Dr. Janet Black, DPM

Dr. Janet Black, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Janet Black, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in Mount Dora, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Des Moines University / College Of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in 1986 and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery.Read her story

3651 Lake Center Dr

Mount Dora, FL 32757

Contact Information

(352) 385-9156

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 83% of peers
Hammer Toe
more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Black's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Black "Dr. Black was born in Detroit, Mi. She grew up in the suburb of St. Clair Shores, MI where she graduated from Lake Shore High School. Dr. Black received her pre-medical requirements at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She attended Des Moines University (formerly known as University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences) in Des Moines, Iowa for the required four post-graduate years obtaining her D.P.M. degree in 1986. Dr. Black completed a two year podiatric surgical residency at Florida Hospital East in 1988 after the required monthly rotations in the following specialties: Orthopedics, internal medicine, general surgery, emergency room and anesthesia. Dr Black also completed rotations in neurology, dermatology, rheumatology, plastic surgery and hand surgery. The remaining months were spent assisting in foot and ankle surgery at the various local hospitals. Dr. Black was the first woman to be accepted to the residency program at Florida Hospital East, the first woman podiatrist on staff at area hospitals, and among the first in solo practice in the Orlando area where she practiced for eight years. Dr. Black has practiced in Eustis, Tavares and Mount Dora area since 1996. She has been in solo private practice since 2000. Dr. Black is currently Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. She is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Florida Podiatric Medical Association and Lake Sumter Component Society. She is currently on staff at Florida Hospital Waterman."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Black "Our care philosophy is to listen to the patient's complaint, evaluate the patient's problem and discuss recommendations and treatment plan thoroughly.  We want to involve the patient as much as possible in their treatment and believe a better understanding of their condition and reason for recommendations in their treatment will provide better outcomes.  We value our patient's input, as they can offer reasons why our treatment plan may need to be altered.  We also value their feedback when they know they will never be able to comply with instructions and advice. If the patient has followed our instructions and not experienced improvement we need to know that, too.  We are also committed to providing a safe and clean office and respectful and qualified staff.  We appreciate our patient's understanding in our information gathering, especially on the initial visit when there seems to be so much paperwork.  "
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1  Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Foot Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

28  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Gout
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Poor Circulation
  • Rash
  • Skin Infections
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Venous Insufficiency

22  Procedures

  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Morton’s Neuroma Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Posterior Heel Spur Surgery
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Wayne State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Des Moines University / College Of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Florida Hospital East Orlando
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Black has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Member
  • Florida Podiatric Medical Association, Member
  • Lake Sumter Podiatric Medical Society, Past President

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What People Say About Dr. Janet Black, DPM
Yesterday was the first time I've ever been to Mount Dora Podiatry and I was very impressed. I actually saw Dr Ferguson, but I couldn't find her name on the list to review. She was very nice and very professional. All of the staff I came into contact with were so helpful in taking care of me as...Read More
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Lisa Coffman in Mt Dora, FL – Aug 25, 2018
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She and her staff are very respectful of patients. Office staff are well trained and compassionate.
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Marilyn M in Tavares, FL – Jun 28, 2017
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Dr. Black definitely didn't miss the class on bedside manners. She has a very kind , caring and friendly personality. Other than these fine qualities she is an awesome surgeon. She performed a bunionectomy and hammer toe repair for me. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. If you need a...Read More
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Robert E. in Mount Dora, FL – Nov 21, 2016
You asked good questions and followed...Read More
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I had ingrown toe nails on both my big toes and Dr. Black performed a procedure which cut out the infected section and made sure that it did not grow back. She was professional, gentle, and knowledgeable.
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Tavares, Florida – Oct 19, 2016
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Dr. Black and her staff are amazing. She recently performed a bunionectomy on my right foot and I am extremely pleased. I had no post surgical pain and have recovered very quickly. The follow up by Dr. Black and her staff was prompt and they answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. ...Read More
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Kathy Clements in Eustis FL – Oct 18, 2016
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