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Dr. Lee Wittenberg

Podiatry
Las Vegas, NV
21 years experience male

Locations

Apache Foot & Ankle Specialists

Henderson, NV

Address

2980 St Rose Pkway, Ste 140, Henderson, NV, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(702) 722-6634

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Amerigroup

Ameritas

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

AvMed Health Plan

Blue Cross of California

CHAMPUS

Capital Blue Cross

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

First Health Group Corporation

Ghi Service

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Great-West Healthcare

Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company

Hawaii Medical Services Association

Health Plan of Nevada

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

Medicare

Mega Life and Health Insurance Company

MultiPlan, Inc

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

Pacificare Life & Health Insurance Company

Sierra Health and Life Insurance Company, Inc.

UMR

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UnitedHealthcare

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Apache Foot & Ankle Specialistsis

Las Vegas, NV

About

Bio

Dr. Lee Wittenberg graduated from undergraduate school from Ithaca College in Up-state New York. Upon finishing, he spent 5 years as a Neuroscience and laboratory technician, at University Hospitals- Case Western Reserve University, University of Maryland at Baltimore Medical School, and The Kennedy Krieger institute of John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Wittenberg then decided to make a career change, and attended a 4-year medical program at The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, finishing medical school in May, 2000. Dr. Wittenberg was granted a 3-year surgical residency at the Miami Veteran's Hospital in Primary Podiatric Medicine, Forefoot Surgery, Reconstructive Rear-foot/Ankle Surgery, Diabetic Would Care and Limb Salvage, Sports Medicine and Biomechanics.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Blisters: Blisters come from shearing forces. Often from wearing shoes that are too loose, where the foot has room to slide back and forth. It can also happen... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Gluteal exercise: Squats are going to be your best exercise for your Glutes. Thigh exercises, too (like adduction and abduction of the thighs while seated) will help. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Fasciectomy: Fasciectomy/Fasciotomy does not really have many complications if it is performed correctly. As with any surgery, there is the possibility of nerve d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Fungal nails: Fungus is very difficult to get out of the toenails. The fungus discolors, thickens, and changes the over-all shape of the nails. It can stunt the g... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Arch pain/Flat feet: In my experience, almost everyone's arch flattens out when they stand up (except for a small % of the population who has very high arched feet). This... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Onychomycosis: Could be nail fungus. Go to see a local podiatrist in your area. The nail can be cultured and examined microscopically to determine if there is a fu... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle/Foot swelling: 90% of the time, in my practice, when people are complaining of foot and ankle swelling, it is due to Venous Insufficiency/Venous Stasis. This can be... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: I am assuming you are sweating too much from your feet, arm pits and palms? This condition is called hyperhidrosis, and involves excessive sweating. ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: Sweating is partially for cooling your body. At your age, you may be experiencing more sweating as your body goes through hormonal changes. Some peo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Bruising: There is almost always bruising with a fracture anywhere on your body. This is due to internal bleeding, swelling/inflammation. There is an increase... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Achilles Tendon: Achilles tendon surgery is riddled with potential complications for you, as a patient, and for the surgeon. There is very little soft tissue coverag... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle Sprain: Ligaments and tendons have longer healing times because they have poor blood supply, and are made of thick, fibrous tissues. Swelling may last for ma... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
MRI: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) works by flipping molecules in your body using a strong magnet. When the machine is released and the molecules flip ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Compartment Syndrome: There is a great success rate for exertional compartment syndrome through Fasciotomy. If you don't have the fasciotomy, there will be chronic pain an... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Bowleggedness: Once your growth plates close (after puberty), the bones should not bow that much more, unless they are very severe or have outside forces placed upon... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Joint pain/stiffness: Joint pain and stiffness may be a symptom of Osteoarthritis (general wear and tear arthritis). Common symptoms symptoms of OA include joint stiffne... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Achilles Tendonitis: The Achilles Tendon is the longest, strongest and thickest tendon in the body. Proper stretching before and after exercise and proper warm ups before... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Anal sex: You simply CAN NOT become pregnant from anal sex. You have to have Vaginal sex to get pregnant.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Congestion: "stuffy' or 'Full' feeling in your ears and sinuses may be an indication of congestion or sinus infection. You might even have an ear infection, or j... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Balance: The fluid in the inner ear often controls balance. It is not uncommon to suffer from balance issues after having ear infections or 'clogged/plugged' ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
