Dr. Benjamin Carelock, DPM

Dr. Benjamin Carelock, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Dr. Benjamin Carelock, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Cortez, CO and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Arizona College Of Podiatric Medicine in 2009 and specializes in podiatric surgery, podiatry, and more.Read his story

1311 N Mildred Rd # A

Cortez, CO 81321

Contact Information

(970) 564-2681

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 91% of peers
Foot Fracture
more than 65% of peers
Foot Sprain
more than 63% of peers

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Dr. Carelock's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carelock "What services and resources are available for podiatry patients at Southwest Medical Group? At Southwest Medical Group, the most common issues for the podiatry team revolve around the care of patients living with diabetes and athletes.The care team also handles both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Whether a patient has mild joint discomfort or a full fracture in their foot, podiatrists are trained to treat a variety of conditions. The list includes foot fractures, bunions, hammertoes, osteoarthritis, ganglion cysts, ingrown nails, tendon ruptures, nerve entrapments, chronic foot pain, ankle fractures, instability, bone spurs and tarsal tunnel. "We typically are able to get 95 percent of patients better without surgery," Carelock said. The foot specialists can also take x-rays, customize orthotics and brace or cast patients in house. For urgent issues and acute pain, patients can schedule same day appointments. How can people stay on their feet? For some dealing with chronic pain in the heel or joints, seeing a podiatrist is often the best step forward. These issues are often easily amenable,but won't go away on their own. Between everyday wear and tear, injuries and infections feet experience, focus on activity can actually be more beneficial. "Stay active," Carelock said. "Periodic activity and inactivity is a risk factor for injury. We see a lot of injuries from people who are weekend warriors. They used to be active, but they get out of shape. Then they wind up trying to do something intense and hurting themselves. ""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carelock "Podiatrists Carelock and Cook are happy to serve patients in the Four Corners region, including the Ute Mountain and Navajo reservations. For happier, healthier feet or better shoe recommendations call to schedule an appointment."

4  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine

21  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

20  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Arizona College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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