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Dr. Charles Zelen, DPM

Podiatric Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Zelen

Foot & Ankle Assocs SW Virginia

222 Walnut Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24016

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Dr. Charles Zelen, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Roanoke, VA. He specializes in podiatric surgery and podiatric foot & ankle surgery.


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(540) 344-3668

Dr. Zelen accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Zelen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foot Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelen treats Foot Conditions more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Zelen treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelen performs Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Zelen performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Plantar Fasciitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zelen treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Zelen treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Zelen's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Charles Zelen, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Roanoke, VA. He specializes in podiatric surgery and podiatric foot & ankle surgery.

Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr. Zelen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zelen

3.1

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Dr. Zelen fixed my foot after a botched surgery done by a Carilion doctor . I would highly recommend. His office is very busy but its worth the wait. I did a lot of research and could not be happier with my decision. I have now sent my mother to him and she is pleased as well
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The appoinment was for my mother. Got there early no air conditioning. The two receptionists were telling one of the doctor's about a patient that had called about their bill. The receptionist's were rudely talking about this woman with the doc present and one of them said, "If I were you I would have told that lady to shut up!" Horrendous! The waiting room chairs were a lawsuit waiting to happen. Wobbly! Held together by tape probably. Never again.
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Dr. Zelen operated on both feet, 3 sites. Post op appt the table i was placed on pitched forward throwing me to the floor with table landing on my back. TWICE!. 9 Months later I am still in extreme back pain having torn cartilage in my spine. Never had back pain before now 9 months later I still have back pain 24 hours a day. Seen back specialist, Had expensive MRI, Expensive X-ray guided spine injection and no relief from the pain.
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M y husband was sent to Dr. Zelen to salvage a foot and ankle almost destroyed by Charcot disease. He did an awesome job but told us he put it back together but it was up to God and Jerry to heal it. That is true. He put together a foot and ankle that most would have amputated. That is still a possibility but so far so good. The entire office staff including Debbie has been very nice to us and extremely helpful. Dr. Zelen is a busy man and some perceive that as non-caring. So untrue.
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Awful experience.. he let one of his students do my surgery and my foot is still messed up and I am in constant pain and walk with a limp. The office staff is rude, especially the manager, Debbie... a horrible person that has no business working with the public. Since my experience, I've found quite a few people that have also had a bad experience here and if anything, I hope I can prevent someone else from making the same mistake and go somewhere else.
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I did a lot of research on Dr. Zelen, and he was the right choice, his office is very busy and there is often a wait but it was worth it, i had surgery done by another doctor and Dr. Z fixed me up, i would highly recommend
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I met with Dr. Zelen. Was very pleased and wanted him to do the surgery needed on my foot.That was Thanksgiving 2015. His staff has never returned my phone calls. They were to set the date for the surgery. I had friends who were going to his associates mention I had been trying to reach them. Oh yes.We will call her. Then it never happened. I am still waiting. I loved Dr. Zelen but his staff is awful. Even his web page speaks to the fact that others are upset with his staff. He does not read h
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