Dr. Charles Hartjen, MD

Dr. Charles Hartjen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Charles Hartjen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bel Air, MD. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

615 W MacPhail Rd Ste 210

Bel Air, MD 21014

Contact Information

(410) 643-2082

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas


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Low Back Pain
more than 83% of peers
Back Pain
more than 79% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 67% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hartjen "To provide my patients with the utmost respect and time spent while at my office. I want them to feel comfortable discussing their medical concerns with me. I hope to provide them with an adaquent and thorough examination."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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.


  • Georgia Institute Of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Wake Forest U/Bowman Gray
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Wake Forest U/Bowman Gray
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Kosair/Norton Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hartjen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hartjen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartjen to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Hartjen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Lutherville Maryland |
Dr. Hartjen performed a lumbar fusion on my lower back, and I have been very pleased with my results. I would highly recommend Dr. Hartjen to anyone who has back issues.
in Parkton, MD |
Dr. Hartjen is an artist of a surgeon. Had a double decompression and a disectomy and am pain free in a weeks time. He is good!
in Bel Air, MD |
Thankfully my primary doctor found Dr. Hartjen during my disabling back pain experience. I had a herienated disk, was unable to work, constant throbbing pain and a miserable person. Dr. Hartjen and his assistant Kim, from the beginning until the end were on top of my insurance issues, explaining the process of my procedure with the most compassion and professional service I could ask for. I am blessed to have found such a wonderful doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Hartjen.
in Upperco, MD |
I have a congenital condition that causes bulging and/or ruptured discs to apply pressure to the nerves in my spine, resulting in severe pain. Twice in the last seven years Dr. Hartjen has succesfully performed surgery on my spine, allowing me to continue my life normally. I just scheduled similar surgery for next month. Dr. Hartjen and his staff have been extremely helpful in diagnosing my condition, explaining it to me, managing my pain and executing the needed paperwork for my insurance.
in Bel Air, MD |
On October 26, 2016, I was seen by Dr. Hartjen as a new patient seeking a diagnosis for back pain I have been experiencing since July 30, 2016. His time and attention to detail were extremely impressive and important to me. With his expertise, he was able to review my MRI films and determine the root cause and he took extra care time explaining. Most important, I was able to be seen within one day's notice. His assistant, Kim, is excellent. I thank Dr. Ishak for the referral.
in Jarrettsville, MD |
Dr. Hartjen has performed three operations on my lumbar spine over twenty-one years. Each condition was essentially unrelated to the others and each procedure resulted in complete relief of pain and associated symptoms, which included, in separate cases, a condition called spondylolisthesis, muscle spasms, pinched nerves and leg numbness and weakness resulting in frequent falls. Patients will find Dr. Hartjen to be very self-confident, thoughtful, thorough, talented and surgically conservative.
in Parkton, MD |
Dr Hartjen just finished a discectomy and I am pain free and back to work in 4 days.
in Baltimore, md |
I had a 3 level fusion in my back and I am now, able to walk without a walker. So happy to have my life back as I am young.
in Towson, Md |
He saved my life. I needed a spinal decompression surgery plus fusions and I am now better. Thank you Dr.Hartjen for helping me.
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Dr. Hartjen accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • One Net
    One Net PPO
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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