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Dr. Schumacher is a podiatric surgeon board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is the former chair of the medical advisory committee of the United States Squash Racquets Association. He is on staff in the Department of Orthopedics at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital. He holds an academic appointment to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Podiatrist in the Department of Orthopedics, where he has been on staff since 1998. He graduated from the University at Stony Brook in 1986 and the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1993. He completed a three-year podiatric surgical residency at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, a major teaching affiliate of the NY Presbyterian Hospital network. The emphasis of the training was on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, as well as non surgical treatment of other foot disorders, such as fungal and other dermatological problems, as well as sports medicine training. Dr. Schumacher has been in private practice since finishing his surgical training in 1996. He feels his hands-on, personalized approach to patient care sets him apart from other practitioners in the tri-state area.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Michael Schumacher was awesome. He was very friendly and answered every one of my questions in a professional and knowledgeable manner. However, the assistants at the office really drop the ball. I was supposed to get a follow-up MRI scheduled by one of the assistants, who never made the appointment. It is unfortunate that unprofessional assistants can ruin the overall experience of an otherwise pleasant visit.
Perfect in every way
Very professional and takes his time with patients. Provides great recommendation to Patients after appointment to follow up. I will definitely recommend this doctor.
He knows his stuff well. Sometimes talks a bit fast.
Quick, efficient and thorough - just the way I like doctor's offices.
Very professional and put me at ease during my procedure. He explained everything every step of the way and made sure I understood the after care steps.
he is smart, gentle, conservative, thoughtful, caring and everything one would want in a doc
Best foot doctor I've ever been to in addition to being a really nice person.
omg, Dr. Schumacher saved my toe.
Every thing went well, nice guy.
Very pleasant new office. Great staff. I have been a patient of Dr. Schumacher for many years. He is great. To the point, professional and friendly.
This physician was very professional and yet warm and open. He was not rushed and was very thorough. I would highly recommend him!
I was seen right away and Dr. Schumacher was very knowledgeable and understanding. We figured out a solution that worked for me!
I was seen right away and Dr. Schumacher was incredibly friendly, attentive and skillful. I highly recommend!
He is to the point and does not waste time however I don't feel rushed I.e. If I have extra questions He takes time to answer them fully. I like the fact that he keeps good notes and so that when you go see him another time he can get the context.
Dr. Schumacher is a very knowledgeable and ethical provider I highly recommend him.
I loved it. He knew exactly what was going on with my ankle and he was funny.. It was a pleasure
Caring,informative,great bedside manner. Answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease. Highly recommend thiswonderful Doctor!
He is the best foot doctor I've ever been to.
Dr. Schumacher helped me and my feet enormously. I've never been to such an excellent podiatrist.
I saw him for a minor issue. He didn't seem interested in me at all. He barely looked me in the eye and talked to me for maybe 5 minutes and I didn't feel shed any light on my concern. I wouldn't go back to him. I was surprised since my experience with other doctors in this practice has been very good.
Excellent. Explained things well. Good listener. Recommend
Dr Shumacher is caring, and attentive.
Dr. Schumacher was great, explaining issues thoroughly and how he arrived at a prognosis.
Dr. Schumacher is knowledgeable and caring. He is a very good Podiatrist.
Dr. Shmacher doesn't rush. He asks what's the matter, exams you carefully, and explains the problem and the solution. When there's more than one possible solution, he gives you the options. He is personable and knowledgeable, with a deft and gentle manner.
His bedside manner are awesome , very knowledgeable gentleman.
Dr. Schumacher is a wonderful podiatrist who inspires confidence in his treatment plan. I highly recommend him.
I liked the doctor fine - I think the front desk forgot about me though, after I checked in.
I love Dr Schumacher he is quick and but doesn't skip a beat , he helped my plantar facitis and did surgery on my bunion and did an outstanding job . Can't wait to do the other one.
excellent visit! detailed physician! great sense of knowledge, bedside manners, common sense. highly recommend.
Dr. Schumacher was not engaging at all and didn't seem to care about me as a patient or person. I felt more like a statistic in that I was simply there to add to his probably already deep pockets. He entered the room with a very uninterested "hey how are ya", he didn't shake my hand, he had his face glued to the computer monitor and was more focused on documenting everything than anything else. His whole demeanor would be comparable to that of a feminine disposable cleansing product one might use on a summer's eve + the bag it came with
I think he's very in tune with foot pain, and although he works very fast he doesn't skip a beat. He's great and I have already recommended a few of my co workers to him .
