Dr. Matthew Paden, DPM

Dr. Matthew Paden, DPM

Podiatry  |  

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Dr. Matthew Paden began his studies at the University of Maryland, where studied biology and human anatomy. From there, he attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, where he completed his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree in 1991. Following his 2 year surgical foot and ankle residency at Vencor Hospital, Dr. Paden completed a diabetic foot fellowship at the Northern California Center for the Diabetic and Insensitive Foot in 1994. Currently. Dr. Paden is the president at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center. He has also taken a large role in training future podiatrists in Denver by co-founding the Highlands Foot and Ankle Institute and being a part of the various faculty appointments with residency programs. During his time off, he loves to go skiing, go mountain climbing, and go technical climbing. He also loves helping his son Hunter lead an active lifestyle, go surfing when near the ocean and takes time to enjoy a game of golf.

Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center

7615 W 38th Ave Unit B101

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

When you have a foot problem, Dr. Paden understands that you want quick treatment. With that in mind, he will carefully diagnose your condition and propose a treatment plan that will keep in mind that fast, conservative options should be utilized first, and more aggressive treatments such as surgery should be used second. He will explain any complicated procedures before they are performed, and will follow through with the patient until there is a full recovery.
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Dr. Paden's Experience

Dr. Paden's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Podiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

Dr. Paden does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Chronic Foot Pain
  • Claw Toe
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Digital Deformities of the Feet
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Callus
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infections
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Wounds
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and-or Ankle Skin Lesion
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sports Injuries of the Foot
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Toe Fractures
  • Toe Injuries
  • Toe Sprain
  • Toe Wounds
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Wound and-or Ulcer Foot


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  • Ankle Replacement
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy

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.


  • University Of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • California College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Vencor Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Paden has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Paden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Paden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paden to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Paden's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Edison, NJ |
Dr. Paden bragged to me about being the "best foot surgeon in the state!" I over trusted him in the beginning even when my gut was telling me he was wrong. He performed surgery on me and left me in terrible pain for almost 2 years before another surgeon found out that he terribly messed up my first surgery by leaving part of what originally went in for to begin with. His post op skills were embarrassing and all I met was resistance to his own denial about how he screwed up to begin with.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Paden accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Paden has admitting privileges

St. Anthony Hospital
11600 W 2nd Pl
Lakewood, CO 80228
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