Dr. Charles Zelen, DPM

Dr. Charles Zelen, DPM

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

222 Walnut Ave SW

Roanoke, VA 24016

Contact Information

(540) 344-3668

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
more than 86% of peers
Hammer Toe
more than 80% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Zelen does not have any board certifications listed.

12  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis

9  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Charles Zelen, DPM
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...Read More
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moonview in VA – Jun 21, 2018
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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...Read More
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Covington – Jan 02, 2018
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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...Read More
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Princeton, WV – Oct 28, 2017
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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...Read More
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Feb 19, 2017
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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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William A in Roanoke, VA – Oct 31, 2016
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