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L F

Really nice staff and the doctor sat and listened to me without giving the impression he had one hand on the door and was trying to escape. I really like him a lot, and told my husband and mom about him, too.

S G

Dr. Kolodenker is very knowledgeable and professional. Excellent service! I highly recommend him.

A A

Great and friendly staff and doctor. Takes time to explain and answer any questions.

Anonymous

Both Dr. Kolodenker and the staff were very helpful. I especially appreciate how Dr. Kolodenker communicates via email to answer all my questions

Anonymous

Office staff was very sweet and helpful with my questions. Dr. Kolodenker was running on time and gave me all the necessary testing to diagnose my injury.

K A

I've had two neuroma surgeries with Dr. Kolodenker. My feet keep getting better and better as more time passes! It's hard to trust your feet to just any doctor but I made the right choice. Very professional staff. Never any waits. Listen to my concerns. Great place!

Anonymous

Great experience. Doctor and staff really take the time to listen. Doctor clearly explains things using patient-friendly language.

S B

Dr. Kolodenker is simply heaven sent. He is an angel from heaven on earth to me and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to have met him and be a patient of his.

Anonymous

I had bunions on both sides of both feet. Deciding to have the surgery was a big step, and I am very happy with the experience of Dr. Kolodenker and his whole office. No regrets here. Excellent service and excellent results. Thanks for the great care- he is a great surgeon. Highly recommended!

D W

Great

S S

Office was efficient and Dr. K is first rate.

D K

Dr. Kolodenker and his staff were great, would definitely recommend him to a family member or friend. He was very thorough, I felt listened to, and he gave me treatment options rather than orders.

Anonymous

Excellent experience and I will continue to use this office for my foot and ankle care!

Anonymous

Very friendly and efficient. Very good service.

Anonymous

Good communication with doctor. Answered all the questions with patience and clarify. Very helpful.

J G

Everyone was wonderful and I approciated that I was able to come in for rechecks so long after my surgery as I took extra long to heal up! Dr.k was wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone considering a bunionectomy, which is what I had done. Over a year later and my foot has healed wonderfully and the scar has diminished considerably as well, with the use of bio-oil topically. I Am very happy I had the surgery done!

Anonymous

Great

Anonymous

I had a great experience with the office. Staff was very friendly and followed up after the appointment. Dr Kolodenker was great to work with. He listened and diagnosed the problem and gave me a multi step solution. So far the non surgical first step solution seems to be working. Great patient care all around.

Anonymous

Very professional, friendly and courteoud

Anonymous

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff and Dr. Kolodenker. I had an accident and was new to the area. I could not be more pleased with my recovery and the professional care I received!

Anonymous

I do not remember what time I saw the doctor. I filled out the paperwork and 5 minutes later, I saw the doctor.

P R

Being new in the area I had to shop around to find the doctor who I would have feel comfortable with, I have seen dr. Kolodenker twice, I am glad I choose him he answered all my questions, concerns I had. Dr. Kolodenker is very professional, knowledgeable, kind, patience. I would recommend him highly! The ladies in front are very friendly with any questions of requests I might have!

Anonymous

We had a great experience with Dr. Kolodenker. He diagnosed the problem perfectly and my daughter's heel healed properly exactly how Dr. Kolodenker said it would. He did not recommend additional unneeded procedures, which we were happy about. We would definitely recommend him.

Anonymous

Super professional and took the time to explain everything to me.

Anonymous

Takes his time, and very thorough.

J G

Very good.

Anonymous

Efficient and very capable. Friendly and courteous.

Anonymous

Dr. Kolodenker was very thorough, knowledgeable and helpful. I am grateful!

L A

Professional

D M

My experience with Dr. K was fantastic. He's thorough and patient,and I always felt confident with information and advice he gave me. I emailed him a few times with questions and he always got back to me the same day. He did surgery on both of my feet and I would highly recommend him.

P P

Dr. Kolodenker was extremely professional and nice to me.

Anonymous

very nice staff, Dr Kolodenker very professional

Anonymous

Great

Anonymous

I was very happy with the treatment I received. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kolodenker to family and friends.

N S

The BEST Doctor EVER! After 2 doctors and 3 surgeries before him, Dr. K was able to "fix" me. He did an amazing job fixing my broken foot that I had been dealing with for 2 years. I only wish I had found him sooner.

Anonymous

I saw Dr. Kolodenker for foot/toe pain. I had evidently fractured the sesamoid bones a few years ago, and never sought treatment. The pain had progressed to the point that I was unable to bear weight on my foot or step off with my great toe, and was walking with my foot supinated. I had ceased playing tennis 8 months before, which was a big part of my life.
Dr. Kolodenker took the time to carefully assess my problem. He formed a plan of care and explained his rationale for the procedure he was recommending.
One day after my surgery, he followed up with a phone call even though it was a weekend.
My recovery was uneventful, and I did the toe stretching exercises faithfully (even though it hurt!) to be sure that I would have a good result. I knew that if I had any concerns Dr. Kolodenker would be available to address them without making me feel like I was "bothering him".
It's been 10 weeks since my surgery, and I have almost full function of my foot. I didn't realize how much muscle strength I had lost in my ankle by walking on the side of my foot, and actually had to work hard to walk normally again. I'm starting to play tennis, and I couldn't be more pleased.

