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Dr. John Schlechter, DO

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Schlechter

Dr. John Schlechter, DO is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology in 2002 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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(714) 633-2111

Dr. Schlechter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
CalOptima
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Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
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Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
Humana
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inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
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Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Monarch Healthcare
Monarch Health Plan PPO
MultiPlan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schlechter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlechter treats Knee Disorders more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Schlechter treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlechter treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Schlechter treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Knee Sprain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlechter treats Knee Sprain more than 66% of his peers

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

Dr. Schlechter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hernia
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Schlechter is a board certified fellowship trained Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy for children and adolescents. 
Dr. Schlechter's philosophy of care: "I try to keep the young athlete engage...

Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2007
San Diego Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Riverside County Regional Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology
Medical School
1997
Arizona State University
Undergraduate School
2007
2006
2002
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Schlechter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schlechter

4.9

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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My daughter saw him for torn ankle ligaments and he was very pleasant. Seems very knowledgeable and explained everything to our satisfaction.
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He is great! We have already referred 2 of our friends!
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Dr. Schlechter is one of the best, if not the best doctor I ever had. I recently underwent surgery with him and I know him and his staff did the best possible job and I am really excited to return to play my sport. He is knowledgable and you can't go wrong with someone like him.
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Have recommended him several times. Great doctor.
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