Dr. Ara Kelekian, DPM

Dr. Ara Kelekian, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
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Dr. Ara Kelekian, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery doctor who practices in Montebello, CA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.Read his story

515 W Beverly Blvd Ste 201

Montebello, CA 90640

Contact Information

(323) 346-0996

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Limb Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Heel Spur
very high
more than 96% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Kelekian's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kelekian "Ara Kelekian, DPM specializes in podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery. His clinical areas of expertise include diabetic wound care, foot and ankle surgery, biomechanical evaluation, and sports medicine. Dr. Kelekian is certified in cutting edge surgical techniques, such as ankle arthroscopy and other endoscopic foot and ankle procedures. Dr. Kelekian received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine and earned a degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his primary podiatric medical residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York, and then spent two years completing his podiatric surgical residency closer to home at Monterey Park Hospital in California. Dr. Kelekian is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is affiliated with several organizations including the American Podiatric Medical Association, the California Podiatric Medical Association and Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kelekian "Everyone at our podiatry practice is dedicated to treat your foot, ankle, and lower leg ailments and to providing you with education to better avoid future podiatric problems. We believe that every step you take should be pain free and we will work with you to make this a reality.

True Experts of Foot Care

Although your primary care physician may be able to diagnose and treat a problem with your foot, ankle, or lower leg, it is often wise to speak with a skilled podiatrist about your issues. Many podiatric health conditions have similar symptoms as other conditions and can be easily misdiagnosed.

At our practice, our focus is podiatry. Our training and experience is concentrated on understanding the workings of feet, ankles, and lower legs, allowing us to better understand the intricate workings of this part of the body. With our expertise, we are able to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and other conditions of your feet, ankles, and lower legs better than a general healthcare practitioner.

Personalized Patient Care and Treatment

Many of our patients suffer from similar foot and ankle conditions; however, we treat each case uniquely. By understanding not only your podiatric disease, deformity, or other medical condition, but also your specific lifestyle needs, we can better create a course of treatment or recommend footwear that will help relieve your issues.

The complexity of the workings of your feet and ankles makes this a part of your body that may need significant attention, so we don't rush you through treatment. At our office, we take the time to provide you with comprehensive foot care education and give you the treatment that you need and deserve. 

Education and Preventative Care At our podiatry practice, we believe that the more information you have about proper foot care, the better your overall podiatric health will be. That is why we not only treat existing medical conditions, but also provide you with guidelines to minimize your chances of future foot or ankle injuries and ailments."

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Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Foot Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Toe Fractures
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Wound Care and Management

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • UCLA Westwood
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Monterey Park Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Wyckoff Heights Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kelekian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kelekian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kelekian to family and friends
3.4
based on 8 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Kelekian's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Kelekian Says:

Let me assure you that our #1 goal is the care of our patients and that they leave happy and feeling better than when they walked in.

We educate the patients by explaining their condition to them in a way they understand without rushing out the door to get to the next patient.

Our waiting times are unbelievably low, because we don't overbook. Our goal for patients is to get them in within 5 minutes of arrival of

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Hospitals where Dr. Kelekian has admitting privileges

Beverly Hospital
309 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640
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Monterey Park Hospital
900 S Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754
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Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
501 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
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San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
438 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
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