Anonymous

They were great with my daughter. Very patient with her and calming.

B N

Very friendly and helpful; professional.

 

N P

Thank you for fitting me in for an appointment. My foot feels so much better. Dr. Kolodenker is amazing. I feel so happy now. I'll be able to dance tonight. I am so glad I found him.

A S

Dr. Kolodenker is hands down THE. BEST. I tend to be a person who questions doctors relentlessly because at the end of the day, who's going to care about my body more than me? Dr. Kolodenker is a doctor that I absolutely trust with everything he says. If he could be my doctor for everything, that would be amazing. I met Dr. Kolodenker a little over a year ago after breaking my ankle in a razor scooter incident (seriously, don't buy one of these..it's an accident waiting to happen). I had to have a plate and six screws placed to repair my dislocation as well as the shattered fibula. I called on a Sunday. Within a couple hours of me leaving a message, he reviewed my xrays and gave me a rundown of what I needed. (What doctors do that nowadays?!) Before and after the surgery he listened to all of my questions, answered them thoroughly, and during my recovery took all of my worries seriously and never once made me feel like I was overreacting.
In addition to the great bedside manner (super calm and puts you at ease), he highly recommends physical therapy which is HUGE. Many doctors don't push their patients to understand how important it is in your recovery. On top of that, I actually got compliments from the physical therapists office on how great the incisions were and the lack of scar tissue from the surgery. I was also never casted. Casts seem to be kind of an old school method that has since been shown not to be as effective in some cases. In others, you have no choice. But it's good to have a doctor that stays on top of what's best in the field and is able to judge the situations that it should be applied. He also urged me and directed me how to start moving my ankle as soon as he determined it was ok..I was so nervous..it hurt..but I trusted him and it has absolutely paid off.
Overall, he has been understanding of my lifestyle and needs. I like to workout, mainly lifting weights, and I am also not good at not being able to get around or being limited physically. He let me work at my own pace in recovering as much as the healing process would allow. I don't think I would've recovered as well mentally or physically during the process if it wasn't for having such a great doctor and surgeon for my injury.
If you're undecided on someone to use..use him!! Seriously, I've seen other ortho specialists for other things, you won't find any better, by far. All of his staff are great, always smiling (you can tell they enjoy working for him, which says a lot), never had issues with billing, appointments, or wait times. This review is long already..I literally can't say enough good things about Dr. Kolodenker.
Thanks Dr. K, I hope this doesn't make it awkward when I'm back in for check-ups :)

G G

Dr. Kolodenker is the best. He removed a neuroma from my foot and I have had no problem since. He is very caring, listens and has a wonderful attitude. He keeps his appointments on time and I never feel rushed. Would definitely recommend him.

F A

Best doctor ever, i been there many times. The doctor explains to you easily that you can understand the problem, and give great treatment.

C S

Dr. Kolodenker is the BEST D.P.M. I have EVER been to. I've had to have both my feet reconstructed (of which he did one foot). His work was less invasive than the first foot surgery I had done in Wisconsin. Honestly, I think my feet are afraid of him, because I haven't had any issues with either of them in almost one whole year!!! He's dynamite!

K R

Dr. Kolodenker is the best ! I'm so glad I found him originally through Yelp after reviewing his many recommendations. He was very patient and thorough in explaining my options as far as treatments or procedures. I would highly recommend him to anyone! Even when the billing portions came along he was very understanding and helpful. That's all anyone could ask for. Thank you.

C N

I love Dr. Kolodenker! He is awesome. I had bunion surgery and my entire experience couldn't have been any smoother. Everything went along according to plan every step of the way and recovery was quicker than I expected. Dr. Kolodenker is so knowledgeable, decisive and efficient. I have had 3 other podiatrists over the years and treatment was always a very long, drawn out process with some trial and error involved but Dr. Kolodenker was very self assured in his diagnosis and treatment plan, which put me at ease from my very first visit. He speaks with a high degree of certainty, which instantly makes you feel comfortable under his care. Not to mention he is the NICEST man who knows how to deal with big babies like me. As a bonus, his whole office is run very efficiently; this is not a typical doctors office where you spend a lot of time waiting. I recommend him to everyone.

C S

I originally found Dr. Kolodenker from Yelp and I'm really happy I did. I was originally seeing a different podiatrist before I came across Dr. K but I wasn't happy with my prior doctor. At my first appointment with Dr. K I knew he was the doctor to perform surgery on my foot. He's seriously awesome! He removed a decent size ganglion cyst and months later it looks and feels great! I highly recommend him and his staff.

T P

Dr. Kolodenker is awesome. I am generally not comfortable with doctors but he makes it very easy and comfortable. It's easy to get appointments and all the staff is nice. He is also quick to return your calls if you have any questions. I'm glad I was referred to him by my doctor and have already mentioned him to so many others.

S H

The custom inserts Dr Kolodenker made were sooo comfortable! I forgot I was wearing them & looked down at my feet in a panic thinking I left home wearing my slippers! It's as if he erased all the horrors of severe RA in my feet! Thank You Dr Kolodenker!

