Dr. Matthew Buchanan, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Buchanan
Accepting new patients

Nirschl Orthopedic Center

1715 N George Mason Dr Arlington, VA 22205

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Dr. Matthew Buchanan, MD is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Arlington, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Fairfax Hospital and Parkridge Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buchanan to book an appointment.

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Based on 145 ratings

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Someone who finally explained my problem and gave practical solutions.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Anne Alden – Jul 22, 2021
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Dr Buchanan is an expert on foot structure, conditions, correctional aids, and athletic stresses, among other things. I found him to be personable, a good listener, efficient, down to earth. I felt comfortable with him. After wasting two months healing time with a well regarded podiatrist who proposed I spend $600 out of pocket on shock wave therapy, I visited Dr Buchanan. He proposed physical therapy, shoes with semi-rigid rocker bottoms, and OTC inserts, and said with those treatments I should get better in two months.
What went well
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Grateful patient – Jul 21, 2021
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Very thorough but no waiting. Excellent result. Terrific dr.
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Ken – Jul 02, 2021
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Dr. Buchanan is fantastic! He is great for office visits and an excellent surgeon. I highly recommend.
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Jul 01, 2021
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Every aspect of the office visit was pleasant and efficient. The staff, both office and medical, were helpful and knowledgeable. The doctor was patient and thorough and optimistic—always a plus! Dr Buchanan came highly recommended by one of his peers and coupled with an impressive resume, I now understand why.
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R.G.S. – Jun 18, 2021
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Great doctor
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Jun 14, 2021
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Dr Buchanan is a rarity, truly exceptional! He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and a phenomenal listener. We met a year prior to my osteotomy and he took the time to educate me with choices. After I made my decision for surgery we had a really convenient telemedicine appointment. At my pre-surgery meetings he had time again for Q&A. He listened to me about my concerns, I felt heard. He provided options for my procedure that my "Google research" did not provide. I'm so thankful because he had a less invasive option!!! Post procedure appointments involved detailed take home notes because I wouldn't has been able to remember it. Bottom line: he's love of all of educating my family about those bones, tendons and muscles in my foot put our mind at ease. Dr. Buchanan and the front office has gone above and beyond to be sure that my complete health and wellness have been made a priority.
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Kim Varghese – May 21, 2021
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Being in the medical profession myself, Dr Buchanan, by far, has the best bedside manner that I've encountered. I needed an ankle replacement, and was very apprehensive, especially since I didn't know of anyone personally that had one.. His knowledge and expertise gave me complete confidence that my outcome would be optimal...and it was!
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May 12, 2021
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Dr Buchanan is an excellent doctor. He does not make you feel rushed and he listens carefully to what his patients have to say.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Rlbcm – May 04, 2021
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Very kind and tells you everything you need to know and do in order to get better. Would gladly recommend to anyone.
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May 01, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr Buchanan for close to two years. I have had such good care. After seeing a local podiatrist for probably more serious needs, I was so glad to see a surgeon who really quickly designed a conservative course of care. I also had two bad falls and he definitely gave me the best care.
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
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Sally – Apr 22, 2021
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He was very kind and good listener, give good advice. His staff is wonderful also, I will have surgery from him soon.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Nguyet Le – Apr 14, 2021
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My visit was impressive and productive. The service was very good and the information and help for my concern was excellent. I would recommend Dr. Buchanan and the practice to anyone. Everyone was exceptionally polite and operating in a reasonably timely manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 18, 2021
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The post surgery appointment at Dr Buchanan's office went well. He explained in detailed the procedure and provided valuable post surgery information that expedited my recovery. Dr Buchanan's care for my wellbeing throughout this process has continued to impress. I would highly recommend Dr Buchanan.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brian S – Mar 16, 2021
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Evaluation and treatment of foot oain
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Feb 18, 2021
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Dr. Buchanan is with Nirschl Orthopaedic. He is very knowledgeable, personable, and an excellent surgeon. He went over my MRI with me, checked on me two days after my surgery, and gave me his surgical writeup. I also elected to have a healthmed (zoom) meeting with him, and he was very accommodating. My one complaint is that he keeps you waiting a very long time in his office. I waited an hour and a half for my most recent visit, and when he finally appeared there was no apology. I don't know if that is typical of all the doctors at Nirschl, but it is inexcusable in my opinion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 09, 2021
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I had just had an accident and was a new patient. The great first impression was that Ms Lilly, Dr Buchanan’s assistant, truly helped get an appointment right away and was extremely kind and empathic. Then when I met Dr Buchanan he was as nice as her and so was the rest of the staff. I did not feel like a first time patient, I felt welcome and at home. Dr Buchanan takes time to listen and to explain. I am glad I was referred to his practice! Truly recommend it.
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
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I would have liked to leave with a copy of my XRay – Nov 26, 2020
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Dr. Buchanan has a kind and attentive manner. He explained my foot fracture fully, and I understood the treatment. I would recommend him highly. The office and nursing staff are exceptional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 12, 2020
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Highly recommend. Thorough, thoughtful and trustworthy. He diagnosed the injury, gave me a path forward towards recovery and the confidence that I’d get back to normal. He was compassionate, the visit was a conversation not a bunch of directives thrown at me (like many other divides who are just shuffling you through their appointment schedule) and I felt cared for by someone with high competence. The warm atmosphere he projected carried into the front office experience too. Truly the best medical and office experience I’ve ever had and even more remarkable that they can keep this up during the fear and anxiety attendant with a pandemic.
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
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CK – Nov 05, 2020
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Dr. Buchanan is a great Doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of ankle and bones. He performed a fusion on me and will now be performing an ankle replacement. I trust his abilities and skills and have no doubt that the surgery will be a success. And it will be a success because he is the one doing the surgery. He has excellent bedside manners and is very pleasant to be around. I never feel rushed and he answers all of my questions thoroughly. He ensures I understand what's going on. I highly recommend him! He is the best of the best!
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Lynn S – Oct 31, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Buchanan prides himself on a patient-centered, outcome-driven approach to both operative and non-operative care of the foot and ankle. 

Biography

Matthew M. Buchanan, MD is a board-certified, fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the foot and ankle. Dr. Buchanan prides himself...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Orthopaedic Foot And Ankle Center
Fellowship Hospital
2003
West Virginia University
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Matthew Buchanan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Buchanan frequently treats Limb Pain, Heel Spur, and Plantar Fasciitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buchanan treats.

Where is Dr. Matthew Buchanan, MD's office located?

Dr. Buchanan's office is located at 1715 N George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA 22205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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. Buchanan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Limb Pain
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Dr. Buchanan treats Limb Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Heel Spur
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Heel Spur more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Plantar Fasciitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buchanan's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Flat Foot
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Torticollis

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Locations

Nirschl Orthopedic Center

Nirschl Orthopaedic Center1715 N George Mason Dr Arlington, VA 22205
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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 - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

36 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

Virginia Hospital Center

Arlington, VA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

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