Dr. Philip Basile

Doctor (DPM)

Cambridge, Massachusetts Map External Link
Website: bostonfootandanklesurge... External Link
Practice: Associated Foot And Ankle Surgeons Of New England
Med. School:College Podiatric Medicine And Surgery University Of Osteopathic Medicine And Health Sciences
Grad. Year: 1989

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Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 05/07/12    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 19 reviews. Dr. Philip Basile has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Podiatrist-related: foot problems, foot surgery, podiatry
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RID: 5563570
16/06/14 2 1 1 1 Dr. Basile did surgery on my right foot. At my last post-op visit, Dr. Basile berated me. I guess my comment that "My foot is very, very uncomfortable" wasn't what he wanted to hear. I left the office in tears, and I plan never to return. It remains to be seen if the surgery is successful or not. Dr. Basile did not adequately explain the recovery process. He did not even speak to me after the surgery. I complained to Mount Auburn Hospital patient relations, and I plan to file a complaint with the AMA. I sincerely wish I had gone to another surgeon. Working with him was a horrible experience. 
Insurance: Tufts
RID: 5425111
25/04/14 3 3 1 1 Dr. Basile did unnecessary surgery on my foot. My foot before surgery was fine as far as I was concerned. I had no problems with my foot. I was sent to him by my endocrinologist for a check up. Dr. Basile told me I needed surgery. It took me 2 years to recover from the surgery and the result of the surgery is catastrophic. I no longer can walk long distances or wear regular shoes. I used to be a hiker and now I have a hard time to walk my dogs. Dr. Basile told me at the end: "It is an unsuccessful result" and left the office. As far as I am concerned Dr. Basile is a BUTCHER. I wish I never met him. Every podiatrist I have seen since the surgery (every major hospital in Boston) is astonished by what he did to my foot. My x-ray is and example at major medical schools of unnecessary surgery and the effects it has on a patient.  Respond
RID: 5236804
13/03/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Basile and his staff are wonderful! It is almost 3 months after my last surgery and less than 1 month before I have my next. I am healing wonderfully and they were all so attentive to my care. My right foot is looking great after my reconstructive surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Basile to anyone with podiatry needs. Everyone, especially him, at his practice are compassionate and knowledgable. 
Insurance: Harvard-Pilgrim
RID: 2753830
05/08/13 5 5 5 5 it has been 4 months since I had my second bunion done with Dr Basile. The first one he performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. The second was done at Mt auburn, where he has switched his practice to, for a number of reasons. First and foremost being for the convenience of his patients. My experience was so wonderful at Mt.Auburn. It began with the parking ease. I drove in, parked next to an elevator and was in the bldg. in no time. The facility is beautiful, clean and modern. You do not feel like a number , as the staff does not have as many patients to deal with. The nurses were friendly, professional and caring. Now for the results of my surgery. The first foot healed beautifully with no complications and looks great minus the bunion. The second bunion was more complex and has taken a bit longer in recovering, but it is looking and feeling good. Dr Basile is a wonderful podiatrist and I feel confident that this second surgery has worked as well as the first. Thank you Dr! 
Insurance: Harvard-Pilgrim
RID: 2595904
21/03/13 5 5 5 5 I've just completed my second bunion surgery with Dr. Basile and am recovering just as satisfactorily as after the first surgery. At my age, 69, I am thrilled to be able to walk pain free, for pleasure and exercise. He also did surgery on my heel and had to cut my achilles tendon to remove a heel bone spur. That required limiting ankle movement for quite awhile and again, I healed totally and pain free. Its nice to have a doctor that you can trust -he continues to study and attends conferences in his area of expertise. It's been a pleasure to work with him in my healing my feet. 
Insurance: Medicare
RID: 2551802
05/02/13 5 4 2 1 Dr. Basile didn't even look at my foot and carefully and said there are no bunions on my feet. i was out in 5 mins. I told him it's been painful for a while and cannot walk much. And, I cannot find any shoes that fits me becaus forefeet are getting wider and wider becasue bones are sticking out. He told me it will go away in couple months.... I asked about how long and he said it will take a while. I was so dissapointed my his misdiagnosis. I had no other questions to ask i just left. I didn't feel comfortable talking to him. I would never go back. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $25
RID: 2443096
10/10/12 5 4 5 5 I highly recommend Dr. Basille. He’s knowledgeable, thorough and is supported by an excellent team, in the office and at the hospital. I met Dr. B. several yrs ago, when I wasn’t recovery from a fall. He picked up where the ortho left off, addressing the damage and I walked pain free for my 1st trip to EU. He also addressed other foot issues in hopes of avoiding surgery. Two yrs later when my other foot swelled, I immediately made an appt with Dr. B, who remembered me. I needed multiple surgeries, including a bunionectomy. He set me up for a successful surgery and post op by informing me what to expect at each stage of recovery. I had one minor setback, because I walked barefoot too soon, but Dr. B. coached me through my frustration and told me what I could do to get back on track, in time for my 2nd trip to EU! Pain in my right foot (the one I broke 2 ½ ys ago) returned this summer and long story short, I am again electing Dr. B. for my surgery. Thank you Dr. Basille! 
