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Dr. Harlan began his practice in Phoenix in 1996. Dr. Harlan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is Board Certified by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Foot and Ankle Surgery, as well as in Rear Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Harlan is past Chief of Podiatry Section, Department of Orthopedics at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix. Dr. Harlan is an Adjunct Professor at the Podiatry School at Midwestern University and a Clinical Attending Physician at Maricopa Medical Center. Phoenix Magazine named Dr. Harlan a Top Doctor 13 times - in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He was the top vote getter for 2009 and 2011. He received his Bachelors of Art in Biology from the University of San Diego. While there he played inter-collegiate football; earning a starting position his freshmen year. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology from the University of Arizona. He is a graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara, California as Chief Resident. He specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, trauma and sports injuries. His practice also includes comprehensive and personalized treatment for a wide variety of foot and ankle problems. Dr. Harlan spends his free time in activities involving his two boys and his wife. Football season is spent cheering on his older son playing college ball in South Dakota. He also enjoys visiting his younger son at college in Boston. Dr. Harlan has a passion for mountain biking; one that he has passed on to both of his boys. The family spends as much time as they can on the slopes in the winter, both skiing and snowboarding. Dr. Harlan enjoys traveling with his family, whether it is to a faraway destination or discovering a National Park. A family goal is to explore a different National Park each summer. Having lived in Arizona since 1972, Dr. Harlan’s favorite National Park has to be the Grand Canyon!
Verified Patient Reviews
Beautiful office. Very helpful and professional staff. Dr. Harlan is very thorough, professional and knowledgeable in his field. Dr. Harlan spends all the time needed to help the patient understand their condition and the best treatment options. Very positive.
Everything was great, from the front desk to the xray to the physician.
Very pleasant Dr. Harlan made me feel welcome. I was able to explain the pain and not feel dumb about it. I would recommend him to my friends
I loved it! Very friendly. The resident who did the appointment and dr Harlan were both incredibly friendly and it made it very comfortable. Dr Harlan teased lightly. Both myself and the doctor. It was fun and light hearted! I enjoy that light hearted bedside manner a lot!!! Highly recommended
Very pleased with Dr. HARLAN and his staff., the level of detail provided about my assessment and the treatment methods was excellent. I appreciate his conservative approach at progressively trying different levels of care, so as to not go to extremes when it is not warranted. I recommended him to my coworkers as soon as I returned to the office after my appointment.
The office was as beautiful as it was relaxing. The staff was friendly and made me feel at ease. Dr. Harlan’s knowledge was evident and his personable bedside manner outstanding. No wonder he came so highly recommended!
Took his time to explain everything to me. Wasn't in a rush to move onto the next patient. Made sure all of my questions were answered.
Loved Dr Harlan, even when I got injection, he entertained/distracted me and it didn't hurt ... much. Very down to earth, caring and fun!
Dr. Harlan was awesome. He was energetic and personable. He assisted me with my problem promptly with a side of sense of humor.
Very professional super friendly and understood how i felt about the procedure. Made sure i was comfortable and explained what i didnt understand. Loved this dr.
Although the wait was a little long--(there were other patients ahead of me that must have taken more time) the experience with Dr. Harlan was very enjoyable. He apologized for the wait and he took the time to listen to all my questions. I think he has a very pleasant sense of humor. I also felt he was very thorough in his explanation of my problem and the many solutions available. I am very satisfied with the outcome of the appointment.
Dr Harlan was so personable that he put me right at ease immediately. And his thorough knowledge gave me complete confidence in his treatment plan and its execution
Dr Harlan and his staff impressed me. They were professional, pleasant, courteous, prompt, efficient and knowledgeable. Dr Harlan quickly diagnosed my problem, verified it quickly with x-rays. He took time to understand my goal and needs. He provided frank, no nonsense protocols that help me prudently balance healing and training for my upcoming trip
Very personable and knowledgeable. Diagnosed me quickly after taking xrays. My appointment was at 9am, and I was out by 9:30. Would recommend!
I went in hesitant that I would have a painful visit but Dr. Harlan reassured me and he was right. NO pain or discomfort. Highly recommend to anyone in need of foot care. Office staff was great as well.
Dr. Harlan was very good and made sure I understood the process and recovery time to better suit my needs. Straight forward. Staff was very welcoming and helpful.
I highly recommend this doctor. Even though, this was my first visit Dr. John is very knowledgeable and explained the process in details. Plus he is funny.
Excellent and compassionate care. Dr. Harlan maintain up to date practice.
The appointment was for my 96 year old dad and he loved Dr. Harlan! He was very good with my dad and took care of his foot problem in short order.
Friendly, informative and to the point
He was so Helpful with my ailments and gave me some Great referral names as I am New to the area
What an awesome experience! Even though I was a new patient, I was handled like I've been going there for years. Dr. Harlan is truly a professional and alleviated the problem I had and got me in and out pain free in under an hour from check in to check out. The office, the nurses, the ease of the whole encounter was just what I was looking for and I can't be happier with my decision to see Dr. Harlan. I highly recommend!