R M

Great doctor who cares about his patients

A A

Great bedside manner with my little 5 year old

 

K R

Dr. Kolodenker is the best! He is so patient and thorough in explaining the procedures or treatments available. Even when I was worried about the billing portion, he was more than flexible to help clear up confusion and work with me. I can't ask anything more than someone who understands. Thank you

 

U M

Wonderful staff. Professional and knowledgeable Care. Highly recommended! Dr. KOLODENKER was informative and reassuring as I look to recover from my strained 'runners' ligament.

H L

The service here is absolutely great. The check in procedure is fast and efficient. Staff is friendly and works efficiently. The front desk ladies are nice and helpful. Dr Kolodenker is the best Podiatrist I've ever had. He is very knowledgeable and gives you a variety of options. His methods are proven and work. His advise is always the least invasive one. I feel very comfortable with Dr Kolodenker. He is very transparent and 100% successful. The nurses are also very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend him for any foot related issues. No disappointments.

L N

I was referred to Dr. Kolodenker by Irvine Urgent Care / Irvine Pain Management. I was new to the practice and very pleased with the timeliness of getting in right at my appointment time and even happier when I met the doctor. He is friendly, down to earth, professional and very easy to talk to. I highly recommend Dr. Kolodenker. What a great podiatrist!

B C

Both the doctor and staff were awesome. Easy to complete all forms in advance and online. Check in was easy - took me on time. Met with Dr. Kolodenker - he listened - gave some easy stretches and didn't "over-doctor". I have periodic heel bursitis and Achilles tendinitis - basically instructed me how to HEAL my HEEL myself.

J T

As the owner of In Motion O.C. (physical therapy), we work closely with a lot of doctors. I can tell you that Dr. Kolodenker, Dr. Coyer, Dr. Vincent and the rest of the team at Orange County Podiatry are outstanding foot doctors. I personally went to Dr. Kolodenker for my own foot health needs and had a fantastic experience. I highly recommend them!

S B

Dr Kolodenker is truly an amazing physician that not only has the wisdom and knowledge, but also has the patients best interest in mind. My father, Aunt and now my daughter are patients of Dr. Kolodenker and couldn't be happier! Thank you Dr Kolodenker for being one of a kind, and practicing medicine the way it should be. I highly recommend Dr Kolodenker and will be referring all I know (in need) to him! -Meghan's Mom

E A

Dr. Kolodenker is knowledgeable, patient, and very kind. He explained the entire ingrown procedure and was encouraging every step of the way. I was terrified. He did a great job and didn't make me feel stupid for being scared. I'm so glad I went to OC Podiatry! Thank you Dr. Kolodenker!

M B

Took a friend to this foot clinic in Irvine. Dr Kolodenker is courteous, professional, And made us feel at easy because he obviously knows what he's talking about. The staff there was also friendly and professional. Best podiatrist in the town.

R G

My aunt needed a quick procedure before she went on a trip. Their podiatry office was very clean. Dr. Kolodenker was very friendly and very concerned with comfort. I would definitely recommend this foot clinic in Irvine. Very friendly and easy to talk with.

T S

I visited Dr. Kolodenker last Friday after breaking one of my little toes. Ouch! They got me in quickly, his staff was knowledgeable, and Dr. Kolodenker was very knowledgeable. Unlike the typical Orthopedic office and surgeon, he took a lot of time to explain my injury and how to deal with it, and I didn't feel like a just "another number." He put my mind at ease and really changed my perception about Podiatrists and the specialty overall. I would definately recommend Dr. Kolodenker to my friends, colleagues and family.

H R

I agree that Dr. Kolodenker has turned out to be the great doctor that this rating suggests. As an avid runner frustrated by multiple injuries, I went to see him hoping for a resolution. It turned out that I needed surgery, and the office staff went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of quickly. Dr. Kolodenker performed the surgery and followed up with me to make sure I was doing ok. I'm healing well and really feel like I got the best care possible. I've already recommended him to a few people with foot ailments and will continue to endorse him at every opportunity. Thanks Dr. Kolodenker!

L B

Dr. Kolodenker is the best podiatrist in Orange County! He listens, he's caring and he's well trained.

My daughter played water polo in high school and was diagnosed with an Achilles tendon injury by an HMO. She suffered for 18 months of not being able to play water polo, walk or drive without wearing a boot. After one appointment with Dr. Kolodenker he was able to diagnose her medical issue (which was NOT an Achilles' tendon problem) and perform outpatient surgery to fix the problem.

Dr. Kolodenker changed her life!! She was walking the same day after surgery and able to play water polo within 1 month. Our family highly recommends Dr. Kolodenker to anyone suffering with foot and ankle problems.

A A

My wife had some issues with her toe nails due to her recent pregnancy so she was in need of a podiatrist to get it fixed. We found Dr. Kolodenker on Yelp and I'm glad we did. Dr. Kolodenker was professional and friendly, and got her nails fixed in a short 15 minutes procedure. We had some hiccups and misunderstanding when it came to billing, but I'm glad the office finally resolved it with minimal hassle. I would recommend this doctors to others.

J C

Dr. Kolodenker is an incredible doctor. He is so kind and attentive, and he's also really gentle and thorough during his examinations. My surgery experience with him was fantastic. He put all my reservations at ease. I am so glad I went to see him. If you're searching for a foot doctor, there isn't a better one I would recommend. Dr. Kolodenker is AWESOME.

A H

Dr. Kolodenker is amazing! He came highly recommended by my physical therapist.

