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Dr. Richard Mendelsohn enjoys working with patients of all ages on a multitude of foot and ankle ailments. Widely recognized as a specialist in the treatment of sports and dance injuries, he is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and also is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Frequently consulted by other physicians for his expertise in the area of sports- and dance-related injuries, Dr. Mendelsohn is actively involved with the American College of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He is a Clinical Advisor and columnist for the American Running and Fitness Association, and serves as a consulting podiatrist for the Washington Redskins and numerous other amateur and professional sports teams.
Married with three children, Dr. Mendelsohn is a rabid hockey fan and also loves football. He is among the many Washingtonians who dream of seeing professional baseball find a home in the Washington area as well.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Mendelsohn was awesome. Went out of his way to help me out.
Dr Mendelsohn was outstanding. Great bedside manner, very competent.
He is an awesome doctor! I love his bedside manners. He explains everything clearly! Awesome!!!
Great visit. Booked same day online - very easy process. took x-rays in the office, read, wrapped my foot, gave me a prescription and i was good to go. he explained the injury and treatment. overall a very positive experience.
He was in a hurry. Didn't seem interested. I waited 35 minutes for him in the exam room. I will not go back. The office staff was great!
The doctor was very friendly and professional. I was very satisfied with his diagnoses and treatment of my problem I was having with my left foot.
He was awesome, I really recommended him
I felt overlooked and rushed. The staff was unorganized and the Doctor seemed nonchalant about everything. DO NOT GO HERE! I had to harass them to even follow up with me and on top of that, my toe has been broken for over 4 months!
Very personal, easy to talk to. Caring, friendly staff. Comfortable
Diagnosis provided in very understandable terms along with interim recommended solution. - Check-in paperwork should be revised for those having registered via ZocDoc to eliminate redundancy.
Awful. Was kept waiting for an hour and a half as the zoc doc schedule had not synced with the main schedule. Infuriating and though the receptionist was very nice and apologetic the doctor was curt, borderline rude and had the attitude of 'get over it'. He had a conference call he had scheduled. Well so did I! He took his but I had to miss mine. I should have walked out but had driven for half an hour to get there.
great doctor. def worth seeing
I was treated well by dr and all staff, very very nice and attentive, actually got more done in this visit them anticipated and now have my prognosis and treatment started. This was my first visit, I just took a chance with google to find a Foot Dr and went with them, did everything online, also have never done, it worked out great and hope my followup will show improvement from today.
I felt very confident with the knowledge and professional manner of this doctor. He took the time to listen to my issue and nailed the diagnosis and treatment. I highly recommend him.
I was impressed with him overall. This was the second podiatrist I've seen in the last year for the same issue; wasn't particularly impressed with the first, which is why I sought out the second. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and optimistic about the prospect for improvement, all of which were significant improvements over my previous experience (at another foot center).
Dr. Mendelsohn is great. Highly recommended.
Very satisfied. My problem was taken care of.
Dr. Mendelsohn operated on my foot last November. In addition to his esteemed professional reputation, we found him to be very personable, caring, and unassuming - quite a rare quality for such a reputable professional! These qualities trump the few administrative hiccups , especially since Dr. Mendelsohn personally intervened to resolve them to our complete satisfaction. We highly recommend his service!
Terrific practitioner. I highly recommend him
Doc Mendelsohn is a good doctor. I definitely recommend him.
Wow! Dr. Mendelsohn is wonderful!
This was by far the worst doctors visit I have ever had. His bedside manner is atrocious, and it was clear that my questions were something that he did not want to take the time or effort to answer. He was pushy with expensive purchases and was unable to help explain why I would need the items. After leaving the appointment I literally sat and cried in my car. I will NOT be going back to see dr. Mendelsohn and will actively tell others to avoid his service as well. Horrible experience.
I was very pleased with my visit. Dr. Mendelsohn. He listened to my concerns and has designed a plan of action to figure out my condition. I'm about 30 miles from the office but I feel it was well worth the trip.
Very professional ...
Booking the appointment was easy and simple. The front office staff were excellent. The procedure was preformed to satisfaction, however the Doctor's "bedside" manner was inappropriate and made me feel uncomfortable. I will not return.
Dr. Mendelsohn is not a typical specialist. He doesn't just treat one area of the body that is his concentration. He treats the whole patient. I am thankful I found Dr. Mendelsohn, what I thought was just sore ankles from running turned out to me so much more, and now I'm being treated by the right kind of doctor. Thanks Dr. Mendelsohn!
Dr. Medelsohn was extremly thorough. He conducted several tests to try to conclude what my issue was. He didn't seem rushed, inpatient or absent. He talked me through what he would do, why and provided me feedback. He ordered additional test, and suprisingly when I looked at the order for bloodwork, he included a test for Lyme disease - in the back of my mind, I also wondered if this could be the cause of so much of my pain. Time will tell, but he was a very polite and professional physician.
Dr. Mendelsohn is very thorough and you can tell he really cares about providing the best care possible. The staff was friendly and very helpful as well.
