Dr. Jason E. Lake, MD

Dr. Jason E. Lake, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male | 39 years old

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OrthoArizona - Mezona Division
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38 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CNA
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Zurich

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    10 – 15 minutes (296)
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Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Lake was extremely friendly and very informative on how my procedure would go step by step. He always answered my questions or concerns honestly and I never felt uneasy about my ankle recovery.
in Gilbert, AZ |
I had broken my ankle months before and had been seeing a podiatrist. I was neither diagnosed nor treated correctly and my ankle was not healing. I went to see Dr. Lake and was immediately told about my misdiagnosed ankle. I needed surgery to have 4 pins placed. The surgery went very well and I am finally healing. It has been a long 8th month process but is finally over. I would go back to see Dr. Lake again in a minute. Very professional as is his whole staff.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Lake was very professional and clear with us on options. He was great in explaining things to us and taking time with us. Everything went smoothly and we appreciate all the great staff that he has. The experience was a good one.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Lake made my surgery basically pain free. The scar is minimal and I feel like my leg never broke. I recommend him highly.
in Mesa, AZ |
After breaking my ankle in 3 places, a doctor friend recommended I see Dr. Lake for surgery. I'm so grateful I followed through on the referral - Dr. Lake's expertise in treating ankle injuries was evident from the moment I stepped through the door. My ankle was put back in place within a week, and the post-surgery follow-up care I received was excellent. The care i received from Dr. Lake and the team at OrthoArizona - Mezona made all the difference in having me resume activities in record time.
in Chandler, AZ |
Dr Lake and his staff did a great job making sure all my questions were answered, that i understood my injury, and the options I had to fix my ankle. He offered surgical and non-surgical options with complete expectations of the results from each option. Dr Lake is both professional and personable which gave me great confidence and comfort with his recommendations and in his skills as a surgeon. I appreciate that he runs on time with office visits.
in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Lake and his staff were very kind and sincere about my son's injury and general concerns. He took the time to clearly explain what our options were and the long-term effects that could be expected, based on our options. I would highly recommend Dr. Lake and his office for any Orthopedic surgery case. Thank you so much again for taking care of us!
in Florence, AZ |
Dr. Lake explained in detail, as well as the reason for his decisions, regarding what he was going to do during my foot surgery. On all of the follow-up appointments he and his staff and PA were very helpful, friendly and thorough. You couldn't ask for more. I would suggest Dr. Lake to anyone in need of his services.
in Glendale, AZ |
For my first surgery ever, Dr.Lake left me feeling comfortable in having my foot get back to 100% normal. He answered all my question with conference and helped me understand the process of what recovery would be like. Very friendly would highly recommend.
in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Lake has helped both my wife and I recover from ankle and toe injuries. His surgical abilities are unquestionable, because we both had full recoveries. His bedside manner is fantastic, which made asking questions and choosing between treatment options very easy. I would return to Dr. Lake if I am unfortunate enough to injure my foot again.
in Chandler, AZ |
He was thourough and showed care and concern for Keagan. All of the staff was very pleasant. Great experience in the midst of a difficult injury.
in Queen creek, az |
Dr. Lake was amazing, he helped my son get back to the way he was prior to the injury.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Lake and the rest of the Mezona staff were great from initial diagnosis through surgery and physical therapy. I would recommend Dr. Lake to anyone with minor aches and pains or serious injuries like my ruptured achilles.
in Tempe, AZ |
I had a very painful left ankle that had a cyst in the talus bone with a lesion and damaged cartilage. Dr. Lake was able to do a bone graft and replace the damaged cartilage too. I had to have my tibia cut in order to get to the cyst. It was a very extensive surgery and one of the biggest Dr. Lake had operated on. 4 months out and I'm walking again! It still swells up when I use it alot, but it feels so much better already! Healing for this takes 1-2 years, so I'm doing great! Thanks Dr. Lake!
in Mesa, AZ |
I am recommending a friend today for surgery, I am that confident in Doctor Lake. He did a great job with my daughters broken toe. I am completely confident in his ability both as a doctor and surgeon.
Phoenix, AZ |
He was efficient yet thorough about explaining my condition, plantar fasciitis. The way he explained the treatment plan made sense to me and I got significantly better after 2 visits
Gilbert, AZ |
I had an acute plantar fascia injury that resulted in plantar fasciitis. He explained to me what the diagnosis meant and how it is treated. He also explained why surgery is a last resort and he would treat this conservatively for as long as possible. After 3 months my symptoms improved and I'm walking and feeling 100 times better!
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Amputated Toe
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Defects - Short Stature
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Wounds
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hallux Limitus
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Toe Sprain
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Amputation
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Corrective Foot Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • 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 and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Neuroplasty
  • Permanent Nail Removal
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Toenail Removal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Board Actions

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  • Medical School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Campbell Clinic/Ut-Memphis

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Tennessee College of Medicine

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 1999

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Physican of the Month, Banner Gateway Medical Center, 2011
    • Summa Cum Laude, 2004
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2003
    • Elected Chief Resident, 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Lake's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


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Dr. Lake's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Lake

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Lake's Care Philosophy

Few people work the same job for 30-35 years. Physicians are an exception to this rule. I think that one of the big reasons for this is the rewarding nature of a good doctor-patient relationship. As an orthopedic surgeon, my success is measured by how well I can improve (or prevent decline) of the function of my patients. Though I am a surgeon, I believe that most orthopaedic problems can be treated by nonsurgical measures such as orthotics, therapy, injections, medications, etc. My patients are surgical candidates when nonsurgical methods are failing and when the patient tells me that they are ready for surgery. Throughout treatment, I hope to develop a relationship with my patients based on two-way communication. Decision for surgery is made jointly with the patient because it is such an important decision. I believe that maintaining this healthy doctor-patient relationship will make my job just as rewarding in 30 years as it is now.