Hey Brad! Just days after leaving the Bako fellowship, I saw a patient with a lesion on the dorsal left foot that was asymmetrical, hyper-pigmented centrally, and had irregular borders. I asked the doctor I work with about doing a biopsy of the skin lesion as a precaution, and we did. The results came back as a lentiginous malignant melanoma. Had I not attended the fellowship, I would not have paid much attention to the lesion, especially when the patient attests that she never bothered to pay it any mind. It felt amazing to be the beginning step to her journey in eradicating such dangerous skin lesion. You still won't imagine how much you've impacted my life, and I'll be forever indebted to you. I hope that the move went well, and I pray for the lab's continued success. You helped me save someone’s life! I can’t repay you, so for now on her behalf and others I encounter in the future, let me thank you.
Best regards, S. Davis, DPM
It is refreshing to be working with Bako Pathology, a lab that is dedicated to podiatric pathology. It does not stop there. They are strongly dedicated to promoting our profession through education, research and financial support.
It's a delight to see internet-based reporting and 24 hour turn-around time. Their web site is user friendly and easy to order supplies. The reports are detail-oriented, with therapeutic options and literature references. It is supplemented with excellent digital photomicrographic imaging.
Keep up the great work...
Allen Lazerson, DPM
Past president GPMA
"Bako Podiatric Pathology Services should be your first choice for all your pathology needs because Bako provides state of the art facilities and exceptional and responsive client services. Even more important, Brad Bakotic, DPM, DO is the only DPM in the world who is certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology. This matters to you and your patients."
Bryan C. Markinson, DPM
New York, NY
The easiest part of switching to Bako Podiatric Pathology Services was knowing that customer service for the Doctor and the Patient is a top priority. The Dermatopathologists are knowledgeable and friendly and the support staff always seems eager to help. Reports are timely and clinically helpful. Even though Bako is a new Pathology Lab, they have demonstrated an unequaled level of dedication to the Podiatric profession.
Bob Warkala, DPM
The doctors and staff in our office loves to work with Bako Podiatric Pathology Services. They make it simple for staff to send them specimens, their reports look great, are descriptive and easy to read. We have found the Pathologists to be above the curve with their acute diagnosis and most impressive is their willingness and availability to always get on the phone to discuss a case.
Hal Ornstein, DPM, FAPWCA
Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center, LLP
Howell, New Jersey
I use Bako Podiatric Pathology Services not only because the results are accurate, detailed, and timely, but also because Drs. Bakotic and Hackel are approachable and always willing to go the extra mile to help me to accurately diagnose both complicated and everyday skin conditions. They are always just a phone call or email away. Their availability helps facilitate a quick diagnosis and treatment plan so that my patients get better faster.
Chad Webster, DPM
From beginning, to receiving my pathology results, my experience with Bako Podiatric Pathology Services has always been convenient, quick and seamless. Punch, shave or clip, drop the specimen in the jar and you’re done. Return reporting is quick, fax copies of the results are sent followed by a hard copy in the mail. Recently, I have been accessing my reports on their web portal. The reports are clear and to the point. Suggested treatment plans based on podiatric outcomes accompany the diagnosis. A very clear photograph of the histological slide is included on the report as well. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, if you have any questions regarding the results or the condition the doctors at Bako are always available. Personal service, rapid response time, easy to use I feel that the doctors and staff at Bako are part of our office family.
Bruce Lashley, DPM
New York, NY