Dr. Timothy Short, DPM

Dr. Timothy Short, DPM

Podiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
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I believe patients appreciate my compassion, ability to relate to their injuries and optimistic approach to their care. Experiencing foot and ankle surgeries myself, I take the time to explain, diagnose, and provide treatment in an empathetic manner. My philosophy includes listening to the patient, being compassionate and providing a full explanation of diagnosis and treatment recommendations to ensure patient comfort and understanding.

6130 N La Cholla Blvd # 135

Tucson, AZ 85741

Contact Information

(520) 469-8077

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 10 More

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Top Care Areas


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Foot Conditions
more than 79% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
more than 77% of peers
Nail Avulsion and Excision
more than 75% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Short "Dr. Short is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. Dr. Short specializes in all foot and ankle conditions with specific medical interests pertaining to both the conservative and surgical treatments of sports medicine injuries, tendon pathology, and peripheral nerve disease."


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

Board Certifications

Dr. Short does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Bunion
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis


  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Florida State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Barry University / School Of Graduate Medical Science
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Millcreek Community Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Millcreek Community Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Short has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Short has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Short's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Short to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Short's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Tucson, AZ |
...personable, easy to talk with, very understanding - I feel very fortunate to have had the benefit Dr Short's expertise - my highest regard and recommendation.
in Sahuarita, AZ |
Having had 2 bunionectomies before, I was concerned that fusing my large toe was going to be my only option. Dr. Short explained a different approach to doing the bunionectomy, and gave me hope that I'd have flexibility in my foot. There was little pain after surgery. The entire healing process was, with the exception of the prescribed physical therapy, completed in 7 weeks. Dr. Short is extremely knowledgeable in the field of podiatry and has an upbeat "bedside manner." Great people skills
Green Valley, AZ |
Very professional and gives you all the possible solutions to your problem. He explains things very thoroughly. You never feel rushed, and he listens carefully and remembers what you say.
in Tucson, AZ |
I have neuropathy in the right foot he did a tarsal tunnel procedure. After four weeks my feeling is coming back. I now can feel the gas pedal in the car.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Short is an extraordinary podiatrist. He is patient, considerate and very competent. He correctly diagnosed pain I was experiencing from a foot procedure many years ago, removed hardware in my ankle that was causing the pain and I'm now totally pain free. I can recommend him without reservation. He is the best.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Short care and concert. He demonstrates excellent knowledge in his field.
in Green Valley, AZ |
Family dr. sent me to neurologist re: neuropathy & numbness in my right foot travelling up to my knee. After tests he offered painkillers and could not do anything for numbness. I left angry and that day found Dr. Short's profile and made appt. Got in right away & I detailed all of my issues and he listened attentively asked questions and answered all of mine. Nerve entrapment...similar to carpal tunnel only it's in my feet. Amazing! Surgery very succesful!! Scheduling surgery for left foot!
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Dr. Short accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
    Health Net of Arizona HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Short has admitting privileges

Northwest Medical Center
6200 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
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Oro Valley Hospital
1551 E Tangerine Rd
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
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