Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle SurgeryMaleAge 57

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM is a Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Elgin, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM

Kazmer Foot And Ankle Center

1710 N Randall Rd Ste 140 Elgin, IL 60123
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(847) 277-1376
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Kazmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Plantar Fasciitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kazmer treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kazmer treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kazmer treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kazmer treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Foot Fracture
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kazmer treats Foot Fracture more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Kazmer treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Kazmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

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Dr. Kazmer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
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SelectHealth
UniCare
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Dr. Kazmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kazmer

4.3

Based on 37 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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I found Dr Kazmer on website. My choice was based on rating of the other patients. He had solid 5 stars. I could get an appointment within two days. I saw Dr. Kazmer for the second opinion. I spent 7 months seeing other 3 specialist and they couldn't treat me, they all wanted to perform the surgery on my achilles. When I came to see Dr Kazmer I brought with me results of MRI, he just glanced and said that there is nothing wrong with achillies, his diagnose was plantar fasciities. I was misdiagnosed by three other doctors. Dr Kazmer assured me that I will be out of pain with no time without unnecessary surgery. After several visits I am completely without pain, no surgery!!! Dr Kazmer is the best doctor I ever met in my entire life. He so punctual, I never waited for him in the exam room for more than 10 seconds, he is extremely friendly, wonderful personality, very professional. I would recommend Dr Kazmer without blink of an eye. I was so lucky to find Dr Kazmer. Thank you doctor!!!!
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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Elizabeth D – Mar 18, 2021
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He seems to be good at what he does as a podiatrist, but he is very arrogant. He talks down on you as if you weren't educated yourself and acts as if you are wasting his time. He definitely needs people skills.
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Frances Magriz – Dec 31, 2020
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Kazmer was very professional and quick!
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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Iran Zamora Jr – Feb 14, 2020
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From My initial meeting with Dr. Kazmer I felt at complete ease that he would be able to help me with resolving my Issues. Having my Surgery on December 26th of 2018 compared to today is a world of difference. The pain i felt before surgery and aesthetically was something of a chore to deal with Physically and Mentally. I can attest to two months later a world of Difference, my foot is pretty!! and the pain is gone. I do have some healing to go through but that is what is to be expected.
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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Tonya Membreno in Pingree Grove, IL – Feb 14, 2019
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I have CMT, and went to Dr. Kazmer for orthotics. Dr. Kazmer set me up with custom orthotics and also an ankle brace. The experience was excellent. Dr. Kazmer knew exactly what I needed, was well-versed and experienced with CMT patients, and has a positive and pleasant personality.
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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IL – Dec 27, 2018
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Looking for a foot dr? Look no more. I have an HMO plan and pay $50 to see pcp and $70 to see specialist. I have been to 5 specialists, the last one gave me a round bandage to put on my toe and told me I could get them at the local pharmacy. Again I left in tears. So now I am referred to Dr. Kazmer with great trepidation. This Dr cost me $120. All I can say is he was a miracle. He did surgery on my foot and now I can wear the 30 pairs of shoes I bought. He was kind and explained everything.
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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Delphine Locascio in Lake in the hills, IL – Aug 20, 2018
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Excellent and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend
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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Donna Maziarka in Elgin, IL – Jul 09, 2018
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I saw Dr. Kazmer after I was misdiagnosed and was given the wrong treatment plan by another Doctor.. Thankfully Dr. Kazmer was able to treat me correctly and I was able to avoid surgery. I would highly recommended him. He is an excellent and highly skilled doctor and he has a wonderful and caring staff..
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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Ann in Hampshire, Illinois – Feb 08, 2018
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I love dr kazmer! He's booted me, he's performed foot surgery on me and he's done basic things too like fit me for orthotics and shave a callous.:.always kind, always straight forward and always a positive experience - my kids like dr kazmer too. I've seen him for over 15 years for my feet-ly needs. I would recommend dr kazmer to family and friends.
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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Dana Karduck in Naperville, IL – Jun 04, 2017
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I sincerely appreciate Dr. Kazmer. He is knowledgeable and truly an expert podiatrist. He has diagnosed and properly treated a number of my injuries. I can always get an appointment when needed at either location. I also appreciate the in-office technology. As a busy professional it saves me time. Come visit him - you won't be disappointed.
