Dr. Richard Mendelsohn, DPM

Dr. Richard Mendelsohn, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Mendelsohn, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in McLean, VA and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in podiatric surgery, podiatric foot & ankle surgery, and more.Read his story

McLean Foot & Ankle

1445 Dolley Madison Blvd Ste B

McLean, VA 22101
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Insurance Accepted

  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule

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Top Care Areas

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Plantar Fasciitis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Foot Conditions
more than 87% of peers
Hammer Toe
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Mendelsohn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mendelsohn "RICHARD S. MENDELSOHN, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. Dr. Richard Mendelsohn enjoys working with patients of all ages on a multitude of foot and ankle conditions. Widely recognized as a specialist in the treatment of sports and dance injuries, he is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Frequently consulted by other physicians for his expertise in the area of sports- and dance-related injuries, he is a clinical advisor and columnist for the American Running and Fitness Association. He was named by the Consumers' Research Council of America as one of "America's Top Podiatrists." Dr. Mendelsohn serves as a consulting podiatrist for numerous professional and amateur sports teams, and appeared on ABC, CBS and NBC news where he spoke about new advances in podiatry. Dr. Mendelsohn received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta and earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Philadelphia's Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1985. He completed his residency in the medical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, (an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School). Married with five children, Dr. Mendelsohn is a passionate hockey fan who enjoys watching and participating in a variety of other sports as well."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mendelsohn "When you have problems with your feet and ankles, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds ... an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs ... a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physicians meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve."

3  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatry

1  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Warts

24  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Temple University / Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Cambridge Hospital Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Cambridge Hospital Harvard Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mendelsohn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Mendelsohn, DPM
Dr. Mendelsohn immediately recognized that I had previous been fitted with the wrong orthotic device that resulted in hip pain. He said my hip pain would stop in one to two months after I began wearing orthotic device that he prescribed. He was precisely correct on the diagnosis and the amount of...Read More
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Garry S in OAKTON, VA – Jun 06, 2018
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Do not let the Nova top doctors ranking fool you when it comes to Dr. Mendelsohn. Run do not walk away from having any surgery done with Dr M. I have seen multiple doctors following my foot surgery with that have asked me why he did the procedure he did, confirmed I had a major complication not...Read More
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Washington, DC – Aug 27, 2017
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Dismissive, doesn't care about patients. Always in a hurry to get me out of the office. Unable to diagnose injuries.
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Will in Sterling, VA – Mar 22, 2016
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