Shakira L. Slater, MD

Shakira Slater, MD
Specialties
Family Medicine
Primary Care
Gender
Female
Languages
English
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.

Appointments

Shakira Slater

Location(s)

Wayne Primary & Walk-In Care

759 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 709-0099
Fax: (973) 709-0201

Education

Education

MD, Ross University, West Indies, 2003 - 2007

BS, SUNY At StoNYbrook, 1997 - 2001

Internship & Residency

Mountainside Hospital Family Practice, Family Medicine, 2007 - 2010

Board Certifications

American Board Of Family Medicine - Certified, 2010

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Upper respiratory infections, sinus infections/upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma/COPD exacerbations, minor lacerations/burns, incision and drainage of simple abscesses, joint sprains/strains/injuries, minor musculoskeletal traumas, anxiety/depression, vaginitis, urethritis, sexually transmitted diseases/screening for STDs, worker's compensation injuries, skin infections/cellulitis, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disorders, immunizations, high cholestoerol, contraceptive care, adolescent preventative health.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

Physical exams, pre-operative medical clearance, sports physical exams, well woman exams, pap smear examinations/pelvic/breast exams, rectal examinations/fecal occult blood testing, suturing simple lacerations, x-rays, phlebotomy, immunizations/vaccinations, breathing (nebulizer) treatments, splinting for musculosketetal injuries, urinalysis, blood glucose testing, therapeutic injections (ie: Toradol, steroid), rapid strep/flu testing, urine drug screening. PPD skin testing.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I provide compassionate, high quality evidence-based care, taking into account psychosocial factors. I serve as an advocate for my patients. I work with my patients to prevent chronic diseases while also taking care of acute medical problems as they arise. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families each and every day. I work with my patients to help keep them healthier.

Insurance

Valley Medical Group providers accept the following plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments

4.7

Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

09/27/2019
Excellent!!
09/18/2019
good
09/13/2019
Dr. Slater is amazing. She saved my husband life with an obstruction DX and he had emergency surgery. She knows her stuff but she isn't arrogant. She is kind and gives direction. My entire family goes to her. We love her. She helps us so much, she takes time to know us, understand us. She doesn't rush through the visit, she looks at us and talks with us. She is so thorough, explains everything, instructs us and follows up. She even call to discuss lab results. I feel a true connection to her, she really cares. Its not just a visit, she knows us and remembers all of our information. We have an established trusting relationship. In this day and age that is so hard to find. We hit the lottery with her!!
08/26/2019
Dr. Slater was knowledgeable & kind! She also called me personally before 9 a.m. on a Monday w/test results after seeing her on Saturday. That dedication cannot be beat!
08/21/2019
Good