Dr. Jason Lake, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Gilbert, AZ. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Lake is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center, Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital, Banner Gateway Medical Center and Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.
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.
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 Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
Podiatric Foot Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Lake's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Achilles Tendon Contracture
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Ankle Defects - Short Stature
Ankle Ligament Rupture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Toe
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Toe
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stress Fracture of Foot
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Ulcer of Foot
Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Achilles Tendon Surgery
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Bone and Joint Repair
Bone and Joint Replacement
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
Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hammer Toe Repair
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Nail Avulsion and Excision
Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
Permanent Nail Removal
Peroneal Tendon Surgery
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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University of Arizona
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
University of Arizona
Medical School | Graduated 2004
Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Physican of the Month, Banner Gateway Medical Center, 2011
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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