I love that I never have to wait long to be seen, he takes his time and is very considerate and thorough. My son had some planters warts removed by him and throughout the whole process he was accessible when I had questions and made the procedure less frightening for myself and my son. I would highly recommend him for pediatrics as well as adults. Dr. Kolodenker is an exceptional doctor!

C L

During athletic activities I had sustained some minor injuries to my feet that I was concerned about. Luckily, Dr. Kolodenker put my mind at ease by answering all my questions and seemed to really care for any ailments I had.

He was even able to suggest exercises to improve mobility in the desired areas I wished to strengthen.

Probably one of the best doctors in general I have seen. Definitely recommended. 5 Stars! *****

L D

What a great experience. I was scared going in but Dr. Kolodenker made me very comfortable right from the beginning. He was gentle and patient and kept checking to be sure I was doing ok. He took the time to explain everything and made you feel his real concern. The staff was very nice; his assistant knew her job and was very courteous also. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kolodenker to my friends and family. Thanks doc and staff!

A B

Dr. Kolodenker is not only a great doctor but also a thorough and experienced teacher. I was "shadowing" Dr. Kolodenker for three weeks. I saw his work with patients, ability to diagnose conditions and manage the patient concerns. It is impressive how he puts patient's needs first and never forget to consider all treatment options. He honestly answers to all questions and openly describes all pros and cons about details of treatment.
I learned many good points about doctor-patient relationship and ethic. He never ignored my questions and allowed me to tell my opinion about patient condition and plan of treatment. (Every time when we had discussion of particular disease or details of surgery he would've proved his point by showing to me context in the book) While discussing particular diseases, Dr. Kolodenker is on top of academical knowledge. After I spent more than two weeks, I got better understanding of American medical system and particularly about profession podiatrist, which helped me to make decision about my own career (what is very valuable tool when you are standing in front of choosing a residency).
Overall it was amazing experience and good studying, I will recommend Dr. Kolodenker to everybody who have foot problem. Hope that will be more doctors like Dr. Kolodenker.

S F

I went to Dr. Kolodenker to treat a broken foot diagnosed by an urgent care doctor. I did a lot of online research (thanks Yelp!) and chose Dr. Kolodenker because I am a runner and he has experience treating running-related injuries.
His office got me in immediately, and Dr. Kolodenker spent a lot of time with me explaining my injury and answering my questions. He called me the next day to ask me how I'm doing. He's a really friendly guy and has a good "bedside manner." I found his nurse and his staff to be very courteous and professional as well. They offered to help me carry my things down to my car when I left in a boot. I'm still seeing him and will update if anything changes, but so far it's been a really good experience.

R J

Here are the short and sweet positive on Dr. Gennady Kolodenker: A nice doctor with good bedside manner and he take his time to discuss his finding with patient. I appreciate his through examination on my son foot-Dr. Gennady really cares.

A D

Dr. Kolodenker expertly solved my ingrown toenail issues that I've had since childhood. They've been healed for about a year now and are PERFECT. I do high intensity exercise daily and cannot tell you what a blessing it is not to even think about my toes these days. Thanks Dr. K!!

S M

My family and I have dealt with this podiatry office in OC from many many years. No matter what is going on in this hustle bustle of the world we live in, their foot doctors and the staff are always friendly and very attentive and what your needs are. Definitely recommend Dr. Kolodenker, he genuinely cares for his patients.

T L

Dr. Kolodenker and staff are great. Professional and right to the point. No up-sells here. I've never been to a foot doctor before. Before you know I had to visit his office twice in 1 month. Simple procedure......in....and then out.... No BS and no long waits.

T T

Great experience. Dr. Kolodenker was very nice and did a great job on my toenail procedure. I would definitely recommend him to others. They also called me the next day to check on me which I always think is a nice touch.

D H

I had severe pain from an ingrown nail that I had for years. I was nervous about my nail removal but Dr. Kolodenker was incredibly helpful and made me feel at ease about the entire procedure. The service is quick, thorouglh iendly. Would def foot clinic in Orange County.

A P

I had a plantar wart (ew gross) that I had gone to my family doctor to remove. Probably not the best idea but that was just my first instinct. So he removed it but about 6 months later it seemed like it was coming back. Plantar warts are hard to get rid of. So I went to a podiatrist in Anaheim, who basically mocked me for having my family dr. try to remove the wart. He gave it a freezing treatment and made a follow up appt with me but I was so unhappy with his attitude toward me as a patient I never went back.
Flash forward another 6 months. A callous had formed on the bottom of my foot and was hurting and driving me crazy. But I was dreading going back to the other podiatrist. Enter Yelp to the rescue. I found Dr. Kolodenker who had enough good reviews and stars to persuade me to give it another go at the podiatrist.
The receptionist was very helpful on the phone and got me an appt right away.
Dr. Kolodenker was professional and knowledgable. He explained that the wart may or may not have been removed but he scraped the callous away, told me to use some over the counter medicines to try to see if the wart is actually completely gone and made a follow up appt in 3 weeks. Overall I was very pleased with the way it all went with Dr. Kolodenker

Pros-
The staff were very polite and friendly
Dr. Kolodenker was also very kind and knowledgable
He gave me a plan of attack and a follow up appt.

Cons-
The only con was that I had to wait about half an hour before I was taken back to the exam rooms.

