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
Schedule Online

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

4.8

Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

02/26/2021
Gave clear explanations and was very kind and concerned.
02/26/2021
excellent
02/24/2021
Dr. Slater is one of the kindest physicians I've ever met! Firstly, I'd like to say that Dr. Slater always takes my concerns seriously despite me currently receiving therapy for anxiety/hypochondria. Despite the fact that I frequently have anxiety of serious illnesses Dr. Slater never dismisses me she treats me with compassion and listens to all my concerns. When I met with Dr.Slater I told her about my anxiety and she reassured me that she understands and listened to my symptoms. She then gave me follow up instructions as well as advice to try not to worry about things until we take further measures. Words cannot describe how much her doing these things means to me especially during the pandemic we are currently in. Dr. Slater is truly ONE OF A KIND! She is not only a Doctor by profession but a genuinely caring individual with such a big heart towards everyone she meets!
02/23/2021
I told her my problem, she explained. S he was very professional& polite.
02/23/2021
I have total faith in Dr. Slater