Dr. David K. Lee, DPM

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Dr. David K. Lee, DPM

Podiatric Surgery | Male

Arches Foot Institute 18731 N Reems Rd Ste 640, Surprise, AZ 85374 Get Directions
(623) 328-8577

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Interests Family: My beautiful wife and 3 wonderful girls Christianity: I love my Lord and Savior, Jesus Interests: Saxophone,...   Read More

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      I take my evaluations very seriously and care about what my patients think of me.

      My most important goal is to let patient know that I care more about their welfare than anything else. This is why I commonly give my patients my personal cell phone number and also why I visit my patients when they are admitted to a hospital (rather than calling the on call hospitalist).

      I always encourage my patients to call me without reservation if they do not understand their condition or treatment regimen.

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      Totally professional. No nonsense. No hesitation in recommending Dr. LEE.
      in Laveen, AZ |
      Dr. Lee was the only podiatrist who was willing to stay late in order to treat my son during an emergency. He cares about his patients and values them. I am so grateful to Dr. Lee and his compassionate, kind staff.
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      Specialties

      • Podiatric Surgery
      • Pediatric Podiatry
      • Podiatry

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Injury
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Arthritis of the Ankle
      • Brachymetatarsia
      • Bunion
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Hammer Toe
      • Heel Pain
      • Plantar Fasciitis

      Procedures Performed

      • Ankle Arthroscopy
      • Bunion Surgery
      • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
      • Extracorporeal Shockwave
      • Flatfoot Correction
      • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
      • Fracture Care
      • Nail Avulsion and Excision

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      Education

      • Medical School
        California College Of Podiatric Medicine

        Graduated in 1991

      • Internship Hospital
        California College Of Podiatric Medicine

        Completed in 1991

      • Residency Hospital
        Western Med Center, Anaheim Psr-24

        Completed in 1993

      • Undergraduate School
        Uop School Of Pharmacy

        Graduated in 1986

      • Other Education
        California College Of Podiatric Medicine (Ccpm)

        Completed in 1991

      Awards & Recognition

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      • Media & Publications
        • Fancy Footwork, 06-13-2004
        • Featured on ABC and affiliates on Cosmetic Foot Surgery 2007, 2007

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Podiatric Surgery
      • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
      • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Lee says...

      Interests

      • Family: My beautiful wife and 3 wonderful girls
      • Christianity: I love my Lord and Savior, Jesus
      • Interests: Saxophone, Electronic Wind Synthesizer, Keyboards- Dr. Lee plays contemporary Christian music for the worship band at his church
      • Sports: Fishing, Target Shooting, Bowling, Off-Roading, Camping

      Influences

      • Jesus Christ- How I am to live
      • Kern G. Lee, my father- Work ethic
      • Geoffrey K. Lee, twin brother- How to live life to the fullest
      • Sandra Lee, wife- Seeing the greatness in everyone
      • Victor Herlacher, M.D.- Making a difference in life

      Questions for Dr. Lee

      When you first meet your patient what is your purpose?

      My purpose is to understand, not just hear. I can't help a person if my knowledge of medicine doesn't relate to their personal situation physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Most of my patients are surprised because I spend such a long amount of time with them during their visits. In the busy world of medicine it doesn't make economic sense. But truthfully, how well can you get to know someone in 5 minutes? By investing time with people I can gain a more thorough understanding of their condition and determine a truly effective treatment program.

      What's important for your patients?

      Truth. Conversation is the process. Understanding is the goal. Truth stands on the foundation of understanding when I work with people. My patients need to understand what is going on with them so that they can be involved in the decision making process of healing. Through truth and understanding people heal better and have less stress.

      Why did you choose Podiatry?

      My parents had a lot to do with the profession that I chose. In my high school years they guided my learning on which professions to search out. I explored dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology, and podiatry. After looking at the books on these subjects podiatry was an easy decision.

      In the early years of my schooling I wanted to work with athletes, however, as my understanding of surgery grew I knew I had to be a surgeon.

      What's our staff like?

      My staff is absolutely phenomenal. Just call our office and talk to them and find out for yourself. You'll find that they are the happiest people to work with. They will go out of their way to help my patients as well as me.

      How do you feel about your patients getting second opinions?

      I encourage it. Although I try very hard to relate to my patients so they can make good decisions about their care, I know I can't be successful with every patient. If a person feels the need to get better understanding or confirmation of a diagnosis or treatment, they should get a second opinion. Often I make unsolicited recommendations for second opinions to confirm very difficult cases.

      What is your policy about talking live with patients?

      Unless I'm with another patient I am always ready to talk to someone. My staff never says, "Dr. Lee's busy seeing patients" unless I really am.

      What do I do if I have a problem or emergency in the middle of the night or the weekend?

      Call me immediately. Don't wait until the next morning to call me. If you have a problem at 3 a.m. call me then, not at 7a.m. I actually sleep better knowing that you will call me without hesitation if you have a situation that either is painful or worries you. Don't worry about feeling abandoned on the weekend or in the middle of the night. You always have a direct private line to me.

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      Dr. Lee's Care Philosophy

      Caring, Gentle and Virtually Pain Free management. Educating my patients with accuracy so they can make the best informed decision is the goal of my care plan. Meeting the physical, emotional and sometimes spiritual needs is the foundation.

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      Dr. Lee says...

      Over 22 years of clinical experience with residency training in reconstructive surgery for adults and for childhood deformities and birth defects. Clinical background in Pharmacy since 1986. Current Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University, School of Podiatry in Glendale, Az. Lead podiatric surgeon for LIGA- Flying Doctors of Mercy for pediatric clubfoot and other birth defects since 2005.

      Heel pain specialist trained since 2001 in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. Founder of SoCal ESWT in 2002, the first ultrasound guide ESWT machine in California.

      National Lecturer on brachymetatarsia correction, a rare birth and growth deformity.

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      Dr. Lee says...

      Internationally known for Restorative Foot & Ankle surgery, a concept developed by Dr. Lee that combines biomechanical sound surgical principles with cosmetic incisions.

      His unique bunion and hammertoe surgeries are performed with incisions that cannot be easily seen. (known as non-visible incision surgery)

      Dr. Lee is 1 of 3 surgeons in the world to specialize in surgery for Brachymetatarsia, a rare condition where the bones of the feet do not grown properly. He has performed over 350 cases using his one-stage correction technique.

      Dr. Lee is an Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University, School of Podiatry, in Glendale, Az.

      He trained at Western Medical Center, Anaheim, Ca.,  Podiatric Surgical Residency specializing in childhood deformities (clubfoot, collapsed flattened feet, birth defects) and Reconstructive foot & ankle surgery.

      Children are Dr. Lee's passion. He has teamed up with several Valley wide pediatric groups to offer virtually pain free injections, gentle ingrown toenail surgery and other childhood foot conditions. 

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      Dr. Lee says...

      I take my evaluations very seriously and care about what my patients think of me.

      My most important goal is to let patient know that I care more about their welfare than anything else. This is why I commonly give my patients my personal cell phone number and also why I visit my patients when they are admitted to a hospital (rather than calling the on call hospitalist).

      I always encourage my patients to call me without reservation if they do not understand their condition or treatment regimen.