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Dr. Richard Mendelsohn, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Education and training

  • Temple University, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Harvard University, The Cambridge Hospital (Residency)
  • Emory University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • Columnist for the American Running and Fitness Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1174516819

Office locations

Family Foot and Ankle Centers

1313 Dolley Madison Blvd, Suite 403

Mclean, VA 22101

Family Foot and Ankle Centers

9918 Main St

Fairfax, VA 22031

Family Foot and Ankle Centers

20905 Professional Plaza, Suite 310

Ashburn, VA 20147

Family Foot and Ankle Centers

1760 Reston Parkway, Suite 310

Reston, VA 20190

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Dr Mendelsohn was great! His office staff was not... I had the same problem others had, the zocdoc apointment didn't come through their system, so obviously that's a big problem! The women at the front desk just seemed bothered by checkingme in, or answering questions, really anything... I'll be booking my followup appt at another office. I was at the Fairfax location.
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Great doctor, very kind
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The office had no idea I had an appointment, eventhough it was confirmed via ZocDoc. They couldnt find their ZocDoc password and I had to fill out the paperwork again, despite having completed online checkin. The doctor was good once Iwas finally seen, but the administrative issue was frustrating.
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As a new patient I am very impressed by Richard Mendelsohn, DPM. Also, the receptionist is nice and professional, I wish I could remember the name of the nurse who checked me in as she was one of the nicest individualswhen it comes to checking in a new patient; professional, most pleasant and knowledgable. THANK YOU, Jana S., PhD
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One of the nicest and most professional podiatrists I've ever seen. His staff is wonderful as well!
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Dr. Mendelsohn is very professional along with his staff.
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Staff was efficient and friendly. The doctor definitely knew his stuff and was friendly and no-nonsense. Would visit again.
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He was expert and find the pain soon. Which I was searching from last two years. I would have meet him years ago.
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The treatment doesnt work n wasted 2 months of time.
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I did not appreciate this doctors lack of focus while removing a wart on my feet. He went away for almost 15 minutes after giving me a local anesthetic. He came back and started working on it as the effects werewearing off. He did not do anything to address the pain I kept telling him about during the procedure. Overall it was a horrible experience!
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Dr. Mendelsohn was awesome. Went out of his way to help me out.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Mendelsohn was outstanding. Great bedside manner, very competent.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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He is an awesome doctor! I love his bedside manners. He explains everything clearly! Awesome!!!
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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.
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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!
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He was awesome, I really recommended him
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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.
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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!
More than 1 year ago
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Very personal, easy to talk to. Caring, friendly staff. Comfortable
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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.
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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.
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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 theattitude 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.
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great doctor. def worth seeing
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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 chancewith 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.
More than 1 year ago
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Great communication!
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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 optimisticabout the prospect for improvement, all of which were significant improvements over my previous experience (at another foot center).
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Dr. Mendelsohn is great. Highly recommended.
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Very satisfied. My problem was taken care of.
More than 1 year ago
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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 trumpthe few administrative hiccups , especially since Dr. Mendelsohn personally intervened to resolve them to our complete satisfaction. We highly recommend his service!
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Doc Mendelsohn is a good doctor. I definitely recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Terrific practitioner. I highly recommend him
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Wow! Dr. Mendelsohn is wonderful!
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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 runningturned out to me so much more, and now I'm being treated by the right kind of doctor. Thanks Dr. Mendelsohn!
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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 waspushy 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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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.
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Very professional ...
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent !
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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.
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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!
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His front office staff are very friendly and helpful.
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It was professional.
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Nice office, nice staff, nice guy, efficient, good outcome. Would certainly use his services again if necessary and would recommend otherrs.
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Very professional and explained my situation in a clear and concise manner, providing several alternatives with which to help alleviate the problem.
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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
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Dr. Mendelsohn was very comforting and helpful!
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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.
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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 otheroffice 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.
More than 1 year ago
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