Shakira Slater, MD

Primary Care Services, Urgent Care Family Medicine Primary & Urgent Care
VMG - Primary & Walk-in Care, Wayne
759 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 709-0099
Practice Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sat: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sun & Holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Board Certification
Family Practice
Undergraduate Education
SUNY at STONYBROOK
Medical Education
Ross University, West Indies
Residency
Mountainside Hospital Family Practice
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.

"Dr. Slater was terrific! She spent time with me, did a thorough exam and promptly ordered tests. She came back into the exam room after she received the results of the tests and explained everything. I though she was professional, personable, extremely qualified."
Dr. Slater is kind thorough and professional. I recommend her to everyone I know.
"Dr. Slater was so excellent that I have already referred a friend to her."
"Dr. slater is an amazing person, very understanding and cares about her patients."