Dr. John Schlechter, DO

Pediatric Orthopedic SurgeryMale

Dr. John Schlechter, DO is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Orange, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities Children's Hospital Of Orange County and St. Joseph Hospital Orange. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schlechter to book an appointment.

Dr. Schlechter

Adult Pediatric Orthopedic Spec

1310 W Stewart Dr Ste 508 Orange, CA 92868
Accepting new patients

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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 car..."

- Dr. John Schlechter, DO

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Experience
Background

Background Check

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

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Bone Scan
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlechter performs Bone Scan more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Schlechter performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Musculoskeletal Function Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlechter performs Musculoskeletal Function Test more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Schlechter performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Knee Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlechter treats Knee Sprain more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Schlechter treats this condition more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Schlechter's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • 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
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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 Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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(714) 633-2111

Dr. Schlechter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
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PERS Traditional-CA HMO
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Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
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Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
AvMed
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Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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CalOptima
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
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Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Monarch Healthcare
Monarch Health Plan PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Schlechter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schlechter

4.8

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
93.33333333333333%
(42)
4 Stars
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(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
4.444444444444445%
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Went in for treatment for chronic elbow pain for which my child had been under orthopedic care for 2 years and was getting physical therapy. (Had to switch doctors due to insurance change) Dr. acted like extreme elbow pain, with numbness in fingers (new problem), was a normal part of playing softball and was dismissive of her pain or the increasing severity. No diagnosis and no treatment other than a referral to physical therapy and a useless brace. He refused an MRI because he said it would be abnormal. Also, he told us that no follow up with him was necessary.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 16, 2021
My daughter saw him for torn ankle ligaments and he was very pleasant. Seems very knowledgeable and explained everything to our satisfaction.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Anaheim, CA – Mar 31, 2017
He is great! We have already referred 2 of our friends!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Whittier, CA – Feb 19, 2016
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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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JJ Vogel in Costa Mesa, CA – Feb 05, 2016
Have recommended him several times. Great doctor.
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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Los Angeles, CA – Jan 27, 2016

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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.  Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • 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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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What are Dr. John Schlechter, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Schlechter frequently treats Bone Scan, Musculoskeletal Function Test, and Knee Sprain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schlechter treats.

Where is Dr. John Schlechter, DO's office located?

Dr. Schlechter's office is located at 1310 W Stewart Dr Ste 508, Orange, CA 92868. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. John Schlechter, DO speak?

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Locations

Adult Pediatric Orthopedic Spec

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists of Orange County4980 Barranca Pkwy Irvine, CA 92604
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schlechter is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Children's Hospital Of Orange County

Orange, CA

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Orange, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

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