Dr. Patterson is an orthopaedic surgeon whose interest is in minimally invasive treatment of foot and ankle and other general orthopaedic problems. His fellowship training with some of the world's foot and ankle experts, Drs. Amendola, Phisitkul, and Femino, has prepared him to effectively treat a broad spectrum of both simple and complex foot and ankle disorders. Dr. Amendola is a world expert on sports and cartilage injuries and total ankle replacements. Dr. Phisitkul is at the forefront of many new and minimally invasive techniques to treat complex deformity and arthritis. Dr. Femino is well published in many orthopaedic journals for his work done in many areas of foot and ankle, including biomechanics, tendon and ligament disorders. The experience and training has prepared Dr. Patterson to handle any foot and ankle disorder. Dr. Patterson is a 4th generation Arizonan, born and raised in the east valley. He attended Mesa Mountain View High School and later Arizona State University where he earned a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. He graduated with the highest academic distinction, summa cum laude. He continued his schooling at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine where he earned the honor of being a junior member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA). To qualify for the Iowa chapter of AOA, one must not only be in top 10% of medical school class academically, but also display leadership, professionalism and above all, a commitment to service. He returned back to the valley of the sun for his residency training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Orthopaedic Residency. Being the only residency in Phoenix, Dr. Patterson was afforded the opportunity to train with the experts in all areas of orthopaedics at many institutions, including Mayo Hospital, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and many others around the valley. During his residency, he was involved in numerous research projects that have been presented in numerous prestigious meetings nationally and internationally. Several have been published in peer-reviewed journals. He was also author of a book chapter for a Mayo application available for mobile devices and co-author on numerous other academic projects. Dr. Patterson feels very fortunate and blessed to be back in his home town serving the great people of Arizona. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, participating in many athletic and outdoor activities that this great state has to offer.
As an Orthopedic Surgeon, my success is measured by how well I can improve or prevent decline of the function of my patients. Although I am a Surgeon, I believe that most orthopedic problems can be treated by nonsurgical measures such as orthotics, therapy, injections, medications, etc. My patients become 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 as it is such an important decision. I believe that maintaining this healthy doctor and patient relationship will make my job just as rewarding in 30 years as it is now.
Dr. Patterson'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
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Dr. Patterson does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Patterson's Board Certifications
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Achilles Tendon Contracture
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Ankle Ligament Rupture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Midfoot
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Type 1
Fractured Lower Leg
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Pain in Extremities
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stress Fracture of Foot
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
First MTP Arthrodesis
First MTP Cheilectomy
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)
Haglund's Deformity Resection
Hammer Toe Repair
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Sports Medicine Related Procedures
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
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Arizona State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
Medical School | Graduated 2009
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Patterson has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Patterson has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
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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.
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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.
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