Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM

PodiatryMaleAge 70

Dr. Dershowitz
Accepting new patients

Southwest Foot Institute

926 E Mcdowell Rd Ste 121 Phoenix, AZ 85006

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(602) 340-8686

Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dershowitz to book an appointment.

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Dr. Dershowitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dershowitz performs Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Dershowitz performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Foot Fracture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dershowitz treats Foot Fracture more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Dershowitz treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Hammer Toe
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dershowitz treats Hammer Toe more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Dershowitz treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Dershowitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flat Foot
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

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(602) 340-8686

Dr. Dershowitz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Dr. Dershowitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dershowitz

3.4

Based on 30 ratings

5 Stars
53.333333333333336%
(16)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
3 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
2 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(10)
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If there was an option to give NEGATIVE reviews he would be absolutely - 10. I am disgusted how this is a "dr". He preys on people and ESPECIALLY elderly folks. My grandma was under his care and there really are no words on how terrible of a person he is. I have already called the ADA and BBB. I hope his dr license is taken away. PLEASE stay away or you will be preyed on exactly like me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 14, 2021
My 90 yr. old mother is seeing the doctor for an ulcerated toe. He has been thorough and very caring. His staff has been more than professional, treating my mother with respect. I certainly recommend Dr. Dershowitz.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jeannie Parrish – Jun 11, 2020
Dr. Dershowitz fixes the Morton’s Neuroma back in 2000 and haven’t had any issues with my foot. Been able to walk without pain since. ????
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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Bill – Aug 21, 2019
Permanently injured my daughters foot with poor surgical techniques. Find another doctor. I would give zero stars if that were an option.
4 people found this helpful
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Apr 21, 2019
I had 3 botched/unnecessary surgeries, and couldn't walk for 14 mo! Dr. Dershowitz has me walking; he gave me my life back! He is kind and gentle, and explains everything. I have had a few procedures, but never any pain while doing them. His bedside manner is wonderful. He doesn't sugarcoat anything; you get an honest answer. His staff is phenomenal. So polite, and always happy to see you. Appointments can be had quickly. I highly recommend Dr. Dershowitz!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Tamme G – Jul 12, 2018
Never felt rushed, Dr Dershowitz listened to all of my concerns and addressed my issues.
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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Fountain Hills, – Jul 16, 2017
Worst. Practice. Ever. Late. Rude. Insensitive. No one there bothers to return phone calls. Complete jerks who do not have their act together.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Phoenix, AZ – Jul 11, 2017
Dr Dershowitz diagnosed my tarsal tunnel syndrome in 5 mins. 5 other specialists never even mentioned tarsal tunnel syndrome. If you need a specialist Dr Dershowitz is a true specialist. Thank you for your knowledge and kindness.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Kirk W in Phoenix, AZ – Aug 03, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

We believe in listening to our patients and treating them in a caring and compassionate fashion.  We also believe that a patient should be informed...Read more

Biography

Dr. Michael Dershowitz is the founder and medical director of the Southwest Foot Institute which he began in 1979 in Phoenix and later expanded to Glendale...Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatry

Education

1978
Community Hospital Of Phoenix, Surgical Residency
Residency Hospital
1973
Geroge Washington University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Is Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Dershowitz frequently treats Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair, Foot Fracture, and Hammer Toe. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dershowitz treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM's office located?

Dr. Dershowitz's office is located at 926 E Mcdowell Rd Ste 121, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM speak?

Dr. Dershowitz speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Southwest Foot Institute

Southwest Foot Institute926 E Mcdowell Rd Ste 121 Phoenix, AZ 85006
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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: 7:30am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Glendale, AZ

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Phoenix, AZ

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received