Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM

Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1977 and specializes in podiatry and podiatric surgery.Read his story

926 E McDowell Rd Ste 121

Phoenix, AZ 85006

Contact Information

(602) 340-8686

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 91% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Dershowitz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dershowitz "Dr. Michael Dershowitz is the founder and medical director of the Southwest Foot Institute which he began in 1979 in Phoenix and later expanded to Glendale and Scottsdale. He is a graduate of The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. in 1973 and of the Pennslvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA in 1977 (now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine). Following graduation from medical school, he completed an intensive year of foot surgery training at the Community Hospital of Phoenix in 1978. Dr. Dershowitz is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery since 1987 and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a member of the American and Arizona Podiatric Medical Associations. He is a former Vice-President of the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association and a member of its Ethics Committee. A former co-host of "Your Good Health" on KXEG radio in Phoenix, Dr. Dershowitz has been featured on various local TV and radio stations introducing new and innovative surgical procedures to the public (Endoscopic Heel surgery and Nerve Decompression surgery for neuropathy). Of particular note is the specialized training he has undertaken with A. Lee Dellon, M.D., a professor of Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical School, in Baltimore, Maryland, to learn nerve decompression surgical techniques to aid in the restoration of sensation and elimination of neuropathic pain, both in diabetics and non-diabetic patients."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dershowitz "We believe in listening to our patients and treating them in a caring and compassionate fashion.  We also believe that a patient should be informed of their options for care, and the pros and cons of all treatments, so that they can make an informed decision."

2  Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

19  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

17  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Bunion Surgery
  • 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 Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression

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  • Geroge Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Community Hospital Of Phoenix, Surgical Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Dershowitz, DPM
I had 3 botched/unnecessary surgeries, and couldn't walk for 14 mo! Dr. Dershowitz has me walking; he gave me my life back! He is kind and gentle, and explains everything. I have had a few procedures, but never any pain while doing them. His bedside manner is wonderful. He doesn't sugarcoat...Read More
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Tamme G – Jul 12, 2018
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Never felt rushed, Dr Dershowitz listened to all of my concerns and addressed my issues.
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Fountain Hills, – Jul 16, 2017
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Worst. Practice. Ever. Late. Rude. Insensitive. No one there bothers to return phone calls. Complete jerks who do not have their act together.
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Phoenix, AZ – Jul 11, 2017
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Dr Dershowitz diagnosed my tarsal tunnel syndrome in 5 mins. 5 other specialists never even mentioned tarsal tunnel syndrome. If you need a specialist Dr Dershowitz is a true specialist. Thank you for your knowledge and kindness.
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Kirk W in Phoenix, AZ – Aug 03, 2016
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