Dr. Stephen Knecht, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Knecht
Accepting new patients

Mammoth Orthopedic Institute

85 Sierra Park Rd Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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(760) 924-4084

Dr. Stephen Knecht, MD is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Mammoth Lakes, CA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mammoth Hospital and Verde Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Knecht to book an appointment.

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Dr. Knecht is affiliated with Mammoth Hospital Mammoth Lakes, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Knecht

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Knecht treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Knecht treats other conditions, please contact the office at (760) 924-4084.

Ankle & Foot Surgery

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle & Foot Surgery specialists.

Dr. Knecht treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 32 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Knecht
Similar Providers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Plantar Fasciitis
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Foot Fracture
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Knecht's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Heel Spur
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

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Dr. Knecht accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
California Health & Wellness
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Open Access Plus
Covered California
Blue Cross Advantage PPO
Health Choice of Arizona
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Medi-Cal
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare
Triwest
United Healthcare Community Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Veteran Administration Plan
WellCare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Knecht's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Knecht

4.2

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (19)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (19)
  • Explained conditions well (19)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
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Dr. Knecht is the most compassionate doctor around. He takes the time to listen, explain the condition and treatment, and also advise when surgery is not needed, and something else, like a cast or physical therapy, is more appropriate. He has seen me for one non-surgical broken bone, and also for 3 surgeries for very severe foot fractures. His work is impeccable, and I was able to return to full, very active function despite the severity of my injuries, which did not have a great prognosis.
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
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Sep 28, 2020
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The office staff are all very friendly.
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Mar 26, 2019
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Review based on initial consultation, preliminary advice, and treatment options. Office was extremely busy this day, and the wait was over an hour. The doctor took the time needed to completely discuss the situation. After that long wait, w/ all those orthopedic patients and their various devices parading by(crutches, rolling leg cart thingy's, limping), I chose the least invasive, non-surgical treatment option! I did leave w/ confidence for the potential next phase, surgery.
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What could be improved
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FLAGSTAFF, AZ – Dec 21, 2018
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He acted like I was a waste of his time. He saw my daughter for 5 minutes didn't even tell me what was going on with her just said don't fix what isn't broken but when she is in pain or has mobility issue to come see him. Horrible. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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Mar 09, 2018
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Best experience we had with a Dr in a long time. Great surgeon. Ankle tendons and ligaments repaired.
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What could be improved
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Kay Clark-Ellingson in Prescott Valley,Az – Jul 21, 2016
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I had 2 surgeries with Dr Knecht. The only time I saw him was pre-op, he never looked in on my in post-op to let me know how things went. I never saw him on my follow ups after surgery. I decided to go to another surgeon for additional surgery.
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What could be improved
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Kevin in Williams, AZ – May 19, 2016
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He has treated my daughter's clubfoot since birth. He is an amazing physician. He truly cares about her and her condition. We truly appreciate him and his PA.
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flagstaff – Apr 06, 2016
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My husband was suffering with a flareup of spinal stenosis and he had an appt with dr Knecht who is a foot and ankle specialist. When he heard of Larry's primary problem and our need to travel in one weeks time across the country to our daughters wedding, he saw a need and solution. We heard him on his cell phone asking his associate, dr Norris, to fast track Larry so that he would be able to attend the wedding. Thanks to Dr. Knecht and Dr norris Larry walked his daughter down the aisle!
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Larry in Sedona, AZ – Jan 14, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"My passion is orthopedic medicine and the people it helps. I focus on spending time with my patients, getting to know them, and creating positive relationships...Read more

Biography

Areas of Interest

Dr. Knecht is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship specialty training in foot and ankle disorders and orthopedic...
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Sydney Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Auckland Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1999
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1998
New York Medical College
Medical School
1992
Oberlin College
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Stephen Knecht, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Knecht frequently treats Ankle & Foot Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Knecht specializes.

Where is Dr. Stephen Knecht, MD's office located?

Dr. Knecht's office is located at 85 Sierra Park Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Mammoth Orthopedic Institute

Mammoth Orthopedic Institute at Mammoth Hospital85 Sierra Park Rd Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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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 - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Mammoth Orthopedic Institute in Bishop162 S MAIN ST Bishop, CA 93514
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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 - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Mammoth Hospital

Mammoth Lakes, CA

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Verde Valley Medical Center

Cottonwood, AZ

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received