Dr. Sanford Chesler, DPM is a podiatric surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Chesler is affiliated with Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center, Mountain Vista Medical Center, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center.
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I believe patients and their physicians are equally responsible for the maintenance of the patient's healthcare. A psycician must be able to listen to their patients and expect their patients to provide complete and honest information about their medical history and present symptoms. The patient should expect a complete, non-bias diagnosis and treatment plan from their physician. My philosophy of treatment is based on my honesty and desire to help in the care of my patients. I recommend a conservative, evidence based treatment plan unless more invasive procedure are required to either diagnose or treat the patient's condition. Communication and mutual trust are of paramount importance. An open mind and willingness to compromise is required of both patient and physician. Otherwise both parties my become an impediment to overall patient care. The only improper question is the question never asked. Truthfulness and honesty is the keystone of the patient-physician relationship.
Dr. Chesler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Podiatric Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Podiatric Foot Surgery
Dr. Chesler does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Chesler's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Accessory Navicular Bone
Achilles Tendon Contracture
Ankle Ligament Rupture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Foot
Arthritis of the Midfoot
Arthritis of the Toe
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
Benign Skin Tumor
Burning Feet Syndrome
Callosities, Hereditary Painful
Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hammer Toe Repair
Hospice Care Services
In-Office Skin Procedure
Ingrown Toenail Surgery
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Nail Avulsion and Excision
Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
Removal of Bone Spur
Simple Fracture Care and Casting
Skin Lesion Biopsy
Skin Lesion Removal
Small Joint Arthroplasty
Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
Soft Tissue Surgery
Sports Medicine Related Procedures
Sports Medicine Surgery
Suture Soft Tissue Wound
Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Worker's Compensation Evaluations
Wound Care and Management
Malpractice Claims not available
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
California College Of Podiatric Medicine
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1975
California College Of Podiatric Medicine
Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
University Of Southern California
Other Education | Completed 1984
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Chesler has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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