Dr. James Diresta, DPM

Dr. James Diresta, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. James Diresta, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Newburyport, MA. He graduated from Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine and specializes in podiatry.Read his story

37 1/2 Forrester St

Newburyport, MA 01950

Contact Information

(978) 465-2122

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Diresta

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

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

Hammer Toe
more than 72% of peers
Foot Conditions
more than 68% of peers
Foot Fracture
more than 41% of peers

Dr. Diresta's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Diresta's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Diresta "DiResta is a graduate of Boston College, he received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, and he completed his residency training in podiatric surgery at Northlake Hospital in Illinois. Dr. DiResta received a Masters Degree in Public Health from Dartmouth Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is past chair of the Podiatric Health section of the American Public Health Association. He is the president of the Community Service Foundation of the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society where he serves as a Board of Trustee member and secretary-treasurer of the society. He is also a member of the Public Health and Preventative Medicine Committee of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. DiResta is on the Active Medical Staff of the Surgical Service of the Anna Jaques Hospital has served on the medical staff bylaws committee. He is also a cooperator of the AJH parent organization Seacoast Regional Health Systems. Dr. DiResta is a former long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the Whittier IPA and board member of the LMV Physician Hospital Organization affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization. He is also a medical staff member of The Merrimack Valley Hospital, a division of Steward Healthcare Systems. His research work involves quality improvement projects, patient education, and screenings as well as initiatives to change provider practice behavior. He is the mentor for the APMA sponsored Post Doc Podiatric Public Health Fellowship at The Dartmouth Institute of Dartmouth College. He is the recipient of the John and Janet Carson Award for Public Health Advocacy in 2012 and the Stephen Toth Award presented to him in 2016. Dr. DiResta is married to his wife Susan and together they are parents of six wonderful children. He remains active outside of the office where he can be found walking most days and likes to hike and a lover of most forms of music, he is an avid guitarist."
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Diresta "Our office is here to provide you with modern podiatric medical and surgical services in a warm and caring environment. Our goal is to serve you our patient in a comfortable and friendly manner and at the same time provide efficient and timely service. "

1  Specialties

  • Podiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

12  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Bunion
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Onychomycosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

10  Procedures

  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Soft Tissue Injections

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Boston College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Northlake Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Northlake Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Dartmouth Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Diresta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Diresta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diresta


Based on 5 reviews

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Diresta?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Diresta's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. James Diresta, DPM
Very kind and knowledgeable physicians with staff that is consistently friendly and courteous!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Mar 29, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Diresta, DPM?
excellent in all aspects of treatment
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
S Weaver in Nottingham – Dec 17, 2015
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Diresta, DPM?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Diresta?