Dr. David Lee, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  |  
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Age 54
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Dr. David Lee, DPM
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.

18731 N Reems Rd Ste 640

Surprise, AZ 85374

Contact Information

(623) 328-8577

Dr. David Lee, DPM

Dr. David Lee, DPM

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 12 More

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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's Experience

Dr. Lee'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 Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatry

Board Certifications

Dr. Lee does not have any board certifications listed.


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


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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Uop School Of Pharmacy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • California College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • California College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Western Med Center, Anaheim Psr-24
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • California College Of Podiatric Medicine (Ccpm)
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Lee has no awards or honors listed.

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lee to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (5 with comments)
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...

Dr. Lee's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in peoria, az |
Good surgeon, poor bedside manners and communication. Surgery date, time and/or location was changed 3 times. He was over an hour late for my surgery with no notice after I was rescheduled from his first to last. . He showed little consideration for my pain and concerns post op. He is aggressive, awkward and I always left his office feeling uncomfortable and unsatisfied. Had a few communication issues with his office staff as well. Luckily I found an amazing doc to take over my care.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I am totally happy with Dr. Lee,s care he has provided me with. He projects a true empathetic aura and you can tell you are not just another patient when he is with you. He takes a genuine interest into your care. His office staff is caring and fun to work with. They know the insurance system in and out as well. Several of my visits Dr. Lee was teaching new podiatrist his skills. I hope that they also take his caring and warm relationship with their future patients as Dr. Lee does.
in Sun City, AZ |
I find Dr. Lee to be very knowledgeable, professional and attentive. Today is the third day since foot surgery. I've felt minimal discomfort by following the doctor's pain management plan that includes taking medication proactively, keeping the foot elevated, delivery of a numbing drip with a small tube to surgical site and tubes under the cast connected to a compact cooling machine that keeps swelling down. The first follow up check up was this morning and all looked very well.
Phoenix, AZ |
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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Dr. Lee accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
    Health Net of Arizona HMO
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus
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Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
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