Dr. Robert Portnow, DPM

Dr. Robert Portnow, DPM

Podiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Portnow, DPM is a podiatry doctor who practices in Cleveland, OH. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

11600 Detroit Ave

Cleveland, OH 44102

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

Limb Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Foot Conditions
more than 83% of peers
Heel Spur
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Portnow "A board certified Cleveland podiatrist by The American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery with practice experience of 26 years.

We offer our patients, Information that answers the questions that keep them up at night. Information they care about because they are worried about their foot health. We provide a diagnosis, etiology and discuss treatment options including conservative and surgical approaches. One thing we know is the patient will leave with a better understanding of their lower extremity and foot health concerns.

Expert knowledge and evidence based medicine treatments that have proven results

Comprehensive diabetic foot exams

Peripheral neuropathy ie. diabetic and unknown causes

Diabetic foot wear

Senior foot care

Developmental flat foot

Fungal and bacterial infections of skin and nail.

Foot deformities

Paralytic gait and bracing

Drop foot



Heel/arch pain

Ankle/foot injury fractures and sprains

Warts and all pedal skin lesions

Vascular and nerve examination"


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  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthotics
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Portnow does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Developmental Delay - Hypotonia Extremities Hypertrophy
  • Diabetes-Like Foot Weakness
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Lateral Subungual Onychomycosis
  • Enthesopathy
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Warts


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Toenail Removal
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • SUNY Oneonta
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Portnow has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Portnow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Portnow's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Portnow to family and friends
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Portnow's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Cleveland Ohio |
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Portnow accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Buckeye Community Health Plan HMO-SNP
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Choice Care HMO
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
    Freedom PPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    Medical Mutual of Ohio EPO
    Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare HMO

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