Dr. Karl Schweitzer Jr, MD

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Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male

Duke Orthopedics 3700 NW Cary Pkwy Ste 100 Cary, NC 27513 Get Directions
Dr. Karl Schweitzer Jr, MD
My pursuit of a career in orthopaedics has come as no surprise to those around me. Growing up on our family horse farm in Mechanicsburg, Pa. afforded me many mechanical tasks. Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery was an obvious choice: the diverse patient population, challenging surgeries, exciting research, and the ability to help my patients get back to the activities they enjoy most. I do not take for granted my wonderful mentors throughout residency and fellowship training. I am thankful to be practicing back where my interest in foot and ankle was first ignited. My wife Samantha and I are excited to return to the Triangle. Samantha works locally as a nurse practitioner. We enjoy traveling running/working out and weekend trips to Wrightsville Beach. As medical missionary and family relative, Dr. Albert Schweitzer said, "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by the spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." It is my responsibility, but also privilege as a surgeon to empower my patients with that light through optimism, knowledge, and ultimately relief through both non-operative and surgical means.

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Dr. Schweitzer Jr's Care Philosophy

Medical missionary and family relative, Dr. Albert Schweitzer said, "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by the spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." It is my responsibility, but also privilege as a surgeon to empower my patients with that light through optimism, knowledge, and ultimately relief through both non-operative and surgical means.

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Cary3700 NW Cary Pkwy Ste 100
Cary, NC 27513
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Dr. Schweitzer Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Chapel Hill, NC |
Very degrading and horrible bedside manner. Will talk down to you.
in Raleigh, North Carolina |
Don't let his youthful appearance fool you. Dr. Schweizer is as knowledgeable and caring as they come. I had to lose my leg and he took the time to discuss my options and the possible outcomes, not just post-surgery but lifetime. He made sure I was ready and prepared and sure I was making the right decision. I'm sure my excellent recovery is due to his skill in the operating room as well as bedside. Mike Gurkin
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My pursuit of a career in orthopaedics has come as no surprise to those around me. Growing up on our family horse farm in Mechanicsburg, Pa. afforded me many mechanical tasks. Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery was an obvious choice: the diverse patient population, challenging surgeries, exciting research, and the ability to help my patients get back to the activities they enjoy most. I do not take for granted my wonderful mentors throughout residency and fellowship training. I am thankful to be practicing back where my interest in foot and ankle was first ignited. My wife Samantha and I are excited to return to the Triangle. Samantha works locally as a nurse practitioner. We enjoy traveling running/working out and weekend trips to Wrightsville Beach. As medical missionary and family relative, Dr. Albert Schweitzer said, "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by the spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." It is my responsibility, but also privilege as a surgeon to empower my patients with that light through optimism, knowledge, and ultimately relief through both non-operative and surgical means.

Dr. Schweitzer Jr's Care Philosophy

Medical missionary and family relative, Dr. Albert Schweitzer said, "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by the spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." It is my responsibility, but also privilege as a surgeon to empower my patients with that light through optimism, knowledge, and ultimately relief through both non-operative and surgical means.

Dr. Schweitzer Jr says...

As a fellowship-trained, board-certified foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon, I perform a complete spectrum of surgical procedures on the lower extremity.  My expertise lends itself to both simple and complex reconstructive procedures, ranging from bunion and hammertoe procedures, ankle arthroscopy and cartilage restorative procedures, ankle reconstruction for instability, tendon repair/reconstruction, foot/ankle/lower extremity fracture care, ankle replacement and fusion surgery, diabetic Charcot reconstruction (including use of Ilizarov thin-wire frame techniques), and advanced deformity reconstruction for conditions related to arthritic, neurologic, congenital, or acquired conditions.  I see many patients for second opinions and in consultation for consideration for revision surgery.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Charcot Disease
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Education

  • Medical School
    Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Orthocarolina Foot and Ankle Institute

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    Franklin and Marshall College

    Graduated in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Charcot Reconstruction
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nonunion Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone