Dr. Donald Powell, DPM

Dr. Donald Powell, DPM

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Dr. Donald Powell, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in podiatry and podiatric surgery.Read his story

1819 Peachtree Street Rd NE Ste 103

Atlanta, GA 30309

Contact Information

(404) 351-5015

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Foot Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
high
more than 88% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Powell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Powell "Dr. Donald R. Powell is originally from southeastern Georgia, where he grew up in the Savannah area. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University and his doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. From there, he completed his residency at Dekalb Medical, in Decatur, Georgia, where he was trained by the top foot and ankle surgeons known throughout the world. While in Atlanta, he received extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and diabetic limb salvage. Dr. Powell is currently a member of the teaching and research faculty at The Podiatry Institute, an internationally recognized teaching foundation for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He has lectured and continues to lecture all over the United States. He is an author and co-author in the last eight editions of the Podiatry Institute's annual "Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Update," as well as a contributing author to the new edition of McGlamry's Comprehensive Foot & Ankle textbook. In addition to his numerous publications, Dr. Powell has also contributed as a member with Healing the Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment of children in El Salvador and other developing countries. He is also an active member of the Red Shoe Society, a chapter under the Ronald McDonald House in Decatur, Georgia. Dr. Powell has participated in multiple triathlons, races, and obstacle courses. He has a personal interest in many of the injuries that can be associated with marathon runners and athletes. Dr. Powell is currently on staff at many of the local hospitals and sees patients in three locations; Decatur, Piedmont/Buckhead and at Emory Midtown. He is licensed in Georgia and is in good standing with the American Podiatric Medical Association. His current hospital affiliations are Piedmont Atlanta, Dekalb Medical and Emory Midtown. Publications/Certifications/Presentations & Seminars Powell DR, Tacktill, J. Hammer Toe Impants: An Up to Date Review. In: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Update 2012. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2012. Powell DR, Reddy S, Mayo D. Bioengineered Skin Substitutes. In: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Update 2012. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2012. Camasta C, Ravenell RA, Powell DR. The Unreliability of the Intermetatarsal Angle in Choosing a Hallux Abducto Valgus Surgical Procedure. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 50 (2011) 287-292. Gunzy T, Cicchinelli L, Haddon T, Powell DR. Medical Mission Update 2011. In: The Podiatry Institute Update 2011. Kokenes C, Ryan JA, Menke AJA, Powell DR. Anesthesia. Ch 6. In McGlamry's Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 4th ed., Vol 1. Williams & Williams, Baltimore. 2012. 329-399. Powell DR. Skin Preparation for Surgery: A Literature Review. In: Update 2010. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Insitute; 2010. Brosky TA, McGlamry M, Powell DR. Revisiting Predislocation Syndrome with Direct Repair of the Plantar Plate. In: Update 2010. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute: 2010. Brosky TA, Jimenez MA, Thomas JM, Ryan JD, Powell DR. The Application of Radiofrequency Coblation on Lower Extremity Tendinosis and Fasciosis – A Retrospective Review. The Foot. 2009; 19, 4. p 240. Powell DR. Use of Opioid Analgesics for Postoperative Pain. In: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot an Ankle, Update 2009. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2009. p165-168. Ravenell RA, Powell DR, Ryan JD. Vasospastic Disorders, Ischemic Digits, and the Use of Epinephrine in Digital Surgery. In: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Update 2009. Decatur, GA. Podiatry Institute; 2009. p 187-192. Update 2012: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle. Atlanta, Georgia. March 2012. (1) Hammertoe Implant options (2) Bioengineered Skin Substitutes 21st Annual Sanibel Conference. Sanibel Island, Florida. November 2011. (1) Antibiotics, The Empiric Guessing Game (2) Bioengineered Skin Substitutes (3) Hammer Toe Implant Update Wine Country Podiatric Symposium: Escape to Napa Valley. Napa Valley, California. April 2011. (1) Case Presentations Update 2011: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle. Atlanta, Georgia. March 2011. (1) Complex Cases of A Developing Country: Mission to El Salvador 18th Annual Winter Conference: Insights and Controversies in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Park City Utah. February 2011. (1) Complex Cases of A Developing Country: Mission to El Salvador. (2) Perioperative Skin Preparation: A Literature Review. Best of Podiatry Institute & Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 2010. (1) Principles and Techniques of Tendon and Ligament Repair (2) Perioperative Skin Preparation: A Literature Review. Update 2010: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle, San Diego, California. October 2010. (1) Perioperative Skin Preparation: A Literature Review. Update 2010: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle, Atlanta, Georgia. April 2010. (1) Perioperative Skin Preparation: A Literature Review. Pacific Coast Conference, Portland, Oregon. August 2009 (1) Vasospastic Disorders, Ischemic Digits, and the Use of Epinephrine in Digital Surgery (2) The Use of Gabapentin and Pregabalin as Adjunctive Postoperative Pain Therapies. American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, 2009 Annual Clinical Conference. Orlando, Florida. July 2009. (1) The Application of Radiofrequency Coblation on Lower Extremity Tendinosis and Fasciosis – A Retrospective Review. Update 2009: Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Atlanta, Georgia. April 2009. (1)Use of Opioid Analgesics for Postoperative Pain (2) Vasospastic Disorders, Ischemic Digits and the Use of Epinephrine in Digital Surgery"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Powell ""As your foot and ankle specialist, I will ensure you receive the quality of care you deserve by providing you with the highest standards of care. I am committed to treating my patients with compassion, dignity and integrity.""

2  Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Powell does not have any board certifications listed.

65  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Brachymetatarsia
  • Bunion
  • Callus
  • Cellulitis
  • Clubfoot
  • Corn
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes-Like Foot Weakness
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Dropfoot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Laceration
  • Leg Disorders
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Muscle Strain
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Metatarsus Adductus
  • Nail Diseases
  • Neuritis
  • Neuromas
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Syndactyly
  • Tendonitis
  • Toe Injuries
  • Toe Sprain
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcer of Foot
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39  Procedures

  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Casting
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • 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 Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Laceration Repair
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Permanent Nail Removal
  • Splinting
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Toenail Removal
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wound Care and Management
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Georgia Southern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Dekalb Medical
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Powell has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • Anesthesia in McGlamrys Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery 4th ed Vol 1, 2012
  • Skin Preparation for Surgery A Literature Review, 2010
  • Vasospastic Disorders Ischemic Digits and the Use of Epinephrine in Digital Surgery, 2009
  • Revisiting Predislocation Syndrome with Direct Repair of the Plantar Plate, 2010
  • Use of Opiod Analgesics for Post Operative Pain, 2009
  • Medical Mission Update 2011, 2011
  • The Unreliability of the Intermetatarsal Angle in Choosing a Hallux Abducto Valgus Surgical Procedure., 2011
  • The Application of Radiofrequency Coblation on Lower Extremity Tendinosis and Fasciosis A Retrospective Review., 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Powell is the best! very caring, patient and responsive during the post-op period.
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My first visit to Dr. Powell was beyond my highest expectation. He is knowledgeable, caring, professional and listens intently. I was in such pain for over three years I was desperate for the right doctor. I had been misdiagnosed by another doctor. Dr. Powell knew this immediately. He treated...Read More
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Dr. Powell is an awesome doctor. He is very attentive and listened carefully to my issue. He explains the problem in a way I could understand and provided a thorough explanation of his treatment. The office staff was very cordial and polite. I will continue to see him.
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Over the course of four surgeries, and over one year of treatment, Dr. Powell and his staff were the absolute BEST!!! Dr. Powell is very caring, patient, thorough with answering questions, and explaining your condition and what to expect. It was always a positive experience, even though a very...Read More
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I saw Dr Powell today as a new patient. I was very impressed with his knowledge, attention to my questions and suggestions for my problem. I would definitely recommend Dr Powell to anyone with Podiatry needs.
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