Excellent all round.
Great doctor, shows concern very thorough and excellent surgeon. Always calls you back and although he's very busy you always feel you get the service you deserve.
Dr. Schumacher is not only a very good doctor, he is also super nice. Wonderful staff too. Highly recommended.
Very thorough, great ability to talk with him - highly recommended.
The doctor was treating me for the illness I haven't had
Excellent podiatrist. Very friendly and knowledgable.
Thorough examination. Saw me straight away even though I was running late from the prior doctor's appointment.
Efficient and to the point. This is a follow up visit after a successful treatment.
Like him a lot, both for professional expertise and his personal manner
He recommended surgery which I never asked for and had nothing to do with the reason I was there. Didn't take his time. I felt like a number not a person. I saw him more than once and I felt like this on every occasion.
Dr. Schumacher was courteous and professional. The wait time was very short. Highly recommended.
Dr. Schumacher saw me right at my appointment time, but seemed very distracted, asking me the same questions 2-3 times, and repeating himself. I would probably not visit again.
Doctor Schumacher was prompt and personable. His office staff was efficient and friendly. Glad to have found him on ZocDoc.
The appointment was prompt, in fact, it was ahead of schedule. I felt like he was rushed. It felt like a factory. He listened to my issues and prescribed a course of action that is working but I would not go back.
wonderful and efficient
I've been seeing Dr. Schumacher for a number of years. He's always a pleasure to see and he's really been a tremendous help with my foot problems.
I had a great experience with Dr Schumacher. He was professional but warm and was able to explain my condition clearly. He answered my questions and set me up well for next steps.
Dr Schumacher was great. Very prompt and on schedule. I also appreciate his bedside manner - friendly and easy to talk to. Most importantly, he is super real with you; if you don't need to come back, he won't force you to do a follow up. It feels like he cares about patients, not making money. There are also x Rays in house which is great because you don't need to travel and they really look at what could be wrong with your foot.
No wasted time - his assistant took the x-rays first which they have instantly available for him to see - he explained what was going on - laid out treatment plans from conservative to aggressive - took time to answer questions - electronically sent off a scrip before I even had my shoes back on. Run, don't walk, to see him if you need a foot doc.
Dr. Schumacher is a warm, caring, conscientious physician. He is an extremely proficient podiatric surgeon, and an excellent diagnostician. He is conservative in his approach, and does not recommend or subject his patients to unnecessary procedures. I would highly recommend him without any reservations.
He was exceedingly knowledgeable, personable, and professional. He was a big help to me. I highly recommend him.
Great foot doctor. Took care of the problem with my foot.
Very business-like but also approachable in his manner. Took the time to explain things and answer questions.
I love Dr Schumacher. He has a wonderful beside manner and really knows his stuff. I had plantar fasciitis. He said I needed orthotics but didn't push hard since it is a big expense. So we went through several lesser treatments and eventually arrived at the decision to get orthotics. As he predicted, the orthotics cured the problem. I would recommend to anyone.
My new orthotics have done wonders - plus he's a terrific guy and very fun to talk to.
I feel confident that I am getting honest and worthwhile information.
Dr. Schumacher always listens to me and decides his course of treatment based on careful tests and exam to insure the best outcome.
Excellent - great dr, punctual - explains things clearly and kindly, and has a sense of humor. Assisting staff are great too - an excellent dr.
So efficient. Excellent service. No waiting and he was very professional and knowledgeable and I was very impressed.
He was friendly, cordial and accomodating. However, a doctor asking you questions and typing on the computer can make you feel only so engaged. A little more eye contact would have been nice. Also, i do have some other rather obvious issues with my feet but was super surprised that a thorough exam was not given. I'm in sales and i would be looking for other issues to treat. :)
Terrific doctor with excellent bedside manner, as well as being knowledgeable. So glad to have found him!
Dr. Schumacher is very quick and professional (I wouldn't describe him as warm, but rather his manner is straight-forward and he "tells it like it is"). He didn't sugar cote that a removal process would be painful, but he did seem clear about what the most effective solution would be and was confident and informative (it ended up working). He's a cool/chill guy, who seems to "know his stuff". My favorite part of working with Dr. Schumacher, however, has absolutely been his front-desk assistant Nancy, she is polite and friendly and very courteous (on the phone and in person). Last week, due to weather, she had to reschedule me, and was never pushy or cold and confirmed my change in time with a chipper "perfect" or a "beautiful". It's just such a change from some of the "personalities" you come up against in the medical front desk assistant process (in NYC). She is the 5-star part of this review.
