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.

07/28/2020
Dr. Slater took her time to listen to all of my symptoms/concerns during virtual visit. She explained my diagnosis and the medications she prescribed. Her empathy towards me and my family is priceless! I'm really glad to have her as my physician. She's professional, caring, and provides exceptional care. I would highly recommend Dr. Slater to anyone looking for a thorough physician. Thank you Dr. Slater, for all you do especially during this pandemic.
07/27/2020
very helpful!
07/27/2020
very good
07/22/2020
I absolutely love Dr. Slater. She is the most compassionate Doctor I have ever had. She is a wonderful person and an exceptional Doctor.
07/22/2020
I saw Dr. Slater at this visit but both her and Dr. [...] are amazing! They care so much about their patients and take time to get to know their patients to get a full picture of the whole patient. They have amazing bedside manor. [...]