I thought he was great. He took time to meet with me and understand my concerns. I did not feel rushed at all which seems rare nowadays. I will definitely go back to him for my future podiatry needs!
His front office staff are very friendly and helpful.
It was professional.
Nice office, nice staff, nice guy, efficient, good outcome. Would certainly use his services again if necessary and would recommend otherrs.
Very professional and explained my situation in a clear and concise manner, providing several alternatives with which to help alleviate the problem.
The wait to see the Dr. was long. First in the waiting room and then much longer in the room. He came in and saw me briefly, walked out, back in again, asked someone to come in and take my x-ray, called to his assistants from the room to get the information he needed. He was using an IPAD which seems sophisticated but he could not find the info on it making the process longer. I am not sure i trusted his advice 100% so I will go get a second opinion
Dr. Mendelsohn was very comforting and helpful!
I found him to be extremely congenial, extremely knowledgeable, and concerned about my situation. I am expecting to see him again in the next couple of weeks for fitting of a brace that should help my ability to walk long distances.
Impressed with the amount of digital integration in the office. X-rays on iPad, portable sonogram, etc. He initially gave me his diagnosis without much if any explanation, which was nice as many times you get inundated with info. He also happily answered my questions and provided good explanations.
Good doctor. Only bad part is they didn't have me on teh schedule since i was a zoc doc patient. Everyone was very n ice and helpful though. Would definitely go there again if ever needed.
Wait wasn't bad and the guy plays hockey! Good bedside manners.
It was fine but the overall feeling was chaotic and assistants were speaking under their breath. Understanding everyone was pleasant and helpful, the enviroment lack a crispiness and professional protocol feel.
VERY impressed. He was knowledable, efficient, took a sonogram and treated my foot quickly. Great personality and bedside manner; friendly staff. A very pleasant experience.
He did show empaty for a patient.
Super brilliant, very kind, highly attentive.
Dr. Mendelsohn seems like a very good podiatrist. He quickly determined the cause of my foot pain (not what I thought it was) and set a treatment plan in place. In addition, he gave me a cortisone shot which has eliminated my immediate/intense pain. I know lots of people don't like cortisone, but considering how much pain I was in, it seemed like the right choice for me this time. I really like him and I anticipate that he'll be my foot guy from here on out. That said, the boot he put me to in caused me more pain than my foot (in my leg), so I'm not going to be able to wear it. I'll be interested how we proceed. Will add more later. Bottom line, I'm happy with my choice of Dr. M.
Both times I used this Dr the service was great, with minimal wait time. The only downfall was I the first visit it was determined that I needed a brace and they didn't have my size in stock but their other office did. The location of other office happened to be on the way home so was able to pick it up there and all worked out. Thanks Dr. Mendelsohn.
I thought he was extremely nice even though he seemed a bit tired. Nonetheless, he was very thorough and seemed genuinely concerned with my problem. I really liked that he was so concerned and seemed to want to take care of my problem as soon as possible. I look forward to my next visit with him!
A bit unprofessional, slow staff, rude desk lady
He pin pointed the problem right out, alone with the right medician to apply.
Great professional demeanor. Very easygoing, and takes time to know the patient and explain treatment options.
Dr. Mendelsohn and his staff are always friendly, courteous, and responsive. Each have great personalities, and he does a great job, from what I can tell. I would recommend him to anyone who needs podiatric care!
He was the first doctor out of three that listened and understood my foot pain. He was thorough and had a plan for treatment that others did not offer. Wished I had seen him first.
I had such a great experience with Dr. Mendelsohn! His staff was fast, efficient and nice. I was 30 minutes early and taken back early. I didn't even wait 5 minutes for Dr. Mendelsohn. He listened to me and got right down to the problem and figured it out.
We had a very nervous, scared, 7 year old who needed a wart to be looked at. All he wanted was to hear the doctor say it wasn't going to hurt AND thanks to Dr. Mendelsohn he treated it pain free!
Was great. He answered my questions and was very helpful. Office staff was very polite and helpful. Will continue to go here.
Dr. Mendelsohn and his staff were courteous and professional. Unfortunately, the office was clearly overbooked. The front desk administrator was so busy answering phone calls and helping patients that it took her over half an hour to enter my information into the computer. I also waited for quite awhile in the room as the doctor would run out and see other patients, and the nurses forgot I was back there and were surprised to see me when I emerged from the room to ask if I should keep waiting. The office would benefit quite a bit from either hiring more staff or reducing the number of patients seen.
Dr. Mendelsohn was the only Dr. that came up with a solution for my daughter's foot problem caused when she had a sixth toe removed.
He answered all my questions and was thorough
Like a lot of folks, I expect poor treatment, long waits, and a non-caring environment when I go to a doctor, because that is the norm. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised. I have been putting off treatment for a longtime injury. Dr. Mendelsohn and staff were professional, friendly, and proficient beyond my every expectation. Amazing.
Very knowledgeable, straightforward
Timely, quick, efficient and thorough. He has the needed equipment to make an informed diagnosis right there in his office. I would recommend this practice to my family and friends.