Dr. Lee Wittenberg

Podiatry
Las Vegas, NV
23 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

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Universal Health Care

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

136 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
High fibular fractur: High fibular fractures do not usually need surgical correction. However, they are usually associated with severe ligament ruptures or other fractures... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Painful Incision: You may be having a suture reaction, which can cause inflammation and pain. Alternatively, you may be having symptoms of an infection. You should sc... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Venous insufficiency: The purple bruising may be spider veins or varicosities forming in the ankles and legs. It is difficult to discern without an examination. You shoul... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
DVT/Clot: If you are even slightly concerned about a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) get to an emergency room, cardiologist or Podiatrist IMMEDIATELY. This is a lif... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Numbness: Numbness in the feet can be caused by a similar problem to Carpal Tunnel called "Tarsal Tunnel." But there are many other causes of numbness, includi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Ciprofloxacin: Fluoroquinolones (Cipro/Levaquin) do have side affects. The most common concern we have with patients on these medications, howevrer, is not joint pa... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Pilonidal Cyst: You may have a Pilonidal Cyst. A pilonidal cyst occurs at the bottom of the tailbone and become infected and filled with pus. Once infected, the tec... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Bumps/pustules: These bumps could be something minor, like multiple insect bites (check your sheets for bedbugs or apply insect repellent when outside). They could a... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Knock Knees: Genu Valgum (Knock Knees) is not something that necessarily requires surgery. In fact, there are several different levels the problem may be coming f... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Plantar Fibroma: Though I have not examined you, it sounds like you have a plantar fibroma, which is a thickening and enlargement of the plantar fascia. They usually ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Neck pain: There may be inflammation around the nerves coming out of your spinal column in your cervical (neck) region. There may even be a malalignment of the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Diabetes and Weight: Sometimes, if you are newly diagnosed with Diabetes, or have had it under good control, and you are a type II Diabetic, Diabetes can be controlled thr... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Diabetic Diet: Grapes and fruits are 'simple sugars,' as opposed to complex sugars (breads, pasta, rice, pastries, grain products), which require more breakdown into... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Toe Swelling: There are many reasons a toe can be swollen. Tight shoes, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, for example, may all cause toes to be swollen and pai... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Running Shoes: I am a podiatrist/reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon. I own a shoe store. You need a stable shoe. Saucony, asics, new balance are the best. Loo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Have your physician do a Rheumatology panel on you to see if you might have Psoriasis. Do you have similar lesions on your knees??
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Soft tissue injury: Sprains of ligaments and tendon injuries require more time to heal because there is poor blood supply to these dense/thick/fibrous structures. Swelli... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Ingrown Nail: Healing time for an infected ingrown nail may take a week or 2, but the ingrowing nail must be removed, or the infection will return.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Orthotics: Sometimes a flat foot will cause knee, ankle, foot, hip and even back pain because of the biomechanical changes that it causes and the postural change... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Ankle MRI: Your doctor who ordered the MRI should be able to read and explain the results of your MRI. If you are not happy with your doctor, or if you are ques... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Feet/Legs: Your question is not fully formed. If one limb is shorter than the other, or if you are having some sort of muscle spasm or undiagnosed musculoskelet... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Muscle relaxers: Muscle relaxers may be taken every day, but they can be addictive if used too often, so take them only as prescribed and needed.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Ignore: Shoes: Do's: Wear supportive shoes with a firm heel counter and minimal flexibility within the sole.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Rash: Your rash may be a skin infection (possibly fungal or bacterial) or may be a dermatitis (inflammation of the skin secondary to an irritant). Often, c... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Numbness: Numbness is almost always associated with a nerve disorder. The affected skin may also be affected by a nerve, as the autonomic nervous system may be... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Plantar Fasciitis: "Bone Spurs" or "Heel Spurs" are old ways of expressing one of the most common problems I see in practice: Plantar Fasciitis. The pain does not come ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Plantar Fasciitis: Conservative treatments of plantar fasciitis consist of stretching and icing, physical therapy, night splints, orthotics and cortisone injections. Th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Swollen Ribs: The ribs, themselves, are probably not swollen, but the cartilage between the ribs and intercostal muscles might be swollen. This can happen from exe... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Psoriasis: You might want to get that rash checked by a dermatologist. It sounds like the condition is restricted to the extensor surfaces of your body, which co... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Throbbing Foot Pain: Swelling in the ankles can be a symptom of kidney failure, secondary to fluid retention. Lupus may cause global body pain and damage, as it is an aut... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
About Gout: Gout is a very common and often very painful medical problem caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood stream. Uric acid is a breakdown product... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Muscle Targets: Bicep curls and Tricep exercises are specifically for building arm muscle. Sit ups and leg raises are for building six pack abs, but abs are also ver... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Cerebral Palsy: People with Cerebral Palsy have usually had a single incident (usually hypoxia/lack of O2) at or prior to the birthing process. Your physiology, othe... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Dry Mouth: Many medications can cause drying of the mucous membranes, including the mouth. Many people react in different ways to medications.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease (a disease that has to do with the way your body processes and uses food). There are simple sugars and complex sugars... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Fungal Toenails: The best and most proven treatment of Fungal toenails is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) . Sporonox is no longer available. BUT, if you have any liver dy... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Spastic Paralysis: Spastic Paralysis is usually a sign of an Upper Motor Neuron Lesion (involving the spinal cord or brain). There usually is not a treatment for this, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Respiratory Distress: You should see your physician. Difficulty breathing while prone could be a sign of CHF (congestive heart failure) which is a build up of fluid in you... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Calluses: Calluses are a build up of the superficial layers of Keratin in an area of excessive mechanical stress or pressure (usually the skin is getting shear ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. You can take as much as you want to, and will not over-dose, as it is excreted through the urine. Vitamin C hel... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Cavus foot: Though I don't really know how Cavus foot is related to Compartment Syndrome, people rarely need surgical correction of a Cavus foot type unless they ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Hypertension: When the diastolic (bottom number of the blood pressure) reaches into the mid to high 90's and into the 100's, you could be facing a medical emergency... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Sprained ankle: A sprain is a stretched or injured ligament. Ligaments (attach bones to bones) and Tendons (attach muscle to bone) are made of dense, fibrous tissue ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Pelvic pain: The pain would likely not go away if it was fractured. More likely, you may be having a problem with your hip joint, the SI (Sacro-iliac) joint, or e... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
It is very normal to have swollen feet and legs when you are pregnant, but it is something that may affect you long after pregnancy. As the baby gro... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Sunburn: The word sunburn has the word BURN in it. Burns are associate with redness and swelling. The UVA and UVB rays coming from the sun may be strong and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Ignore: Dr. Hendrix is incorrect: Shoes CAN and DO cause bunions, though there are other possible reasons.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Anal sex: You simply CAN NOT become pregnant from anal sex. You have to have Vaginal sex to get pregnant.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 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
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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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