Dr. Michael Downey, DPM

Dr. Michael Downey, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Michael Downey, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from Midwestern University in 2012 and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic foot & ankle surgery.Read his story

5801 Oakbend Trl Ste 140

Fort Worth, TX 76132

Contact Information

(817) 377-3668

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Foot Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Downey's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Downey "Dr. Downey grew up on a cattle ranch in west Texas and eastern New Mexico. He received a scholarship to play collegiate basketball at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) where he went on to earn his associate's degree (AA) graduating valedictorian of his class. While attending NMMI he had the distinct privilege of serving and commanding the entire regiment, being the basketball team captain and earning the honor of male athlete of the year. He also received national recognition as a century scholar winner earning a scholarship to Baylor University. He received his bachelor's degree (BS) in Biochemistry with honors from Baylor University where he was active in the Baylor pre-medical honor society while also receiving his commission in the United States Air Force (USAF). In 2012, Dr Downey graduated at the top of his medical school class at Midwestern University (AzPOD) in Phoenix, Arizona. He earned national attention through the Kaiser Permanente hospital system as one of the top medical students in the country. He completed his three-year surgical residency at John Peter Smith (JPS) Trauma Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. During residency he served as the Chief Resident of the Foot/Ankle division in the Department of Orthopaedics and was involved in all aspects of foot/ankle surgery with special interests in traumatic injuries and complicated reconstructive procedures. While in residency, Dr. Downey received additional training in fracture management, soft tissue injuries and arthroscopic procedures through AO North America and the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He is also extensively trained in conservative and surgical management of limb salvage diabetic conditions affecting the lower limb. He has authored and co-authored several publications in the area of foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction. Dr Downey has an active desire in the continuation of medical and surgical research. Dr. Downey is one of the few fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area, as well as across the nation. He completed his extensive foot/ankle trauma and reconstruction fellowship training at the Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. His specialized interests include high/low energy trauma, adult/pediatric fracture care, soft tissue management, deformity correction, minimally invasive surgical approaches, revisional surgery, arthroscopic surgery, ankle stabilization surgery, achilles tendon pathology, tendon transfers, rotational flaps, total ankle replacements (TAR), post traumatic reconstruction for arthritis, complex foot/ankle reconstructive procedures, diabetic limb salvage, neurogenic/congenital conditions, flat foot surgery, cavus (high arch) surgery, and second opinions. Dr. Downey is board certified. He is a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and is active in lecturing and teaching the latest surgical techniques to other surgeons. He offers the highest quality surgical treatments in the Fort Worth and surrounding areas."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Downey "Dr. Michael Downey's passion is to provide personalized high quality care to patients in all stages of life. He is a devoted surgeon who believes in working together with his patients to improve their health for all lower extremity musculoskeletal needs. Dr. Downey trusts in a comprehensive dedicated approach to achieve the best outcomes. He is skilled in the latest surgical techniques to provide full function and pain relief. While he enjoys the challenge and reward of all surgical approaches, he firmly believes in an initial stepwise conservative method prior to surgical fixation."

2  Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine

85  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • 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
  • Arch Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Vertical Talus
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infections
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Wounds
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • High Arch
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
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56  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Tibial Tendon Repair
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Calcaneal Osteotomy
  • Debridement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Small-Bone
  • Joint Surgery
  • Metatarsal Osteotomy
  • Metatarsal Surgery
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Repair
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Talo-Navicular Arthrodesis
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Triple Arthrodesis
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • New Mexico Military Institute
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 2012
  • John Peter Smith Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • John Peter Smith Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Jefferson Orthopaedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
  • ACFAS Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2013
  • AO/AAFAO Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgery Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2014
  • Editor/Reviewer, Trauma, Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 2015
  • Editorial Board, Clinical Journal of Orthopaedics & Rheumatology
    Other Education | Completed 2014
  • Integra Cadance Total Ankle Replacement Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2017
  • Integra Flap Surgery Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2017
  • Orthofix Advanced External Fixation Lower Extremity Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2014
  • Orthofix Advanced Flap Surgery/Plastics Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2017
  • STAR Total Ankle Replacement Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2016
  • Wright Medical Total Ankle Replacement Certification (Infiniti/InBone)
    Other Education | Completed 2017
  • Zimmer Biomet Total Ankle Replacement Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Downey, DPM
Great doctor who actually cares! Very happy with my surgical result and thankful that I was referred to him.
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Melinda in Fort Worth, TX – Sep 06, 2018
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I was referred to Dr Downey by a friend who had used him on his ankle surgery. In my opinion Dr Downey is highly talented and I would go so far as to say “an artist” when it comes to ankle surgeries! I have always heard horror stories about foot and ankle issues and put mine off as long as I could....Read More
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John Bader in Fort Worth , TX – Aug 21, 2018
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Dr. Downey is great. Very detailed and very caring. So glad I was referred to him for my surgery.
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Karen in none – Aug 09, 2018
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Dr. Downey and his staff are the best. After going to various types of doctors for 2 expensive years, Dr. Downey diagnosed my foot issue within 15 minutes. He has a great bedside manner and takes the time to explain his diagnosis and getting his patient on the road to recovery. And his staff is...Read More
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Bob Weakley in Fort Worth, TX – Jul 17, 2018
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Best Doctor and excellent staff. He was comforting to my daughter before her surgery. Explained the procedure very thoroughly for her bunion surgery. He was available after each surgery via text or phone call for any questions/problems we had. The staff is always very helpful. We definitely...Read More
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Ofilia rueda in Fort Worth , TX – Jul 17, 2018
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