Dr. Harlan was awesome! He explained everything very well and he gave great advice for healing my injury.
Great, welcoming environment. Friendly and helpful staff. All in all, a great experience.
I was impressed with Dr. Harlan
Dr. Harlan inspires confidence and has a great sense of humor.
I LOVE Dr. Harlan!!! He's hilarious, and he makes you feel very comfortable! Wonderful bedside manner! Highly recommended!
I was happy with my visit to Dr. Harlan. He explained everything thoroughly and my options. He had a great bedside manner, was professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone.
He was personable and kind. I'm very thrilled with the visit and their ability to fit me in on very short/no notice.
Very professional and informative. Took time to explain
Very personable and attentive.
Fantastic experience. However waited 40 minutes in room before doctor arrived. That's not acceptable.
Dr. Harlan was extremely professional. I highly recommend you see him for any foot related emergency.
Very throughal and knowledgeable. Great office and staff. The waiting time was a little longer than I expected but otherwise it was great! Will come again.
Amazing personable physician. Logged in to zoc doc at 8 AM and had apt in less than 2 hours later. Never saw Dr Harlan before although he saw me and treated me with a minor procedure right then without a return apt. Wonderful. His credentials are flawless. Fixed my problem quite well.
A friend recommended him to me. He was a really nice guy and took time to go through my toe issues. I will go back to him if/when needed, and would recommend him to others.
Doctor Harlan knows his stuff and communicates very clearly. He was straightforward and walked me through exactly what was wrong and how to address several issues I have been having with me feet. I highly recommend him.
Expert repair of my ankle. Highly recommend! Took ample time to be sure I was comfortable and understood what I needed to know.
Personable, Knowledgable and efficient! Highly recommend, A+
It was a great visit. Dr Harlan was pleasant and easy going. He gave me nothing but 6 different options, explaining what they were and the probable success rate. Besides, he successfully treated my wife before and she spoke highly of him
This man is the best talent wise and bedside manner wise. I would highly y recommend him to anybody.
Was seen at my appointment time, he took his time to listen and never felt like he was rushing out the door. His office staff was also very friendly.
Everything went smoothly. Dr. Harlan really listens to your medical problem. He is straight forward and honest. He gives good advise as to how to help alleviate any pain you may be experiencing. He has a good sense of humor, knows his stuff and takes the steps to help alleviate whatever pain you might be having. In my case, he gave me an injection which I hope will help with the pain.
The visit on June 27, 2016 at 10.30 am was very fruitful in all respects. After a thorough examination I was offered three options. These were explained to me in understandable language. One of the options was picked. Dr. Harlan went ahead with the procedure in a very professional manner. All in all, a very pleasant experience. No problem offering my recommendation for anyone requiring the services of a first class podiatrist. JB
I always enjoy my visit to Dr Harlan. He is very professional and also makes you feel at home. I have been treated by Dr. Harlan for different issues, all with excellent treatment and outcomes. I will definitely be going to see Dr. Harlan for any future foot or ankle problems.
Loved this office and Dr. Harlan was excellent. Made me feel at home from the moment I walked in. Thanks Dr. Harlan!
This was my first visit to Dr. Harlan's office. I found the office very attractive and I found Dr. Harlan to be very professional and easy to talk with. He helped me with my foot problems and I certainly will return if I have any more foot problems.
Very professional, goes over your options and is efficiect at completing procedures and answers all questions.
The doctor and staff were extremely friendly and professional, I felt like I was in very capable hands, would definitely recommend
He offered multiple options and explained each throughly. He put me at ease and I left with a plan in place. Definitely recommend!
Very nice! Everyone was so polite and attentive to my needs!!
Nice office, great staff, very efficient
I enjoyed my visit with Dr.Harlan. The treatment plan was the best case scenario that I could have hoped for.
First appointment with Dr. Harlan and he was absolutely wonderful! I felt comfortable and confident with the diagnosis and recommended treatment, and he took the time to address all of my questions. Plus he comes across as just a nice guy!
The Dr. is very personable and the office staff were polite, efficient and friendly. He was quite professional and I immediately had confidence in his treatment, but I was also put at ease by his friendly manner. I highly recommend him.
I liked him from the start. Great sense of humor and very personable. Took X-rays of my foot in his office. Did not find anything concrete but sent me to get an MRI to cover all bases. Explained why he was doing that and what he was looking for. Would see him again.
What a wonderful and hilarious doctor! Great bedside manner and clearly an expert in his field! Highly recommend!
Great doctor, great office staff.
I usually don't write reviews, but I was so impressed with Dr. Harlan and his office that I had to! The office was absolutely beautiful and the staff were all super helpful and nice. They seemed busy so I didn't mind the wait time to see Dr. Harlan and it was well worth the wait because he was fabulous. He had a nice sense of humor which I always appreciate and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand and made sense. I highly recommend him and his office!!
Very personal and professional