Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM

Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM

PodiatryMaleAge 37

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(973) 891-2365

Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Cedar Grove, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wachtler to book an appointment.

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Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists

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Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists, Cedar Grove, NJ886 Pompton Ave Ste A1 Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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Dr. Wachtler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wachtler

4.8

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A prompt office visit was scheduled when I called; as a first time patient, the paperwork I needed for my visit was immediately emailed to me. Office receptionist was friendly and professional. Parking accommodations are excellent. Office is exceptionally clean. Dr. Wachtler preformed a VERY thorough examination and provided me with detailed information and treatment plan for my ailment. I was VERY impressed.
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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Gerald Zecker – Apr 09, 2020
My wife and I both visited Dr Wachler recently and for both of us the experience was excellent. He listens to you and explains what and why he is doing.
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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Jan 23, 2020
Dr. Wachtler was awesome! I had corns on my toe and on the bottom of my foot and he was able to ease the pain and discomfort after removing them. While doing that, he was very gentle and understanding. He answered my many questions.
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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Annamarie Frey – Dec 26, 2019
Dr. Wechtler is extremely professional, skilled and efficient. He genuinely cares about his patients and explains treatment options like a friend would. His support Staff also upholds this high level of patient 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
What could be improved
No results
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Don Shields – Dec 20, 2019
As others have stated, I found Dr. Wachtler to be very personable and extremely knowledgeable. He listened intently to what I was telling him and offered a thorough diagnosis of what was causing my issue along with options on how to treat the problem. I would highly recommend 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
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GloHealth – Sep 13, 2019
Very knowledgeable doctor, was patient and listened to my concerns. Took the time to explain everything. Would highly recommend.
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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Bruce Cohen – Aug 28, 2019
Good experience. He knew immediately what the problem was and was able to help.
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Josephine Cicatello – Aug 21, 2019
My daughter was having foot/ankle problems. Dr. Wachtler saw her that day. He explained everything- from diagnosis to treatment -to us thoroughly !! Staff was polite and courteous.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 25, 2019
Had an injury to my foot and was able to see the doctor the same day. The staff was very friendly and Dr. Wachtler was very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend this office.
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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BarbD – Jul 11, 2019
Excellent, doctor is very knowledgeable and professional at all times. Doctor explains everything in lay mens terms. The entire staff is pleasant and very helpful
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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Greg Sekula in Clifton , NJ – Jun 27, 2019
office staff was very welcoming and Dr. Wachtler seems very caring and knowledgeable.
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Apr 11, 2019
Dr. Wachtler is undoubtedly the best foot doctor I've ever seen. He is intelligent, personable and most importantly his approach to my healing my plantar fasciitis produced results. The office staff also makes the all around experience pleasant. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Wachtler to anyone with a foot related issue.
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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NJ – Mar 06, 2019
Doctor was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous. He put me at ease. Staff was friendly and made you comfortable.
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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Bloomfield, NJ – Jan 17, 2019
Professional office staff, excellent 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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Sep 13, 2018
Dr. Wachtler was very pleasant and professional. He addressed all my questions and I feel he was honest with me about my issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Susan B. Green in Clermont – Aug 23, 2018
I had a very good first experience with Dr. Wachtler and his staff. No long wait, he was very attentive and thorough, and it was refreshing to feel valued by both the doctor and the staff. Highly recommended!
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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Jill W in Montclair, NJ – Aug 16, 2018
Dr. Wachtler is very nice and he listens to what you have to say, he is a very good Dr.
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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Ellen in NJ – Jun 07, 2018
This office operates like an extremely well-oiled machine. This was not a procedure I wanted to be left in a room thinking about, and I wasn't. Dr. Wachtler was attentive, informative, and precise, all while maintaining a conversation to keep me at ease. Comparing my procedure to friends and associates, I can unequivocally say that I made the correct decision to go to him. My only regret is trying to fix my issue on my own and not seeing Dr. Wachtler immediately.
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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Hugh in Jersey City – Mar 11, 2018
Excellent doctor, spends time with you, explains in detail and in English. If you have a foot/ankle problem I would suggest you make an appt. you won't be disappointed.
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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Little Falls, NJ – Jan 09, 2018
Dr. Wachtler performed an ingrown toenail procedure. The procedure went very well. He explained the procedure to me and was very nice and professional. He has a very nice staff. They gave me an appointment in an hour notice. I really recommend him anyone looking for a doctor that can be trusted.
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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Ambler, PA – Sep 22, 2017

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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. Wachtler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Plantar Fasciitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wachtler treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Wachtler treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Heel Spur
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wachtler treats Heel Spur more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Wachtler treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Foot Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wachtler treats Foot Sprain more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Wachtler treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Wachtler's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Charcot Reconstruction
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Wound Care and Management

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(973) 891-2365

Dr. Wachtler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Foot and Ankle Specialist, my goal is to provide my patients with innovative and comprehensive care to keep them on their feet.

Biography

Dr. Wachtler specializes in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, wound care, runners' pathologies, diabetic foot...Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatry

Education

Morristown Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
Rowan University, Glassboro NJ
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (973) 891-2365.

Is Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM accepting new patients?

Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Wachtler's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Wachtler frequently treats Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spur, and Foot Sprain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wachtler treats.

Where is Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM's office located?

Dr. Wachtler's office is located at 886 Pompton Ave Ste A1, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Matthew Wachtler, DPM offer telehealth services?

Dr. Wachtler has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Overlook Medical Center

Summit, NJ

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)