DVT: Number 1 concern, and possible medical emergency, would be a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis-clot in a deep vein). This could be a life-threatening conditi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle Surgery: If you can send x-rays or an operative report, I can possibly explain what was done. But, your doctor should have consented you and explained everyth... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Menses: Very fit/athletic people often lose or can shorten their menstrual cycle. I have not heard of any problems biking or exercising while having your peri... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Hypothyroid: Radioactive Iodine is designed for non-surgical ablation of the thyroid. Your levels are going down, which is the goal of the therapy. As your physi... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Jogging: Ease into it. Don't decide to jog 5 miles to start. Start at 1/2-1 mile a day for a while, then slowly ease into the longer periods of exercise.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Chronic Ankle pain: There could be several reasons for unresolved ankle pain after injury. You may have stretched (sprained) or torn (ruptured) one or more ligaments, ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Blood pooling: It is not likely that you are getting pooling of the blood only at the bottom of the feet. Most people note blood pooling, or Venous Insufficiency fi... Read More
A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Displaced fracture: If the ankle fracture is displaced, you will likely require surgical correction of the ankle fracture. It is difficult to give you the appropriate ad... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
It really depends on your symptoms. If your knee moves smoothly, and you don't have much pain or difficulty with activity and ambulation (which I dou... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
I would highly suggest a Nerve Conduction Study to insure that you are not developing Neuropathy, or have another neurologic disorder. Are you Diabet... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle Sprain: An ankle brace may provide stability for your ankle at work. If this problem is progressing, see your local Podiatrist or foot specialist. Occasiona... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Trauma/sprains: Ankle sprains may result in a number of long-term problems. Sometimes, the ligaments will pull off a piece of bone (avulsion fracture) when you are i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Trauma: It is likely that you are fine. It is not good that your parents will not take you to the doctor if you have had trauma to your head and you are conc... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Sores on the penis: Some sexually transmitted diseases take some time to show symptoms. See a doctor immediately
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis means inflammation of the internal lining/membrane of a tendon. The Flexor Hallucis Longus or Flexor Digitorum longus tendons run along... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Swollen Ankles: In my experience, the most common cause of swollen ankles is "Venous Insufficiency." Due to gravity and incompetency of the venous system, blood will... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Exercise: Exercise increases blood flow throughout your body. You may become 'flushed' from exercise, which may look like a rash. This, however, does not usua... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Vaginal bumps/pain: It is essential that you see your physician. You could have a sexually transmitted disease, and some of these diseases progress to have long term eff... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Foot pain: There is nothing good or natural about ballet, nor is ballet in any way good for your feet. You are putting excessive pressure in an abnormal way (bi... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Numbness in toes: Numbness in the toes most certainly could be a side effect of an epidural, but should not last very long after the injection/anesthesia. The numbness... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ignore: Dr. Hendrix is incorrect: Shoes CAN and DO cause bunions, though there are other possible reasons.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
You should consider getting some orthotics (arch supports) for your shoes. But they are NOT all created equal-stay away from the drug store versions.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Athlete's foot: You may have a tinea (fungal) infection, such as athlete's foot. There may not be bumps associated with this condition. If over the counter anti-fun... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Numbness: Numbness in the hands and arms can indicate at neuromuscular disorder. Putting on weight and craving sugar could indicate Diabetes. The two problems... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Pain with light touch, particularly over multiple locations (like hands AND feet AND bilateral) may be indicative of a nerve-related problem (such as ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Itching: Itching may come from an irritant, such as laundry detergent or some chemical or product you might have come into contact with (called contact dermati... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Temperature on Meds: Your Triamcinolone is likely fine after being in the cold car all night. But if you are concerned, call a pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacist... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Knee instability: Depending on how long you were immobilized after surgery, you may have weakness in the affected limb/knee and should be going to or have gone for Phys... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Fracture healing: It takes a minimum of 6 weeks for a fracture to heal. You can take Calcium with Vitamin D to give your bones what they need, but you can not speed the... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Torn Plantar fascia: You should be immobilized for a short time to take pressure off the injury, but this is a ligament tear, and rest and possible anti-inflammatory thera... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wittenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wittenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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sorry i know no questions but i really want to know if is there any excersizes or yoga im 15 i read you can still align them please
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thanks so I should be fine to play soccer tomorrow if I'm careful?
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Thank you. I will see about doing that. The problem is that the flare ups are contained when I take Celebrex.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

DVAMC Miami
Completed 2003

Awards

Top Podiatrist, First Place, Nevada - Spring
2015
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