Dr. Joseph Mechanik, DPM

Dr. Joseph Mechanik, DPM

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Dr. Joseph Mechanik, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in Centennial, CO and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from California College Of Podiatric Medicine At Samuel Merrit College and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

7180 E Orchard Rd Ste 100

Centennial, CO 80111

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
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more than 85% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
normal
more than 81% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Mechanik's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mechanik "Dr. Mechanik has a long family history in the Denver Metro area. He open the Colorado Foot Institute in 2006, to treat the foot and ankle ailments of his native community. Dr. Mechanik graduated from the Dr. William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1995. After his graduation from podiatric medical school, he went on to successfully complete a 2 year residency in foot and ankle surgery in Houston Texas, and completed additional advanced training, in a 2 year Surgical Fellowship. The Fellowship was Lower Extremity Muskuloskeletal Surgery, under the direct training of an orthopedic surgeon. He is dual board certified in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery, by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Master Hyprocure Surgeon. His passions include staying current, and active in his field of podiatric medicine and surgery. And enjoys sharing his knowledge with his patients, to help prevent injury and/or recurrence of their injury. Dr. Mechanik He enjoys all watersports, especially deep sea fishing and scuba diving. He is married with 4 kids. He and his staff look forward to being of service. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mechanik "Foot pain for more than a few days is not usual. If your feet are down, so are you. Dr. Mechanik believes that early intervention for a patient's foot and ankle condition, is better than letting the condition go until you have too much pain and cannot walk. If you are at the point of not walking due to pain, come see us.  We can backtrack your care, to help you reach your goals. Dr. Mechanik sees his patients from start to finish.  And he interacts promptly, with his patients, using our HIPAA secured, Patient Portal.  Dr. Mechanik spends time with you during your visits and make sure that you have a complete understanding of your condition and the steps recommended to be taken to help resolve your ailment. Make the call and see for yourself. "
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7  Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

84  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Acute Gout
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Infections
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Toe Fractures
  • Toe Injuries
  • Toe Wounds
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Turf Toe
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
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90  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Blood Test
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Custom Made Foot Orthotic
  • Debridement
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Functional Orthotic
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Infection Management
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthotic Treatment
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Heel Spur Surgery
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatologic and Osteoarthritis Reconstruction
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wound Care and Management
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • University Of Colorado-Boulder
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • California College Of Podiatric Medicine At Samuel Merrit College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Columbia-North & East Houston Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Gulf Coast Orthopedics and Spine Associates
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Board Certified Foot Surgery American Board Of Podiatric Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 2010
  • Board Certified Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery American Board Of Podiatric Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 2010
  • Fellow, American College Of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (Facfas)
    Other Education | Completed 2010
  • Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association
    Other Education | Completed 2003
  • Master Hyprocure Surgeon Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Mechanik's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mechanik to family and friends
181 total reviews (50 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (181)

  • 5
    (167)
  • 4
    (7)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Mechanik's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (50)

Clearly understood the problem before diagnosis and identified the problem to me so i understood what and how to improve it.
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Outstanding bedside manner, kind, friendly, and compassionate. He is very personable and is committed to making you feel better. He is also just genuinely a good human being. I would recommend him to anyone with any foot related issues. He took care of my chronic, painful ingrown toenails and I...more
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I have been a patient of Dr. Mechanik for over 3 years. He is wonderful to work with. I had a torn plantar fascia and her repaired it with a stem cell patch. My foot has never felt better! The office staff is so nice!
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Very knowledgeable and willing to take time to explain conditions and solutions. Suggested several alternatives to surgery which was refreshing. Listens well and heard my concerns. Great experience.
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INCREDIBLE DOCTOR!! Dr. Mechanik is the best doctor I have ever seen. He was truly interested in getting to know me and about my condition. I had been to 5 other foot specialist before him. He immediately knew what I had, which none of the other doctors even mentioned. After three years in...more
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