Meet The Doctor

Richard Scott Benjamin, D.P.M.

Dr benjamin

EDUCATION:

Syosset High School, Syosset, NY, Academic Diploma, with Honors 1970
University of Maryland, College Park, MD., 1970 -1973
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Doctor Of Podiatric Medicine, 1973-1977


RESIDENCY:

Forest City Hospital (7177-3/78) & Cleveland Foot Center (3/78-7/78), Cleveland, OH


ADDITIONAL TRAINING:

Ladistan Clinic, Kiev, Ukraine 2005
Orthofix Ortho Lab, Verona, Italy 2006
                                                                                        Shriners Scotish Rite Childrens Hospital, Dallas, TX 2006
LICENSES:
Florida -PO-0002698

CERTIFICATIONS:

Diplomate -National Board of Podiatric Examiners, I 977
Diplomate -American Council of Certified Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons, 1988
Recertification -A.B.L.E.S., examination, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
Diplomate -Certification in Wound Management -Am. Academy of Wound Management, 2000 Fellow -American Professional Wound Care Association, 2001
Diplomate, American Board of Lower Extremity Surgeons
Certification in External Fixation Systems, Scotish Rite Children's Hospital, Dallas, TX, 2004

Fellow, The College of Certified Wound Specialists, 2005


TEACHING APPOINTMENTS:

Residency Director -Podiatry, Clinton Community Hospital, Clinton, MD, 1980 -1983
Residency Director-Podiatry, Capitol Hill Hospital, Washington, D. C., 1985 -1990
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Cleveland, Ohio 1977 -2005
Washington, DC VA. Hospital, Co-Director, Podiatric Residency Training Program 1983 -1984

Director of Podiatric Education, Gr. S.E. Community Hospital, 1985 -2005


APPOINTMENTS:

Forest City Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio 1978
Contributing Author, Archives of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, 1979
Secretary/Treasurer Medical Staff, Clinton Community Hospital 1982 -1985
Section Chief-Podiatry, Clinton Community Hospital 1982 -1985
Gr. SE. Community Hospital, Washington, D.C. 1980 -2007
Executive Board, D. C. Podiatry Society, 1983 -1988
Scientific Chairman, D. C. Podiatry Society, 1983 -1988
D. C. Podiatry Society Chairman -Grievance & Ethics Committee, 1985 -1988
Vice-President Medical Staff, Clinton Community Hospital, 1985 -1987
Vice-President, D. C. Podiatry Society, 1986 -1988
Peer Review Medicare Committee, Washington, D. C. 1985 -1988
Credentials Committee, Gr. S.E. Community Hospital, 1985 -2003
Section Chief-Podiatry, Gr. SE. Community Hospital 1985 -2007
Chairman -Bylaws Committee, Gr. SE Community Hospital -1996 -2002
Seminar Chairman, A.A.P.P.S. Annual CME Seminar, 1994 -2003
Board of Directors, Am. Council of Certified Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons -1988 -2005
Board Certification Committee, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, A.C.C.P.P.S. -1988 -2005
Board Certification Examiner, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, A.C.C.P.P.S. -1988 -2005
Executive Director, American Association of Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons, 1995 -2003
President, American Association of Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons, 1992 -2003
Attending Podiatrist - No. Virginia Majesties, professional women's soccer team, A-League,2003

Attending Podiatrist US. National Maccabi Team, XV Maccabi World Games, 1997, Israel
Treasurer, Medical Executive Committee, Gr SE Community Hospital, 1997 -1999
Peer Review Committee, Gr SE Community Hospital, 2001 -2005
Exam Committee, American Association of Wound Management, 2005
Section Chief, TLC Surgery Center, Lady Lake, FL., 2012

President of Central Florida Podiatric Medical Association 2019-2021

Top Podiatrist Lady Lake/Village Award 2018

HealthTap Top Podiatrist in the Nation 2018

PUBLICATIONS:

Foreign Body Removal and HAV Recorrection, A Case Report -Achieves of Podiatric
Medicine and Surgery, Sept. 1977
Hyperextension lniury of the Hallux While Cross-Country Skiing -A Case Report.
Achieves of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Volume 4, 1978
Modification of the Keller Bunionectomy for Hallux Valgus, Journal of Sports Medicine, 1978
Osteochondroma of the Fibular Sesamoid-A Case Report. Journal of the American College of Foot Surgeons, April 1978
Hypertrophied Os lntermetatarsum -A Case Report, Current Podiatric Medicine
Homogeneous Bone Graft for Hallux Rigidus/Limitus Repair, Current Podiatric Medicine
Contributor-THE NY TIMES, Magazine Section -KICK OFF YOUR HEELS, Jan. 30,1988
• Contributor -THE NY TIMES, Home Section -THE NEW PED/CURE ... -March 30, 1995
Contributor -CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, STUDENT LOANS DEFAULTED-May 8, 1995
• Contributor -WASHINGTON POST, Style Section, FEET ACCOMPLI-July 27, 1995

CHARITABLE MEDICAL WORK:

Shalom Childrens Fund, Providing Reconstructive Surgery for Chernobyl Orphans, Ukraine

Baja Crippled Childrens Project
Provecto Pies, Providing Foot Care for the indigenous people of the Dominican Republic

Red Cross, Hurricane Relief Mission, Honduras

Dr Benjamin is an avid sportsman and former nationally ranked athlete.  He is also a nationally certified soccer coach and has brought several of his teams to the national championships.  His free time takes him to Ukraine, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, where he maintains a charity clinic to help orphans in need of medical care.  He is the innovator or several surgical techniques that have enhanced the lives of thousands of patients here in Florida and nationwide.  His work with plantar fasciitis and fat pad replacement of the foot is ground breaking.  In addition to his charity work, Dr Benjamin lectures nationally and internationally on his surgical techniques and other conditions of the leg, ankle, and foot.


Contact Us

Our Location

929 N. US Hwy 441 Suite 202 | Lady Lake, Florida, 32159

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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