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Dr. Simon Mest, DPM

Podiatry ·  Male

Dr. Mest

Dr. Simon Mest, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Richmond, VA. He specializes in podiatry.


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(804) 828-0713

Dr. Mest accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Mest's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Foot Sprain
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Dr. Mest treats Foot Sprain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Mest treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Plantar Fasciitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mest treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Mest treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Foot Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mest treats Foot Conditions more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Mest treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Mest's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

About Me

Biography

Dr. Simon Mest, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Richmond, VA. He specializes in podiatry.

Specialties

  • Podiatry

Dr. Mest's Reviews

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2.5

Based on 17 reviews

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Have seen Dr. Mest several for on going diabetic foot care. On first visit he was short and to the point, but over time he spent great time explaining what was going on and what my options about treatment. Staff was excellent and Dr. Mest will answer questioned honestly.
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Ugh, I've had to rewrite this 5 times to fit in the character limit. Long story short: Had a bunionectomy March 1, '17, and I was still waiting on my foot to close 6 months later. He told me when I met him in Jan '17 I would be back in shoes in 4-5 weeks. It took me 10 months to get back to closed toed shoes. He took the stitches out before my foot closed, it got red, swollen, and infected. I just had his botched surgery fixed by a new doctor and it's a MILLION times better. DO NOT SEE DR. MEST.
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I would NEVER reccomend this doctor! Booked appt with this doc 2 months out. Arrived for my appt 30 minutes early. One hour past appt time I asked nurse why was he so late. Was he in surgery? No, he was not. He is just running one and a half hours late. How rude is that? I left. Of course no follow up contact or apology from him or his office. Very sad. I would find a doc who actually respects and cares about his patients.
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On my first visit he took a brief view of my foot and was unsure of what the ailment truly was. Understandable, but his immediate response was to jump straight to surgery, which in my opinion should always be the last option. He prescribed some medication, and I asked him to take a look at my other foot that was bothering me and he completely misdiagnosed the problem. On the second unproductive visit I asked another question about the misdiagnosis and he walked out without answering my question.
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I have had several several by Dr Mest and had great results. He repaired an oops surgery from another local podiatrist where a screw that was too long was taken out and he has put in screws on another foot without problems. I went in with an ingrown toenail and he took care of the problem within 10 minutes. No need for another appointment.
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Please save yourself the pain, heartache and frustration from this doctor's practice. He is after money and not your wellbeing. If you have a good health insurance be even more cautious. He will cut into your toes without offering you other cheaper and better options. And he won't warn you of any complications/ramifications of the surgery. After all if they arise that means more money for him! At bare minimum please seek a second opinion before letting him cut into your toes. I wish I knew that.
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