If you need to see a podiatrist I would definitely recommend Dr. Kolodenker

C D

Dr. Kolodenker is the real deal. He is not a normal Dr.
What i mean is he is not all about the money. He is actually concerned about the individual, and not how much money he can get out of them.
I would recommend him to everyone.
You will not be disappointed.

G L

Dr. Kolodenker is a very attentive doctor who takes the time to listen to your issues. He offers both cutting edge solutions and traditional solutions for your foot problems. Everyone who works for him was very kind and the appointments ran on time. What else could you ask for?.

V N

Dr. Kolodenker is thorough, diligent and attentive. The entire experience during my visit exceeded my expectations. I have been dealing with a foot injury for a few months that is causing a great deal of pain. I had an MRI that a prior podiatrist reviewed and read as normal. However in my first visit Dr. Kolodenker was able to look at the same MRI and see a small area that may be the source of my recurring injury. I am now going for further testing, and feel confident that Dr. Kolodenker is going to give me the best possible care.
I was further impressed by his prompt response to an email I sent after my visit. I forgot to ask him for a note verifying my injury during the visit, and he replied within 2 hours confirming he would have a note prepared.
I am so glad I decided to get a second opinion and I would highly recommend Dr. K to anyone in need of a great podiatrist.

D E

I decided to visit Dr. Kolodenker after having issues with a previous podiatrist for an ingrown toenail removal procedure that became infected. The other doctor was telling me I may have had to have my entire toenail removed so I decided to get a second opinion. His office was able to get me an appointment the day after I called and everyone in his office is very helpful and pleasant to work with - it's a well-oiled machine.
Dr. Kolodenker himself has a great bedside manner - he actually sat and took the time to listen to all my concerns and was very patient as he described my options. It's now about a week later and the infection is clearing up and doing much better - without having to have my whole nail removed. I even received two calls from his office just to check in and see how I was doing - one the day after I saw him and one on the Friday after, at which time they made sure to give me his email address in case I had any concerns over the weekend.
I'm so glad I went to Dr. Kolodenker and I will definitely recommend him to anyone who has a need to visit a podiatrist.

M H

In June 2015 I went for 5 different podiatrists' consultations. So glad that other patients posted positive reviews of Dr. Kolodenker, or else I would not have found him. Not only did he patiently answered all my questions, he diagnosed accurately and provided knowledgeable information. He might look young, but he is skillful and experienced. It has been 3 years since Dr. Kolodenker removed the painful cyst on my left foot. Everyday when I look at my better-than-before-cyst foot, I thanked him in my heart and reminded myself that I owe him and all desperate patients (like I was in 2015) an honest review... something that I benefited from. I have been pain free and thankful, hope you will be also.

R P

Dr. Kolodenker is amazing!! I went to two orthopedic surgeons and one other podiatrist before my PCP referred me to Dr. K. I had to have 5 different procedures on one foot which he outlined clearly what was going to happen and the outcome/timing. I can tell you now that I have had no pain since healing from the surgery. In two months I was out of the boot, walking in regular shoes just as he said - which I hadn't done in two years. Very grateful and I have referred several people to him. Very nice kind and efficient! So was his office. Great experience. Now he will do the other foot! Thank you Dr. Kolodenker!

M K

I do not live in the area where Dr. K is but I called to get some information regarding my condition to see if he can help me before coming up to see him. His receptionist was awesome and he himself called me back to see if he can help me before making an appt. His bed side manners A+++. We need more Doctors like him. I look forward to meeting with him in person. Thank you.

C W

Went to see Dr. Kolodenker for pain in the ball of my foot. The receptionist got me checked in quickly and was pleasant to deal with as well as the rest of the office staff. Service is very efficient, even with the forms I had to fill out it took only about 10 minutes to see the doctor. He listened to my concerns, examined my foot, and took an x-ray to make sure there were no fractures. Dr. Kolodenker sent me on my way with some metatarsal pads to put in my shoes along with some recommended orthotics. The entire visit including x-ray's took maybe 35 minutes. Also since installing the pads in my shoes the pain in my foot has subsided.

T T

Dr Kolodenke is very patient and helpful; however his team has one receptionist that has VERY LOUD MOUTH! When you just step out of the elevator in 2nd floor, you can hear hear voice from 50 feet away. She like to talk constantly with her loud voice.
It is recommended that she should be transferred to Eyes, Ears and Noses Department where she can shout instruction to old and deaf patients who have deficit in hearings!

S N

My boyfriend doesn't yelp, so do his yelping for him. He had a really bad situation with his toe, we couldn't tell if it was ingrown or what had happened. He's in the Army so he is constantly wearing boots and could hardly let it air out to heal. He finally gave in and found Dr. Kolodenker, he got an appointment and ever since going in, his toe has been great and not hurting! It's also healing pretty quickly. Thanks for the great work!

P C

I've been meaning to do this review for Dr. Kolodenker since Spring 2011, but I'm not much of a writer so I'll do my best.
I've had many foot/ankle issues for a few years since I rolled my ankle several times developed plantar fasciitis twice, and arthritis on my right foot all throughout 2009 - 2010. Because of all the injuries, I wasn't able to run like I used to back in college. I used to run 6 miles a day but by 2010, I was only able to run 3 miles every two or three days and on the rest days, I would have intense foot pain.

