Dr. David Lee, DPM

Dr. David Lee, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. David Lee, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Surprise, AZ and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1991 and specializes in podiatric surgery, podiatry, and more.Read his story

18731 N Reems Rd Ste 640

Surprise, AZ 85374

Contact Information

(623) 328-8577

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 17 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lee performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot Conditions
very high
more than 90% of peers
Hammer Toe
very high
more than 86% of peers
Bunion
high
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Lee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "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."

3  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Lee does not have any board certifications listed.

16  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
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis

12  Procedures

  • 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 Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Lee does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Lee and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Lee's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lee to family and friends
34 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Lee's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Lee Says:
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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

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Patient Comments (8)

Dr Lee is an excellent podiatrist. I would highly recommend him!
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surgery on both feet and after 1 1/2 years the pain is just as bad as before the surgeries. My feet become swollen after long walks. I had to get rid of all my shoes and can only wear shoes with a built in arch support. My big toe on my right foot goes so far to the left that it hangs over my...more
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Dr. Lee provided great care and surgery. However, I found his office manager Elizabeth quite argumentative & unaccommodating. She is so focused on collecting money, a couple times she attempted to collect co-pays during my post-op visits; insisted on deposit for orthotics when my insurance covers...more
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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,...more
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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...more
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