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Qualifications and Experience
*PLEASE NOTE - The office requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to any appointment cancellation.* Dr. Michael Dershowitz is the founder and medical director of the Southwest Foot Institute which he began in 1979 in Phoenix and later expanded to Glendale and Scottsdale. He is a graduate of The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. in 1973 and of the Pennslvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA in 1977 (now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine). Following graduation from medical school, he completed an intensive year of foot surgery training at the Community Hospital of Phoenix in 1978. Dr. Dershowitz is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery since 1987 and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a member of the American and Arizona Podiatric Medical Associations. He is a former Vice-President of the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association and a member of its Ethics Committee. A former co-host of "Your Good Health" on KXEG radio in Phoenix, Dr. Dershowitz has been featured on various local TV and radio stations introducing new and innovative surgical procedures to the public (Endoscopic Heel surgery and Nerve Decompression surgery for neuropathy). Of particular note is the specialized training he has undertaken with A. Lee Dellon, M.D., a professor of Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical School, in Baltimore, Maryland, to learn nerve decompression surgical techniques to aid in the restoration of sensation and elimination of neuropathic pain, both in diabetics and non-diabetic patients. Dr. Dershowitz is a passionate scuba diver for more than 20 years and is an avid underwater photographer.
Verified Patient Reviews
Efficient friendly front office so check in was quick. Dr. Dershowitz is personable, patient and thorough, I feel fortunate to be his patient.
A great Doctor, very professional and experienced.
Dr. Dershowitz and his staff were great! Friendly, efficient and through. Treatment was immediately ordered and prescribed asap. Follow up appt. made with flexibility and ease! Thank you all at Southwest Foot Clinic, Phoenix...
We had a very pleasant professional experience after months of going to several specialists I'm happy to say that our daughter has a diagnosis and waiting on approval for orthotics. I arrived early to complete paperwork and we waited a little longer than 30 minutes but that's because he gives EVERY patient the same level of professionalism and takes his time to answer questions. We are very happy with the choice we made
Dr. Dershowitz was very kind, thorough and explained well what his action plan is.
I've been seeing Dr. Dershowitz for a few months. I think that he is an excellent doctor. He explains everything to you, and answers all of your questions. I never feel rushed. The most impressive aspect of my visits with Dr. Dershowitz is that when he gives me shots in my feet, it doesn't hurt. My first visit, I wouldn't let him give me shots, because I was still traumatized from past experiences. Now, I don't hesitate to let him stick me. He's really good at what he does. I can't say enough good things about him. I also want to mention the office staff. They are polite and professional. The two ladies in the front are very personable and accommodating. You truly feel like they care about you.
Although I filled out the new patient forms on ZocDoc, some of the papers were not available at the doctor's office and I had to fill them out again.
I really liked Dr. Dershowitz, he quickly diagnosed my issue, treated it and it feels better already. I have a follow on appointment with their office on April 18.
Southwest Foot Institute and all the people who work there are rock stars! Thanks!
Very nice guy enjoyed talking with him which made the procedure quick and painless , well I'm sure the local anesthetic helped too haha I will definitely go back for all my podiatry needs the whole staff is great and I would highly recommend
I will definitely go back. Liked the doctor and his staff were great as well.
They didn't have my pre filled forms so I had to refill those out. They said that's been a problem with ZocDoc.
Front office is nice but their policies are to collect copay and deductible upfront. That's a lot of cash out of pocket.
Dr. Dershowitz is very patient and compassionate. He also has a great sense of humor!
Saw him for the first time today. Very happy to have chosen him. Very friendly, listened to and addressed my concerns regarding the ailment. Provided great feedback and guidance. Great bedside manners. Wait was an hour but worth it for the first visit.
Friendly office staff, very short wait time, and very professional doctor.
It's been over a yr since I last saw him, but he is outstanding in what he does and how he has treated me in the past. I am coming back to him for good as long as I'm alive and have insurance.
He was gentle and happy to explain things to me and answer questions. I never felt like the appointment was rushed. Very personable.
Dr. Dershowitz was congenial and professional. He took time to observe and to review before recommending next steps. His staff are caring and capable. I'm confident I chose the right doctor.
Excellent highly recommend Dr Michael Dershowitz.
Dr Dershowitz was great! He asked questions, listened to what I had to say, went over and explained my x-rays to me, was able to diagnose my problem immediately, explained my various options and soothed my fears about getting shots in my foot. I'm so glad I picked him for my doctor and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great podiatrist!
I like him and I trust him.
Very Pleasant. No issues.
The office staff is friendly & welcomes you to the office! They made me very comfortable. Dr. Dershowitz is wonderful. He took the time to explain in detail my diagnosis, various treatments available & discuss what course of treatment we were going to follow. I left feeling much better knowing he was there for me!
He figured out my problem easily and told me treatment options so that I understood. I hope it all works. I do have confidence that it will.
I was the first patient to be seen in Dr Dershowitz's new office suite and am also a returning patient (having been discharged 4 years ago). There were glitches, as there are in any move/new situation, but the doctor was up to speed on my health history and the staff was pleasant and helpful.
He was very nice and explained everything well. Made me feel very comfortable when I was nervous about an injection
Great Doctor! Listen to me and then treated me. Very impressed with the whole thing!
Dr. Dershowitz was very thorough in his assessment and plan of care for my treatment. I am very pleased with his staff and timeliness of appointments and follow ups.
The doctor and staff are amazing, today was my first treatment so hopefully it works
Very nice, he &his staf