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Dear Patient and Family

Thank you for choosing me to provide your orthopedic care. My office staff, team and I will make every effort to treat you with courtesy, respect and kindness, while providing the highest level of care possible.

I truly understand the frustration of having to complete new forms each time you see another physician; however, in order to help me treat you accurately and efficiently, I would greatly appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete the appropriate forms as thoroughly as possible and would like to thank you in advance for doing so.

Please be sure to fill out a separate musculoskeletal questionnaire sheet for each area of the body, for which you have been scheduled for your appointment, if multiple body sites are affected.

I typically spend an ample amount of time during the first visit educating my patients and their family about their diagnosis and together determining a customized treatment plan that will best suit their needs. As a result of this philosophy, and the occasional need to fit in patients with emergency conditions, we will at times find it hard to stay on schedule. Please know that we do respect your time, and we will make every effort to see you as close to your scheduled time as possible.

We understand that schedules change and that there may be a need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. Please give us at least 24 hours notice so that we can offer your appointment time to another patient.

I look forward to getting to know you and helping with your orthopedic problem.


John A. Schlechter, DO

Locations & Directions

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists Orange County – Orange
    1310 W. Stewart Drive
    Suite 508
    Orange, CA 92868
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists Orange County - Mission Viejo
    25982 Pala Drive, # 230,
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists Orange County - Irvine
    4980 Barranca Parkway
    Suite 220
    Irvine, CA 92604