Insurance: Harvard-Pilgrim
RID: 2438748
04/10/12 5 5 5 5 He helped my son have a new life. My son had severely flat feet and his achilles tendon was too tight and he had a large navicular bone. Dr. Basile performed surgery on all of this and now my son can run, jump and be a normal boy. Before the surgery he couldn't walk two blocks without extreme pain. I highly recommend Dr. Basile at Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA 
Insurance: Medicaid / Medi-Cal
26/02/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1567067
21/10/11 5 5 5 5 I had my 1st bunion & bunionette surgery 4/28/11. I was able to walk without crutches after the 2nd week and without my ortho shoe the 3rd when I returned to work. I was amazed at my recovery and how much easier it was than I had thought it would be. I wore heals to a wedding on Oct 1 and was fine!!! I had my 2nd foot done 10/5/11 and am walking around w my ortho shoe and doing great again! I didnt see any arrogance w Dr Basile at all, he was extremely informative and made me feel very comfortable that he would do a great job and have me back to all regular activities AND shoes in a few months! I am so pleased with my outcome and absolutely recommend him to anyone suffering. I say, stop needlessly suffering and get it done sooner than later - have your feet back to 100%. The younger the better, I'm 35 and hope to have the 40 years of life pain free! I assure you, the recovery was not as bad as I thought it would be, just follow the instructions and you will be fine in a few months! 
Insurance: Aetna
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1413041
11/04/11 4 1 1 1 arrogant, rude, and a terrible surgeon! readers beware. he comes across nice, but once a complication occurs, he is another person: won't accept faults, even when my foot cleary looks and feels terrible!  Respond
RID: 1404861
02/04/11 4 4 5 5 I sent am still in the healing process with my bunion surgery feb 22, 2011. was very friendly, professional. doctor was very prompt with returning post op pages we sent well after work hours. going back in sepotember for the left foot and have referred several people to him. foot already beautiful and its still not all healed up!  Respond
RID: 1295735
17/11/10 5 5 5 5 In 2000, Dr. Basile fixed a bunion for me at Mt. Auburn Hospital. Pre-surgery appointments were punctual, the staff was friendly and professional and all my questions were answered. The Day Surgery staff was great, too! Everyone had a calm, reassuring manor and I felt well taken care of. Dr. Basile did a wonderful job! It has been 10 years and the bunion has NOT returned. I'm physically active and as a nurse, I'm on my feet constantly. I know quality care when I see it. I would recommend Dr. Basile and the Mt. Auburn Hospital for any foot surgery. 
Insurance: Tufts
27/09/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1222289
04/08/10 5 5 5 5 I think he is great. He is a nice guy who is really busy but really tries to make a real effort to communicate all the information necessary to give patients informed consent. I think that there will always be someone who is the statistic (the one who has a bad complication, etc.) but this is not the MD's fault it is the nature of any procedure that cuts into someone's body. When you sign a paper that give consent it means that you understand that you could be that person. I love P. Basile. I would send anyone of my family members or friends to him w/o hesitation. 
Insurance: Harvard-Pilgrim
RID: 758250
07/01/09 4 5 5 5 Dr. Basile performed a bunionectomy and metatarsal osteotomy on my left foot. He clearly explained the surgical procedure to me, answered all of my questions, and provided me with very detailed information about my follow-up care, even giving me a brief foot massage on my last visit to demonstrate how to stimulate circulation in order to reduce swelling. When I set a recovery goal he worked with me to set a course for healthfully achieving my goal, and remembered it on the next visit, and celebrated progress with me. His bedside manner is honest, straightforward and kind. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $5
RID: 713572
31/10/08 5 4 1 3 Rude and obnoxious -- I had to ask him to leave the room.  Respond
30/04/08 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 545687
24/03/08 4 5 5 5 Dr. Basille listens well and is concerned about the efficiency of his staff. He is a magician with the scalpel. Surgery on my foot was complete sucess and no scar to speak of. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 447279
20/11/07 5 5 5 5 I had been to several podiatists before going to see Dr. Basile. There is absolutly no comparison between them and Dr. Basile. Dr. Basile is so much more competent and knowledgeable in his field and it was obvious in the first five minutes of my appointment. I am sticking with Dr. Basile - he is the best!!!  Respond
RID: 329180
26/05/07 5 5 5 I have been a patient of Dr. Basile for a long time. I have found him to be couteous; attentive; considerate and kind. His knowledge in the field of podiatry is top notch - 0ne would have to go far to find another specialist as knowledgeable as he is. He has always taken as much time as necessary to explain procedures with me in great detail; he has a wonderful bedside manner; and he is extrmely gentle in performing what can be painful procedures. I highly recommend him and would consider no other podiatrist to treat me. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $850
RID: 55989
13/11/06 3 2 2 Very rushed physician.. took no time to listen to me and always an error in paperwork.  Respond
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