Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM

Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
(25)
Save
Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from California College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1977 and specializes in podiatric surgery, podiatry, and more.Read his story

8042 Wurzbach Rd Ste 450

San Antonio, TX 78229

Contact Information

(210) 692-0279

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Pollak

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pollak performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hammer Toe
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bunion
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Pollak's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Pollak's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pollak "Dr. Richard A. Pollak graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1973. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1977. He later completed a two-year surgical residency from Northlake Community Hospital in Northlake, Illinois in 1979. He subsequently received a Master of Science degree from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in 1983. He is a member of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and has served on various committees for the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, as well as local hospital committees. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a current member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Texas Podiatric Medical Association, and the Bexar County Medical Society. Dr. Pollak has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles and is well versed in all areas of foot surgery. He has been a noted national lecturer and has been a principal clinical investigator in over 35 clinical trials. He has staff privileges at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's Baptist Hospital, Santa Rosa Northwest and numerous surgical centers in the San Antonio area. Besides being in private practice with San Antonio Podiatry Associates since 1979, he holds an appointment as a clinical assistant professor with the Podiatry Service of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has resided in San Antonio since 1979 with his wife, and three grown children. His outside interests include family activities, golf, tennis and jogging."
Less
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pollak "The doctors with San Antonio Podiatry Associates are specialists in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the foot and its related structures. Our comprehensive care is aimed at foot conditions affecting patients of all ages, including the treatment of such common painful conditions as bunions, corns associated with hammertoes, calluses, ingrown nails, and heel and arch pain. Additionally, our practice offers expertise in the management of more complex foot ailments including flat feet, high arched feet, fractures and dislocations, ankle and sports injuries. Specialized care is also provided for those patients with associated systemic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis."

6  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Pollak does not have any board certifications listed.

9  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Bunion
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Plantar Fasciitis

12  Procedures

  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • 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
  • Wound Care and Management

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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Massachusetts
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • California College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Northlake Community Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Masters Of Science
    Other Education | Completed 1983
  • Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Pollak has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Pollak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Pollak does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Pollak and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Pollak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pollak

3.9

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
72%
(18)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
24%
(6)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Pollak?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Pollak's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM
RecentHighestLowest
Reply
Awesome Doctor!!! He did two heel spur surgeries on each of my heels that involved extensive removal of my Achilles tendons. They required 2 anchors. Everything went great. He was great. I highly recommend him. His staff was great and efficient. Anyone that ran the NY Marathon and others is geared...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Joe Saldivar in San antonio, TX – Jul 27, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM?
Reply
I had a worst experience from a doctor's office. I paid for getting orthotics, paid additional money for rush order as I had to travel. Almost a week now and the manufacturer has not yet received the cast !. They are so busy that they cannot even follow up with UPS !!!. I found that the office...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
San Antonio, TX – Jun 23, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM?
Reply
Dr Pollak to care of my dad. He had bunion surgery with excellent results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
Maria Hernandez in San Antonio, TX – Oct 19, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM?
Reply
Dr Pollak is a great doctor and I highly recommend
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Abby H in Helotes,Tx – Oct 12, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM?
Reply
So I took my 10 yr old daughter with an infected ingrown toe nail not to mention very painful. Dr. Pollak was great with her he had soooo much patients with her. I just loved how he was able to calm her down talk to her and do the procedure without her even noticing it.. we had such a great...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Julia C in San Antonio, TX – Oct 05, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Pollak, DPM?
Show more reviews

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Pollak?