I called a podiatrist (not Dr. Kolodenker) because I was fed up with my inability to run. When I went there, his first method of treatment was to get my foot casted for orthotics and a short of cortisol. He said I would be good from then on. After the orthotics came in and the cortisol took effect, I was only able to run 1 month and the pains started up again. The doctor took x-rays and told me I had arthritis thats causing my pain and I couldn't do anything about it. I called another doctor (not Dr. Kolodenker) and he concluded the same thing. He told me "you're still young. Deal with it like I deal with the pain when I golf." That was unacceptable.

I went to Snail's Pace and one of the workers there recommended going to Dr. Kolodenker. I went and told him my experiences with the other doctors. He told me his goal was to get me back to running with no pain or minimal pain. He wanted me to go to physical therapy (and recommended a location) to get everything stretched and clean up the scar tissue in my foot, casted my foot for orthotics, and showed me the different stretches I can do outside of physical therapy. He also gave me suggestions on how to better train myself to better my running.

I appreciated Dr. Kolodenker's time and thoroughness in explaining what he was doing and what was going on, and not once did he say I had to "deal with the pain." I didn't feel like he wanted to get me in and out of there like the above reviewer posted, but he took the time to meet with me longer than the 10-15 minutes I experienced from the other podiatrists.

He gave me tips and suggestions on running and I feel confident that I can always go to Dr. Kolodenker if I ever have foot problems again. As of today, I've been running since summer of 2011 and the pain hasn't been an issue since.

K O

Dr. Kolodenker performed my foot surgery and all follow ups. He has the best possible bed side manner, he's easy to talk to and visit. He is attentive to your concerns and he takes the time to explain things to you. The best foot doctor ever seen.
I will never look beyond this podiatry office on Orange County!

C S

I originally found Dr. Kolodenker from Yelp and I'm really happy I did. I was originally seeing a different podiatrist before I came across Dr. K but I wasn't happy with my prior doctor. At my first appointment with Dr. K I knew he was the doctor to perform surgery on my foot. He's seriously awesome! He removed a decent size ganglion cyst and months later it looks and feels great! I highly recommend him and his staff.

T Z

Dr. Kolodenker just fixed my deformed toes. I am happy about the result. He's skillful, cheerful, and patient. He cared to follow up with me on Sat, which is the second day after my surgery, I was a little surprised because it's hard to connect to a doctor on the phone even on weekdays based on my experience.

J G

Dr Kolodenker was the most friendly, patient, and knowledgeable podiatrist I ever met. He spent time explaining and educating me. He had many good suggestions for my concerns& was helpful. His treatment approach saves money and unnecessary procedures. The best podiatric procedures I had. Thank you doctor! You are truly the best podiatrist in Orange County.

K B

Thank goodness I found Dr. Kolodenker! I have been struggling with the same problem for a while now and the other doctors I saw wanted to do the same routine of X-rays and orthotics. Finally I found one that gave me some other options. He was so amazing and I could tell how much he truly cares instead of looking to make money off of me. Truly the nicest most genuine doctor. Now I just wish he could be my doctor for everything!! Five stars I won't go anywhere else for a podiatrist!!

Y T

I am so glad I found Dr. Kolodenker! He genuinely listened to my concerns and took the time to make sure that I understood my diagnosis, treatment plan, etc. I went in for toe numbness after wearing the wrong shoes for my feet shape, and not only did he provide me with prevention/treatment advice for that, but also took note of my low back pain (that I charted as one of my chronic side symptoms) and gave me possible solutions for this as well! He goes above and beyond! His staff are nice and welcoming too. Thank you Doctor! Definitely recommend.

L B

This office is amazing! Dr. Kolodenker was fabulous and fast. I called Monday morning and was able to see him in the early afternoon. I had an ingrown toenail, (I had never had one of these before,) due to pregnancy! He checked it out, did a little procedure and sent me on my way in under 45 mins with simple instructions! He is smart, nice, answered all my questions and had me laughing!! The staff is amazing and very helpful!
I recommend Dr. Kolodneker to anyone who is worried about their feet and wants a great experience!

P H

Dr. Kolodenker is top notch. I had put off my first bunionectomy for so many years - so long that my previous doctor had finally retired. I found Dr. Kolodenker through all of the positive Yelp reviews, only to realize he had previously worked in the same practice as my former doc that retired, whom I trusted. He is a great listener and spent time answering all of my questions. The surgery went very smoothly as well as the recovery, and 6 weeks of PT definitely helped. I am now 3.5 months post-op and can definitely attest I have a much better foot that the old one I suffered with for so long. Although it can get a little sore and stiff with all exercise (still normal at this point), I have ZERO pain and I am back to being active every day. Previously I would get sharp nerve pain while simply sleeping, standing, spinning, basically doing anything. Although I don't plan to do my other foot just yet as it doesn't bother me nearly like the other one did, I will absolutely go back to Dr. K. when I'm ready.

