are kind and never make you feel like a burden. I would trust him to take care of my own family,...more
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Poor excuse for a doctor. Everyone gets the same treatment. Shots and braces. If you want to treat the symptoms, this is the place for you. If you want to resolve the issue, go elsewhere.
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seemed to know exactly what he was doing.
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