Personable, clear and down to earth. Really liked him.
Excellent bedside manner and treated with white glove service. Highly recommend
I greatly appreciated his honesty in advising me NOT to get new orthopedics as it was not usually covered by insurance and not really needed. Otherwise, a brief but informative consultation!
Excellent doctor who took time to explain all my options and help me pick the right option for me.
Dr. Schumacher is a wonderful practitioner. He is informative, professional and kind.
Very courteous, knowledgeable and professional. I was seen within 15 minutes of arriving. Very skilled & gentle hands, the procedure did not hurt! I highly recommend this doctor.
Very professional, handled my situation immediately and gave me advice going forward. The wait was maybe 5 minutes and I would go back.
Dr. Schumacher is extremely personable and makes you feel very comfortable. I never have to wait long to see him and his receptionist is very friendly. His approach to treatment seems very practical and straightforward.
Team was professional and he was informative and had a great bedside manner. Answered all my questions. He even took a few minutes extra to chat about overall health, diet and general wellness.
A very pleasant doctor and is conservative about pushing treatment which I like.
Very nice doctor. Respectful, easy to talk with. Front desk staff seemed generally annoyed at life, but the doctor was pleasant and kind.
I think Dr. Schumacher is very personable and very thorough. He is knowledgeable and makes quick, assessments as well as incorporates making sure you understand his rationale. I am very glad I found him.
Dr. Michael Schumacher was very personable, knowledgeable and professional. I appreciated everything about him. My visit was thorough, not rushed in any way. He explained everything that I needed to know and gave me insight into my issue today. I am very glad I chose to see him. The office and staff were pleasant also.
He was very personable and seemed great though I was particularly thrilled with the orthotics he had made for me.
I sprained my foot over the weekend and when it wasn't feeling any better monday AM, I made a same-day appointment. Dr. Schumacher was very friendly, professional and helpful. I was seen quickly, they took X-rays and developed them on-the-spot which was nice.
Dr. Schumacher was very helpful, as was his staff. Worked around some unusual health issues with no complaint.
Staff was courteous and efficient. Doctor was thorough.
I was satisfied
Good doctor - very knowledgeable. Very nice, very professional.
I was 5 minutes late to my appointment due to traffic! I hate being late, and apologized for being late. The office personnel and Dr. Schumacher himself were very understanding.
Dr Schumaker was awesome. KNew exactly what my problem was, gave me great advice on how to treat it, and took care of my problem. Highly recommend seeing him if you have any foot pain what-so-ever!
Nice guy who seemed to be very competent.
Very caring and professional.
Pleased that I found someone who was thorough and took the time to explain my condition.
Excellent, knowledgeable, and friendly. I've seen numerous podiatrists previously, and I scheduled surgery with Dr. Schumacher right away.
great doctor -- did an xray right away and figured out my toe was broken (instead of just bruised). office was easy to get to from my office.
Dr. Schumacher is a highly competent, conscientious, and caring physician. Simply stated, he is the best!
Dr. Schumacher was terrific! He took a real interest in caring for my daughter and he was thorough and efficient and has a great rapport with patients and families. I recommend him highly!
Very professional, informative & instructive.
Dr Schumacher was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. I will certainly return to him in the future.
Very personable and and gave me good info. I didn't feel rushed at all. There was a mistake w/ my appointment but he saw me anyway on short notice.
Dr. Schumacher is both a first class physician and a first class human being. I consider myself fortunate to be his patient, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of a podiatric surgeon.
As a tough and picky New Yorker, (having lived here over 25 years,) I was thrilled to find Dr. Schumacher! He's everything you want in all of your doctors: an expert in his field, a good listener, and patient... you can feel relaxed in your appointment rather than being rushed out the door so he can get to the next appointment, and he's gentle! I saw him for a painful problem and I didn't feel a pinch of pain while he corrected my problem! If you are reading this because you need a podiatrist, do not hesitate to see this doctor. Oh, and his office manager, Nancy, is great! A+ all the way around.
Recently I've my foot pain has progressed that I can no longer run. My goal is to get back into exercising and back running. Dr. Schumacher listened to my issues, evaluated all of my symtoms (multiple problems with foot) and advised on both an immediate and extended strategy. To early to tell if the treatment will work but I've been through a few DPMs and this is the first doc I came out of with a good feeling.