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. Gray in Elgin, IL – May 22, 2017
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Very satisfied with my appointment
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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Jane in Lake Zurich, IL – May 10, 2017
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I Love Him, He makes my feet feel great!!! While I'm in pain he makes me laugh and he is very personable ad punctual, Never had to wait, once I arrive my name is called within minutes!! And by the way my feet feel great!!! Go check him out! He's 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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Chicago, IL – May 03, 2017
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Dr. Kazmer is a lifesaver! I had a problem with a bunion, and he discussed the options and potential side effects. He expertly fixed it - you can barely tell I had surgery! I have full range of motion, and am back in my favorite shoes! He has a fantastic way of making you feel comfortable with what needs to be done, and talks to you like a person, in layman's terms - very personable and professional. I would recommend him to everyone!
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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Palatine, IL – Feb 17, 2017
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Very knowledgeable and personable.
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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Arlington Heights, IL – Feb 08, 2017
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2 surgeries with Dr. Kazmer and both were excellent experience! I truly recommend him to anyone with foot problems. Bedside manners were awesome and listened to all I had to say! Best doctor ever. Lisa
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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Lisa R. in Elgin, IL – Dec 30, 2016
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Yes, I saw dr.kazmer twice,first time I went to see him,he wasn't in the room not even 5mins,so I said maybe he had a busy day,2nd time I went to see him,I had other issues on going he didn't seem interested he told me there was nothing wrong with my ankle,well he missed diagnosis me.I went & got a 2nd opinion,i have a torn tendon.dr.kazmer looked at the results from the mri&said he didn't see anything wrong with my ankle.he was very impatient,new dr,I had surgery to repair the torn tendon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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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Terri in Streamwood, IL – Dec 06, 2016
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My experience with him was poor, I felt like every time I saw him I was a bother and a waste of his time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Carpentersville, IL – Nov 15, 2016
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I felt he was an expert in his field and he was clear and educational in his treatment plans.
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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Dean in Barrington – Sep 22, 2016
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I had two separate surgeries done by Dr. Kazmer. Both experiences were exceptional. He is a very skilled surgeon. I had absolutely no complications including no major pain during the healing process. Which means I did not have to take any of the prescribed pain medication. I have recommended him to every friend I have in need of foot surgery.
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
3 people found this helpful
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R Newman in Bartlett – Feb 27, 2016
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My daughter and I have both seen Dr. Kazmer for ankle injuries several times over the past two years. We trust his ability to diagnose the issue and prescribe us the proper care to ensure quick and safe recoveries. It was refreshing to receive a follow up call from him within a few days to see how we were doing. The facility is really nice and his staff is great.
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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Kim B in Mount Prospect, IL – Feb 25, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Conservative care until proven otherwise

Board certified foot and ankle care

Biography

Conservative care until proven otherwise!

Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

FINCH UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES / SCHOLL COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE
Medical School
1995
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Scholl College
1988
University Of Dayton
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Kazmer's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM treat?

Dr. Kazmer frequently treats the following conditions: Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Sprains and Strains, and Foot Fracture. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM's office address?

Dr. Kazmer's office is located at 1710 N Randall Rd Ste 140, Elgin, IL 60123. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM fluent in?

Dr. Kazmer is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Kazmer provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM is affiliated with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Is Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM holds board certifications in Foot Surgery.

Does Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.3/5 for Dr. Gary Kazmer, DPM. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Kazmer Foot And Ankle Center

Kazmer foot and ankle centers1710 N Randall Rd Ste 140 Elgin, IL 60123
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Kazmer foot and ankle centers420 W Northwest Hwy Barrington, IL 60010
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kazmer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Barrington, IL

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Chicago, IL

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2023)

Advocate Sherman Hospital

Elgin, IL

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village, IL

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Stroke Care™ (2023)