Dr. Michael Fishman is an orange county native. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado before continuing his education at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his Master's Degree in Environmental and Public Health. Dr. Fishman is passionate about not only helping people but also contributing to the advancement of medicine. After earning his Master's Degree he joined UC San Diego to contribute to cancer research. Due to these efforts he was able to publish his work in the International Journal of Cancer. Dr. Fishman continued on to earn his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Fishman completed a three-year podiatric residency at Long Beach Memorial Hospital with training in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. With innovative ideas and a commitment to hard work, Dr. Fishman decided to build his own practice from the ground up. His practice would be founded on the latest technology and customized individual care. This laid the foundation for which he has built and has developed the strong reputation in his community. Dr. Fishman has hospital affiliations at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Miller Children's Hospital. Dr. Fishman is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is also an attending physician (Teaching Staff) for both the Long Beach Memorial Podiatric Residency and the Lakewood Regional Medical Center Podiatric Residency Programs
We treat patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics, and our goal is to provide you with the most comfortable office experience possible. Our friendly staff strives to ensure a pleasant office visit, and Dr. Fishman provides each of his patients with the information they need to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. We work with our patients to not only inform them about their diagnosis, but also to determine the best plan for treatment and relief of your foot and ankle discomfort.
Dr. Fishman'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
Board certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
Podiatric Foot Surgery
Podiatry Sports Medicine
Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Why It Matters: Dr. Fishman's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Arthritis of the Ankle
Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Ulcer of Foot
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Bone and Joint Repair
Bone and Joint Replacement
Clawtoe Correction Surgery
Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
Cryotherapy for Warts
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
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hammer Toe Repair
Ingrown Toenail Surgery
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
Nail Avulsion and Excision
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
Simple Fracture Care and Casting
Wound Care and Management
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2007
Long Beach Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
Long Beach Memorial Residency
Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
University Of Wisconsin-Masters
Other Education | Completed 2001
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Mammary tumor latency is increased in mice lacking the inducible nitric oxide synthase, 2003
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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