Dr. Frederick Lemley, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle SurgeryMaleAge 46

Dr. Lemley
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

5496 E Taft Rd North Syracuse, NY 13212

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(315) 883-5881

Dr. Frederick Lemley, MD is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in North Syracuse, NY and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lemley has more experience with Ankle & Foot Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crouse Hospital and Oswego Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lemley to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lemley is affiliated with Oswego Hospital Oswego, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lemley

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lemley treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lemley treats other conditions, please contact the office at (315) 883-5881.

Ankle & Foot Surgery

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle & Foot Surgery specialists.

Dr. Lemley treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 32 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Bunion Surgery
Hammer Toe
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High Frequency
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Dr. Lemley's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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Dr. Lemley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CorVel
CorVel PPO
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
GHI
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Fidelis Care
Health Net
HealthNet
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthNow New York, Inc.
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Martin's Point
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHCS
POMCO Group
Pyramid Life
Today's Options
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Three Rivers Provider Network
Today's Options
Total Health Care, USA
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Univera Healthcare
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Lemley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lemley

4.4

Based on 124 ratings

5 Stars
80.64516129032258%
(100)
4 Stars
4.838709677419355%
(6)
3 Stars
0.8064516129032258%
(1)
2 Stars
0.8064516129032258%
(1)
1 Star
12.903225806451612%
(16)
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (111)
  • Office environment (110)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (102)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (17)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (17)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (16)
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I was referred to Dr. Fred Lemley for a second opinion for a damaged Achilles’ tendon and bone spurs. Dr. Lemley agreed that surgery was implicated. Surgery date was January 12, 2021. The cast is now off and the surgery site is achy but not what I would call painful. Kudos to Dr. Lemley and his team for a job well done. I would not hesitate to recommend them to family or friends.
What went well
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  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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CF – Jan 27, 2021
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Dr. Lemley and his staff are caring and very professional with a touch 0f humor. I could not be more pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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dana clary – Jan 06, 2021
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My surgery went very well and I had both feet done. To date of this survey 7 people have made appointments. One has had surgery already and one is coming up in November sometime. Due to seeing my foot and hearing about my surgery.
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Linda Cavallaro – Oct 13, 2020
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Dr. Lemley was awesome, very confident in both procedures, complete success i am now able to walk painfree. He is a people person, i have refered him and SOS to many friends and aquaintances for expertise and the knowledge he will get the issue you have addressed I had an ankle replacement, something that was not even offered in my local hospitals. It was a huge relief in my ability to walk, then we followed with a bunion removal. I am so looking towards the future thanks to Dr. Lemely. THANK YOU
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 11, 2020
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both 5th toe left and right toes bunions bone sections removed successfully and minimum pain. Able to walk normally afte 6 to 8 weeks with so much relief again. Highly recoomend Dr. Lemly. I travel one hour from Utica. My experiencing of a poor foot outcome suffering a whole year then going to Doctor Lemley to do surgery correctly. I will ALWAYS go back for foot issues. Staff is friendly, highly efficient and worth trip to SOS in East Syracuse, NY.
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Jim Grunenwald – Feb 02, 2020
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Dr. Lemley did a wonderful on my bunion surgery and toe alinement. Very happy with the results. He is very knowledgeable and personable. Would highly recommend.
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What could be improved
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Heidi – Jan 15, 2020
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A fine surgeon. Dedicated, professional, and skilled. His ability to communicate with his patients is unsurpassed. A really nice guy who knows what he is doing.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Kathleen Maloney – Oct 23, 2019
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I have complete faith and trust in Dr. Lemley. He is a tremendously skilled surgeon. He also genuinely cares about his patients. I recommend him without hesitation to anyone!!
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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May 30, 2019
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I fell off stepstool and had a les franc fracture of my foot. I saw Dr. Greenky and he referred me to Dr. Lemley. When I saw him I explained that if at all possible I did not want surgery. He said we’d work together and see if we could avoid that. Six months later - no surgery and healed. He and his office staff are par excellence. Knowledgeable and friendly. Could not have had better care. Always available for questions and/or problems. Timely appointments. The BEST!
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What could be improved
