Dr. John Schlechter, DO

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Dr. John Schlechter, DO
Dr. John Schlechter, DO is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Orange, CA. He has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Schlechter is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Orange County and Saint Joseph Hospital.

1310 W Stewart Dr Ste 508

Orange, CA 92868

Contact Information

(714) 633-2111

Dr. John Schlechter, DO

Dr. John Schlechter, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CalOptima
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
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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 care: "I try to keep the young athlete engaged in their treatment plan and ensure that they understand their condition." Some specialized procedures that Dr. Schlechter commonly performs include growth plate sparing techniques including anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions in the growing athlete as well as patella and shoulder stabilizations and meniscal repairs.

Dr. Schlechter received his Bachelor of Science degree at Arizona State University, before attending the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology. Dr Schlechter completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, here in Southern California, where he is currently the Assistant Residency Program Director for the Orthopaedic Training program as well as the Director of Orthopedic Education and Research. He completed a Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis fellowship at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego as well as a post-fellowship preceptorship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange, CA. 

He has authored numerous book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals.  

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Dr. Schlechter's Experience

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Dr. Schlechter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hernia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Synovial Biopsy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schlechter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Schlechter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schlechter to family and friends
4.9
based on 43 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Schlechter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Anaheim, CA |
My daughter saw him for torn ankle ligaments and he was very pleasant. Seems very knowledgeable and explained everything to our satisfaction.
Whittier, CA |
He is great! We have already referred 2 of our friends!
in Costa Mesa, CA |
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.
Los Angeles, CA |
Have recommended him several times. Great doctor.
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Hospitals where Dr. Schlechter has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph Hospital
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
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Children's Hospital of Orange County
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
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