N D

The reviews are true! Dr. Kolodenker and his staff are nothing shy of amazing. I wish he didn't just specialize in podiatry so my family and I could see him for everything ! I initially saw Dr. Kolodenker last week because I was having pain in both of my big toes (on the inner nail bed) and from the moment I walked in the door to the moment I left it was a great experience. The front desk ladies greeted me right away and got me signed in. Then Dr. Kolodenker examined my toes and said it might be a minor infection under the skin so he instructed I apply neospirin daily to see if it helped and if it didn't help then it was probably a small ingrown nail offending my skin. I went home that day and his nurse called me a couple days later to follow up. Turns out the neospirin only helped a little so they got back in the office in no time. He was able to remove my ingrowns in less than 10 minutes. He explained every step of the process and made sure I understood the care instructions for when I got home. His nurse called again the following day to make sure everything was fine. The follow through from this office is amazing! I even had my 8 month old son with me asleep in his stroller during my last visit and the staff all whispered when they spoke around me. How considerate is that! Like I said they're amazing ! The office is easy to find, clean and organized too :) you will not be disappointed if you come here.

A B

Dr. Kolodenker and his staff are amazing. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a podiatrist in Orange County.

My 12 yo had a really painful ingrown toenail. We called Dr. Kolodenker's office and they were able to see us the very same day. When checking in, I told them my insurance had a really high deductible, so they looked into it, and worked with me to pay based on their cash schedule, which ended up being way better than going through the insurance.

The doctor himself and his nurse where very friendly, and really cool to my son who was a bit apprehensive about the procedure. They took their time to reassure him about what they were going to do, and to make sure it was pain-free. They also made sure they had addressed any questions about the care of the toe after the procedure, and gave us all the time we needed to address our questions and concerns.
I wish I knew about this doctor some years ago, when I suffered from ingrown toenails myself, and went to a couple of different doctors who insisted on a bunch of follow up visits which frankly seemed unnecessary.
I really can't recommend this practice enough. This is the way all doctors should practice medicine.

Y P

i first visited dr kolodenker 2 years ago for an ingrown toenail and left with a fixed nail plus the tools and knowledge necessary to take better care of my toes. fast forward and i went in for another ingrown toenail issue that led to an infection. again, the doc fixes me up and also gives me some good stretch recommendations for the plantar fasciitis i'm dealing with. the next morning he personally calls me to follow up and see how i'm doing. how amazing is that? i give the doc full marks and highly recommend him! great personality and office staff are pleasant and on their game as well. thank you!

N K

I was concerned about pain in my ankle that was preventing me from running and exercising as usual. Dr. Kolodenker immediately identified the tendon that was causing me pain, recommended exercises I could do at home to strengthen it, and even recommended specific arch supports I could try. He also gave me an X-Ray to make sure that everything was normal.

Even though my issue was small, Dr. Kolodenker was very attentive and took my concerns seriously. I appreciate that he didn't jump to extreme diagnoses or suggest surgery. Thanks to his insight, I now feel much better about my situation and understand how to proceed.

Another note: the office is very nice! It's located in the Hoag building, where plenty of parking is available. The waiting room is very modern and open-concept, making for a luxurious and pleasant experience for anyone who has to wait. The front desk staff was also very accommodating, even when I was running late for my appointment. Would definitely recommend!

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R T

I had pleasure to see Dr Kolodenker and and our experience has been a very pleasant one. He is courteous, professional and made us feel as ease because he obviously knows what he's talking about. I took my cousin for her ankle issue, and his prescribed course of treatment has really improved her range of motion, pain and overall health of the area. She was very happy with the results. Just an amazing foot doctor and foot care office in general!

T W

Dr. Kolodenker was awesome. As many have already mentioned, he's very attentive and patient.

PROS:
-great at explaining what's going on
-takes the time to personally understand your problem and actually problem solve unlike many other revolving door doctors
-knows what he's talking about

CONS:
-None that I can think of so far. He was great!

Btw, I went in because i wanted to make sure my walking posture was good. I also started doing barefoot long distance walking and wanted to make sure the pains I was feeling were normal growing pains and nothing serious.

T W

I love to workout regularly. Since May of this year my left ankle was swollen after every visit to the gym, to the point that icing wouldn't reduce the swelling anymore. I also suffer from plantar fasciitis...double whammy. After a couple of months of rest and PT, the swelling was down, but the pain was still there.

My first visit to Dr. Kolodenker was a couple of weeks ago. He listened to my history, had easy bedside manner, and solved the pain! After months of frustration and annoying pain, he knew how to help me get back to the gym! Amazing Doctor! Highly recommend if you're an athlete, or active person.

M W

I love to workout regularly. Since May of this year my left ankle was swollen after every visit to the gym, to the point that icing wouldn't reduce the swelling anymore. I also suffer from plantar fasciitis...double whammy. After a couple of months of rest and PT, the swelling was down, but the pain was still there.

My first visit to Dr. Kolodenker was a couple of weeks ago. He listened to my history, had easy bedside manner, and solved the pain! After months of frustration and annoying pain, he knew how to help me get back to the gym! Amazing Doctor! Highly recommend if you're an athlete, or active person.

N S

I am a girl who wore Toms. I shouldn't have because I have feet problems. This is what landed me in the office.

Dr. Kolodenker was great from the beginning. The staff got me in the day after I called and I had almost no wait (which is RARE). He did a quick examination, took an x-ray, saw nothing was broken, did more of the doctor examination thing, and sent me off to get an MRI. He also gave me advice on getting a special ankle brace to help me out (which was loads better than what I had initially bought). I didn't have to go back to the office to get the results of the MRI as he was prompt to call me the day after I got the MRI done. Luckily, nothing is torn but I do have to baby my foot a bit..and those Toms went into the trash.

