Dr. Robert Portnow, DPM

Dr. Robert Portnow, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Robert Portnow, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1989 and specializes in podiatry, podiatric foot surgery, and more.

11600 Detroit Ave

Cleveland, OH 44102

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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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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5  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Portnow does not have any board certifications listed.

35  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • 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 and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • 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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14  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Surgery
  • 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

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Robert Portnow, DPM
He was allsome I will tell everyone I know about him he's the best he took real care for me
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Mayra Rosello in Cleveland Ohio – Feb 10, 2017
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