There is an enormous amount of appreciation for Dr. Chris Diefenbach at NAO today and we all want to wish him a very happy birthday! We asked this fellowship-trained surgeon how he first became interested in the subspecialty of Foot and Ankle in orthopaedics, and his views on the care he provides. Here is what he said:
It was an easy decision for me to begin down the track of Orthopaedic medicine, as I have always appreciated the mechanics of how the body works. A personal love of recreation, sports and activity, was the driving force behind my pursuit of specialized training in foot and ankle care. I have a commitment to my patients and their clinical experience. I believe in shared-decision making involving the patient, as well as their families. My goal is to ensure there is a full understanding of the problem, the treatments available and the influence each individual has on reaching their personal goals for recovery and restored activity.
With each patient I care for in Flagstaff and Prescott’s surrounding communities, I realize just how rewarding joining NAO has been for me. I am incredibly grateful to be serving patients alongside such a quality group of physicians, surgeons and APPs, as I do.
On a personal note, I am absolutely loving living and practicing in such a unique geographical area, with so many others sharing similar outdoor lifestyles and interests.
Chris Diefenbach, MD
To make an appointment with Dr. Diefenbach in the Foot and Ankle Center in Flagstaff or Prescott Valley, please fill out our online form HERE.
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