Dr. James Schmidt, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle SurgeryMale

Dr. Schmidt
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Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates - Podiatry

2152 S Vineyard Mesa, AZ 85210

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Dr. James Schmidt, DPM is a Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Mesa, AZ and has over 6 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program (AZPOD) At Midwestern University medical school in 2015. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Gateway Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schmidt to book an appointment.

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Dr. Schmidt's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schmidt performs Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Schmidt performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Bunion
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Dr. Schmidt treats Bunion more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Schmidt treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Foot Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schmidt treats Foot Fracture more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Schmidt treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Schmidt's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • 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 Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Wound Care and Management

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Dr. Schmidt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schmidt

4.8

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Dr. Schmidt was confident, knowledgeable, and friendly. He offered a range of solutions beginning with the least invasive and least expensive options. I'm hopeful after my visit. Highly recommend him for your foot care.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Barbara – Jun 17, 2021
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Dr. Schmidt was amazing. He listened to everything I had to tell him about my aching feet and he had the best solutions/advice for each of my issues. He is so knowledgeable and has a great bed side manner. Do your feet a favor and pay him a visit??????
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Angela MacDonald – Jun 08, 2021
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Dr. Schmidt has been great in explaining and the treatment that was needed to make necessary repairs to my ankle. Follow-up appointments and aftercare has been a pleasant experience for me. Great bedside manner and answers questions or concerns I had with great reassurance. Highly recommend.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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EHB74 – Jun 04, 2021
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I was referred by both another Podiatrist and the AZ VA. Best decision I could’ve made! I had been been dealing with an issue with my foot for a while and he was able to resolve it within a couple weeks. Will always recommend him as an option and go back!
What went well
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  • Explained conditions well
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Feb 16, 2021
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Dr. Schmidt is very smart. He takes his time to answer my questions. He did surgery on my foot and my recovery is going really well even though I was at risk for losing feeling in my foot. He recently prescribed something for my foot that in one day has made a huge difference. I'm glad I found him. I feel confident I will have a full recovery and get back to my life!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brett – Jan 27, 2021
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Dr. Schmidt provided me excellent care and took his time to answer every one of my questions. Outstanding bedside manner!
What went well
  • 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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Jan 21, 2021
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I highly recommend Dr. Schmidt. He took such great care of my daughter who suffered a sports injury to her heel. He was able to identify why she was in so much pain and gave us a great care plan to get her feeling 100% again. I’m so glad he was recommended to us.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mel – Jan 20, 2021
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Dr. Schmidt is a excellent doctor and always has his patients best interest in mind. He really takes his time to listen and diagnose your problem and give you options for treatment. In my case I had a small procedure done and couldn’t be happier with my result!
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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Dec 29, 2020
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No I would not recommend Dr. Schmidt to friends or family. I had Morton's Neuroma surgery. He also shortened my 2nd toe and now that toe is all crooked. The neuromas are gone but foot looks like a botched job.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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I visited Dr James Schmidt in Gilbert last week for an issue with my left foot that my family doctor had said was arthritis that I had to just live with. Doctor Schmidt was very professional and after looking at the x-rays he took of my foot immediately diagnosed my problem as 'capsulitis of the second toe' or 'predislocation syndrome'. I was relieved to learn that it was not arthritis and even more relieved when Dr Schmidt prescribed a simple 4-week taping of my toe (rather than surgery) to allow my toe joint to heal. His diagnosis proved to be absolutely correct since after just one week of taping, my foot is already feeling much better and I expect that with additional time, it will be totally healed. I highly recommend Dr Schmidt as a knowlegable, kind, professional who has his patient's needs in mind and will do the right thing. Dan Glenn
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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Dan Glenn – Nov 13, 2020
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I was having pain in my foot that was affecting my active lifestyle. My family doctor attributed it to arthritis. I continued with pain for months and finally decided to visit Dr. Schmidt. He quickly diagnosed the problem. It was not arthritis. He recommended some non surgical treatments and my foot pain has decreased dramatically. Dr. Schmidt spent time with me, listened to my concerns, was knowledgable and professional. He is an outstanding doctor. I highly recommend him.
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
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Dan – Nov 12, 2020
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Dr. Schmidt is very knowledgeable and professional and has a friendly manner. He genuinely cares about you and your health and takes the time to answer any questions you have. He is also very thorough in assessing the problem and carefully explaining the options for treatment along with the pros and cons of each option so you can make an informed decision about your care. In my case, he also provided a fact sheet to help me understand the issue. I really appreciate having a physician that listens to me and involves me in the process. I totally trust Dr. Schmidt with my podiatry needs.
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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Anne – May 18, 2020
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He was very thorough and explained things very well. He took his time and answered all my questions, and the steroid injection was almost painless!
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Aug 06, 2019
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I’ve had what drs and physical therapists kept telling me was just plantar fasciitis for 15+ years. Got referred to Dr Schmidt by my rheumatologist office. After 2 visits and some mri’s we decided to do surgery to remove lipomas I had on both feet. Found out during surgery that I was getting chronic exertional compartment syndrome in both feet which was making any exercise (including walking) super painful. Just had my third (and last) surgery this spring and my feet are doing awesome! I have 2 rare complicated diseases and him and his staff were amazing at listening and dealing with all my complications! I recommend him to any of my family and friends who need a foot dr.
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Jun 06, 2019
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I couldn’t ask for a better doctor. Dr. Schmidt cares so much about his patients making sure they have everything they need. He’s so kind and light hearted. I can’t stress this enough how he makes sure everything is how it should be so you’re not in pain and he makes everything so convenient! He helps me with everything and for that I’m truly grateful. Dr. Schmidt is absolutely the best doctor I’ve ever had!!
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May 30, 2019
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I cannot recommend Dr. Schmidt highly enough! I was so nervous for my first appointment but Dr. Schmidt took the time to answer my questions and make sure I was comfortable with my treatment plan. He had a great sense of humor throughout, attention to detail, & was very knowledgeable. Even afterwards, his follow up has been the best I've seen of any healthcare professional. I never knew how much better life could be with healthy feet & a good doctor to guide you. Thank you Dr. Schmidt!
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Mar 14, 2019
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Dr. Schmidt is a great doctor! He really took his time to explain everything to me and answer my questions. You can tell he really cares about his patients!
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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Dr. James Schmidt, DPM is a Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Mesa, AZ and has over 6 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry

Education

2018
Intermountain Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2015
Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program (AZPOD) At Midwestern University
Medical School

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Dr. Schmidt frequently treats Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair, Bunion, and Foot Fracture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schmidt treats.

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Dr. Schmidt's office is located at 2152 S Vineyard, Mesa, AZ 85210. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates - Podiatry2152 S Vineyard Mesa, AZ 85210
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Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates4550 E Bell Rd Ste 170 Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates - Podiatry3645 S Rome St Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates9520 W Palm Ln Ste 220 Phoenix, AZ 85037
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Banner Gateway Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)