Hopefully I don't have to go to the doctor's again for my foot issue but if I do, I will be sure to go to Dr. Kolodenker.

S C

Dr. Kolodenker is absolutely the best!! He truly cares about his patients, I never felt rushed and felt like he really listened and understood. I had bunion surgery and he did an amazing job! I was very scared and hesitant about having the surgery but he reassured me and made me feel very comfortable. I have very little scaring and have had no issues since the surgery. I found him on Yelp from other positive reviews so felt I should write one too.

J C

I'm beyond impressed with Dr Kolodenker. I came in for multiple issues, and be tried to give me solutions and fix 1 that he could immediately. He is very kind and takes his time to listen and make you feel welcome. I ended up calling a couple days later to complain about my other toe not his fault at all. His receptionist suggested I email him directly to try and get some advice from him. The Dr didn't email me back he took the time to call me to make sure all of my concerns where addressed properly. Wow I haven't had a Dr call me back ever especially within an hour. In short if you have feet problems and want to have a pleasant experience then come here. You have to ask for him directly there is 2 doctors in the same office.

J L

Dr. Kolodenker is hands down THE. BEST. I tend to be a person who questions doctors relentlessly because at the end of the day, who's going to care about my body more than me? Dr. Kolodenker is a doctor that I absolutely trust with everything he says. If he could be my doctor for everything, that would be amazing. I met Dr. Kolodenker a little over a year ago after breaking my ankle in a razor scooter incident (seriously, don't buy one of these..it's an accident waiting to happen). I had to have a plate and six screws placed to repair my dislocation as well as the shattered fibula. I called on a Sunday. Within a couple hours of me leaving a message, he reviewed my xrays and gave me a rundown of what I needed. (What doctors do that nowadays?!) Before and after the surgery he listened to all of my questions, answered them thoroughly, and during my recovery took all of my worries seriously and never once made me feel like I was overreacting.

In addition to the great bedside manner (super calm and puts you at ease), he highly recommends physical therapy which is HUGE. Many doctors don't push their patients to understand how important it is in your recovery. On top of that, I actually got compliments from the physical therapists office on how great the incisions were and the lack of scar tissue from the surgery. I was also never casted. Casts seem to be kind of an old school method that has since been shown not to be as effective in some cases. In others, you have no choice. But it's good to have a doctor that stays on top of what's best in the field and is able to judge the situations that it should be applied. He also urged me and directed me how to start moving my ankle as soon as he determined it was ok..I was so nervous..it hurt..but I trusted him and it has absolutely paid off.

Overall, he has been understanding of my lifestyle and needs. I like to workout, mainly lifting weights, and I am also not good at not being able to get around or being limited physically. He let me work at my own pace in recovering as much as the healing process would allow. I don't think I would've recovered as well mentally or physically during the process if it wasn't for having such a great doctor and surgeon for my injury.

If you're undecided on someone to use..use him!! Seriously, I've seen other ortho specialists for other things, you won't find any better, by far. All of his staff are great, always smiling (you can tell they enjoy working for him, which says a lot), never had issues with billing, appointments, or wait times. This review is long already..I literally can't say enough good things about Dr. Kolodenker.
Thanks Dr. K, I hope this doesn't make it awkward when I'm back in for check-ups :)

G K

Dr. Kolodenker was by far the best doctor I have ever gone to. I have had the same problem with my leg for over a year now and have seen many different doctors and not one of them was able to do anything that helped me at all until I saw Dr.Kolodenker. He was not only able to actually resolve my problem but you can tell he wasn't just waiting to get me out the door and on to the next patient like most doctors you see, he actually genuinely cared and spent the time with me answering all of my questions. I definitely recommend him and wouldn't go to any other doctor!!! His office staff was also very friendly ad helpful which made my experience at his office that much better!

B A

Let me tell you why I love this office.
First the Dr. is smart- he figured out what was wrong with an orthotic made by another Dr and fixed it. By doing this, we get to his second great point- his honesty. He could have told me I need a new one,- instead he fixed the existing orthotic, saving me a lot of money. When I asked him to make another one for my regular shoes since I'd heard you need different ones for sneakers, he told me that I could use the same orthotic- saving me more money. His staff love him and tell me how great he is and how they recommend him to all their friends. Dr. Kolodenker looks you in the eye, talks calmly and honestly and I totally trust him. He is checking my feet with an MRI to confirm that to fix my separating toes, he can do a much less complicated surgery than the other podiatrist told me I needed. See him. There is nothing but good vibes in this place.

A S

I suffer from Plantar Fasciitis and have been to one other Podiatrist who was a good Doctor, but was quick to suggest surgery (don't get me wrong, he is great), but I really tried steering away from surgery, so ...

I researched other Podiatrists and found Dr. Kolodenker in Irvine, CA. It's quite a drive for me, but, before I scheduled my appointment, what sold me was a video of Kolondenker and from what I gathered is, he really is a fan of 'let's try everything first' before even thinking surgery is an option.

At the end of my visit, I asked if there will there be a follow up appt. Kolendenkers reply was, "not if you would like one, because I am sure you will be a lot better after PT". I thought, this guy is a Podiatrist for ALL THE RIGHT REASONS. No up selling, or booking me just to get me in for repetitive crap.

Thank you Kolondenker and Staff. You were very pleasant and professional.