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Laura Bobey in Liverpool , NY – Jan 03, 2019
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Double header, wife and I. Too bad we did not come here first after the injury and missed diagnosis then poor treatment, Now 6 months later....perhaps any possible fix would be a long term challenge for a senior person. My problem was ridiculed at a vaunted Ohio clinic. Dr, Lemley felt that what I proposed is correct and the problem could be fixed in 10 minutes and 10 days recovery. Spine compression and heart failure now comes first. Empathetic, informed physician!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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L and L Pecora in Vestal, NY – Aug 01, 2018
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I was petrified to have my bunion problem corrected. Many many people told me to not do it and to live with the pain. I waited too long. When I had it taken care of I needed to have 3 of my metatarsals shortened and set with screws in my foot. The pain I experienced was minimal and I had an excellent recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Frederick Lemley ...he is excellent. Also his staff was excellent. The nurses were helpful and kind with questions and concerns you may have while recovering.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Providenza Fraccola in Frankfort, NY – Jul 30, 2018
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In May of 2017 I suffered a ruptured Achilles Tendon. My primary care physician referred me to SOS. Dr. Lemley and his staff were very professional, friendly and courteous. After evaluating my injury, they took the time to explain my options. This allowed me to choose the treatment that was best for me. I found out that the recovery time for an Achilles injury is a long one, but Dr. Lemley and his staff provided excellent treatment and encouragement. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jeffrey Eckert in Syracuse – Jun 11, 2018
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Dr. Lemley He is horrible and says oh well if he botches a surgery. I will be seeking legal advice due to the quality of life he gave me is worst than before I went to him. Beware!!!!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 09, 2018
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From my first meeting with Dr. Lemley I was impressed with his professional and confident manner. He was very easy to talk to and explained everything so that I knew how my procedure would go and the road to recovery and how long it would take. His staff were also very courteous and appointments were taken care of in a timely manner. He made a difference in my life and I thank him for it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Walter Ellis in Clark Mills – May 27, 2018
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1st time meeting Dr Lemley I was very much at ease with him. He performed surgery on my Achilles. I was very apprehensive at the thought of surgery, but his gentle and caring demeanor put my fears at rest. I am doing fantastically well after surgery!! My entire exp w/SOS was an Aplus. SEAN (PA) was awesome! Anesthesiologist Hildreth was amazing! Surgical team (nurses) were great! Not enough characters to describe in detail. But THANK YOU ALL!!! YOURE THE BEST!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra Clark in Syracuse, NY – Apr 24, 2018
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I had surgery on 1-25-2018 and I am very pleased with my outcome. He fused my big toe and also took care of bunions on both sides of my foot. I was in pain prior to surgery and now it is very minimal and getting better every day. I am in a shoe and already able to walk short distances and getting stronger all the time. I highly recommend Dr. Lemley for your care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Wendy McLane in Croghan – Apr 18, 2018
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When we met Dr. Lemley at the first visit, he made my son very comfortable and was put at ease with the type of procedure he needed for a Jones fracture. Dr. Lemley told us that he did over 300 of these procedures that made us as parents put at ease. Dr. Lemley is very confident, capable and we were very lucky to find a Doctor that could do the procedure for a Jones fracture very close to home. We would definitely recommend Dr. Lemley for any injury to the foot. Thank you so very much!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 09, 2018
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After rolling my ankle in April 2017, After a series of PT with no results. An MRI was ordered which determined I had a torn ligament & 2 partially torn ligaments. I was referred Dr. Frederick Lemley at SOS. I was hesitant to make the drive an hour away, given I would likely have to make several trips - however, the moment I met Dr Lemley I knew I was in the right hands. My options were discussed, and surgery was done. one word describes his work - AMAZING! Thank you for all you did! Bette Jo
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Bette Jo Blanchard in Rome – Feb 26, 2018
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I have had the best care from Dr. Lemley. Treated me with respect. Listened to my problems and come up with some solutions. I am very comfortable talking to him. I do hope he doesn't move from this area.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Watertown – Feb 15, 2018
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After my foot surgery with Dr. Lemley, my foot looks and feels better than it has in years. I am very happy with the results so far.
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What could be improved
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Biography

Dr. Frederick Lemley, MD is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in North Syracuse, NY and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

West Virginia University Hospital
Residency Hospital
West Virginia University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
2009
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Columbus, OH
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Lemley frequently treats Ankle & Foot Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Lemley specializes.

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Dr. Lemley's office is located at 5496 E Taft Rd, North Syracuse, NY 13212. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists5496 E Taft Rd North Syracuse, NY 13212
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Crouse Hospital

Syracuse, NY

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

Oswego Hospital

Oswego, NY

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)