Dr. Joseph Mechanik, DPM

Dr. Joseph Mechanik, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
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Dr. Joseph Mechanik, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery doctor who practices in Centennial, CO. He has been practicing for 19 years.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
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Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
more than 85% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
more than 81% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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. 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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  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wound & Burn Care

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Acute Gout
  • 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
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Infections
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • 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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  • 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 Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Forefoot Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Functional Orthotic
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Infection Management
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • 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 Repair
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • 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

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  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mechanik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mechanik to family and friends
based on 168 total reviews (41 with comments)

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Dr. Mechanik's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Average wait time
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Patient Comments (41)

in Bennett CO |
I've gotten such great care. My foot surgery went exceptionally well; Dr. Mechanik knew exactly how to repair my foot. He was very knowlegable and confident about the procedure that needed to be done. He and his staff are so compassionate and caring. They pay attention to every detail,...more
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Hands down (or feet down!) the best doctor I think I've ever seen. He truly listens and is always in a great mood. He's patient with you and is always cheery! He clearly knows what he's talking about and never rushed into anything. He is willing to go the extra mile for this patients and I really...more
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in Industry |
I'm from Pennsylvania and traveled to area ending up with a ingrown toenail. Same day appointment. I experienced excellent staff and care. Highly unlikely that I would need their services again, but they treated me like I was a regular customer. Excellent service. Thank you
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Aurora, CO |
Dr Mechanik always listens, showing that he cares about what you are telling him. He has a great bedside manner both in the office and at the hospital. I've also never felt rushed with him.
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Denver, CO |
Dr. Mechanik had a solution for severe clubfeet. My son had the surgery and even within 4 weeks the results are stunning. He's walking faster, and with better gait, and he can stand at highschool events for hours without getting tired or feeling pain. He's got some training to do to get all the...more
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Dr. Mechanik accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Open Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
    Blue Preferred Select
    Federal Employee Program
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) HMO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Solutions HMO
    Blue Traditional
    Blue Traditional HMO
    Blue Traditional POS
    Blue Traditional PPO
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    MultiPlan Wellmark PPO
    PHCS Network EPO
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
    PHCS Open Access PPO
  • Tricare
    Tricare HMO
    Tricare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Golden Rule HMO
    Golden Rule POS
    Golden Rule PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Options EPO
    Options POS
    Options PPO
    Secure Horizons
    Select HMO
    Select Plus EPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select Plus POS
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • WellPoint
    WellPoint PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Mechanik has admitting privileges

The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
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