Dr. Matthew Paden, DPM

Dr. Matthew Paden, DPM

Podiatry  ·  

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Dr. Matthew Paden, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Wheat Ridge, CO and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in podiatry, podiatry sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center

7615 W 38th Ave Unit B101

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Foot Conditions
more than 82% of peers
Plantar Fasciitis
more than 62% of peers
Achilles Tendinitis
more than 12% of peers

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Dr. Paden's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Paden "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Paden "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."

6  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Paden does not have any board certifications listed.

48  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 and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and-or Ankle Skin Lesion
  • Foot Callus
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infections
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Wounds
  • 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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8  Procedures

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Matthew Paden, DPM
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He performed 2 very intricate bunion surgeries on me when I was 40 yrs old. I'm now 59 and have been pain free ever since. I didn't know what it was like to not be in pain, having had trouble with bunions since my teens. He was amazingly thorough and precise as I remember him telling me he'd...Read More
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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...Read More
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